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Public Interest Groups, Farmers File Lawsuit Challenging Monsanto’s Toxic Pesticides

Illegal approval of dicamba use on engineered crops will harm farmers, environment WASHINGTON – Farmers and conservation groups filed a federal lawsuit on Friday challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of Monsanto’s new “XtendiMax” pesticide. The approval of the pesticide company’s latest version of the older weed-killer known as dicamba permits it to be sprayed…

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Here’s Why Portland, Oregon Just Filed a Major Federal Lawsuit Against Monsanto

By Jake Anderson Becoming the seventh city to sue Monsanto over contaminated waterways, Portland passed a resolution last week authorizing city attorney Tracy Reeve to take the biotech company to federal court over its decades-long dispersal of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The city has spent more than $1 billion cleaning up PCB pollution in the Willamette…

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Washington State Sues Monsanto Over “Omnipresent and Terrifically Toxic” PCB Pollution

By Lily Dane Washington is suing agrichemical giant Monsanto over pollution from polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). It is the first state to file such a suit, joining cities including Portland, Oregon, and Oakland, Berkeley, San Jose, Long Beach, and San Diego in California. Those cases are ongoing. Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced the lawsuit…

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Monsanto’s Dirty Links With Government Over Deadly White Phosphorus Manufacturing

By Kurtis Bright Monsanto in Bed With the Pentagon: White Phosphorus Manufacturing Affords Agrichem Giant Special Protections The stockholders of the ongoing immoral, destructive and criminal enterprise that is the Monsanto corporation have yet another reason to be ashamed: war crimes. The company is of course well-known for its ugly lawsuits against indigent farmers over…

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Bombshell Secret Documents Show Monsanto Knew About Glyphosate Cancer Link Over 35 Years Ago

By Organic and Healthy Monsanto have come under more pressure recently after the WHO defined the main ingredient in their popular weedkiller ‘Roundup’ as a ‘probably human carcinogen’. They are still trying to pick up the pieces from the PR disaster, but it turns out Monsanto may have been aware of the link between glyphosate…

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Lawsuits Against Monsanto’s Roundup®

By Catherine J Frompovich When I published the article, “Glyphosate Contaminates the Global Ecosystem: The Damning New PAN Report”, I mentioned a law firm as a resource because of the lawsuits it has filed on behalf of persons damaged by the use of Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup®. Roundup’s prime active ingredient is glyphosate, a chemical that…

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Bayer Forced to Stop Advertising That Neonics Give Plants “A Daily Vitamin”

By Heather Callaghan, Editor Despite the public ire growing against monolithic chemcial corporations like Bayer; the chemical and seed companies are merging to become an even bigger force of contention for consumers and the eco-system at large. Bayer and Monsanto recently “got married” and one thing the newly wedded couple can agree on is that…

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3 Massive Mergers – Millions for One Bank and a Disaster for Food, Water, and World

By Wenonah Hauter In addition to advising on all three mega-mergers, Credit Suisse is playing a big role behind the scenes of the Dakota Access pipeline. You probably learned in high school that monopolies are bad for consumers; they eliminate the field of competition in the marketplace, leaving people with fewer options and higher prices. Mega-mergers…

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Glyphosate Contaminates the Global Ecosystem: The Damning New PAN Report

By Catherine J Frompovich PAN, the Pesticide Action Network International, issued a 96-page report dated October 2016 titled “GLYPHOSATE” that every person on the planet ought to be concerned about, especially if you are using it in agriculture and farming; as a homeowner on your weeds; or as an unsuspecting member of society who unknowingly…

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Monsanto Reports Lower Profits But Acquires New Technology in Shift Away From Current GMO Methods

By Baran Hines Monsanto Company announced its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2016 earnings on Wednesday, with mixed results showing the company is under pressure. The St. Louis-based seed and chemical company’s net loss for the fourth quarter was $191 million, which is smaller than last year’s fourth quarter loss of $495 million. “Net income…

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