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EPA Proposes Dramatic Expansion Of Toxic Pesticide Blend, Ignoring Legal Requirements and Environmental Impact

WASHINGTON— The Environmental Protection Agency today reapproved and proposed a dramatic expansion of the use of the toxic pesticide Enlist Duo after only a cursory review of troubling data showing the two chemicals in the pesticide combine to have “synergistic” effects that are potentially harmful to endangered species and the environment. If approved the pesticide cocktail could be used on corn, soy and cotton in 35 states — up from 16 states where the product was previously approved for ...

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Ronnie Cummins – The Long March Against Monsanto: A Letter from The Hague

We are today in the midst of a battleground for two very different approaches to agriculture. One is the agro-ecological approach based on the use of open source traditional seeds based on biodiversity and living in harmony with nature. The other is the mechanistic world of an industrial system based on monocultures, one-way extraction and the use of pesticides, poisons and GMOs, where chemical cartels compete to take over our agriculture and food systems, destroying our ecosystems along the way.” ...

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Free Online: How to Stop Roundup in Your Community

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October 22, 2016

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Monsanto claims its Roundup herbicide is safe.  But that is NOT TRUE.
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, was declared a probable human carcinogen by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Cancer Research in 2015.
Roundup and other glyphosate-based herbicides are extremely dangerous.  Yet unbelievably, profligate use of Roundup continues in parks and schools and public areas, along roadways, ...
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PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY – VERDICT: MONSANTO AND POISON CARTEL GUILTY OF CRIMES AGAINST THE PLANET AND HUMANITY

The Hague, 16 October 2016: Monsanto and the Poison Cartel are guilty of crimes against our planet and humanity. This is the verdict from the People’s Assembly organized in the Hague alongside the Monsanto Tribunal. The voices of the soil, of the seeds, of farmers, consumers, and of people from all over world converged and reverberated in a new unity across diversity. The poison making industry is destroying life on Earth, our health and our democracies. The Peoples assembly resolved ...

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TOM PHILPOTT – Hillary Clinton Is in Thrall to America’s Yogurt Overlord

As I reported last month, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton draws broad financial support from the food and agriculture industries, including the fast-growing organic-foods sector. The latest WikiLeaks dump of Democratic Party emails shows that one prominent Big Organic player gets his emails answered by Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta.

WikiLeaks has posted a searchable database of what are purported to be Podesta’s hacked emails, though the Clinton campaign has neither confirmed nor denied they’re authentic. As Politico Continue Reading →

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Kenya: Health secretary blocks planned testing of GMO maize

The article below reports that in Kenya, the health secretary has rejected a planned trial of GM maize, “dealing a big blow to scientists and global seed companies, who have been pushing for policy change on the controversial crop science”.

Note that this quote from Francis Karin, a senior research assistant at the Tegemeo Institute at Egerton University, is a piece of nonsense:

“If you look at the production of GM maize you will realise that they perform better than the ones ...

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Ken Roseboro – Largest-ever study finds GM crops increased herbicide use by 28 percent

A new study has found that widespread adoption of genetically modified crops has increased the use of weed-killing herbicides as weeds become more resistant, while decreasing the use of insecticides.

University of Virginia economist Federico Ciliberto led the largest study of genetically modified crops and pesticide use to date, alongside Edward D. Perry of Kansas State University, David A. Hennessy of Michigan State University and GianCarlo Moschini of Iowa State University. The four economists studied annual data from more than ...

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Glyphosate in the hot seat

Monsanto’s herbicide glyphosate is once again in the spotlight. Cancer experts will be reviewing the science on glyphosate for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) were originally scheduled to meet from October 18-21. The meeting just got postponed until later in 2016. This week, PAN International released a review of the current science on the herbicide’s health and environmental effects.

And glyphosate will be a key item on the agenda of this weekend’s Monsanto tribunal, an event in ...

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Venezuela Farmers Fight Monsanto Seed ‘Imperialism’ – And Win!

In this historic victory–arguably the biggest thing to happen in Venezuela since the death of Hugo Chavez–a movement of small farmers took on one of the largest corporations in the world, and won.

“Nature will always prevail,” says Angel Moreno, a campesino and leader in the National Network of Popular Agroecological Schools, as he points to the grass sprouting through the sidewalk in the mountain village of Monte Carmelo in Venezuela. “But if we’re going to fight imperialism, we need ...

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John Vidal – GM seed firm Monsanto dismisses ‘moral trial’ as a staged stunt

International judges will take evidence from 30 witnesses and “victims” of US agri-business Monsanto in an attempt by hundreds of grassroots groups to hold the company accountable for what they allege are human rights violations, crimes against humanity, and “ecocide”, or widespread environmental damage.

High-profile witnesses, including former UN special rapporteur on the right to food Olivier De Schutter, will give evidence alongside Argentine doctors, Mexican beekeepers and toxicologists and scientists from 15 countries. The five judges ...

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