Author Archives: Reid Mukai

Terrorists and money junkies: Who are the bigger threats?

Since April 15, news about the Boston Marathon bombing and the two alleged suspects have dominated corporate-stream media. Despite the heavy coverage, the quality of the information reported was often lacking even by corporate news standards. Continue reading

Breaking the corporate trance

According to a report released on January 21 from World Development Movement, a grassroots group addressing poverty and economic inequality, Goldman Sachs made approximately $400 million in 2012 from speculating on staple foods including corn, wheat and soy. This is great for Goldman Sachs but disastrous for nearly a billion undernourished people around the world unable to afford food due to volatility and food price spikes caused by speculation. Continue reading

GMOs coming to parks and lawns near you?

On the Friday before the 4th of July weekend, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) discreetly dropped a bombshell. They announced that their Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) would not regulate Scotts Miracle-Gro’s genetically engineered Kentucky bluegrass which is resistant to Roundup herbicide (Scotts is Monsanto’s exclusive agent for marketing and distribution of Roundup). Continue reading