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Portland Becomes 7th City To Sue Monsanto Over Polluted Waterways By
Portland, OR (REPORT) — Becoming the seventh city to sue Monsanto over contaminated waterways, Portland passed a resolution last week authorizing city attorney Tracy Reeve to take the biotech company to federal court over its decades-long...
Washington State Launches Historic Lawsuit Against Monsanto Over PCBs By
SEATTLE — For the first time ever, a U.S. state is suing the agribusiness giant Monsanto over the toxic after-effects of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), a dangerous chemical once commonly found in building supplies and industrial equipment. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee...
Iraq’s Agricultural Industry Was Pillaged, Its Farmers Devastated, But It’s Still Free Of GMO Seeds By
DOVER, Delaware — (Insights) I delivered a presentation about Iraq at the Green Festival in Chicago in May 2008. In that presentation, “Ain’t Nothin’ Green About the Green Zone: The Impact of War and Occupation on Iraqi Farmers,” I discussed the history of...
Concerned Over Growing Power Of Big Ag, States Joining DOJ Probes Of Mega-Mergers By
Two pending mega-mergers between agribusiness giants—Dow-DuPont and Bayer-Monsanto—are reportedly facing scrutiny from a number of U.S. states concerned over the intense consolidation of the global genetically modified organism (GMO) and pesticide industries. Citing...
Despite Ongoing Effects Of Agent Orange, Vietnam Embraces Monsanto GMO’s By
Vietnam — Vietnam’s Agriculture Minister has asked the country to embrace Monsanto 55 years after the company dumped 20 million gallons of Agent Orange there. One of Monsanto’s former companies, among nine contractors responsible for creating Agent Orange, sprayed...
Bayer Buys Monsanto But AntiTrust Laws Could Still Kill The Deal By
German pharmaceutical and agrochemical company Bayer has finally succeeded in its attempts to buy US GM seed company Monsanto. The merger will create a company that commands more than 25% of the world’s agricultural market for seeds and pesticides. Bayer first attempted...
Ante Upped On Bayer Monsanto Merger – Billions On The Table By
The possibility of a merger between German pharmaceutical and chemical company Bayer AG and multinational seed and pesticide corporation Monsanto Co. has just increased with the recent rounds of discussions between the two companies. Having been in discussion regarding...
SEC: Former Monsanto Executive To Receive $22.5M Whistleblower Payout By
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A former Monsanto Co. financial executive who tipped off regulators about the agribusiness giant’s accounting practices involving rebates for its Roundup weed-killer will get nearly $22.5 million as a whistleblower, federal securities regulators...
Japan, South Korea Halt Wheat Imports Following Discovery Of Tainted Monsanto Crop In US By
MINNEAPOLIS — The discovery of unapproved GMO wheat in a Washington state farmers’ field could have serious consequences for U.S. exports of the staple crop. On July 29, the USDA published a statement from its Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), confirming...
PCBs Poison America’s Teachers & Students, But EPA & Monsanto Won’t Take Responsibility By
AUSTIN, Texas — A toxic chemical that used to be prevalent in construction materials may still be hiding in the walls of thousands of American schools, and experts believe the EPA is doing too little to prevent it from poisoning a new generation of children. Polychlorinated...