Is ‘America Revealed’–or PBS? Dow-sponsored public TV series tracks Dow’s product lines

Is ‘America Revealed’–or PBS? Dow-sponsored public TV series tracks Dow’s product lines

Once labeled the “Petroleum Broadcasting Service” by journalist Greg Palast, PBS continues to succumb to corporate corruption:

The program featured an extended look at the corn industry, including efforts to control pests. As the program explained, the food industry “needed a game changer” in that fight. And it got one: The “genetically modified organism, better known as a GMO.”

This positively portrayed “game changer” just happens to be the very type of product Dow sells. Indeed, Dow is among a handful of companies that dominate the genetic seed market (Pesticide Action Network, 8/10). The company has recently been trying to win approval for a new genetically modified corn that has been nicknamed “Agent Orange” for its resistance to a highly toxic herbicide. Dow’s application is opposed by the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Center for Food Safety because of its toxicity, and the likelihood that it will simply create even more resistant weeds (EcoWatch, 4/10/12).


BP Spill Causing ‘Alarming’ Marine-Life Deformities in Gulf

BP Spill Causing ‘Alarming’ Marine-Life Deformities in Gulf

Scientists studying the Gulf of Mexico are reporting alarming rates of deformities in marine-life, including ‘horribly mutated shrimp, fish with oozing sores, underdeveloped blue crabs lacking claws, and eyeless crabs and shrimp’. Findings show that the grotesque mutations are a direct result of chemicals released from the BP oil spill in 2010.

This “marine life” is readily available in your supermarket. Ask about the origin of your seafood. If they don’t know, or won’t tell you, don’t buy it.  –Les