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Bunge: How the Soybean Industrial Complex is Killing People for Profit

BUNGE: HOW THE SOYBEAN INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX IS KILLING PEOPLE FOR PROFIT
Global Revolution 1: American Revolution 2: Day 37: Communication 1
IronBoltBruce's Kleptocracy Chronicles: 23 Oct 2011 (g1a2d0037c1)

Part 1 of 5: Fat Like Us: Europe's Diet Becoming Americanized Thanks to Soy Feed Imported by Bunge Et Al

"'International trade rules have created a soybean industrial complex that is fattening both livestock and humans in Europe, just like it has in America,' says Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter."

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) and the Criminal Insanity of Ethanol Subsidies

ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND (ADM) AND THE CRIMINAL INSANITY OF ETHANOL SUBSIDIES
Global Revolution 1: American Revolution 2: Day 36: Communication 1
IronBoltBruce's Kleptocracy Chronicles: 22 Oct 2011 (g1a2d0036c1)

According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), "Subsidies to companies that blend corn ethanol into gasoline, coupled with a mandate to market billions of gallons of that gasoline annually, cost taxpayers $6 billion a year. Using corn for fuel leads to higher prices for corn and foods with corn ingredients - all for a program without significant environmental benefit."

http://www.cspinet.org/new/201110131.html

ConAgra: Genetically Modified Foods You Love

CON AGRA: GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS YOU LOVE
Global Revolution 1: American Revolution 2: Day 35: Communication 1
IronBoltBruce's Kleptocracy Chronicles: 21 Oct 2011 (g1a2d0035c1)

There may be some Americans who have never heard of ConAgra, but there are few of us who don't eat food processed by ConAgra every day. Here is a partial list of their brands, which include among many others Chef Boyardee, Hebrew National, Peter Pan, Slim Jim and even Wolf Brand Chili:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ConAgra_brands

Cargill Inc.: Corporate Greed Threatens World Food Supply

CARGILL INC.: CORPORATE GREED THREATENS WORLD FOOD SUPPLY
Global Revolution 1: American Revolution 2: Day 34: Communication 1
IronBoltBruce's Kleptocracy Chronicles: 20 Oct 2011 (g1a2d0034c1)

"Control the oil and you'll control the nations; control the food and you'll control the people." - Henry Kissinger

Part 1 of 5: Cargill: A Threat to Food and Farming

"How does the largest privately owned company in the U.S. impact you? Plenty. You may not realize how much you buy at the grocery store has been imprinted by the agribusiness giant Cargill, but Cargill ingredients are everywhere in your supermarket. There isn't any Cargill-brand food but its hidden food products are probably on your dinner table tonight.

Cargill's dominant role in the food system can affect your nutrition, the safety of your food, and the sustainability of food production. Here's why Cargill matters to shoppers :

Koch Industries, Keystone XL and Killer Kleptocracy

KOCH INDUSTRIES, KEYSTONE XL AND KILLER KLEPTOCRACY
Global Revolution 1: American Revolution 2: Day 33: Communication 1
IronBoltBruce's Kleptocracy Chronicles: 19 Oct 2011 (g1a2d0033c1)

Koch (pronounced like "Coke") Industries is a private corporate conglomerate controlled by two brothers - Charles G. and David H. Koch - each of whom own 42% of the company. Diversified in chemicals and refining along with consumer products and commodity trading, the company's subsidiaries and brands include many household names such as Georgia-Pacific (Dixie Cups and Tableware) and Invista (Stainmaster Carpets). With over 70,000 employees and over $100 billion in annual revenues, Forbes ranks Koch Industries as the second largest privately-held company in America:

http://tinyurl.com/626tuoe

Chevron Oil: Big Boat for Condi, Big Bucks for Bushbama

CHEVRON OIL: BIG BOAT FOR CONDI, BIG BUCKS FOR BUSHBAMA
Global Revolution 1: American Revolution 2: Day 31: Communication 1
IronBoltBruce's Kleptocracy Chronicles: 17 Oct 2011 (g1a2d0031c1)

"In 2001, Chevron acquired Texaco and became the second largest oil company in the United States. The company produces nearly 3 million barrels of oil a day and has operations in 120 countries. In addition to oil, Chevron also owns a chemicals subsidiary and holds a stake in Dynegy, a power company. Chevron lobbies on all energy issues, including the proposal to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. After never before spending $10 million on federal lobbying efforts, Chevron spent nearly $13 million in 2008, followed by lobbying expenditures of $20.8 million in 2009 and $12.9 million in 2010."

http://tinyurl.com/3tmgk9k

BP PLC: Politics, Payola and Petroleum

BP PLC: POLITICS, PAYOLA AND PETROLEUM
Global Revolution 1: American Revolution 2: Day 30: Communication 1
IronBoltBruce's Kleptocracy Chronicles: 16 Oct 2011 (g1a2d0030c1)

If you rank our federal government's Top 100 contractors according to their total reported instances of misconduct since 1995, the number one spot turns out to be a three-way tie at 57 between Lockheed Martin, Exxon Mobil, and BP P.L.C. (formerly "British Petroleum", now simply "BP"). Between them, however, BP is the winner in terms of their associated misconduct dollars for the period, which totalled over $2.65 billion:

http://www.contractormisconduct.org/index.cfm?sort=3

ExxonMobil: High Earnings, Low Taxes, No Ethics

EXXON MOBIL: HIGH EARNINGS, LOW TAXES, NO ETHICS
Global Revolution 1: American Revolution 2: Day 29: Communication 1
15 Oct 2011 (g1a2d0029c1)

Exxon Mobil Corporation is the the world's largest publicly traded international oil and gas company. It is a direct descendant of John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil monopoly and - along with BP, Chevron, Royal Dutch Shell, and Total S.A. - one of the five global oil and gas 'supermajors'.

"Over the past two years [2009-2010], ExxonMobil reported $9.91 billion in pretax U.S. profits. But it enjoyed so many tax subsidies that its federal income tax bill was only $39 million - a tax rate of only 0.4 percent."

http://www.ctj.org/pdf/energy20110429.pdf

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