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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 26th, 2016

By Joel Currier, St. Louis post dispatch, 

A jury on Wednesday awarded $17.5 million in damages to three plaintiffs and assessed $29 million more in punitive damages against Monsanto and three other companies in a suit here alleging negligence in the production of PCBs.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 25th, 2016

By DetoxProject, 

Glyphosate, labeled aProbable human carcinogenby the World Health Organization’s cancer agency IARC in 2015, has now been revealed to be ubiquitous in the first ever comprehensive and validated LC/MS/MS testing project to be carried out across America.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 23rd, 2016

By SustainablePulse, 

Trade unions across Europe have joined the Great Glyphosate Rebellion by urging the European Union to take precautionary action on the use of glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 22nd, 2016

By SustainablePulse, 

The Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN), Ecology Action Centre, Living Oceans Society and the Quebec network Vigilance OGM are expressing concerns over Health Canada’s approval of the world’s first genetically modified (GM) food animal, a GM Atlantic salmon, for human consumption.

 
Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 20th, 2016

By GMWatch, 

This week the Spanish newspaper El País published an article called "Science confirms that GMOs are as safe as other foods", commenting on the latest report by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), titled "Genetically engineered crops: Experiences and prospects”. However, the report paints a very different picture from the one portrayed by the headlines.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 19th, 2016

By Bloomberg, 

Bayer faces a backlash against Germany’s biggest planned acquisition because of two products from the St. Louis-based company that are widely detested in the country: genetically modified seeds and the weedkiller Roundup, which uses a compound called glyphosate that some believe can cause cancer.

 
Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 19th, 2016

By SustainablePulse, 

A decision on whether or not to re-approve the controversial toxic substance glyphosate for use in Europe was postponed Thursday for the second time, following disagreement among representatives of EU governments, as the Great Glyphosate Rebellion continues.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 18th, 2016

By SustainablePulse, 

Conflicts of interest have already plagued the newly released glyphosate risk assessment by the FAO/WHO Joint Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR), as the Guardian reported on Wednesday, however, the total irrelevance of the report to modern science and to Europe has now also come into focus. 

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 17th, 2016

By Stacy Malkan, 

Nearly 90% of Americans say genetically engineered food should be labeled, with high support across all ages, races and political affiliations, according to a December 2015 Mellman Group poll. It’s hard to think of a political issue that shares such broad appeal. Belief in our right to know what’s in our food is as American as apple pie.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 17th, 2016

By SustainablePulse, 

According to a statement last week by Beijing Food Safety Volunteers the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture has confirmed to them that Monsanto’s RR2 Xtend GMO soybeans have not been approved for import, despite the company’s claims earlier in 2016.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 17th, 2016

By SustainablePulse, 

A new National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine report “Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects” released today recommends pre-market safety assessments of GMOs, and it cites consumers’ social and economic choices as issues that policymakers should consider when debating  mandatory labeling for GMOs.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 16th, 2016

By SustainablePulse, 

The FAO/WHO Joint Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR) released an assessment Monday, which concludes that the controversial weedkiller glyphosate is “unlikely to pose a carcinogenic risk to humans from exposure through the diet”.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 14th, 2016

By SustainablePulse, 

A testimony to the US House Committee on Agriculture by the President of CropLife America, Jay Vroom, has caused outrage after he successfully pressured the Committee to investigate the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) review of the World’s most used herbicide – glyphosate.


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