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Creating ‘ownership’ of seed through patents and intellectual property rights and imposing it globally through the WTO, the biotech industry has established a monopoly empire over seed and food. by Vandana Shiva The Asian Times July 25, 2014 Monsanto and friends, the biotech industry, its lobbyists and its paid media representation continue to push for monopoly control over the world’s food through its seed supply. This “empire” is being ...Read full article...

Holland’s Parliament Bans Glyphosate Herbicides

From the end of 2015 onward the sale of Glyphosate -based herbicides to private persons, including the World’s number one herbicide ‘Roundup’, will be prohibited in the Netherlands over health fears. Glyphosate is an ingredient of Roundup, which is sold to private persons as a weed control product. The Dutch Lower House gave consent to a motion by Dutch Member of Parliament Esther Ouwehand, which prohibits the sale of ...Read full article...

Glyphosate Weed Killer Found in Human Urine across Europe

People in 18 countries across Europe have been found to have traces of the weed killer glyphosate in their urine, show the results of tests commissioned by Friends of the Earth Europe and released today . The findings raise concerns about increasing levels of exposure to glyphosate-based weed killers, commonly used by farmers, public authorities and gardeners across Europe. The use of glyphosate is predicted to rise further if ...Read full article...

Roundup relacionado – una vez más – con enfermedad de Parkinson, infertilidad y cánceres

El uso excesivo y repetido del herbicida más popular del mundo, Roundup, podría estar vinculado a una serie de problemas de salud y enfermedades, incluyendo la enfermedad de Parkinson, la infertilidad y el cáncer, según un nuevo estudio. El informe publicado la semana pasada en la revista científica Entropía, dijo que tenía pruebas de que los residuos “glifosato”, el principal ingrediente del herbicida Roundup que se rocía a través ...Read full article...

Roundup linked — again — to Parkinson’s, infertility and cancers

Heavy use of the world’s most popular herbicide, Roundup, could be linked to a range of health problems and diseases, including Parkinson’s, infertility and cancers, according to a new study. The peer-reviewed report, published last week in the scientific journal Entropy, said evidence indicates that residues of “glyphosate,” the chief ingredient in Roundup weed killer, which is sprayed over millions of acres of crops, has been found in food. ...Read full article...

France May Issue Call for Europe-Wide Ban on GM Corn

New studies on GMOs continue to warn about the dangers that these laboratory creations cause disease. By RAVEN CLABOUGH | THENEWAMERICAN | OCTOBER 5, 2012 According to French news source RFI, France is expected to call for a Europe-wide ban on Monsanto’s genetically modified corn following the release of a University of Caen study that found a link between Monsanto’s GM corn and tumors and organ damage in lab rats. ...Read full article...

GM Maize and Roundup Linked to Premature Death and Cancer

SUSTAINABLE PULSE | SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 In a study published in “Food and Chemical Toxicology”, researchers led by Professor Gilles-Eric Seralini from CRIIGEN have found that rats fed on a diet containing NK603 Roundup tolerant GM maize or given water containing Roundup, at levels permitted in drinking water and GM crops in the US, developed cancers faster and died earlier than rats fed on a standard diet. They suffered breast ...Read full article...

Monsanto ‘Knowingly Poisoned Workers’

By ANTHONY GUCCIARDI | NATURAL SOCIETY | APRIL 11, 2012 In a developing news piece just unleashed by a courthouse news wire, Monsanto is being brought to court by dozens of  Argentinean tobacco farmers who say that the biotech giant knowingly poisoned them with herbicides and pesticides and subsequently caused ”devastating birth defects” in their children. The farmers are now suing not only Monsanto on behalf of their children, but ...Read full article...

Genetically Modified Soy Linked to Sterility, Infant Mortality

IRT November 1, 2011 “This study was just routine,” said Russian biologist Alexey V. Surov, in what could end up as the understatement of this century. Surov and his colleagues set out to discover if Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) soy, grown on 91% of US soybean fields, leads to problems in growth or reproduction. What he discovered may uproot a multi-billion dollar industry. After feeding hamsters for two years ...Read full article...

El Roundup está en el Suelo, los Alimentos y la Lluvia

Donde sea que el producto químico de Monsanto se utiliza, este deja el suelo, y llueve sobre nuestras cabezas. Traducción Luis R. Miranda GMFreeze.org 22 de octubre 2011 Un estudio de la U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) encontró que el glifosato y su producto derivado, el ácido aminometilfosfónico (conocido como AMPA) se encontraron con frecuencia en la lluvia y los ríos de la cuenca del Mississippi, donde la mayoría de ...Read full article...
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