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 […]

Dec 022018
 
2018-12-01  GMO's:  Brazil Court Rules Against Syngenta for Murder of MST Activist,  teleSUR

Valmir Mota de Oliveira, also known as ‘Keno,’ was murdered by a private security company hired by Syngenta in 2007. The Justice Court of Parana has convicted Swiss agrobusiness company Syngenta of the murder of Valmir Mota de Oliveira – also known as ‘Keno,’ a member of Via Campesino and the Landless Rural Workers’ Movement (MST) – and ordered […]

Aug 252018
 

There’s another round of consultations re neonic chemicals, deadline soon passed.   During the last round,  not very long ago, Health Canada received 46,000 communications.   Why we need another round I do not know. As I wrote to one of the organizations: Realistically, you have to call them on the corruption, if we are to make […]

Aug 192018
 

Update: Roundup Class Action Suit for False Advertising is Going National In follow-up to 2015-04-21 Class Action LawSuits Against Monsanto (false advertising, glyphosate) —– Original Message —– From: Rae Sent: Mon, 19 Oct 2015 Subject: CBC Radio Announces Class Action Suits Against Monsanto Just announced on CBC Radio that class action suits against Monsanto are […]

Aug 082018
 
2017-05-07   U of S professor says there's nothing unusual about his ties to Monsanto

RELATED: 2018-08-18  SIGNIFICANCE EXPLAINED: U of Saskatchewan taken to Court, Refuses to disclose Right to Know symposium proceedings   https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/u-of-s-professor-says-there-s-nothing-unusual-about-his-ties-to-monsanto-1.4100399 Documents show agri-business coached Peter Phillips, edited academic articles Jason Warick · CBC News ·  Monsanto is under fire for what one researcher calls a ‘Machiavellian’ campaign to recruit academics to speak for the company. […]

Aug 052018
 
2018-08-02  NEWS RELEASE:  University of Saskatchewan is taken to Court,   Refuses to disclose Right to Know symposium proceedings

Below is the actual press release.   See also Significance explained:   U of Saskatchewan taken to Court . . . = = = = = = = = = UPDATE:  GOFUNDME  has been set up. Goal: To fund the legal costs of forcing the University of Saskatchewan’s senior administration to comply with the recommendations of Saskatchewan’s […]