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Coming to a theater near you: Big Ag's Drive to Mislead!

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Published on Mar 6, 2013

This is the message in the Drive to Feed the World: Chew On This! campaign. Click "more" to be fully informed.

The stakeholders:
1) Elanco: subsidiary of Eli Lilly (Big Pharma), animal pharmaceuticals, bought rBST subsidiary from Monsanto
2) Nutrablend: Land O' Lakes subsidiary, middleman between chemical manufacturers and animal feed producers
3) Land O' Lakes: seed producer, owns Soygenics, Forage Genetics, and ABIAlfalfa (which partnered with Monsanto to develop GMO alphalfa seeds)

Cast:
1) Bill Goldberg: Most consecutive "wins" in fake wrestling (an expert we can trust)
2) Ginger Pelger: Swine specialist for Elanco & Eli Lilly, formerly swine specialist for Land O' Lakes, DVM in Swine Production Medicine
3) Mike Osborne: President and CEO of Elanco (background???)
4) Dale Bauman: animal science professor, dissects cows to figure out how milk is made, studies how to turn cows into GM "bioreactors" for the "pharming" of proteins not normally found in milk (his quotes)
5) (man with grey beard): ???

References:

Food for 9 billion:
http://www.oxfam.ca/there-enough-food...
http://www.waste-management-world.com...
http://www.fao.org/docrep/006/y4525e/...
http://www.economist.com/node/18200702
http://foodmyths.org/reports-resource...
http://foodmyths.org/wp-content/uploa...

"efficiency enhancing technologies":
(US farmers abandoning GMOs):
http://www.fwi.co.uk/articles/06/02/2...
(Roundup-ready crops create 12 million acres choked with "superweeds.")
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/arc...
(Indian farmers smashing records with less seed, water, and chemicals):
http://grist.org/food/miracle-grow-in...
(environmental impact of big ag):
http://www.ncifap.org/_images/212-4_E...
(Iowa farmers loosing their topsoil because of monocropping):
http://www.ewg.org/losingground/repor...
(high long-term costs of industrial meat production):
http://www.ucsusa.org/assets/document...
("GM crops irrelevant to feeding the world"):
http://earthopensource.org/index.php/...
(long-term study of benefits of organic farming):
http://rodaleinstitute.org/our-work/f...
(more crops are lost to pests today than in the 1940's, but we use 33 times more chemicals with ten times higher potency)
Pimentel et. al.,Handbook of Pest Management in Agriculture, Vol. I. 2nd ed. p679-718.

benefits of grass-fed or pasture raised over "natural meat":
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eatingw...
http://www.nutritionj.com/content/9/1/10
http://www.eatwild.com/cla.html
http://www.eatwild.com/healthbenefits...

Stanford organics study:
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09...
http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10...
http://foodmyths.org/reports-resource...

Milk nutrition:
http://www.csrees.usda.gov/nea/ag_sys...
http://www.eatwild.com/articles/super...

Organics sales:
http://www.tabsgroup.com/2012/01/orga...
http://www.ota.com/organic/mt/busines...

Antibiotics in meat:
http://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/pdf...
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontli...
http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/sa...
http://www.tufts.edu/med/apua/news/pr...

"Free range" eggs nutrition:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free-ran...
http://www.motherearthnews.com/eggs.a...

Security:
http://www.organicvalley.coop/fileadm...
http://www.fao.org/ag/save-and-grow/#

Insecurity:
http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/sites...
http://foodmyths.org/reports-resource...
http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/131100/...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12...

Help your favorite food brand do better:
http://www.behindthebrands.org/

Presented for purposes of criticism and commentary, and solicitation of commentary and discussion. Please let me know of good solid info to include in the links above.

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