22 September 2020 — Sustainable Pulse
25 August 2020 — GMWatch
“Vast quantities of glyphosate” used to try and “finish the farm off and us along with it”. Report: Jonathan Matthews
An organic farmer’s hospitalisation after intruders doused his vegetables with glyphosate has “become a cause célèbre in France, which is facing a growing backlash against intensive agriculture”, reports Henry Samuel in The Telegraph.
28 July 2020 — Off-Guardian
The British government, regulators and global agrochemical corporations are colluding with each other and are thus engaging in criminal behaviour. That’s the message put forward in a new report written by environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason and sent to the UK Environment Agency. It follows her January 2019 open letter to Werner Baumann, CEO of Bayer CropScience, where she made it clear to him that she considers Bayer CropScience and Monsanto criminal corporations.
13 July 2020 — Sustainable Pulse
26 June 2020 — US Right to Know
by Carey Gillam
A plan to delay any new Roundup cancer claims for years and shift the key question of whether or not the weed killer causes cancer from a jury to a hand-picked panel of scientists faces potential opposition from some of the plaintiffs’ attorneys who initiated and led the mass tort claims against Roundup maker Monsanto, sources close to the litigation said.
26 June 2020 — GMWatch
Noisy onslaughts tip the scales towards industry. Report: Jonathan Matthews
One of France’s leading daily papers, Le Monde, just published an article on how “a group of toxicologists with tenuous expertise and veiled conflicts of interest are working to derail the implementation of European regulations” on endocrine disruptors – synthetic chemicals that are toxic at very low doses.
16 May 2020 — Sustainable Pulse
Editorial By Henry Rowlands, Sustainable Pulse Director
In a time when the COVID-19 pandemic is dominating the global psyche, it is of course important to delve deeper into the background reasons for the failure of our immune systems to be able to cope with the serious threat of infectious diseases, which are likely to be a feature of the 21st century.
6 May 2020 — Off Guardian
Following the court decision in the US to award in favour of Dewayne Johnson (exposure to Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer and its active ingredient, glyphosate, caused Johnson to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma), attorney Robert Kennedy Jr said at the post-trial press conference:
The corruption of science, the falsification of science, and we saw all those things happen here. This is a company (Monsanto) that used all of the plays in the playbook developed over 60 years by the tobacco industry to escape the consequences of killing one of every five of its customers… Monsanto… has used those strategies…”
2 April 2020 — Source: Off Guardian
On 12 March, British PM Boris Johnson informed the public that families would continue to “lose loved ones before their time” as the coronavirus outbreak worsens. He added:
We’ve all got to be clear, this is the worst public health crisis for a generation.”
In a report, the Imperial College had warned of modelling that suggested over 500,000 would die from the virus in the UK. The lead author of the report, epidemiologist Neil Ferguson, has since revised the estimate downward to a maximum of 20,000 if current ‘lockdown’ measures work. Johnson seems to have based his statement on Ferguson’s original figures.
6 March 2020 — Sustainable Pulse
16 February 2020 — GM Watch
“If the results did not meet expectations, I was asked to improve them” – testing lab employee
Below is a good article on the chemical safety testing fraud story that we reported on a few days ago.
The original article at Independent Science News features a horrific photo of a monkey subject in one of LPT Hamburg’s experiments.
14 February 2020 — Sustainable Pulse