04/07/2016 Update: USA Today reports: ‘German chemical and pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG could face a competing corporate suitor for its $62 billion all-cash proposal to acquire U.S. agribusiness rival Monsanto.’ Separately, the European Union signaled plans for a close review of the potential Bayer-Monsanto deal to create the world’s largest seed and pesticide business — even though the transaction hasn’t been finalized. ‘Raising …
As fear mongering about the Zika epidemic runs rampant, separate organizations of doctors from Brazil and Argentina are directly challenging the notion that the Brazilian Zika virus outbreak is at the root of the recent increase in microcephaly birth defect cases.
The US Supreme Court upheld biotech giant Monsanto’s claims on genetically-engineered seed patents and the company’s ability to sue farmers whose fields are inadvertently contaminated with Monsanto materials. The high court left intact Monday a federal appeals court decision that threw out a 2011 lawsuit from the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association and over 80 other plaintiffs against Monsanto …
Monsanto’s signature herbicide glyphosate, first marketed as ‘Roundup,’ is now the most widely and heavily applied weed-killer in the history of chemical agriculture in both the US and globally, according to a landmark report. A paper published Feb. 2, 2016 in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Sciences Europe reports that 18.9 billion pounds (8.6 billion kilograms) of glyphosate have been used …
Washington Post columnist admits to spreading GMO propaganda while collecting ‘plenty’ of money from biotech front groups
Source: www.Truthwiki.org Tamar Haspel is a Washington Post food columnist who often features her pro-GMO stance as aligned with agrichemical company interests. Her food journalism has carried her as far as winning the James Beard Foundation Award (cuisine writing) in 2015 for her Post column. The Biotechnology front website, Genetic Literacy Project, which publishes some of Haspel’s stories, is led by …
> Download the full report here < Glyphosate – the main ingredient in Monsanto’s widely used herbicide Roundup – is a colorless, odorless chemical and might seem innocuous to those who spray it on crops. But in the past few months the truth has come out: This chemical can be dangerous to farmers who are exposed to it and to …
Source: The Anti-Media California just dealt Monsanto a blow as the state’s Environmental Protection Agency will now list glyphosate — the toxic main ingredient in the U.S.’ best-selling weedkiller, Roundup — as known to cause cancer. Under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 — usually referred to as Proposition 65, its original name — chemicals that …