Episode 1

September 05, 2022

00:46:32

Monsanto

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Show Notes

SEASON 3 LET'S GO! This episode is the first of 8 in a FULL MONSANTO SEASON!!! I'd recommend starting with this episode; it will provide a complete timeline of Monsanto's wacky history and will give us some surprise tools to help us in later episodes. Blender Bluid and Amy Do are the guests for the entire season and girl they are hysterical. This episode is full of scientific abominations, the US government, Mark Ruffalo, and a place coloquially referred to as titty city. Welcome to my magnum opus, and enjoy the view from halfway down! Also I forgot to mention it aloud in the podcast but please come to my live show on October 1st :) The topic will not have to do with Monsanto; it's going to be a banging time. 

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SOURCES: 

  1. The World According to Monsanto, Marie-Monique Robin 2008
  2. “Incorporated to Be a Sewer”: A Historical Analysis of Industrial Pollution in Sauget, Illinois, Fiona Eckert, Washington University in St Louis Center for Humanities, 2020
  3. Funky Town! Smokestacks, strip joints and a seriously solid tax base: Welcome to Sauget, Illinois, Mike Seely, Riverfront Times 2004
  4. Village Tax Levy is Only Thirteen Cents, Belleville News-Democrat, 1930
  5. The Dayton Project, Atomic Heritage Foundation c. 2019
  6. Monsanto Company, Company-Histories.com
  7. Former Monsanto CEO John "Jack" Hanley dies at 96, Bryce Gray, St. Louis Post-Dispatch 2018
  8. Monsanto lobbying: an attack on us, our planet, and democracy, Nina Holland and Benjamin Sourice, Corporate EuropeObservatory 2016
  9. Monsanto Cutting 12% Of Employees As Profits Continue To Fall, John Vibes, True Activist 2015
  10. WIKIPEDIA PAGES OF THE FOLLOWING: 
    1. John Francis Queeny
    2. The Monsanto Family
    3. Saccharin
    4. Charles Allen Thomas
    5. Monsanto
    6. Monsanto Timeline
  11. https://www.opensecrets.org/federal-lobbying/clients/summary?cycle=2013&id=d000000055

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Bumblebee Foods: The Canned Tuna Conspiracy

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