Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I'm Not One to Put a Black Cowboy Hat on Anybody, But...

...I think Monsanto has placed one on itself, over and over again. You do know that genetically-engineered rBST, which goes by the name Posilac, injected into cows to increase milk yield, has been linked to cancer, don't you? As laid out here? And here? Or do you? If not, this could be part of the reason why.

I guess it was too much trouble for The M Word to keep up its hand-wringing and wicked laughter, because Elanco, a division of Eli Lilly, purchased the product from Monsanto in 2008 as part of the parent company's animal health division. Ironic considering the problems the product causes cows. Have you heard of mastitis, the source of the oft-discussed pus in milk? Yes, pus. Like an oozing wound.

A 79% increase in mastitis, according to Monsanto's own data.

Next, Gargamel will sell off all his plans to destroy the Smurfs.  I wonder if Azrael comes with the deal.

Let's stay fair and balanced, as Fox would have it. If you're all in favor of filth-dripping evil, or I should say pus-dripping evil, here's how you can get started.

You know there's affordable, non-GMO soymilk in a whole lot of supermarkets, right? Label it karma, or however you're most comfortable considering it. The wrath of God, maybe. Or just cause and effect. Work it into your own framework. Ultimately, it doesn't really matter. Cruel disregard for the wellbeing of animals will come back to you in the end.

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