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State of Iowa tries to remove constitutional right to free speech – apparently to protect Monsanto

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on January 11, 2017 - 11:53am

The First Amendment of the US constitution guarantees the right to free speech. In an astonishing and outrageous move, the State of Iowa wants to remove this fundamental right in its trial against two protesters against Monsanto, the activist known as Reverend Billy, and his co-defendant, Father Frank Cordaro, a peace activist and co-founder of the Des Moines, Iowa Catholic Worker Group.


Submitted by Food Democracy Now on December 30, 2016 - 3:56pm

Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that he has filed an environmental lawsuit against Monsanto in King County Superior Court. The lawsuit seeks damages and cleanup costs associated with the polychlorinated produced for decades while hiding what they knew about the toxic chemicals’ harm to human health and the environment.

Popular American Foods Contaminated with Monsanto’s Glyphosate Weedkiller

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on December 27, 2016 - 9:08pm

Carolanne Wright – Classified as “probably carcinogenic” by the World Health Organization, glyphosate — the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup and the world’s most widely used herbicide — has been found in a variety of best-selling American foods at disturbing

Missouri's largest peach farmer sues Monsanto over alleged damage from illegal herbicide use

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on December 16, 2016 - 10:34am

Missouri’s largest peach producer has filed a lawsuit against Monsanto Co., alleging that the biotech company bears responsibility for illegal herbicide use suspected of causing widespread crop damage in southeast Missouri and neighboring states.

Serious scrutiny needed as EPA seeks input on cancer ties to Monsanto herbicide

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on December 13, 2016 - 1:27pm

The glyphosate geeks are gathering in Washington this week. After a two-month delay, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding four days of meetings aimed at examining the evidence that does or does not tie the world’s most widely used herbicide — glyphosate — to cancer.


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