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Demonstrators against Monsanto and GMOs stage a protest in Portland, Maine in May 2014. (Photo: Corey Templeton/flickr/cc)

Surprise! Pro-GMO Lawmakers Get Big Funds from Agribusiness Lobbies

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams July 28, 2015   Surprise! Pro-GMO Lawmakers Get Big Funds from Agribusiness Lobbies Reps who voted against mandatory GMO labeling received three times as much money from food and agriculture lobbies     File this under unsurprising, but nefarious nonetheless. Members of U.S. Congress who vote against mandatory labeling for […]


Monsanto Protection Act Part 2? New Bill Introduced Spells Bad News For GMO Activists

By Arjun Walia Collective Evolution June 21, 2015   Monsanto Protection Act Part 2? New Bill Introduced Spells Bad News For GMO Activists     A couple of years ago, a bill was introduced (H.R. 933) allowing big biotech corporations, like Monsanto, to override United States federal courts on the issue of planting experimental genetically […]

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Endgame for glyphosate? The global fallout of WHO’s ‘probable carcinogen’ classification 1

By Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji The Ecologist June 17, 2015   Endgame for glyphosate? The global fallout of WHO’s ‘probable carcinogen’ classification   WHO’s official recognition of the health damage caused by glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide, is having ramifications around the world, writes Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji. National governments are moving to restrict the […]


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30,000 Doctors and Health Professionals Demand Glyphosate Ban In Argentina

By Jonathan Schoenfeld The Anti-Media April 23, 2015   30,000 Doctors and Health Professionals Demand Glyphosate Ban In Argentina     A union of 30,000 doctors and health professionals announced efforts to eliminate the use of glyphosate-based herbicides following results from an International Agency for Research (IARC) evaluation that classifies glyphosate a probable cause of […]


GMO Seed Theft Equals National Security Threat, Argues Government

By Lauren McCauley Common Dreams March 30, 2015 GMO Seed Theft Equals National Security Threat, Argues Government Defense attorneys say spying on alleged Chinese seed plotters in trade dispute signifies ‘breathtaking’ overreach     In what defense attorneys are calling a “breathtaking and unprecedented” abuse of power, a top secret government court has authorized the […]

Siblings and Chinese nationals Mo Hailong and Mo Yu face prosecution for plotting to steal genetically modified seed technology. (Photo: BASF/cc/flickr)

Monsanto’s popular weedkiller is mainly used on crops such as corn and soybeans, which are genetically modified to survive it. It also"probably causes cancer" in humans, says IARC. (Photo: Studioshots/Alamy)

Glyphosate, Favored Chemical of Monsanto & Dow, Declared ‘Probable’ Source of Cancer for Humans

By Jon Queally Common Dreams March 23, 2015   Glyphosate, Favored Chemical of Monsanto & Dow, Declared ‘Probable’ Source of Cancer World’s most widely used herbicide ingredient shown to cause variety of cancers by research arm of World Health Organization     In a determination that could have far-reaching implications for the agro-chemical giants like […]