I found this recent op-ed published on the website Nation of Change. Written by Jim Hightower, it succinctly draws the battle lines between Monsanto, the biotech-mastermind behind GMOs in our food, and the consumer activists who are trying to get labeling laws passed, and even Monsanto’s best customers – farmers. Toward the end, the piece mentions Big Food Companies and their evolving role in all of this.
If you’re new to the whole GMO issue, this is a good article to read to introduce you to what all the fuss is about.
Here is an excerpt: During the past two decades, this biotech behemoth (Monsanto) has used its political connections to obtain a monopolistic grip on the creation, sale and proliferation of Frankenseeds — the seeds of corn, cotton, soybeans and other crops that have had genetically modified organisms spliced into their natural DNA structure by corporate lab techs. Read full article.