And I Thought It Was About Oil

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson The New York Times reported on June 14 that the U.S. has identified “vast mineral riches in Afghanistan.” Here, from James Risen’s article, is the first paragraph. The United States has discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter [...]

Monsanto’s Dedication to Ending Global Hunger (?)

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson Sometimes it takes a pair or two of extra-sharp eyes to figure out what a corporate lobbyist is up to. Here’s a good one: Monsanto’s lobbyists are trying to get the Senate to write a mandate for research and technology transfer of genetically modified agricultural techniques into S. 384: Global Food [...]