Ten protesters were arrested outside Monsanto’s headquarters during its annual shareholder meeting Tuesday. The arrests happened shortly after the shareholders failed to pass two resolutions that would have changed Monsanto's policies on its Genetically Modified Organism products.
Adam Eidinger, one of the protesters, is also a Monsanto shareholder.
He proposed one of the resolutions. It asked that Monsanto work with the Federal Drug Administration to label genetically modified food.
Monsanto is no stranger to battling the controversy over Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMOs. Some of that controversy will come to Monsanto’s doorstep Tuesday afternoon during the company’s annual shareholder meeting.
Several groups have promised to protest outside the meeting, where two resolutions dealing with GMOs are likely to be introduced.
One resolution asks that the company work with the federal government to develop GMO labeling on food.
Roni Chambers, who led the now-shuttered GO! Network, is practicing what she used to preach to white-collar professionals who turned to her nonprofit for help after they lost their jobs during the Great Recession.
This central pillar of Johnson’s Great Society was designed to finally defeat the ageold scourge of poverty and destitution in the United States. Major programs that were part of the War on Poverty include Medicare and Medicaid, Head Start and Food Stamps.
Ameren is planning to add solar power to its energy portfolio.
The utility announced Monday it will begin construction of a solar energy center in O’Fallon, Mo., this spring. Ameren says the 20-acre site will be the largest investor-owned solar plant in the state.
Officials estimate it will produce 5.7 megawatts, or enough to power 650 homes a year.
CEO and President Warner Baxter acknowledges that’s just a tiny slice of the power generated by Ameren, which serves 1.2 million customers.
Workers at Boeing were in a difficult spot last week. Their employer offered a new contract cutting back retirement and health benefits. It came with what looked like a threat. The company said it might have to move important operations out of Washington State and hire new workers. Union members approved the contract, barely, and Boeing is staying put.
Journalist Hedricks Smith written about the decline of the middle-class. In an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times, he says Boeing just contributed to that.