Agribusiness giant Bayer announced Wednesday that it reached a more than $10 billion deal to settle thousands of lawsuits that claimed exposure to Monsanto’s Roundup caused cancer. By Andrea Germanos Common Dreams A statement from Bayer, which acquired Monsanto in 2018—and thus inherited lawsuits targeting the widely used weedkiller—said the settlement affects “75% of the current Roundup litigation […]
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Scotland has grown the long list of countries officially banning GMO crops. “Scotland is known around the world for our beautiful natural environment, said Richard Lochhead, the Scottish government’s minister for the environment, food and rural affairs, “and banning growing genetically modified crops will protect and further enhance our clean, green status.” “The Scottish government […]
Monsanto loves Hawaii. It’s a great place to test new GMO crops – with a long growing season and a very big ocean on all sides (but hey, what could go wrong?). But Hawaii doesn’t love Monsanto quite as much, and three counties have passed laws limiting both GMO planting and use of Monsanto’s signature […]
By Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) When I first heard that the Food and Drug Administration was considering approving a genetically-engineered salmon, I got a little queasy. The FDA has never before approved a genetically-modified animal for human consumption. But it might just happen as soon as this week — even though the FDA’s review has been […]
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a draft environmental assessment (EA) finding, in spite of much evidence to the contrary, that genetically engineered (GE) AquaAdvantage salmon pose no risk to the environment. The document claimed that the fish “will not have any significant impacts on the quality of the human environment of […]
Typically, food conscious individuals can go into a store and choose to avoid products containing high fructose corn syrup, along with foods that are not up to their standard of natural, whole, and organic. Walmart has made substantial progress to include organic products, responding to consumer demands, but this summer Walmart plans to offer America’s […]
We’ve written a lot about how Monsanto is one of the worst companies in the world, and how American farmers have taken them to court to try to block their actions that pollute the environment with chemicals and the food supply with genetically modified (GMO) seeds. Today we have word from France that the agribusiness […]
For two decades, Monsanto has been able to take living organisms, insert genes into them, and then patent them as its own intellectual property. And nobody has challenged this – until now.
The government of India has filed suit against Monsanto – for violating India’s Biological Diversity Act (BDA). It’s the first time a company has been sued by a government for acts of biopiracy.
A new report by some top scientists has nailed it down, and Monsanto isn’t going to be happy. The Agri-giant has built its entire business model, including genetically modified (GMO) crops that dominate the US market, around its Roundup brand herbicide.
They last thing they want to admit is that it causes birth defects.
But that’s just what a group of scientists from a diverse group – including Cambridge University, the King’s College London School of Medicine, and the Institute of Biology, UNICAMP, São Paulo, Brazil – have found.
Monsanto got a big boost in Europe yesterday when a European Union official ruled that the Union’s constituent countries couldn’t independently ban genetically modified crops (GMOs) on their turf. France and five other EU countries have put a blanket ban on GMOs, citing safety concerns.
We reported last week that a top scientist had expressed serious doubts about the safety of Monsanto’s gene-modified (GMO) plants and its Roundup weedkiller: Dr. Don M. Huber, who coordinates the Emergent Diseases and Pathogens committee of the American Phytopathological Society, as part of the USDA National Plant Disease Recovery System, warned Agriculture Secretary Tom […]
By Rady Ananda Food Freedom A plant pathologist experienced in protecting against biological warfare recently warned the USDA of a new, self-replicating, micro-fungal virus-sized organism which may be causing spontaneous abortions in livestock, sudden death syndrome in Monsanto’s Roundup Ready soy, and wilt in Monsanto’s RR corn. Dr. Don M. Huber, who coordinates the Emergent […]
Monsanto has been systematically blocking researchers from using its patented gene modified (GMO) seeds to learn if there are problems with them, according to an explosive op-ed in yesterday’s LA Times by Doug Gurian-Sherman of the Union of Concerned Scientists. This doesn’t come as a huge surprise, but it’s encouraging that it’s hitting the mainstream media. Soybeans, […]
The dominoes continue to fall. The European Union is expected to announce a controversial plan to allow genetically modified crops into Europe for the first time – without regulatory approval. For now, it’s just animal feed, and it’s just crops that have been “slightly contaminated’ by GMOs. But come on, we all saw this coming, […]
For years, there’s been an open revolving door in Washington – sending workers from the Federal government to Monsanto and Monsanto back to the Federal government. This has a tendency to make people question the fairness and objectivity of the folks who are supposed to be overseeing the giant agricultural corporation. Bovine growth hormone (rGBH) […]