2.6 billion pounds of Monsanto’s Roundup sprayed on America’s farmland

A shocking statistic was found in a report from the U.S. Geological Survey, a study of pesticide and herbicide use from 1992 to 2012. During the two decades, an estimated 2.6 billion pounds of Monsanto’s glyphosate-based herbicide was used on America’s agricultural land. It’s been the primary herbicide used with genetically engineered crops since mid-1990s when Monsanto introduced their “Roundup Ready” corn and soybeans.

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Kevin Gutzman Interview

Interview with Kevin Gutzman who is a board member of Compact for America the effort to pass a balanced budget amendment that would also help restore state sovereignty. (www.compactforamerica.org) Kevin is the New York Times best-selling author of four books. Professor of History at Western Connecticut State University. Some of his books include, The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution, an account of American constitutional history from the pre-Revolutionary days to the present. He also co-authored Who Killed the Constitution? with Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

In this interview Kevin shares the details of the Compact for America. He makes the case why this effort is superior to the other proposed amendments being promoted.

Blame government created monopolies not the free market for CEO Shkreli’s drug price gouging!

Once again capitalism is being blamed when it doesn’t exist in the pharmaceutical industrial complex. What is being over looked by most of the mainstream media is the history of Daraprim.

It’s not a new drug, but one that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1953. The patent long ago has expired. The primary ingredient pyrimethamine has been marketed as a generic drug at a very low cost. So how does the CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, Mark Shkreli get away with a 5000% increase on a generic drug? It’s simple, the government gave him a temporary monopoly.

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