Jun 152018

With thanks to CBAN June 15, 2018. Halifax – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has announced the discovery of unapproved genetically modified (GM, also called genetically engineered) wheat near a farm in Alberta, but says the contamination is an isolated event.(1) “We’re relieved this is an isolated contamination case but we’re concerned that the […]

Jun 042018
2018-06-04   Monsanto No More: Agri-Chemical Giant's Name Dropped In Bayer Acquisition,  National Public Radio (NPR), U.S.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/06/04/616772911/monsanto-no-more-agri-chemical-giants-name-dropped-in-bayer-acquisition by  Camila Domonoske A protester takes part in a March Against Monsanto in Paris in May 2016. The European chemical and pharmaceutical giant Bayer is buying Monsanto — and dropping the U.S. company’s now-controversial name. Francois Mori/AP Originally, it was just a name — Olga Monsanto’s name, to be precise. Around the turn of […]

Apr 302018

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/apr/30/fda-weedkiller-glyphosate-in-food-internal-emails US government scientists have detected a weedkiller linked to cancer in an array of commonly consumed foods, emails obtained through a freedom of information request show. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been testing food samples for residues of glyphosate, the active ingredient in hundreds of widely used herbicide products, for two years, […]

Mar 222018

Having trouble reading this mail? View it in your browser. The Canadian government is getting money from the sales of the GM salmon. The federal government is receiving 10% royalties from sales of the genetically modified (GM or genetically engineered) salmon. The royalties to the government are part of a 2009 $2.8 million-dollar grant agreement […]

Mar 082018

(This comes after Avaaz’s successes in challenging Monsanto, especially over re-licensing of Roundup in the EU.   In response, Monsanto uses the Justice system as a tool for tying up the time, energy and money of a target.  Civilians fund the Justice system.  California and Ontario are two jurisdictions that have enacted anti-SLAPP legislation.   I wonder […]

Mar 072018

On Tuesday April 18th, 2017, the five international judges of the Monsanto Tribunal presented their legal opinion. They have come to important conclusions, both on the conduct of Monsanto and on necessary developments in international law. The judges conclude that Monsanto has engaged in practices which have negatively impacted the right to a healthy environment, […]

Mar 072018
2018-03-05   Monsanto says its pesticides are safe. Now, a court wants to see the proof,  The Guardian.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/mar/05/monsanto-pesticides-roundup-court Monsanto says its pesticides are safe. Now, a court wants to see the proof Carey Gillam This week’s events will mark the first time that the science used to justify certain pesticides will be analyzed under oath for all to see ‘Real lives are at stake in this and broader debates about pesticide risks […]

Mar 072018

Take Action to Stop the Merger If the companies Monsanto and Bayer are allowed to merge, the new company could control around 30% of the global seed market and 25% of agricultural pesticides. This merger could further increase the price of seed, decrease choice in the marketplace for Canadian farmers, and stifle research and development. […]