Monsanto

0 GM Cotton is not killing Indian farmers, nor is it saving them

Farmers in India examine cotton for insects.S. Jayaraj The suicides of farmers in India are once again making headlines. Hailstorms and rain have damaged crops for millions of farmers in India, adding to the hardship caused by erratic weather patterns. Debt concerns have driven nearly 60 farmers to commit suicide…

0 Gates Foundation partners with Brits to boost food production

In case you missed it, food has played a big part in the uprising now rocking and re-shaping the Middle East. That’s not why the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has decided to put up $70 million in partnership with the UK’s lead aid agency (aka DFID, Department for International…

3 Gates Foundation responds re Monsanto investments

Flickr, by sarniebill1 The Guardian recently published a post on its new online Global Development site (funded by the Gates Foundation) in which their environmental writer demanded that the Seattle mega-philanthropy explain why it had recently upped its investments in Monsanto. Monsanto is big on genetically modified seeds and crops.…