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 Thanks to Freedom of Information Act requests, previously unpublished field trials commissioned by the two neonic manufacturers have been released showing that two neonic pesticides seriously harm bee colonies in high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

22 August 2015 — 38 Degrees

There’s a huge new threat to our bees – and it’s wrapped up in a secret trade deal. [1] If we don’t stand up for our bees, the dangerous bee-killing pesticides we’ve fought so hard against could be flooding our fields again – and back for good. [2]

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Monsanto’s “Insidious” GM0 Food and its Dark Connections to the Military Industrial Complex

4 July 2014 — Analyst Report

Monsanto, the world’s largest genetically modified (GM/GMO) seed producer, has been at the centre of controversy for decades as evidence of the harmful effects on humans of GM foods continues to mount.  Joined with the likes of DuPont’s Pioneer Hi-Bred International and Syngenta, Monsanto and partners comprise the corporate nexus of Big-Agri, where the control over our food supply is increasingly transferred into the hands of private trans-national corporations as opposed to local farmers and governments.

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Acquiescing to Big Biotech: Relentless Drive to Force GMO Crops into Britain By Colin Todhunter

3 July 2014 — Global Research

A report just published by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee on food security in Britain supports Environment Secretary Owen Paterson’s plan to push ahead with growing genetically modified (GM) crops in England. However, it doesn’t mention which crops would actually be grown [1].

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UK Committee Tells Government to Push ‘Benefits’ of GM Crops

1 July 2014 — Sustainable Pulse

A report on Food Security published by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee today supports Environment Secretary Owen Paterson’s plan to push ahead with growing genetically modified (GM) crops in England, but is silent on the crops that would actually be grown (1)

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Biotech Companies Set to Be Given Legal Right in Decisions to Ban GM Crops in EU

28 May 2014 – Sustainable Pulse

A new GM law being discussed in Brussels this week could grant biotech companies, like Monsanto and Syngenta, unprecedented power over decisions on whether to ban genetically modified (GM) crops in Europe, according to Friends of the Earth Europe.

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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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Bono exposed as a complete fraud By Clark Kent

2 April 2014 — Hangthebankers.com

Nothing more than a ludicrous jet-setting lapdog for the world’s ruling class. The quintessence of celebrity liberaloids. Continue reading this...

Video: Silencing the Scientist: Tyrone Hayes on Being Targeted by Herbicide Firm Syngenta

21 February 2014 — Democracy Now!

We speak with scientist Tyrone Hayes of the University of California, Berkeley, who discovered a widely used herbicide may have harmful effects on the endocrine system. But when he tried to publish the results, the chemical’s manufacturer launched a campaign to discredit his work. Continue reading this...

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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