Imagine if Apple tried to charge you every time you accidentally glanced at an iPhone on the street. That's basically the policy that Monsanto, an agriculture giant whose patented genes are in 95% of all soybeans and 80% of all corn grown in the U.S, enforces.
Yesterday, we published post discussing allegations from the Organic Consumers Association that Stonyfield Farm, Organic Valley, and Whole Foods broke away from the organic community to support "co-existence" with Monsanto's GE alfalfa. This is their response.
Cows at 15 farms throughout Vermont are doing their part to reduce global warming by eating more plants like alfalfa and flax and less corn and soy—feed products that are cheap and filling but unhealthy. The diet program, initiated by Vermont yogurt producer Stonyfield Farm, began in January. So far, results have been promising, with one dairy farmer claiming that his cows are healthier, their breath is sweeter, and their coats are shinier.