Trial lawyers accuse Monsanto, Bayer of “pay-to-appeal scheme”

26 April2021 — US Right to Know

The lawyers who led the nationwide U.S. Roundup litigation through three trial victories and forced Monsanto owner Bayer AG into an $11 billion settlement have notified a federal court that they have uncovered evidence of fraud in a secret deal between Monsanto and a lone plaintiff’s lawyer who has not been active in the litigation until recently.

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FDA Warns Dr. Mercola to Stop Writing About Vitamin D

15 March, 2021 — Mercola

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

Story at-a-glance

  • In the summer of 2020, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) launched a social media campaign to put an end to Mercola.com. It now admits it pressured the FDA to issue me a warning letter to stop writing about nutritional products that can lower your risk of respiratory infections such as COVID-19
  • CSPI is a consumer advocacy group bankrolled by billionaires and their corporate ties to Monsanto, the Gates Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Rockefeller Family Fund and Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • CSPI rails against published science demonstrating certain nutrients can boost your immune function and help lower your risk of severe infection, saying it discourages mask wearing, which has no published scientific evidence to back its universal use
  • CSPI has a history of promoting industry science and propaganda, having supported artificial sweeteners, trans fats, GMOs, fake meat and the low-fat myth. They’ve also actively undermined transparency in labeling efforts
  • We have fully addressed the warning letter, and put the FDA on notice that it cannot stop speech it does not like

GMO Soy, Popular Resistance, and Corporate Power

4 March 2021 — Origin: Climate & Capitalism

Book Review
Why does GMO soy dominate Argentine agriculture? ‘Seeds of Power’ exposes the forces that have overwhelmed voices of resistance.

December 2013: Demonstrators in Buenos Aires support anti-Monsanto resistance in Cordoba


Amalia Leguizamón
SEEDS OF POWER: Environmental Injustice and Genetically Modified Soybeans in Argentina
Duke University Press, 2020

reviewed by Brian Tokar

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New study reveals dramatic rise in global pesticide poisonings

9 December 2020 — Pesticide Action Network

Worldwide poisonings up from 25 million in 1990 to 385 million today

In a comprehensive study released today, scientists report that pesticide poisonings on farms around the world have risen dramatically since the last global assessment 30 years ago. Based on an evaluation of available poisoning data from countries all over the world, the researchers conclude that there are about 385 million cases of acute poisonings each year, up from an estimated 25 million cases in 1990.

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Toxic Levels of Heavy Metals and PAHs Discovered in Some Alternatives to Glyphosate-Based Weedkillers

23 October 2020 — Sustainable Pulse

This new research follows a study by the same group of researchers in 2018, which identified petroleum residues and heavy metals in glyphosate-based herbicides such as Roundup. According to the researchers their undeclared presence can explain carcinogenic effects in humans but also mammalian tumours and lethal liver and kidney diseases.

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Bayer’s Monsanto headache persists

1 October 2020 — US Right to Know

by Carey Gillam

The migraine that is Monsanto doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon for Bayer AG.

Efforts at settling the mass of lawsuits brought in the United States by tens of thousands of people who claim Monsanto’s Roundup herbicides gave them cancer continue to inch forward, but are not addressing all outstanding cases, nor are all plaintiffs offered settlements agreeing to them. Continue reading

Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 22 September 2020

22 September 2020 — Sustainable Pulse

Editors’ picks

Thailand’s Reversal on Glyphosate Ban Came after Bayer Scripted US Intervention, Documents Show

A year ago Thailand was set to ban the widely used weed killing chemical glyphosate, a move applauded by public health advocates because of evidence the chemical causes cancer, along with other harms to people and the environment, USRTK reported Thursday. Source: USRTK By Carey Gillam But under heavy pressure from U.S. officials, Thailand’s government reversed […]

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From Cotton to Brinjal: Fraudulent GMO Project in India Sustained by Deception

29 August 2020 — Counter Currents

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Insecticidal Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) cotton is the first and only GM (genetically modified) crop that has been approved in India. It has been cultivated in the country for more than 20 years. In a formal statement to the Supreme Court of India, the Indian government has asserted that hybrid Bt cotton is an outstanding success. It therefore argues that Bt cotton is a template for the introduction of GM food crops.

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Post-Brexit Agrochemical Apocalypse for the UK?

28 July 2020 — Off-Guardian

Colin Todhunter

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.

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Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 13 July 2020

13 July 2020 — Sustainable Pulse

Editors’ picks

India Set to Restrict Who Can Spray Glyphosate Herbicides in Big Blow for Bayer

Glyphosate is the most used weedkiller in India with over 675,000 Kg of it spread on Indian farmland in 2018-2019, however a new change on who is allowed to spray glyphosate, which is set to be introduced by the Indian government, will immediately massively reduce sales of the chemical across the country. The draft notification […]

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