Monsanto: Pushing BGH on Our Kids

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 4/26/94 Bookmark and Share

Some corporations have an arrogance so massive that it can block out the sun.

Check out Monsanto, the humongous chemical maker that's trying to force-feed American kids with a synthetic growth hormone called BGH.

Monsanto's hormone is injected into dairy cows so... [read more]


Them That s Got is Them That Gets

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 4/25/94 Bookmark and Share

Who says the economy's not whizzing?

Right here in the morning paper it says the chief executives of America's big corporations averaged about a ten-percent increase in their salaries and bonuses last year.

There's some economic news for you.

What! You didn't... [read more]


Military Spending: The Fork in the Road

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 4/22/94 Bookmark and Share

Yogi Berra once explained that "When you come to a fork in the road, you've got to take it."

Well, it's kind of hard to take both paths, but our man Bill Clinton seems to be following Yogi's lead. With... [read more]


Roadkill On The Information Superhighway

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 4/22/94 Bookmark and Share

High-tech is threatening to overwhelm us. A lady gave a ballpoint pen to her six-year-old son. He examined it for about a minute, then said: "OK, I give up. How do you turn it on?"

I'm doomed, old... [read more]


Gallo : Making Wine Without Pesticides

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 4/21/94 Bookmark and Share

Back when I was in college -- and was something of a party animal -- "fine wine" was a concept we measured not by a bottle's delicate bouquet or its vintage, but by its volume -- as in:... [read more]


Defense Contractors: Trying to Gut the False-Claims Act

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 4/20/94 Bookmark and Share

No matter how cynical you get, it's almost impossible to keep up, isn't it?

Well, grab an aspirin -- you'll need it when you get an earful of this. Twenty-two huge corporate defense contractors are now stalking the halls of... [read more]