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Lawsuit Targets Potential Cancer Threat in the South's Farming Communities 23.5.2017 Truthout.com
More than 800 cancer patients nationwide are involved in a class-action lawsuit that accuses the chemical giant Monsanto of failing to adequately warn them about a possible link between their disease and glyphosate, the key ingredient in its enormously popular Roundup herbicide. The lawsuit was sparked by a 2015 determination by the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) that glyphosate was a probable carcinogen, with research tying it to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, in humans. The IARC also found "convincing evidence" that glyphosate can cause cancer in laboratory animals, while other studies it reviewed found the chemical damages human DNA. Monsanto maintains that glyphosate is safe, as industry-funded studies have found. But the class-action lawsuit has unearthed documents that cast doubt on its safety -- and on the handling of its potential risks by the US Environmental Protection Agency. As the New York Times reported earlier this year: The ...
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Will address environment issues in ‘scientific manner’: Harsh Vardhan 23.5.2017 Chicago Tribune: Nation
NEW DELHI: Best efforts would be made to address all environmental issues, including “contentious” ones, in a “meticulous and scientific” manner, Union minister Harsh Vardhan said today after taking charge as environment minister following the death of Anil Madhav Dave last week. Noting that air and water pollution were a “matter of concern” for the ...
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With Bong leading the way, Gyllenhaal goes big in ‘Okja’ 22.5.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

CANNES, France (AP) — Jake Gyllenhaal says he was motivated by one goal above all others while shooting the fantasy “Okja”: making his Korean director giggle. “It’s legitimately fun to get him to laugh off-camera,” Gyllenhaal said in an interview alongside “Okja” director Bong Joon-ho who was, naturally, chuckling as Gyllenhaal spoke. “You know when […]
Cannes 2017: Tilda Swinton tells the secret to living a better life 19.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Chef Mario Batali shares tips for preventing food waste, whether you're dining out or eating in 9.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Chef Mario Batali talks about the serious issue of food waste, sharing tips for combatting the issue at home.
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The government is going to counter 'misinformation' about GMO foods 4.5.2017 Washington Post
The government is going to counter 'misinformation' about GMO foods
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Briefs: SBA, farm mom, Clyde, bowling 4.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Federal agencies with money at small business conference Ten federal agencies that provide seed funding to small businesses developing innovative technology will be in Sandy on Thursday for a daylong conference at Salt Lake Community College’s Miller Campus, 9750 S. Redwood Road. More than 100 companies are scheduled to attend along with the U.S. Patent and Technology Office, the college’s Business Resource Center and several state organizations — USTAR (Utah Science Technology and Research), G...
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Court delays 1st lawsuit against Syngenta over China trade 2.5.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first of tens of thousands of lawsuits against Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta for introducing a genetically engineered corn variety before China approved it for imports has been pushed back to July. The test case had been due in Minnesota state court starting last week. Attorney Lew Remele (REM’-uh-lee) says the court […]
Overrated/Underrated: Let's remain guarded about 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' 29.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

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‘Seed: The Untold Story’ on PBS: With the world struggling to navigate a crisis on seemingly every front, dedicating another hour to learn of another isn’t an easy proposition. That said, when the issue involves our food supply and roughly 94% of seed supplies vanishing in the wake of...

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International Monsanto Tribunal Calls for Human Rights Over Corporate Rights 25.4.2017 Truthout - All Articles
On Tuesday, April 18, representatives of the Organic Consumers Association and our  Regeneration International  project gathered in The Hague, Netherlands, along with members of other civil society groups, scientists and journalists. We assembled to hear the opinions of the five judges who presided over the International Monsanto Tribunal. After taking six months to review the testimony of 28 witnesses who testified during the two-day citizens' tribunal held in The Hague last October, the judges were ready to report on their 53-page  Advisory Opinion . The upshot of the judges' opinion? Monsanto has engaged in practices that have violated the basic human right to a healthy environment, the right to food, the right to health, and the right of scientists to freely conduct indispensable research. The judges also called on international lawmakers to hold corporations like Monsanto accountable, to place human rights above the rights of corporations, and to "clearly assert the protection of the environment and ...
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1st farmer lawsuit on deck against Syngenta over China trade 23.4.2017 AP Business
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The first of tens of thousands of U.S. lawsuits is about to go to trial against Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its decision to introduce a genetically engineered corn seed variety to the U.S. market before China had approved it for imports....
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1st farmer lawsuit on deck against Syngenta over China trade 23.4.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first of tens of thousands of U.S. lawsuits is about to go to trial against Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its decision to introduce a genetically engineered corn seed variety to the U.S. market before China had approved it for imports. The lawsuits allege that Syngenta’s move wrecked an increasingly important […]
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When should voters march to the beat of scientists? 22.4.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
When should voters march to the beat of scientists?
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Florida tests bacteria-infected mosquitoes to kill off bugs 19.4.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Thousands of bacteria-infected mosquitoes were released in the wild Tuesday near Key West, testing a new way to kill mosquitoes that carry Zika and other viruses. The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District released 20,000 male mosquitoes infected by the Kentucky-based company MosquitoMate with naturally occurring Wolbachia bacteria. The offspring produced […]
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Activists’ tribunal alleges Monsanto hurts environment 18.4.2017 Washington Post: World
A tribunal brought together by a rights group that aims to highlight what it claims are abuses by U.S. seed company Monsanto Co. has delivered an advisory opinion alleging that the company “engaged in practices which have negatively impacted” people’s rights to a healthy environment, food and good health.
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GMO crops, neonicotinoids will be phased out on Boulder County-owned land 15.4.2017 Denver Post: Local
Boulder County will phase out the cultivation of genetically modified corn and sugar beets and the use of neonicotinoid pesticides on county-owned farmland.
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Boulder County to proceed with GMO crop phaseout 14.4.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Boulder County commissioners voted 2-1 on Thursday to approve the latest version of their plan for phasing out the growing of genetically modified corn and sugar beets on county-owned farmland.
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Pruitt's Rejection of Chlorpyrifos Ban Seems Based on "Alternative Facts" 9.4.2017 Truthout - All Articles
EPA chief Scott Pruitt fails to explain what data prompted his decision to allow continued use of toxic pesticides. (Photo: Pixabay ) The US Environmental Protection Agency under President Trump may have stepped into the brave new world of alternative facts. Last November, after several years of study, the EPA had  announced  that the insecticide chlorpyrifos poses an unacceptable risk to humans, especially children, when its residue is found in fruits, vegetables, and drinking water. The finding cited a 2014  Columbia University study  and other research showing that young people have suffered diminished cognitive abilities and reduced IQ after chronic exposures. This led the EPA to recommend a ban on all agricultural uses of chlorpyrifos -- by far the most heavily used insecticide in the US with  4 to 8 million pounds applied annually . On a pounds per acre basis, the  heaviest applications of chlorpyrifos  in the US have been on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, where several large agribusiness have been ...
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Glyphosate: Health Concerns About the Most Widely Used Pesticide 5.4.2017 Truthout.com
Glyphosate is a synthetic herbicide patented in 1974 by the Monsanto Company, and now manufactured and sold by many companies in hundreds of products around the world. Glyphosate is best known as the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup branded herbicides. Here are some key facts about glyphosate: Most Widely Used Pesticide  According to a February 2016 study in  Environmental Sciences Europe , glyphosate is the  most widely used pesticide . "In the US, no pesticide has come remotely close to such intensive and widespread use," according to the study. Findings include: Americans have applied 1.8 million tons of glyphosate since its introduction in 1974. Worldwide 9.4 million tons of the chemical has been sprayed on fields -- enough to spray nearly half a pound of Roundup on every cultivated acre of land in the world. Globally, glyphosate use has risen almost 15-fold since so-called "Roundup Ready," genetically engineered glyphosate-tolerant crops were introduced in 1996. Cancer Concerns  In 2015, the ...
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Cargill link to anti-GMO group spurs farmer criticism 29.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Cargill Inc.’s efforts to supply food companies with non-genetically modified ingredients have come under attack from the other side of its business: farmers. In common with several other large agribusinesses, Cargill is adapting to a shift in consumer taste toward more products labeled non-GMO. And just like those companies, it too has agreed to allow the Non-GMO Project, a U.S. non-profit group, to verify some of its supplies to ensure they’re free of ingredients such as modified soy and corn.... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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