Category Archives: Monsanto

Bayer + Monsanto = A Match Made in Hell (23 min)

Corbettreport – June 23, 2018

TRANSCRIPT AND MP3 AUDIO: https://www.corbettreport.com/bayer/

It is hardly surprising that the first thing Bayer did after completing their takeover of Monsanto earlier this month was to announce that they were dropping the Monsanto name, merging the two companies’ agrichemical divisions under the Bayer Crop Science name. After all, as everyone knows, Monsanto is one of the most hated corporations in the world. But Bayer itself has an equally atrocious history of death and destruction. Together they are a match made in hell.

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Monsanto in Epic Fail with Attempted Attack on Global Glyphosate Study

Sustainable Pulse – May 22nd, 2018

The peer-reviewed accepted manuscripts from the pilot phase of the Global Glyphosate Study were revealed last Wednesday in a Press Conference at the European Parliament.

The results of the short-term pilot study showed that glyphosate-based herbicides (GBHs) were able to alter certain important biological parameters in rats, mainly relating to sexual development, genotoxicity and the alteration of the intestinal microbiome, at the ‘safe’ level of 1.75 mg/kg/day set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

As is normal practice for Monsanto, their Public Relations department was soon in action to try and crush the scientists involved and the study results, which could cause major damage to the product that supports their whole business model – the glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup.

However, this time their PR campaign against the Study was only met with contempt and disdain from journalists, politicians and the public in countries across Europe.

The Global Glyphosate Study involves The Ramazzini Institute, the University of Bologna (Faculty of Agriculture, Veterinary Science and Biostatistics) the Genoa Hospital San Martino, the Italian National Institute of Health, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York and the George Washington University.

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California Defeats Monsanto in Court to List Glyphosate as Carcinogen

A California Appellate Court sided with the State of California and Center for Food Safety (CFS) on Thursday, affirming that Monsanto’s glyphosate pesticide can be listed as a known carcinogen under Proposition 65.

Monsanto’s lawsuit challenged the 2015 announcement by California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) that it intended to list glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide, Roundup, under California’s landmark Proposition 65.

Proposition 65 requires notification and labeling of all chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and prohibits their discharge into drinking waters of the state. CFS intervened in the case, defending the listing of glyphosate as a carcinogen and the public’s right to know when it is being exposed to cancer-causing chemicals.

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USA Approves Bayer-Monsanto Mega-Merger Canada could be next

April 10, 2018. On Monday April 9, the Wall Street Journal reported that the United States Department of Justice has agreed to allow a merger between seed and pesticide companies Bayer and Monsanto, creating the largest seed and pesticide company in the world. A US approval means that Canada could also soon permit the merger.

The US Department of Justice has not yet officially announced the deal, along with any conditions for the approval. Europe allowed the merger on the condition that Bayer sell some of its seeds, pesticides and digital farming investments to remove overlaps with Monsanto.

A decision from Canada’s Competition Bureau is also required but no timeline has been provided. The proposed merger requires regulatory approval from anti-trust agencies across the world.

“A US decision brings a Canadian announcement closer,” said Lucy Sharratt of the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN). “Canada is on the verge of making a decision that will affect farmers and consumers for many decades. It will shape the future of food and farming in Canada and across the world.”

The new merged company could control around 30 percent of the world’s commercial seed market and 25 percent of agricultural pesticides.

“A merger of this size creates an unprecedented level of corporate control over seeds and pesticides,” said Sharratt.

CBAN is calling on The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development to stop the merger.

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Dr. Stephanie Seneff Lecture: Glyphosate, Sulfate Deficiency & Degenerative Diseases

We are so excited to share this with you! Friends of the late John Balatinecz and Dr. Shiv Chopra have collaborated to bring Dr. Stephanie Seneff, Senior Research Scientist, MIT Computer Science and AI Laboratory to Toronto, ON, Canada once again for a special lecture. This event is to honor their memory and mission to help educate the public on the many health risks from dangerous toxins in our environment and in our food from the use of RoundUp.

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Since you attended Dr. Seneff’s last lecture on April 28, 2016 we thought you would be interested in the opportunity to see her again and be one of the first to hear about her latest research and insights on this controversial subject. You will learn about a mineral deficiency (that no one talks about yet) that appears to be a result of these toxins which affect some very important functions in our body, how we function (or struggle) daily and disease development. Read more about the subject of Dr. Seneff’s talk here.

NEW EXPERT PANEL DISCUSSION:

New this year to the event is an expert panel discussion with some alternative health and environmental experts. What questions will you have? How can we get changes in regulation to happen? See the Event page for all the details and who is on our expert panel. You have to be there to participate in this discussion!

There is no charge for tickets once again, thanks to our amazing sponsors (see below) who are supporting this initiative and some attendees who have kindly sent us donations. This is a “pay what you can” event, and cash donations may be made at the door.

This year, our event will be at Glenview Presbyterian Church, just south of Yonge & Lawrence. To reserve your ticket to the live event in Toronto, sign up on the Eventbrite link at the bottom of the event web page here. (Map and directions on Eventbrite.) Save your seat now!!

We are excited to see you at this very important lecture on March 27! Doors open at 10:30 am, lecture will begin at 11:00 am! Come early and meet our sponsors who will have important information and opportunities for you.

Please share this information with friends, family, your colleagues and patients! Everyone you care about needs to hear this.

NEW VIEWER OPPORTUNITY ONLINE:

For your friends who are not in Toronto and fortunate enough to attend in person, we will have a LIVE online streaming available via Zoom. A registration link for this is on the Event page near the bottom. Be sure they register in advance for their Zoom link! A replay will be available after the lecture for a limited time. Facebook live is also part of the plan, but to be sure to find it please register for Zoom.

If you have questions, feel free to contact me with a reply to this email.

Republicans Back Monsanto, Threaten to Cut WHO’s Funding Which Calls Glysophate ‘Carcinogenic’

Right-wing lawmakers and industry makers targeted the IARC for its research in 2015 that linked glyphosate to possible cancer in humans.

Some Republican lawmakers have bashed the International Agency for Research on Cancer, IARC, a World Health Organization, WHO, agency and threatened to cut its funding over for calling a widely used herbicide chemical, glyphosate as a possible “carcinogenic” at a House Science Committee hearing.

Right-wing lawmakers and industry makers targeted the IARC for its research in 2015 that linked glyphosate to possible cancer in humans.

On Tuesday, a Republican representative from Texas, Lamar Smith, said the health regulating agency’s claims were “unsubstantiated” and “not backed by reliable data.”

“The selective use of data and the lack of public disclosure raise questions about why IARC should receive any government funding in the future,” Smith said.

WHO is defending its stance based on years-long research.

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