Showing posts with label Monsanto. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Monsanto. Show all posts

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Monsanto cancer lawsuits take dramatic turn over EPA official’s ‘highly suspicious’ role

Nation of Change
Former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official Jess Rowland may have to testify over claims that he covered up evidence that glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto‘s top-selling herbicide Roundup, could cause cancer. Details here.

Monday, 26 September 2016

Monsanto is Dead. Now What?

Manitoba Co-Operator

The lightning rod for resentment won’t be there to kick around anymore. Story here.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Canola Farmers Worried About Bayer-Monsanto Merger

Manitoba Co-Operator















PinP photo.
The fear is the new company’s market power will result in higher seed prices and less innovation unless regulators order some divestiture of assets. STORY HERE.


Sunday, 31 July 2016

USDA Confirms Unapproved GMO Wheat Found in Washington State

THEWESTERN
PRODUCER

Genetically modified wheat developed by Monsanto Co, and never approved by federal regulators, has been found growing in a Washington state farm field, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said on Friday. Story here.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Europe Stands Up to Monsanto - Refuses to Relicense Roundup!

AVAAZ
A "crop-duster" at work in Canada, where no such ban exists. PinP photo.
Europe just took an extraordinary vote, refusing to grant Monsanto a license for its main product and cornerstone of its empire - the cancer-linked weed killer glyphosate. Story here.

Friday, 27 May 2016

Monsanto Ordered to Pay $46.5 Million in PCB Lawsuit in Rare Win for Plaintiffs

Nation of Change

A St. Louis jury has awarded three plaintiffs a total of $46.5 million in damages in a lawsuit alleging that Monsanto and three other companies were negligent in its handling of polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, a highly toxic and carcinogenic group of chemicals. Story here.

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Saturday, 28 March 2015

It is Time to Stop Monsanto's Poisoning of the Public With Cancer Causing Roundup

Ross Eade - OpEdNews

PinP photo
For this (UN) Agency to label an agent "probably" carcinogenic, there has to be sufficient and convincing evidence of carcinogenicity. Story here.


Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Monsanto Seeks Retraction for Report Linking Herbicide to Cancer

Manitoba C0-Operator
Monsanto, maker of Roundup, wants an international health organization to retract a report linking the product’s chief ingredient to cancer. Story here. 

A crop-duster on the way to a spray-field.
PinP photo. (Likely payload? Roundup!)

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Scientists Find Holes in Monsanto GM Wheat Denial

Common Dreams
Monsanto claimed Wednesday that the Oregon field found last week to be contaminated with Monsanto's unapproved GM wheat was an "isolated" incident, and that it was likely either the result of an accident or "sabotage." However, scientists warned Thursday that the biotech giant's denial has many holes. Details here.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Millions March Against GM Crops

theguardian

Organisers celebrate huge global turnout and say they will continue until Monsanto and other GM manufacturers listen…Details here.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Huge Response - Break the Grip of Monsanto

Wow -- 35,000 pledges already! Let's reach 45,000 and stop the take over of our food and our politics. Click here to pledge now.


Dear Avaazers,



One mega-company is gradually taking over our food supply -- putting the planet’s food future in serious danger. But we can turn the tide on Monsanto and other companies that push through policies that prioritise their profits over the public good. Pledge $4 now to help stop this dangerous domination of our politics and our food:


Pledge now
One mega-company is gradually taking over our global food supply, poisoning our politics and putting the planet’s food future in serious danger. To stop it we need to expose and break up Monsanto’s worldwide grip.

Monsanto, the chemical giant that gave us poisons like Agent Orange and DDT, has a super-profitable racket. Step 1: Develop pesticides and genetically modified (GM) seeds designed to resist them, patent the seeds, prohibit farmers from replanting their seeds year to year, then send undercover agents out to investigate and sue farmers who don’t comply. Step 2: Spend millions lobbying government officials and contributing to political campaigns, get former Monsanto bigwigs into top government jobs, and then work with them to weaken regulations and push Monsanto goods into markets across the world.

As long as US law allows corporations to spend unlimited sums to influence policy, they can often buy the laws they want. Last year, Monsanto and biotech giants spent a whopping $45m to kill a ballot initiative that would have labelled GMO products just in California, despite 82 percent of Americans wanting to know if they are buying GM. And just this month, the company helped ram through the "Monsanto Protection Act,” that blocks courts from stopping the sale of a product even if they’ve been wrongly approved by the government.

Monsanto’s power in the US gives them a launch pad to dominate across the world. But brave farmers and activists from the EU, to Brazil, to India and Canada are resisting and starting to win.

We’re at a global tipping point. If enough of us pledge just $4 now, we can join forces to break Monsanto’s grip on our politics and our food and help stop the corporate capture of our governments. Avaaz will only process the pledges if we get enough to make a real difference:

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/stop_monsanto_rend3/?bZGyjab&v=24379

The second-largest ice sheet in the Arctic - Canada's Milne sheet, has collapsed.

This animation shows the sheet rapidly receding, losing almost half its mass. https://twitter.com/ECCC_CIS/status/1290740808170307584?s=2...