Food, Inc.

  Are you curious about where your food comes from? MANOHLA DARGIS of the NY Times writes: "Forget buckets of blood. Nothing says horror like one of those tubs of artificially buttered, nonorganic popcorn at the concession stand. That, at least, is one of the unappetizing lessons to draw from one of the scariest movies…

The Real Victor in Iraq: Monsanto

Five years of occupation, more than $558 billion spent, 4,182 U.S. soldiers and 655,000 Iraqi civilians dead, and it now looks like Monsanto (NYSE.MON – $71.95) is going to be the real victor in Iraq thanks to a postwar document known as Order 81.

Why Paulson Can’t Clean Up the Pollution on Wall Street

When Adam Smith wrote about the “invisible hand” in 1776, he referred to the natural forces that allow the market to correct for seemingly disastrous situations with no intervention on the part of government. Unfortunately, the natural forces of the market are no longer relevant. Wall Street’s ecosystem has been polluted by a flawed broker-dealer…

Vaccination Side Effects, Sponsored by Merck

Photo: Meguro-jin, Creative Commons, Flickr Some headlines are so disconcerting one is forced to wonder if they’re true, yet this one – U.S. Government Mandates Merck’s Gardasil for Immigrants – is not only well-sourced but supported by government web documents.