22 May 2008

This just in! Monsanto's products deadlier than ever!

I'm looking at the description of Monsanto's Concentrated Round Up in one of the newspaper ad inserts -- the big weekend gardening sales are on! The company has completely changed tacks in its advertising. No longer are they claiming that the stuff is biodegradable (for which they received a loud slap on the wrist) nor that it is gone within 24 hours and poses no threat to neighboring flora or fauna. Get these bullet points from today's advertisement (original capitalization faithfully reproduced here):

  • Rain Fast In 2 Hours

  • Won't Wash Off

  • More killing power into the root

  • Use in & around fences, trees, driveways, flower beds, walkways, shrubs, vegetable garden

To add insult to injury, you are invited to poison your environment and yourself for the not-so-low price of US $24.99 for 10 ounces (about the amount in a single-serving water bottle).

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