7 March 2017 — Friends of the Earth
[Now here’s a good idea, I might even get one myself. WB]
I’m excited to announce that we’ve now launched what we hope will be the biggest ever citizen science air pollution experiment. And we’d love you to take part.
For a minimum donation of £15 your Clean Air Kit will let you test the air quality where you live – or in the places that matter most to you.
3 March 2017 — SumOfUs
[I’ll keep you uptodate on this one. WB]
Last month, with your support, the Bee Defenders Alliance were at the European Court of Justice standing up for the bees.
This group of independent scientists and beekeepers were taking on the world’s biggest pesticide companies – Bayer, Syngenta and BASF. I delivered them your message of support along with messages from over 57,000 Sum of Us members – the team were so grateful to know you were standing with them.
16 February 2017 — SumOfUs
I’m writing to you from the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, where I’ve just delivered messages of support from you and over 57,000 other SumOfUs members. The team here are so grateful to know that you’re standing beside them.
Right now, the BeeDefenders are in court defending the bees from the world’s biggest pesticide companies – Bayer, Syngenta and BASF.
2 February 2017 — SumOfUs
[But not, it seems in Lambeth in London where the stuff is sprayed regularly on the pavements in my neighbourhood, WB]
We made something amazing happen. The EU refused to give Monsanto’s cancer-causing ingredient – glyphosate – the green light. It’s delayed the decision 18 months while glyphosate is re-evaluated. Continue reading this...
The British Government Colludes with Monsanto. Crimes against Humanity and “Ecocide” By Colin Todhunter
27 January 2017 — Global Research
Monsanto Should be Held Accountable in the International Criminal Court
“The British Government has colluded with Monsanto and should be held accountable in the International Criminal Court in The Hague for crimes against humanity and ecocide.” Dr Rosemary Mason.
The British public and the environment are being poisoned with a deadly cocktail of 320 pesticides. Moreover, Wales has become a storage dump for Monsanto’s most toxic chemicals. These are the messages conveyed by Dr Rosemary Mason in her recent open letter to Councillor Rob Stewart, the leader of Swansea City and County Council.
20 November 2016 — SumOfUs
Huge news! Bank DNB announced it is going to sell its assets in the Dakota Access Pipeline project!
It’s clear our message is having an impact. On Tuesday, we delivered hundreds of thousands of signatures right to the Bank’s offices in Norway, and thousands of us flooded its Facebook page with messages in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation.
1 November 2016 — SumOfUs
The SumOfUs community has known for a long time that bee-killing pesticides are decimating pollinator populations. And it turns out that agro-chemical giants Syngenta and Bayer knew it too — but kept it secret from the public.
That’s right. Thanks to Freedom of Information Act requests, previously unpublished field trials commissioned by the two neonic manufacturers have been released showing that two neonic pesticides seriously harm bee colonies in high concentrations.
29 October 2016 — SumOfUs
In just a few weeks Bayer and Monsanto are getting ready to file their merger with antitrust authorities in Europe and the U.S.. If they succeed, we are facing a nightmare scenario: more bee-killing neonics in our fields, more toxic glyphosate on our plates, and more corporate control over our food supply.
Regulators can still stop this merger, but they’re already getting hammered by corporate lobbyists pressuring them to back off.
That’s why we need to move fast — antitrust regulators have a limited amount of time to take action, and the clock is already ticking.
19 August 2016 — FAIR
Janine Jackson interviewed Patty Lovera about GMO labeling for the August 12, 2016, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript.
Patty Lovera: “If we’re going to tell people that they are voting with their dollars and they’re making decisions, you have to give them all the information. And when we came to that line, the industry wasn’t willing to do that.” (image: Food & Water Watch)
12 August 2016 — SumOfUs
Petrochemical giant INEOS is planning to flood the UK with fracking wells. And this week we learnt how the government plans to bribe people with cash payments to allow fracking in their community.
Billionaire businessman Jim Ratcliffe left the UK in 2010 to avoid paying taxes. Now he’s back, and he has big plans for the UK — and for his company, INEOS.
15 June 2016 — Foodtank
Protecting pollinator health is an issue of global importance, but individuals can make a difference.
According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), approximately 80 percent of all flowering plant species reproduce with the help of pollinator animals like bees, butterflies, birds, and more. This accounts for at least one third of the world’s food crops, including tomatoes, pepper, strawberries, coffee, apples, carrots, almonds, cocoa, and thousands of others.
10 June 2016 — 38 Degrees
A public health emergency: that’s what MPs are calling Britain’s air pollution crisis.  Thousands of lives are cut short every year from toxic air polluted with chemicals like nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide.  There’s even evidence that it’s permanently damaging our childern’s lungs. 
But we’ve got a chance to end the emergency. In ten days’ time, ministers across Europe will meet to agree new laws to cut air pollution – but British politicians are deliberately blocking them. If the deal falls apart, lives will keep being lost.  But if we cause a public outcry, we could force our politicians into agreeing to cut toxic pollution.