Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 5 December 2018: Bayer Slashes Jobs!

5 December 2018 — Sustainable Pulse

Bayer Slashes 12000 Jobs as Monsanto Takeover Turns Sour

Bayer, the German drugmaker that bought U.S. seed company Monsanto earlier this year, announced on Thursday the sale of a number of businesses, around 12,000 job cuts and 3.3 billion euros ($3.8 billion) in impairments, Reuters reported. Chief Executive Werner Baumann is under pressure to boost Bayer’s share price after a drop of more than […]

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Senior MIT Scientist Warns 1 In 2 Children Will Have Autism by 2025

5 December 2018 — RealFarmacy.com – A Sheep No More

The overuse of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide on our food is causing glyphosate toxicity and it is now being considered as the single most important factor in development of autism and other chronic disease. At a recent panel discussion about GMOs, a senior scientist has stated that one in two children will be autistic by 2025.

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Father of Green Revolution in India Rejects GM Crops By Colin Todhunter

3 December 2018 — Counter Currents

M.S. Swaminathan

Genetically modified (GM) cotton in India is a failure. India should reject GM mustard. And like the Green Revolution, GM agriculture poses risks and is unsustainable. Regulatory bodies are dogged by incompetency and conflicts of interest. GM crops should therefore be banned.

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Tanzania Orders Destruction of Monsanto / Gates’ GM Trials Due to Illegal Use for Pro-GM Propaganda

23 November 2018 — African Centre for Biodiversity

Tanzanian civil society organisations (CSOs) welcome the decision of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Mathew Mtigumwe, to bring an immediate stop to all ongoing GM field trials taking place in the country. These are under the auspices of the Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) project which includes Monsanto, the Gates Foundation and national research centres. This decision has since been verified by the newly appointed Minister of Agriculture, Japheth Hasunga in latest media reports.

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British Government ‘Pledges’ Cheaper, Unlabelled, Gene-edited Food. “An Agricultural Revolution” Predicated on Genetic Engineering!

30 November 2018 — Global Research – Political Concern

At a time when apprehensions about low-quality food entering the country post Brexit are rising, the Times reports that Michael Gove, the environment secretary has announced that “Britain will lead an agricultural revolution with the use of gene editing”.

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GMO Propaganda and Neoliberalism vs Localisation and Agroecology By Colin Todhunter

19 November 2018 — Global Research

What people communicate is a matter of choice. But what can be more revealing are the issues they choose to avoid. There are certain prominent pro-GMO activists who describe themselves as ‘science communicators’. They hit out at those who question their views or who have valid criticisms of GM technology and then play the role of persecuted victim, believing that, as the self-appointed arbiters of righteousness, they are beyond reproach, although given their duplicity nothing could be further from the truth.

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Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 14 November 2018

14 November 2018 — Sustainable Pulse

Editors’ picks

New Study Finds Harmful Agricultural Pesticides in Rural New York State Homes

Despite the existence of chemical-free methods to eradicate pests, Americans use more than a billion pounds of agricultural pesticides per year. These chemicals are mostly out of sight and out of mind to unsuspecting homeowners, who are typically unaware of how to prevent potential harm – something new Cornell research is addressing. In a study […]

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Bayer says cancer victims are “Nuisances”

8 November 2018 — Organic Bytes

Pesky Cancer Victims?
red and white bottle of Monsantos Roundup herbicide on a store shelfThere are about 8,700 lawsuits pending against Monsanto, by people who allege that exposure to Roundup weedkiller is responsible for their cancer.

Most of the people behind these lawsuits have stories not unlike the one told by Dewayne Johnson, during his landmark jury trial which resulted in a unanimous decision against Monsanto.

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Food, Justice, Violence and Capitalism By Colin Todhunter

7 October 2018 — CounterCurrents

In 2015, India’s internal intelligence agency wrote a report that depicted various campaigners and groups as working against the national interest. The report singled out environmental activists and NGOs that had been protesting against state-corporate policies. Those largely undemocratic and unconstitutional policies were endangering rivers, forests and local ecologies, destroying and oppressing marginalised communities, entrenching the corporatisation of agriculture and usurping land rights.

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Death and Extinction of the Bees. The Role of Monsanto? By Joachim Hagopian

29 September 2018 — Global Research

This article was originally published in March 2014. What has been the role of Monsanto in the loss of of the global honeybee population.

It is only recently that this issue has been the object of mainstream media coverage.

Scientists have recently reported that mass extinctions of marine animals may soon be occurring at alarmingly rapid rates than previously projected due to pollution, rising water temperatures and loss of habitat. Many land species also face a similar fate for the same reasons. But perhaps the biggest foreboding danger of all facing humans is the loss of the global honeybee population. The consequence of a dying bee population impacts man at the highest levels on our food chain, posing an enormously grave threat to human survival. Since no other single animal species plays a more significant role in producing the fruits and vegetables that we humans commonly take for granted yet require near daily to stay alive, the greatest modern scientist Albert Einstein once prophetically remarked, “Mankind will not survive the honeybees’ disappearance for more than five years.” 

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