Jul 14

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Dr. Hoppin: Glyphosate Exposure Linked to Respiratory Problems in Farmers:

GM crops have been engineered to tolerate being sprayed with the herbicides 2,4-D and glyphosate. Now these have been found to be among a number of pesticides that are associated with allergic and non-allergic wheeze in farmers. The study concludes, “These results for farmers implicate several pesticides that are commonly used in agricultural and residential settings with adverse respiratory effects.” Continue reading »

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Jul 05

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Federal Judge Rules Lawsuit Against Monsanto Can Proceed:

A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit by a former coffee grower who claims that Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide gave her cancer.

In another blow to Monsanto Co’s already tarnished public image, a former Kona coffee grower will be allowed to sue the biotechnology giant for possibly contributing to her cancer diagnosis. Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide has been subject to heavy scrutiny following studies linking the herbicide to non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Christine and Kenneth Sheppard, former owners of Dragon’s Lair Kona Coffee Farm in Captain Cook on the Big Island, claim that Monsanto hid the risks associated with glyphosate, a key ingredient in Roundup. Christine Sheppard believes her consistent contact with Roundup caused her to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Courthouse News reports: Continue reading »

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Jun 16

Dr Larramendy: Glyphosate and Dicamba Formulations Damage Toad Larvae DNA:

A new study by Argentine researchers (see abstract below) shows that dicamba and glyphosate herbicide formulations cause genetic damage in the larvae of a species of toad, Rhinella arenarum, when used separately.

Genotoxic effect of a binary mixture of dicamba- and glyphosate-based commercial herbicide formulations on Rhinella arenarum (Hensel, 1867) (Anura, Bufonidae) late-stage larvae

Full paper: link.springer.com

Authors: Sonia Soloneski, Celeste Ruiz de Arcaute, Marcelo L. Larramendy

Abstract: Continue reading »

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Jun 09

US GMO Soybean Farmers’ Expenses Shoot Up over Glyphosate Resistant Superweeds:

Today, U.S. soybean producers spend 88 percent more on crop protectant products than they did six years ago, stated the 2015 National Ag Statistics Survey last month.

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Source: www.agweek.com/

“Aside from seed expense, crop protection products (chemicals) are the most expensive input soybean producers pay for,” said Tong Wang, SDSU Extension Advanced Production Specialist, referencing the 2015 farm enterprise analysis data from FINBIN, the farm financial management database, which showed the average cash-rent soybean production farms in Minnesota, North and South Dakota incurred a crop chemical cost of $39 per acre.

To help producers reduce expenses, Wang encourages growers to consider modifying their pest management practices to include non-chemical options. Continue reading »

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May 27

Monsanto Loses Major PCBs Poisoning Lawsuit, Forced to Pay $46 Million to Victims:

St. Louis, Missouri — Three plaintiffs have been awarded $17.5 million in damages caused by Monsanto and three other companies for negligence in the production of PCBs.

A jury voting 10-2 in St. Louis found Monsanto, Pfizer, Solutia, and Pharmacia must pay the plaintiffs and assessed an additional $29 million in punitive damages against Monsanto for its continued selling of polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, after the compound had been banned, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Plaintiffs in this case — three of nearly 100 involved in litigation, some of whom died — said they developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma from exposure to PCBs. Continue reading »

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May 25

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UCSF Presentation Reveals Glyphosate Contamination in People across America:

Glyphosate, the most used herbicide in the World, has been found in the urine of 93% of the American public during a unique testing project that started in 2015.

Glyphosate, labeled a ‘Probable human carcinogen’ by the World Health Organization’s cancer agency IARC in 2015, has now been revealed to be ubiquitous in the first ever comprehensive and validated LC/MS/MS testing project to be carried out across America. Continue reading »

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May 24

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Monsanto’s Cotton Rejected Again: Burkina Faso Brings Back Indigenous Varieties:

Monsanto has been trying to take over Africa’s cotton for decades with their patented, genetically modified (GM) seed. Not without irony, Burkina Faso is just one of the African countries that has been wary of any of Monsanto’s GM seed, adding to the credo, ‘better off dead, than GM fed,’ when it came to accepting U.S. food aid that was primarily genetically altered. Africa’s biggest cotton grower in Burkina Faso is now phasing out Monsanto’s GM cotton and returning to indigenous varieties by 2018, due to concerns of cross-contamination of local crops and the less-than-stellar performance of Monsanto’s Bt variety. Continue reading »

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May 24

Monsanto rejects $62bn bid from Bayer:

GMO giant Monsanto rejected an unsolicited $62 billion takeover bid by German pharmaceutical giant Bayer, saying the price was too low but adding that it remained “open to further talks.”

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May 22

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“I Am Not Your Experiment” – Thousands Around The World Protest GMO Giant Monsanto

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May 21

Maui Completely Stops Spraying Roundup, Switches to Organic Herbicides

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May 20

Bayer’s Acquisition Offer Could Literally Make Monsanto Disappear:

United States — Bayer has now confirmed a buyout bid for agrichemical giant, Monsanto — the maker of Agent Orange, RoundUp, and genetically-modified crops — otherwise known as one of the most hated companies on the planet.

In a statement, Monsanto said Morgan Stanley & Co. is advising the company financially in the “potential acquisition,” but didn’t comment beyond basic information about what the deal might entail. The merger would combine Bayer and Monsanto into the largest agricultural supplier in the world. Continue reading »

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May 19

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Monsanto about to Be Given a Taste of its Own Medicine?:

An oligopoly takes shape to corner the human food supply.

The hunter, it seems, has become the hunted. After wresting control of roughly a quarter of the global seeds market by acquiring a massive portfolio of seed companies, including Agroceres, Asgrow, Cristiani Burkard, Dekalb, Delta & Pine and the seeds division of Cargill North America, Monsanto now suddenly finds itself on the menu of two very powerful, much bigger rivals.

On Thursday, it was reported that Germany’s two chemical-industry titans Bayer and BASF, both of which have a market capitalization more than double Monsanto’s, are mulling a takeover bid. Continue reading »

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May 18

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Nebraska Farmers Launch Cancer Case against Monsanto’s Roundup:

Four Nebraska farmers have stated in a U.S. lawsuit that “despite Monsanto’s claim that its Roundup weed-killer is safe enough to drink” the widely used herbicide gave them non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Source: www.courthousenews.com

The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans” but Monsanto has promoted Roundup as “safe enough to drink,” the farmers say in their federal lawsuit. Continue reading »

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May 18

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Green Party MEPs Peed Off with Glyphosate Test Results:

Green MEPs have today received test results confirming the presence of unsafe levels of the ‘probably carcinogenic’ weedkiller glyphosate in their urine.

Source: www.greenparty.org.uk

Glyphosate is the world’s most widely used herbicide. However, glyphosate does more than just kill weeds. In fact, the World Health organisation confirmed last year that the substance is “probably carcinogenic” to humans.

Detox Project comment: It must be noted that the ELISA method used for this testing is not recognized by regulators

Keith Taylor, MEP for the South East, Molly Scott Cato, MEP for the South West, and Jean Lambert, MEP for London, were among a group of 48 MEPs that took part in a symbolic urine test ahead of the European Parliament vote last month to oppose the EU Commission’s proposal to relicense the controversial toxic substance until 2031. Continue reading »

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May 12

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Portugal Wakes Up to Glyphosate Contamination Reality:

Glyphosate testing on urine and food products, carried out by the Portuguese No GMO Coalition in cooperation with the Detox Project, has revealed much higher levels of the World’s most used herbicide in Portugal than in other EU countries.

There has been a heated political and public debate since the release of the results in Portugal and the state-owned TV channel RTP has covered the story all week (see video of top headline news here).

Glyphosate, which is a probable human carcinogen according to the World Health Organization’s cancer agency IARC, is the most used herbicide in Portugal, as it is all over the World. More than 1600 tons of glyphosate are sold every year in the country which, beyond agricultural use, is also sprayed widely in urban areas both by local councils and gardeners. Continue reading »

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May 03

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Glyphosate and cancer: Read how this deadly weed killer promotes multiple myeloma, leukemia, sperm damage, infertility, kidney damage, autism, endocrine disruption, DNA damage and birth defects:

According to biotech industry and its army of mercenary trolls and science shills, glyphosate is perfectly safe to eat and doesn’t cause cancer.

Of course, that claim holds about as much scientific credibility as Big Tobacco’s claim that “smoking cigarettes doesn’t cause lung cancer or heart disease” — the “scientific” mantra of the tobacco era… dutifully repeated by the Journal of the American Medical Association for decades, by the way. Continue reading »

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Apr 21

European Parliament Vote Supports Vital New Restrictions on Glyphosate Herbicides:

This European Parliament vote on Wednesday that supported a new 7 year approval for the World’s most used herbicide glyphosate, did in fact have a silver lining despite the disappointment of some groups who were targeting a full ban on the probable human carcinogen.

GM Watch stated Wednesday: “While this is not the ban that we and many groups wanted, the European Parliament asks for significant restrictions on glyphosate use”: Continue reading »

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Apr 21

Glyphosate Testing Revolution – The New Science:

Regulators and the food industry worldwide have shown a strong lack of interest in testing food products and the human population for residues of the World’s most used herbicide – glyphosate. The Detox Project and NGOs, supported by the public, have thus taken it upon themselves to provide glyphosate testing services, which have already led to some shocking results.

However, now that the Glyphosate Testing Revolution has reached a more developed stage it is important for NGOs and others to know how to provide responsible and scientifically valid glyphosate testing results to the public and to regulators. Continue reading »

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Apr 17

Citizens In Hungary Burn Monsanto GMO Cornfields:

Citizens in Hungary have located and destroyed 1000 acres of cornfields that were found to be grown with GMO seeds supplied by Monsanto. 

In Hungary, GMO seeds are banned along with other GM ingredients.

Health-explorer.com reports: Continue reading »

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Apr 06

Burkina Faso Association Seeks $ 83 Million from Monsanto over GMO Cotton Failure:

Burkina Faso’s cotton association is seeking 48.3 billion CFA francs ($83.91 million) in compensation from U.S. seed company Monsanto after it said genetically modified cotton led to a drop in quality, association members said on Monday.

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Source: www.reuters.com

Cotton is the second-biggest source of revenue for the impoverished West African country after gold.

Continue reading »

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Mar 30

Expert Groups across Nigeria Slam Monsanto over Plans to Introduce GM Crops:

One hundred groups representing over five million Nigerians, comprising of farmers, faith-based organisations, civil society groups, students and local community groups, are vehemently opposing Monsanto’s attempts to introduce genetically modified (GM) cotton and maize into Nigeria’s food and farming systems.

Source: www.homef.org

In written objections submitted to the Nigerian biosafety regulators Monday, the groups have cited numerous serious health and environmental concerns and the failure of these crops, especially GM cotton, in Africa. Continue reading »

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Mar 17

MEPs Urge EU Food Safety Authority to Release Secret Glyphosate Files:

Three Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), representing the Greens/EFA Party, have made a Freedom of Information request to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), in an attempt to reveal the secret Biotech industry studies that EFSA used in their controversial risk assessment on the World’s most used herbicide – glyphosate.

The Freedom of Information request (see below) was made on Tuesday under the name ”Is glyphosate safe? We have the right to know!” and is set to receive a reply before April 8: Continue reading »

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Mar 17

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The complete history of Monsanto; the world’s most EVIL corporation staffed by society’s most hate-filled people

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Mar 15

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Ted Cruz goes all-in for Monsanto; insults tens of millions of health-conscious Americans by calling them ‘anti science zealots’:

U.S. presidential candidate and Texas senator Ted Cruz went all-in for Monsanto on the campaign trail in Iowa, parroting Monsanto’s propaganda by proclaiming that GMOs are feeding the world while insulting health-conscious consumers by equating support of GMO labeling with “anti-science zealotry.”

At the Iowa Agricultural Summit, Cruz revealed that he in effect fully supports the mass poisoning of the American people with hidden (unlabeled) GMOs, cancer-causing glyphosate herbicide, farmer suicides caused by GMO crop failures and the widespread genetic pollution unleashed by genetically modified crops. “[W]e shouldn’t let anti-science zealotry shutdown the ability to produce low-cost quality food for billions across the globe,” he stated, invoking a false claim that’s actually a widely disproven Monsanto talking point. (SOURCE) Continue reading »

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Mar 13

Hawaii Citizens Beat Monsanto, Bypass ‘Right To Spray’ Pesticides Bill:

Residents of the Hawaiian Islands just breathed a sigh of relief – literally, as the deadline passed for Hawaii’s House Judiciary Committee to hear House Bill 849, relating to Right to Farm, that would force residents to succumb to pesticide spraying without any say. All the while, companies like Monsanto, Dow, Syngenta, and BASF use Hawaii land as a testing ground for GM crops.

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Mar 04

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Congress Sneaks New “Monsanto Protection Act” into Sweeping Environmental Bill:

Washington, D.C. Monsanto has essentially been gifted a free pass with legislation intended to protect people and the environment. Monsanto will enjoy immunity from responsibility for one of the most noxious of all its toxic creations: PCBs.

Slipped into already-contentious reform measures of the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act by the House of Representatives, the provision concerns now-banned polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), which, in the United States, were manufactured nearly exclusively by Monsanto. Though the Environmental Protection Agency banned the substances in the 1979, from the early 1930s through 1977, the agrichemical goliath produced around 1.25 billion pounds — of which an estimated 10 percent continues to wreak havoc on human health and the environment. Continue reading »

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Mar 04

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Related info:

First Review of Secret Monsanto Studies Shows Glyphosate Cancer Cover Up

WHO Cancer Expert: ‘Glyphosate Is Definitely Genotoxic. There Is No Doubt In My Mind.’

Monsanto Knew of Glyphosate Cancer Link 35 Years Ago

Top MIT Scientist: Roundup Causes Autism

Another Independent Study Confirms Monsanto’s RoundUp Chemicals Are Lethal, Even in Small Doses

Monsanto’s Darkest Secret: Roundup’s Effect On The Fetus

Dr Cattani: Roundup Causes Toxic Damage To Rat Brains

Governments Ignore Definitive Proof That Monsanto’s Roundup Causes Birth Defects

Study: Roundup Herbicide 450-Fold Diluted Is Still Genotoxic

More important information on Glyphosate (Roundup) below the following article.


Monsanto is Suing California for Telling People the Truth About Its Chemicals:

California — Monsanto is suing the State of California for its intent to include glyphosate — the main ingredient in its wildly popular herbicide, Roundup — on its Proposition 65 toxic chemicals list.

California’s decision came after the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified glyphosate as a “probable carcinogen” in March 2015. Researchers discovered “limited evidence” of a link between the weedkiller and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in humans, as well as “convincing evidence” of its link to other forms of cancer in rodents. Thus, IARC decided unanimously that glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic.” Continue reading »

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Mar 02

New research shows regulatory “safe” limits for glyphosate may not be safe at all:

The approval process for glyphosate herbicide is disputed because the commercial herbicide formulations as sold and used contain additives or co-formulants, which are more toxic than glyphosate alone. Yet glyphosate alone is tested to calculate the ADI or acceptable daily intake, the level that is supposedly safe to consume over the long term. That’s in spite of the fact that we are exposed to the formulations, not the isolated presumed active ingredient glyphosate. Continue reading »

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Feb 29

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Passage of DARK Act to outlaw GMO labeling nationwide is now imminent… TAKE ACTION now or forever lose your right to know what you’re eating:

In the latest insult to scientific transparency and food consumers everywhere, the U.S. Congress is pushing hard to pass the DARK Act that would outlaw all mandatory GMO labeling nationwide.

This act of outrageous food secrecy is being pushed by Monsanto and the evil biotech industry. It’s the latest desperate attempt to keep consumers in the dark about all the poisonous GMOs and glyphosate they’re eating. When the voters keep demanding labeling laws — and passing them! — the poison-pushing industry’s weapon of last resort is to pay off the lawmakers to ban mandatory GMO labeling. Continue reading »

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Feb 28

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Cancer-linked pesticide found in popular German beer:

Fourteen different beers sold in Germany contain traces of a pesticide believed to be carcinogenic, a new study reveals.

Small amounts of Glyphosate – a substance most commonly used for weed killing and supposedly carcinogenic – were found in fourteen of the most popular brews in Germany, a new study conducted by the Environmental Institute in Munich has shown.

The highest amount of the pesticide – 29.74 micrograms – was detected in a liter of Hasseröder, while a liter of Bavarian Augustiner contained 0.46 micrograms, making it “the safest” of the brews tested.

Well-known Beck’s Pils finished with 5 micrograms per liter. Paulaner Weissbier and Erdinger Weissbier had 0.66 and 2.92 micrograms, respectively.

The allowable limit of glyphosate in drinking water is 0.1 micrograms per liter, according to Der Spiegel. Continue reading »

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