FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: Calories tell you nothing, Monsanto sues California, and how to stay motivated

by | Jan 29, 2016
For the Love of Food

For the Love of Food

Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. 

This week calories tell you nothing, Monsanto sues California, and how to stay motivated.

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10 Responses to “FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: Calories tell you nothing, Monsanto sues California, and how to stay motivated”

  1. Cher says:

    Love how you’re throwing Monsanto’s GMOs under the bus here, when the article has NOTHING to do with GMOs – it’s about the Round Up pesticide they also produce. I find it convenient that you didn’t mention what product was in question. Nothing like a little fear of “science” to keep uneducated readers in the dark about how GMOs can actually reduce the amount of pesticide used over time. But, hey, whatever. You do you.

    • dontfeelthetrolls says:

      I think you missed her point there. It’s all business and they don’t give a shit how they make their money, so long as they make it. So how can you trust anything they do if they’re fighting to feel you carcinogens? YUUUUM.

      • Cher says:

        First, *feed

        Secondly, you’re probably right. Guess we should hate all businesses for doing the worst thing ever: making money and being successful.

        I don’t disagree with the fact that carcinogens, when discovered, should be removed/limited in our consumables. I just feel (proper usage of the spelling there) that GMOs do have a place in our society and in our refrigerators. There are good things companies can do with food, as long as we don’t all jump on the “chemicals are bad” bandwagon without looking further into it.

        I’m keeping an open mind. I hope that everyone else does too.

  2. kelly says:

    GMOS do not reduce the amount of pesticides. monsanto is a chemical company . thats how they make their money.by poisoning us.

    GMOS must be banned not just labeled . buy organic only everyone .
    thank you darya love your blog !

    • Cher says:

      Organic farming uses pesticides as well. Although they are natural and not synthetic, that does not mean they aren’t toxic or potentially dangerous in the same way (please see this very good article about organic vs. non-organic farming: http://tinyurl.com/kqzgwr3). I only want people to educate themselves about these things, not respond with knee-jerk reactions.

      Remember – just because it’s natural doesn’t mean it’s not harmful. (Ricin, anyone?)

  3. StormDaughter says:

    I have to agree with Cher on the Monsanto hate- The company itself has a lot of terrible practices, but to equate them with GMOs is a disservice to the benefits GMO crops have and could have on reducing world hunger and nutritional deficits. Its a disservice to science, too. Even the GMO crops that Monsanto owns the rights too have had huge benefits, and to downplay those successes is wrong.

    Monsanto is terrible, and their corporate layers are evil, but the GMOs they have developed, and GMO crops in general, are not to be slandered, especially by a woman of science like yourself.

  4. kelly says:

    there are no benefits to GMO crops aside from the profit to monsanto and other biotech and chemical companies ,
    GMOS do not reduce world hunger and certainly do not add nutritional benefits , they detract nutrional benefits.

    • StormDaughter says:

      While there are a lot of issues with patent law regarding GMOs, there are many studies that indicate that there very much are nutritional benefits and or improved crop yeild with GMO crops.

      The solution to the problem is not to ban GMOs or promote them as “unnatural and unhealthy” (and, remember, that when compared to conventional breeding methods GMOs are actually safer and more reliable (no chance of unwanted harmful mutations), as well as being better tested before being released to the public) but to support policy that will protect farmers and encourage biotech companies to develop varieties of food that will improve health and increase yield.

  5. kelly says:

    GMOS are not safe . read altered genes twisted truth everyone . youll find out about the lies behind GMOS. buy organic everyone ! ban GMOS

  6. Paolo U says:

    Monsato might have the right to sue the estate, but they are wrong for using such health hazard food.

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