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Syngenta to Pay Farmers $1.5 Billion in Massive GMO Corn Settlement

A $1.51 billion settlement has been reached in the nationwide class action lawsuit filed in Kansas federal court over Syngenta’s genetically modified corn seed.  It is believed to be the largest agricultural litigation settlement in U.S. history.  The settlement covers all U.S. corn producers – farmers and crop share landlords…

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USDA Deregulating Two More GE Strains of Monsanto and Syngenta Corn

By Ramona Young-Grindle WASHINGTON (CN) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is deregulating two more strains of genetically engineered corn by determining they are not plant pests. The move to greenlight the use of GE, genetically engineered, pesticide-resistant corn…

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Mountain Of Evidence Confirms Common Pesticide Hazardous To Children’s Health

By Stacy Malkan, Children’s Health Defense Waking Times Chlorpyrifos insecticides were introduced by Dow Chemical in 1965 and have been used widely in agricultural settings. Commonly known as the active ingredient in the brand names Dursban and Lorsban, chlorpyrifos is an organophosphate insecticide, acaricide and…

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5 Biggest Pesticide Companies Are Making Billions From “Highly Hazardous” Chemicals, Investigation Finds

Jordan Davidson, EcoWatch Poor people in developing countries are far more likely to suffer from exposure to pesticides classified as having high hazard to human health or the environment, according to new data that Unearthed analyzed. The analysis shows that the world’s top five pesticide makers are making billions,…

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EPA Now Claims Glyphosate, the Main Ingredient in Roundup, Doesn’t Cause Cancer

By Derrick Broze The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reaffirmed their belief that glyphosate is not a carcinogen, despite initially concluding the chemical was probably carcinogenic. On Thursday, the EPA concluded a regulatory review of glyphosate and found that the most widely used herbicide…

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Farmland 48 Times More Toxic To Insects Than 25 Years Ago

By Tyler Durden A new study shows how “insect apocalypse” is unfolding across America’s farmland since neonicotinoid pesticides were introduced several decades ago. Researchers found that farmland across the country is 48 times more toxic to insect life than 25 years ago, and neonicotinoid pesticides account for a…

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Monsanto Paid Industry Front Group To Claim Weedkiller ‘Safe’ and Attack Its Critics

By Bill Walker Monsanto paid a shadowy chemical industry front group to help push back against the mounting scientific evidence that the company’s signature Roundup weedkiller causes cancer, court documents reveal. “If a company like [Monsanto] won’t support us, then who will?” the head of…

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4 Widely Used Neonicotinoid Pesticides Harm Bees This Study Shows

WASHINGTON – Four commonly used neonicotinoid pesticides can harm bees and other pollinators, according to a new analysis by California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation. The study found that current approved uses of the “neonics” on crops like tomatoes, berries, almonds, corn and oranges exposes bees to levels…

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Monsanto Relied on These “Partners” to Attack Top Cancer Scientists

By Stacy Malkan This fact sheet describes the contents of Monsanto’s confidential public relations planto discredit the World Health Organization’s cancer research unit, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), in order to protect the reputation of Roundup weedkiller. In March 2015, the international group of…

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