Monsanto Tribunal: Report from The Hague

21 April 2017 — Organic Consumers Association

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Most opinion tribunals have had a considerable impact, and it is now accepted that they contribute to the progressive development of international law. – International Monsanto Tribunal Advisory Opinion, The Hague, April 18, 2017

On Tuesday, April 18, representatives of the Organic Consumers Association and our Regeneration International project gathered in The Hague, Netherlands, along with members of other civil society groups, scientists and journalists.

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Roundup: Evidence EPA Colluded With Monsanto to Dismiss Cancer Concerns Grows Stronger

28 March 2017 — Dr. Mercola

Glyphosate — the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup and other herbicides — is the most widely used agricultural chemical in the world, and testing suggests a large portion of the global population now has glyphosate in their system.

According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a research arm of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the “gold standard” in carcinogenicity research, glyphosate is a “probable human carcinogen” (Class 2A).1,2

Research scientist Anthony Samsel has also reported he has evidence showing Monsanto is well aware glyphosate promotes cancer, and that they’ve had this knowledge since 1981.

Publicly, the company has insisted glyphosate is harmless to both environment and human health, but recent revelations are beginning to unravel Monsanto’s carefully orchestrated plot to deceive the public.

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California Judge Enables Cancer Warning on Monsanto’s Roundup

11 March 2017 — Sustainable Pulse

California has been enabled to become the first U.S. state to require Monsanto to label its blockbuster weed killer, Roundup, as a possible carcinogen, after a ruling issued Friday by a California judge.

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Glyphosate Banned… For 18 Months… in Europe

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

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“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.

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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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Monsanto Celebrates Approval of New Dicamba Herbicide and Fights Dirty to Silence Cancer Scientists

22 November 2016 — Dr Mercola

  • The U.S. EPA has approved Monsanto’s new weed killer, XtendiMax, which goes along with its Roundup Ready Xtend cotton and soybeans — GE plants designed to tolerate both glyphosate and dicamba
  • With this approval, use of dicamba on cotton and soy fields is expected to jump from less than 1 million pounds to more than 25 million pounds annually
  • Monsanto is ramping up its assault on World Health Organization (WHO) scientists that declared glyphosate a probable human carcinogen, by lobbying to strip the international cancer research agency of U.S. funding

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The Corrupt GMO and Pesticides Industry: Selected Articles

18 November 2016 — Global Research

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By Colin Todhunter, November 18 2016

The ‘agrochemicals-agritech industry’ should not be regarded as some kind of faceless concept because that lets individuals off the hook. It is run by identifiable individuals who sell health-and environment-damaging products,co-opt scientists, control public institutions and ensure farmers are kept on a chemical treadmill. From CEOs and scientists to public officials and media/PR spin doctors, specific individuals can be identified and at some stage should be hauled into court for what amounts to ‘crimes against humanity’.

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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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GMO: ‘If You’re So Proud of This Technology, Put It on the Label’

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.

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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)

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Protect our Bees! Email your MP

17 August 2016 — 38 Degrees

Breaking: toxic pesticides are killing our bees. That’s the headline that pesticide company bosses have been dreading. And it’s splashed all over the news thanks to new research out today. [1] [2]

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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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‘GMO Crops Are Tools of a Chemical Agriculture System’

3 June 2016 — FAIR

Janine Jackson interviewed Patty Lovera about Monsanto protests for the May 27, 2016, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript.

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Seralini’s team wins defamation and forgery court cases on GMO and pesticide research

27 November 2015 — GMOSeralini

Seralini’s team wins defamation and forgery court cases on GMO and pesticide research

On 25 November 2015, the High Court of Paris indicted Marc Fellous, former chairman of France’s Biomolecular Engineering Commission, for “forgery” and “the use of forgery”, in a libel trial that he lost to Prof Gilles-Eric Séralini. The Biomolecular Engineering Commission has authorised many GM crops for consumption.

The details of the case have not yet been publicly released but a source close to the case told GMWatch that Fellous had used or copied the signature of a scientist without his agreement to argue that Séralini and his co-researchers were wrong in their reassessment of Monsanto studies.

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