When you hear the word "Armageddon," you might think about the battle that will be fought at the end of the world by humans, but maybe that battle is being fought right now — only all the casualties are bugs.
This week, the state of Oregon filed a lawsuit against the controversial biotech and chemical company Monsanto. The lawsuit stated that Monsanto knew that many of its products were toxic but kept the information from the public for decades and continued selling them anyway. The lawsuit is seeking a minimum of $100 million in damages that the state incurred from cleanup and medical costs.
A new study titled, "Detection of dietetically absorbed maize-derived microRNAs in pigs
," adds fuel to the fire of the growing controversy surrounding the EPA's recent and conspiculously underreported approval of Monsanto/Dow's RNA interference (RNAi) corn
- a new type of genetically modified organism comprised of a multitude of genetically engineered traits (and therefore health risks) destined to make it to people's dinner tables by the end of this decade.