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#1 Old 02-06-2008, 01:17 PM
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Via Ezra Klein, via Dean Baker, it looks like Ben & Jerry's wants to label its ice cream as free of recombinant bovine growth hormone, and Monsanto wants to prohibit them from doing so, claiming that it falsely implies that rBGH-free products are safer.

I don't even know where to start on what's wrong with all of this. The complete marginalization of any concern for the cows? The casual willingness to chuck out the first amendment to protect corporate interests? The monopolistic attempt to use state power to quash competition? What isn't wrong with it, really?
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#2 Old 02-06-2008, 01:47 PM
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Monsanto is evil, evil, evil.

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I was under the impression that this happened a long time ago...the result being that BGH-free dairy products had to end up printing a disclaimer that there's no proof that BGH is unhealthy or somesuch.

slops, gloops, and gruels.
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#4 Old 02-06-2008, 05:23 PM
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Is monsanto planning to launch a line of cow hormones or something?
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What's next? Why don't they start demanding organic produce not be labeled as such, too. And how about getting rid of "no artificial flavors or colors". Anyone who wants to eat a more natural diet can just, well, eat it because they don't have a right to know!

Stupid piece of crap company.
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#6 Old 02-07-2008, 02:00 AM
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Originally Posted by nilrecurring View Post

Is monsanto planning to launch a line of cow hormones or something?

They already make them.
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#7 Old 02-07-2008, 05:51 AM
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Evil corporations run amok with assistance and blessing from our (USA) government.
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#8 Old 02-07-2008, 08:55 AM
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f*** monsanto. they totally screwed up a lot of the soil around anniston, alabama. i say let ben and jerry do what they want to do. it's their company.
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