Internet Providers Want to Meter Usage

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MSNBC– If Internet service providers’ current experiments succeed, subscribers may end up paying for high-speed Internet based on how much material they download. Trials with such metered access, rather than the traditional monthly flat fee for unlimited connection time, offer enough bandwidth that they won’t affect many consumers — yet. But as more people use the Internet to watch TV … Read More

Group Says Verizon Reaped $2 Billion from False Promises

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PITTSBURGH LIVE– In the midst of a battle with state regulators over the capability of its broadband service, Verizon Communications is now being challenged by a consumer group that says the telecommunications giant owes Pennsylvanians $2.1 billion for promising a faster network than it has delivered. The accusation by TeleTruth, a New York City-based nonprofit, cites the same 1995 network … Read More

Serious Concerns Raised over Monsanto GM Maize Variety

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FOOD PRODUCTION DAILY– Monsanto’s genetically modified maize MON863, authorised for human consumption since 2006, showed signs of liver and kidney toxicity in a rat study, raising concerns about its safety. The study, performed by French researchers from the independent CRIIGEN (Committee for Independent Research and Genetic Engineering), based at the University of Caen reports that rats fed the maize for … Read More

Billionaires Invest Millions in Arctic Seed Bank

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GLOBAL RESEARCH– One thing Microsoft founder Bill Gates can’t be accused of is sloth. He was already programming at 14, founded Microsoft at age 20 while still a student at Harvard. By 1995 he had been listed by Forbes as the world’s richest man from being the largest shareholder in his Microsoft, a company which his relentless drive built into … Read More

Monsanto’s Harvest of Fear

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May 2008 VANITY FAIR– Gary Rinehart clearly remembers the summer day in 2002 when the stranger walked in and issued his threat. Rinehart was behind the counter of the Square Deal, his “old-time country store,” as he calls it, on the fading town square of Eagleville, Missouri, a tiny farm community 100 miles north of Kansas City. The Square Deal … Read More

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