Apr 142019
 

Feel free to copy, paste and edit, for whatever use it might serve. From: To: media or organization or friend or Subject:  (April 12, re changes to governance of Dental & Medical professions)   Dear  (Host of Program), The interviewee said: There is a shortage of health care workers across Canada.  The accurate statement is: […]

Apr 042019
 
2019-04-04  Amazing! a milestone for nature protection and a fine hour for citizen law-making!  Bavaria acts on "Save the Bees".  The Guardian

The Guardian published this under the title:   Bavarian ‘save the bees’ success raises green hopes in Germany Green party hopes to make hay in elections after state adopts well-backed petition Kate Connolly in Berlin A ‘save the bees’ demonstration in Munich in February. Photograph: Sachelle Babbar/Zuma/Rex/Shutterstock Environmentalists in Germany are celebrating a decision by Bavaria […]

Apr 042019
 
2019-03-28 Newsweek failed to disclose chemical industry connections of opinion writers who argued that glyphosate can’t be regulated.   Connected to lawsuit at U of Saskatchewan over U's refusal to do disclosure re Bayer (Monsanto).

RELATED:    2018-08-18   SIGNIFICANCE EXPLAINED: U of Saskatchewan taken to Court, Refuses to disclose Right to Know symposium proceedings The Newsweek story is related to the court case against the U of Saskatchewan.  Prof Stuart Smyth is the Bayer-Monsanto mouthpiece. It is curious to me that Newsweek would publish the article and not disclose the industry […]

Mar 312019
 

The trailer is excellent. WHERE TO SEE THE FILM? https://www.modifiedthefilm.com/see-the-film – – – – – –  – – – Many thanks to Cindy who writes: A small group has been able to convince the National Farmers Union (NFU) to allow us to make a brief presentation and offer a petition to sign at their national […]

Mar 282019
 
2019-03-27  Second case:  Man awarded $80M in lawsuit claiming Monsanto's Roundup causes cancer, USA Today

Kelly Tyko A U.S. jury has awarded $80 million in damages to a California man in a high-stakes trial over his claim that Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer caused his cancer. The agribusiness giant says it will appeal the decision. (March 27) AP Eight days after a U.S. jury found that Roundup weed killer was a substantial […]

Mar 122019
 
2019-03-12  Court documents reveal Monsanto's efforts to fight glyphosate's 'severe stigma', CBC

Canadian firm hired to recruit scientists to publish studies that ultimately defended Roundup’s key ingredient Gil Shochat, Sylvie Fournier A review by CBC/Radio-Canada of internal Monsanto documents disclosed in the court case of Dewayne Johnson, who sued Monsanto and won $78 million US last October, showed the many efforts Monsanto took to fight a negative […]

Feb 142019
 

To:  Persons who spoke out concerning Peter MacKinnon’s appointment to presidency of Dal, There’s more to the background of Dalhousie presidents Peter MacKinnon and before him, Richard Florizone, than told in the news report. Dissent arises when there are conflicting interests,  inimical to the public interest.  If anyone should understand and uphold the tenets of […]

Feb 142019
 
2019-02-10  Plummeting insect numbers 'threaten collapse of nature',  The Guardian

Exclusive: Insects could vanish within a century at current rate of decline, says global review Why are insects in decline, and can we do anything about it? Damian Carrington Environment editor @dpcarrington The rate of insect extinction is eight times faster than that of mammals, birds and reptiles. Photograph: Courtesy of Entomologisher Verein Krefeld The […]

Feb 132019
 

Sybille de La Hamaide 3 Min Read   PARIS (Reuters) – Bayer said on Wednesday that farmers in France and Germany were digging up thousands of hectares of rapeseed fields after traces of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) banned for cultivation were found in seeds sold by the company. GMO crops are widely grown across the […]

Dec 062018
 

BACKGROUND: Wikipedia:  Syngenta AG is a Swiss-based global company  that produces agrochemicals and seeds. As a biotechnology  company, it conducts genomic research. It was formed in 2000  by the merger of Novartis Agribusiness and Zeneca  Agrochemicals. As of 2014 Syngenta is the world’s largest  crop chemical producer[2] As of 2009 it ranked third in  seeds […]