Tag Archives: Monsanto

Unsealed Court Docs Reveal Monsanto Colluded With EPA To Stifle Cancer Research By
If we had a dime for every kooky, left-wing theory we’ve heard alleging some vast corporate conspiracy to exploit the treasures of the earth, destroy the environment and poison people with unknown carcinogens all while buying...
California Wins Right To Label Monsanto Roundup With Cancer Warning By
FRESNO, Calif. (REPORT) — California can require Monsanto to label its popular weed-killer Roundup as a possible cancer threat despite an insistence from the chemical giant that it poses no risk to people, a judge tentatively ruled Friday. California would be the first...
Trump’s Meetings With CEOs Seeking Mergers Is Troubling Observers By
(ANALYSIS) — When the CEOs of Monsanto and Bayer met now-President Donald Trump earlier this month, eager for a nod of assent for their controversial merger into an agrochemical and seed giant, they promised jobs and investment. Sure enough, a week later, the companies...
Sanders Calls Out Trump’s Billionaire Pick For Education Secretary By
(ANALYSIS) — One of the reasons Hillary Clinton lost so many votes during the 2016 U.S. Presidential election was her concerning ties to Wall Street. Her buddy system with banks like Goldman and Sachs and her alliance with Monsanto were worrisome to American citizens,...
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 dispersal of polychlorinated...
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...