Yup, I have read and done a ton of DD on Monsanto and other such corporations. So many of them in our government as well as other corporations holding key/influential position. Just google image Monsanto in government chart.. it's horrible. We have been lucky here in Vegas to find an awesome butcher that deals with only grass fed non hormone cows, free range chicken, Alaskan caught fresh Salmon etc. I know the place we go is extremely low priced for the quality we are getting compared to some other places that do fresh cuts and organics so that helps. Even so, if you pay a little more for food better to spend the money on that and get fresh good tasting food then spend it on doctors bills lying in a hospital bed. There is also a farmers market in the same market square on Saturdays that we get some amazing Heirloom tomatoes, corn and any other vegetable, home made spices and so much more from. The only problem with the corn is it is my understanding that around 90% of the corn seed and the like for soy, wheat and a few others found in US is Monsanto patented GMO Seed. So even if grown locally, w/o pesticides etc it is likely to still be GMO seed ?? It is basically illegal to use a non Monsanto corn seed, soy etc and farmers who have tried to use organic seed have been taken out by the US Govt.http://www.rodalenews.com/research-feed/organic-vs-monsanto-organic-farmers-lose-right-protect-crops
It is increasingly difficult to even find non GMO seed let alone keep the big companies from destroying you if found your not using there seeds.. even the smaller local private households are targeted. This link below is one of the besthttp://www.abcplus.biz/Categories.aspx?Id=GMO_3-21-2012_Non-GMO_Seed_Difficult
and a few accounts of farmershttp://www.monsanto.com/food-inc/pages/seed-saving-and-legal-activities.aspx
another good articalehttp://eatlocalgrown.com/article/11547-illegal-monsanto-gmo-wheat-threatens-u-s-exports.html
These are but a few of the thousands of articles that i have read and saved that i found interesting.
do yourselves a favor .. find a local butcher.. go to a farmers market especially if you have kids, ask questions about your food. These people usually love to tote about the authenticity of there organics. Learn to cook, stay away from McDonalds and the like. People, especially the young ones can't take all the shit that is in these foods.. vaccines.. the air you breath the fluoride in the water and toothpaste. The aspertaine in your sweetners, Like you said SteveM it is becoming increasingly dangerous to not only ourselves but for generations to come