Video: The Election’s Exciting Propositions and Monsanto’s Incredible Hypocrisy

Watch the smart and clever guys over at SourceFed give a fun run-down of the Propositions and other non-Presidential aspects of the election: Everything from legal marijuana to condoms on porn stars to GMOs.

One interesting little tidbit that grabbed my attention was the fact that Monsanto, one of the most vilified companies in the United States, famous for their massive funding of the “No on 37” efforts to keep GMOs from being labeled on foods, actually doesn’t allow GMO foods in their own cafeteria*.

Back in the 90s we had a very useful catchphrase: “Things that make you go ‘Hmmmm…..'”

 

What do you think of the Props that passed? Did the guys from SourceFed give an accurate run-down?

How about Monsanto’s cafeteria and Prop 37?

 

*A commenter brought this link to our attention as additional information about the Monsanto cafeteria.

About Joanna Schroeder

Joanna Schroeder is a feminist writer and editor with a special focus in issues facing raising boys and gender in the media. Her work has appeared on Redbook, Yahoo!, xoJane, MariaShriver.com, TIME.com, and more. She and her husband are outdoor sports enthusiasts raising very active sons. She is currently co-editing a book of essays for boys and young men with author and advocate Jeff Perera. Follow her shenanigans on Twitter.

Comments

  1. AnonymousDog says:

    Pot smokers for States’ Rights! Whooo-hoo!

  2. wellokaythen says:

    Watch for the crossover in these issues. When pot becomes more fully legalized, who do you think will jump in and take a lion’s share of the industry? The big companies like Monsanto, ADM, and the big tobacco companies. Who already has all the farmland, processing plants, research arms, cigarette rolling machines, distribution, and advertising? Philip Morris and the other cigarette giants.

    If you don’t like what Monsanto has done to the food supply, you’re not gonna like what they’ll do to marijuana someday. (Actually, maybe people will like it, because they’ll probably find a way to make it stronger and (more) addictive.) They’ll be crossing THC with mouse genes and tomato RNA and making a smart plant that rolls itself at 4:20. And then charging you for the privilege of planting their sterile plants.

    They’ll make it illegal to grow some kinds of pot in your basement, not because of drug laws, but because Monsanto will have a patent on that particular variety, and you can lose your property in a lawsuit against your patent infringement if you don’t have permission from them. This is what they’ve done with potatoes.

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