European Commission still trying to ram through the renewal of the licence for Roundup

23 November 2017 — SumOfUs

Fresh from its latest glyphosate defeat, the European Commission is still trying to ram through the renewal of the licence for Monsanto’s favourite weedkiller.

After EU member states voted down a ten-year license, the chemical lobby couldn’t even secure a five-year one either. But rather than accept that this battle is lost, the European Commission is still doing the handiwork for Monsanto, trying to ram through the relicensing in yet another meeting, with yet more votes.

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Europe says no to the Censorship Machine!

23 November 2017 — OpenMedia

Great news! On Monday the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee voted NO to censorship machines![1] .

This is a fantastic moment, and it wouldn’t have been possible without your tireless support. Thank you for all the hard work you’ve done. Over 135,000 people have spoken up against Censorship Machines and the Link Tax. Despite heavy lobbying from media conglomerates, Monday’s vote shows that your voices are being heard.[2]

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Killing Us Softly—Glyphosate Herbicide or Genocide? By F. William Engdahl

10 November 2017 — Global Research

One of the more bizarre actions in terms of the health and safety of EU citizens is the saga of Monsanto and its toxic herbicide or weed-killer, Roundup, the most widely used weed-killer on the planet. On October 25, 2017 the European Union Commission again announced that it lacked the necessary member state votes to approve a ten year license extension for weed-killer glyphosate. They will try again. Behind this seeming routine announcement is one of the hottest battles over food and human health the world has seen since the 1972 USA decision to ban spraying of deadly DDT pesticides on crops. This time the stakes go far beyond the ban on glyphosate. It affects the future of human fertility or lack of it.

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The Link Tax: Last week we said…

10 November 2017 – OpenMedia

Last week we said we only had a few days left to call MEPs responsible for civil liberties before they voted on whether or not to approve content censorship rules, in the name of copyright.[1]

Hundreds of you made calls to ask them to stand up for fundamental rights. It’s been an amazing effort from our Internet rights community.

Then we found out, with only a few hours notice, that the vote has been postponed to November 20th.

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EU Nixes Bayer/Monsanto Merger

23 August 2017 — SumOfUs

Great news: The European Commission just announced they won’t greenlight the Bayer Monsanto merger.

And you made it happen!

You and thousands of SumOfUs members around the world bombarded Commissioner Vestager with tweets, emails and postcards raising the alarm about this merger. And Vestager just replied directly to you, saying she shares your concerns. Continue reading

Europe says no to glyphosate!

3 July 2017 — SumOfUs

A staggering 1.3 million Europeans signed the Stop Glyphosate European Citizens Initiative (ECI). Together we’ve told the European Commission to ban Monsanto’s favourite pesticide, to reform the EU’s pesticide approval procedure, and to set EU-wide mandatory reduction targets for pesticide use. We’ve done it — and only just in time!

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