Bees: The jury has retired

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.

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In the European Court of Justice with the BeeDefenders

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.

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We have to stop the Merger of Bayer and Monsanto!

7 December 2016 — SumOfUs

More than 600,000 people have joined our campaign to stop the dangerous merger between agrochemical giants Bayer and Monsanto. With a Trump U.S. presidency on the horizon, we must pressure antitrust regulators now to block the deal before it’s too late. Trump has already proven himself to be a corporate stooge by appointing billionaires and former lobbyists to senior cabinet team. So we need to act now to stop this merger from hell. 

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Syngenta and Bayer both knew its pesticides killed Bees

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 Thanks to Freedom of Information Act requests, previously unpublished field trials commissioned by the two neonic manufacturers have been released showing that two neonic pesticides seriously harm bee colonies in high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.

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Unacceptable Capitalism: Bayer is suing ‘Europe’ for saving the bees

25 July 2016 — SumOfUs

Wow. Bayer, BASF and Syngenta are suing the European Commission to overturn a ban on the pesticides that are killing millions of bees around the world.

A huge public push won this landmark ban — and we can’t sit back and let Big Pesticide overturn it while the bees vanish.

The UN sounded the alarm bells: Unless we act now, the bees are at risk of global extinction. We have to show Bayer and Co. now that we won’t tolerate them putting their profits ahead of our planet’s health. 

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William Engdahl: ‘Russia puts GMO genie back in the bottle’

9 May 2014 — RT Op-Edge

Russia has some of the most precious uncontaminated top soil on the planet and if it is rigorously controlled to stay GMO-free and free from chemicals its productivity would increase as Europe declines, geopolitical analyst William Engdahl told RT.

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Video: Dr. Mercola Interviews Dr. Carman About GMO Dangers

18 May 2014 — Doctor Mercola

Internationally renowned natural health expert and Mercola.com founder Dr. Joseph Mercola interviews Dr. Judy Carman about the dangers of eating genetically modified foods.

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Monsanto, Syngenta and Bayer CropScience: The GMO Biotech Sector can’t win the Scientific Debate. Co-optation, Deception and Collusion By Colin Todhunter

11 May 2014 — Global Research

British Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Secretary Owen Paterson is a staunch supporter of the GM sector (1). Despite criticisms of him being an industry puppet (2) and content to ignore the devastating, deleterious health, environmental, social and agricultural impacts of GMOs (3), both he and other officials like the EU’s chief science advisor Anne Glover (4) have been more than happy to act as mouthpieces for the GM sector by making false statements and claims about the benefits and safety of GMOs that fly in the face of scientific findings.

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UK Government and GM Industry Secret Collusion Exposed

6 May 2014 — Sustainable Pulse

“Members of the public will be shocked by the extent to which foreign GM companies have muscled their way in to Government departments, developing a cosy relationship with ministers” said Dr Helen Wallace, Director of GeneWatch UK. “Ministers and officials are not acting in the public interest but colluding with the industry to push ahead with commercial plantings of RoundUp Ready GM crops and undermine EU safety laws”.

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Contamination and Bio-Pollution: The Criminality of the GM Biotech Industry By Colin Todhunter

2 March 2014 — Global Research

 gmofoodThere is currently a battle waging across the planet over genetically modified (GM) crops. It seems like not a month goes by when a new report is released on the health, environmental or productivity aspects of GM organisms. The GM biotech industry tries to assure governments and the public about the safety and efficacy of their products, while study after study calls into question its claims.

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Biotechnology, GMO and Scientific Analysis: The Powers of Corporate Manipulation By Colin Todhunter

6 December 2013 — Global Research

Retracting Seralini’s Study

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The biotech sector often yells for “peer review” when the anti-GMO movement refers to analyses or research-based findings to state its case. Despite Professor Seralini publishing his research findings (rats fed on GMOs) that were critical of the health impacts of GMOs in an internationally renowned peer-reviewed journal in 2012, his methodology and findings were nevertheless subjected to sustained attacks by the sector. Personal smears came his way too (1). Now he finds that his paper has been retracted by the journal.

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Big $$ and Media Madness — It’s a Global War Against Activism, Grassroots Movements, Civil Society By Paul Haeder

7 November 2013 —Dissident Voice

So, in Washington, the defeat of I-522, the genetically modified organism, i.e. food, labeling initiative has been aided and abetted by, well, they call it a “war in the media” with the armies of the corporations launching frontal, rear, aerial, underground, cyber and Madison Avenue assaults. Continue reading this...