Preview: Next Week’s Special Monsanto Issue

Senator Puts a Hold on Obama’s Pro-Pesticide Nominee Siddiqui: Islam Siddiqui, nominated by President Obama to be the US Trade Representative’s Chief Agriculture Negotiator, is currently Vice President of CropLife America, the notorious lobbying group that represents pesticide and genetic engineering companies, including the six multinational corporations that control 75% of the global agrichemical market: Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer, BASF, Dow and DuPont.

Nearly 9,000 OCA Members Tell DOJ to Break Monsanto’s Monopoly: After years of complaints from the Organic Consumers Association and our allies, the Department of Justice is investigating how big biotech and food corporations, including Monsanto, are monopolizing and controlling our seeds, food and farming.

Pro-Monsanto Rajiv Shah Confirmed as USAID Director: “Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed overwhelming praise and relief before swearing in Shah.”