by Sarah Miller
Oh you haven’t heard?! Your fuzzy, sweet little “public” radio station is getting monetary support from some of the largest corporations in the world. I’ve heard the GE commercials before and shuddered, but when I caught Marketplace’s blatant advertisement of Monsanto the other day, I gagged. Furthermore they used their name in the same sentence as “sustainable” and “feeding the world’s population.”
If hundreds of Indian farmers committing suicide because of this evil corporation, doesn’t move you to question this poisonous beast, then you might want to question if your heart is made of lead or not. The research against biotech foods is overwhelming. (Research not funded by this corporate giant or the government of course.) This unnatural and dangerous food science experimentation is no way to feed the world, let alone a village.
The biggest reason I don’t support NPR, and choose only to offer my meager yoga instructor salary spare change to real grassroots radio stations like Pacifica, is purely for this factor. NPR is no more public radio than Fox News is public news. If Monsanto is offering their financial blessings to the station, might there be some strings attached? We’ve heard about their letter to Michelle, using scare tactics on farmers and their overall negligence in the US and around the world.