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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 02nd, 2015
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Agribusiness Monsanto Co., whose popular weed killer Roundup has been partly blamed by critics for knocking out monarch butterflies’ habitat, said Tuesday it is committing $4 million to efforts to stem the worrisome decline of the black-and-orange insects.The St. Louis-based company said that of $3.6 million it is donating to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 02nd, 2015
By: Laura LorenzettiSeed company's CEO Hugh Grant calls Roundup cancer concerns a 'distraction rather than a reality.'It’s been just over week since the World Health Organization issued a scathing report saying Monsanto’s Roundup pesticide is “probably” carcinogenic to humans.But top executives brushed off the cancer concerns when the seed giant reported second... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 02nd, 2015
By: Trevor Brown Lawmakers are planning to look at how Wyoming treats genetically modified foods and plants.But don’t expect this state to follow the lead of others that have passed laws requiring companies to label products which contain genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.The Joint Agriculture, State and Public Lands and Water Resources Interim Committee will study the topic as... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 01st, 2015
By: Ben UnglesbeeThe City of San Diego has filed a lawsuit against Monsanto Company and two related companies over long-standing chemical pollution in San Diego Bay.San Diego, together with the San Diego Unified Port District, filed the suit Friday in U.S. District Court in California's Southern District. Listed as defendants are Monsanto along with Solutia Inc., a chemical... more

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