Monsanto, Scientific Deception And Cancer by Binoy KAMPMARK

23 May 2019 — Oriental Review

Money may not be able to buy the purest love, but it can buy the best, life-ending cancer.  For Monsanto, giant of rule and misrule in matters of genetically modified crops, known for bullying practices towards farmers, things have not been so rosy of late.  Ever the self-promoter of saving the world an agricultural headache (biotech crops being the earth’s touted nutritional salvation), the company has run into a set of legal snags that have raided its funds and risk sinking it, along with Bayer AG, the company that bought it last year for $63 billion.

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Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 23 May 2019

23 May 2019 — Sustainable Pulse

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Monsanto Kept ‘Watch Lists’ in Seven EU Countries – Bayer

Bayer’s public relations headaches over its mammoth takeover of Monsanto intensified Tuesday, as a scandal about “watch lists” of pro- or anti-pesticides figures kept by the US group snowballed across Europe. Source: www.afp.com The German group said the lists covered politicians, journalists and others across seven European countries and in Brussels. Bayer’s admission adds to […]

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Sustainable Pulse: Glyphosate, GMOs and Pesticides – Weekly Global News Bulletin 16 May 2019

16 May 2019 — Sustainable Pulse

Brands Set to March on US EPA over Glyphosate Concerns – Interview with MegaFood
On May 23 a group of top brands and members of the public are set to march to the offices of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver a vital petition, which aims to end the pre-harvest spraying of glyphosate-based herbicides on crops, one of the main reasons for our contaminated food supply. Sustainable […]

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Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 9 May 2019

9 May 2019 — Sustainable Pulse

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White House Has “Monsanto’s Back on Pesticides,” Newly Revealed Document Says

Internal Monsanto records just filed in court show that a corporate intelligence group hired to “to take the temperature on current regulatory attitudes for glyphosate” reported that the White House could be counted on to defend the company’s Roundup herbicides.

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How GMO Seeds and Monsanto/Bayer’s “RoundUp” are Driving US Policy in Venezuela By Whitney Webb

6 May 2019 — Internationalist 360°

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As the political crisis in Venezuela has unfolded, much has been said about the Trump administration’s clear interest in the privatization and exploitation of Venezuela’s oil reserves, the largest in the world, by American oil giants like Chevron and ExxonMobil.

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Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides

2 May 2019 — Sustainable Pulse

Bayer Shareholders Vote Against Board over Monsanto Merger

Bayer chief executive Werner Baumann was dealt a blow Friday at the German chemical giant’s annual general meeting, amid tensions over last year’s decision to buy US seeds and pesticides maker Monsanto, as disgruntled shareholders voted against management. Source: AFP At the AGM in Bonn, 55.5 percent voted against the management board, led by embattled […]

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The fight for life v. Monsanto/Bayer AG

31 March 2019 — RT America

This week Monsanto/Bayer AG was ordered by a California federal court to pay $80 million to Edwin Hardeman after a jury found its weed killer, Roundup, caused his cancer. The case is just one of thousands of lawsuits filed against the company over plaintiff’s use of the glyphosate-based herbicide. In 2015, the World Health Organization classified glyphosate as probably carcinogenic to humans. The Food and Drug Administration has concluded the herbicide is not likely carcinogenic to humans. In August 2018, a jury in California state court awarded a school’s groundskeeper, Dewayne Johnson, nearly $289 million in damages. The verdict was later reduced to $78 million and is on appeal. In this conversation with Chris Hedges, environmental activist and author, Vandana Shiva, talks about Monsanto/Bayer AG and other big AG players interests in India and her fight to protect life forms, seed varieties and farmers.

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Global Glyphosate Study Pilot Phase Shows Reproductive and Developmental Effects at ‘Safe’ Dose

12 March 2019

A new study has found that exposure to glyphosate-based herbicides (GBHs), including Roundup, caused reproductive and developmental effects in both male and female rats, at a dose level currently considered safe in the U.S. (1.75 mg/kg bw/day).

Exposure to GBHs was associated with androgen-like effects, including a statistically significant increase of anogenital distance (AGD) in males and females, delay of first estrous and increased testosterone in females.

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Poisoning the Public: Toxic Agrochemicals and Regulators’ Collusion with Industry by Colin Todhunter

1 March 2019 — Dissident Voice

In January 2019, campaigner Dr Rosemary Mason lodged a complaint with the European Ombudsman accusing European regulatory agencies of collusion with the agrochemicals industry. This was in the wake of an important paper by Charles Benbrook on the genotoxicity of glyphosate-based herbicides that appeared in the journal Environmental Sciences Europe.

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