Tag: Monsanto

The Vietnam War is Not History for Victims of Agent Orange

By Marjorie Cohn, Jonathan Moore Watching the Ken Burns-Lynn Novick 18-hour series, “The Vietnam War,” is an emotional experience. Whether you served in the US military during the war or marched in the streets to end it, you cannot remain untouched by this documentary. The battle scenes are powerful, the stories of US veterans and Vietnamese soldiers…

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BUSTED! Monsanto Caught Writing Their Own Independent Safety Reviews

By Mac Slavo Leaked internal documents from Monsanto condemn the already-struggling giant to maintain some level of integrity. The company has been caught red-handed using a ghostwriter to craft their own independent safety reviews to be published in scientific journals. According to this report, plaintiffs suing the agricultural company are alleging that Monsanto self-wrote several “independent” scientific…

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High Noon In Arkansas as They Stand Up Against Monsanto

  By Heather Callaghan, Editor If we don’t get a handle on it, our natural environment will not be the same. – Beekeeper, Richard Coy Farmers across the Midwest are being divided – neighbor against neighbor as the dicamba crisis continues to mushroom. Dicamba is an old herbicide, but it’s only recently that it’s been used on…

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Big Ag Reaps Benefits From Emerging Dicamba Crisis

By Brandon Turbeville While most of the focus has centered on glyphosate in terms of dangerous pesticides, there is another weed killer that is posing a danger to crop growers – dicamba. Although not the only state affected by the growing dicamba controversy, Ohio has been one of the afflicted states. Although the state has only…

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Farmers & Farm Organizations Urge EPA & USDA to Address Threat from Dicamba Pesticide Drift

Farmers Challenge Monsanto CEO’s Definition of “Success” Washington, DC – As members of Congress return to Capitol Hill today, 85 farm and farmer support organizations sent letters to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) urging them to better protect farm families from an unprecedented spike in crop loss from herbicide drift. Experts estimate that…

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Class Action Suits Against Monsanto Mount as American Farmers Lose Millions of Acres of Crops

By Alex Pietrowski A growing amount of anger and outrage against Monsanto has culminated in a number class action lawsuits being filed against the agrochemcial giant. At issue now are the devastating effects of dicamba, a potent herbicide formulated for genetically modified seed. The product has a tendency to drift onto neighboring crops after being applied…

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Call to Stop Using Africans As GMO Guinea Pigs

By Heather Callaghan, Editor The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa is calling for an immediate halt on imports to South Africa of Monsanto’s high-risk second-generation gene-silencing GM maize meant for human consumers. African Center for Biodiversity reports: In an open letter to African biosafety regulators, AFSA rejects and condemns US corporation Monsanto’s plan to exploit millions of…

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Weeding Out Vaccine Toxins: MMR, Glyphosate, and the Health of a Generation

By Dr. Stephanie Seneff Glyphosate, often sold under the brand name “Roundup,” is the most widely used weed killer in the U.S. Glyphosate is a “non-selective herbicide,” which means it kills many plants, not just weeds. It kills them by interfering with the production of critical proteins necessary for growth. In commercial agriculture, Roundup is…

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Guess Who Edited the “Independent” Reviews That Say Monsanto’s Roundup Is NOT Carcinogenic?

By Daisy Luther New reviews have shown that Monsanto’s Roundup is not carcinogenic. The weed killer is perfectly safe, despite the World Health Organizations proclamation in 2015 that glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Roundup, was “probably” carcinogenic. This proclamation was met with outrage from Monsanto and a series of “independent” reviews that all agreed that…

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Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Found With Active Ingredient from Roundup Weedkiller

By Aaron Kesel Not even Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is safe from Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup. Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, has been discovered in small amounts to be tainting Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. The Organic Consumers Association announced Tuesday that it had found traces of glyphosate in 10 of 11 samples of Ben & Jerry’s…

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