European Glyphosate Safety Report Copy-Pasted Monsanto Study

“Whether this is a question of negligence or intent, it is completely unacceptable for government bodies to pass off industry analysis as their own,” Achterberg said. “It calls into question the entire EU pesticide approval process. If regulators rely on the industry’s evaluation of the science without doing their own assessment, the decision whether pesticides are deemed safe or not is effectively in the industry’s hands. Voting against glyphosate is the last opportunity our governments have to fulfill their duty to protect us from this dangerous chemical.” Continue reading

Did Monsanto Write Malawi’s Seed Policy?

“It is a chilling revelation that the seed policy was authored by an ex-Monsanto employee,” said Blessings Chinsinga, Chancellor College professor, when I told him this news.

Indeed. It is difficult to imagine a more egregious conflict of interest than allowing a seed company executive to write a government policy that threatens to outlaw farmers’ saving and exchanging of seeds in order to open new markets for his company. Continue reading

Ask your Governor to Stop Monsanto’s Deceptive Marketing

Glyphosate destroys bacteria in the human gut and, therefore, is a major contributor to disease. Disturbing the microbiota can contribute to a whole host of “21st century diseases,” including diabetes, obesity, food allergies, heart disease, antibiotic-resistant infections, cancer, asthma, autism, irritable bowel syndrome, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and more. Continue reading

Monsanto Calls for Investigation Into WHO Agency for Ignoring Monsanto-Funded Studies

This is just the latest attempt on Monsanto’s part to attempt to convince regulatory bodies and governments that its flagship product is safe and not a danger to human and environmental health. Monsanto itself has known for more than 36 years that glyphosate is linked to cancer in humans, yet continues to hope that aggressive legal tactics, coupled with industry scientists on its payroll, will serve to rehabilitate the tarnished reputation of one of the world’s most controversial and unpopular companies. Continue reading

Coincidence or Collusion? Records Show EPA Slowed Glyphosate Review in Coordination With Monsanto

“These new documents are particularly alarming because they prove that Monsanto’s efforts to capture EPA and subvert it’s mission to safeguard public-health were largely successful,” said Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., an environmental lawyer who is representing plaintiffs pursuing claims against Monsanto.

“Those schemes allowed the company to pull puppet strings and exercise pervasive control at the supervisory level across several agency branches.” Continue reading

Poison Papers: Monsanto Knew PCBs Were Toxic for Years But Sold Them Anyway

GR:  Monsanto is facing enormous financial penalties for their continued production and sale of toxic chemicals. This post (and earlier stories) discusses PCBs. Other reports describe similar indefensible production and sale of ecosystem destroying and cancer causing herbicides. I guess … Continue reading

Monsanto Demands World Health Organization Retract Report That Says Roundup Is Linked to Cancer » EcoWatch

Monsanto is demanding the World Health Organization (WHO) retract the report that says glyphosate, found in the herbicide Roundup, is linked to cancer Source: ecowatch.com GR:  From the article:  “One proponent of the “glyphosate is absolutely safe” narrative is former environmentalist/current environmental contrarian/sometime … Continue reading

Monsanto’s Roundup system threatens extinction of monarch butterflies – report

Monsanto’s Roundup Ready system – a potent herbicide combined with genetically-modified seeds that can withstand it – has decimated the monarch butterfly’s only source of food in the Midwest, putting it on the edge of extinction, according to a new … Continue reading