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 032018
2018-11-29  Bayer Slashes 12,000 Jobs as Monsanto Takeover Turns Sour, by Sustainable Pulse

Bayer, the German drugmaker that bought U.S. seed company Monsanto earlier this year, announced on Thursday the sale of a number of businesses, around 12,000 job cuts and 3.3 billion euros ($3.8 billion) in impairments, Reuters reported. NOTE:  some very interesting “Related” stories (international resistance) from Sustainable Pulse at bottom. Chief Executive Werner Baumann is […]

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 […]

Nov 112018
2018-11-11   Monsanto (Bayer), Roundup:  'Troubling allegations' prompt Health Canada review of studies used to approve popular weed-killer,  CBC

 NOTE:  The words “Monsanto”, and “Bayer” do not appear in the title of the article.  I added them. NOTE:   Health Canada (the Pest Management Regulatory Agency – PMRA) should NOT be doing the assessments of the studies.  They are, and have long been, nothing more than pimps without conscience for the chemical industry.  There’s lots […]

Oct 182018

FURTHER to: 2018-10-12    Here’s how I think we can Keep Monsanto milk out of Canada (bovine growth hormone (rBGH / rBST), Trade Deals UPDATE:  the rBGH Petition to Prime Minister Trudeau, as of Oct 19th noon on the West Coast,  is 60 signatures short of 21,000.  (Nov 11:  more than 33,000 have signed.) Note:  to […]

Oct 182018
2018-06-29   Bayer Bought Monsanto and Is Now Stuck With Its Biggest Headache   (dicamba, after roundup)

A blockbuster herbicide is still causing trouble across farm country. Tom Philpott It’s happening again. In states from Mississippi to Indiana, some US soybean farmers are seeing a troubling sight: Previously healthy plants begin to look wan, their leaves puckering into a cup-like shape. Similar symptoms are hitting trees, ornamental and garden plants, flowers, berries, and […]

Oct 122018

UPDATE: See  2018-10-18    A Time-Line on “Monsanto Milk” (rBGH) reveals . . . – – – – – – – – – In memory of Senator Eugene Whelan, and the Whistle blowers. EXCERPT from the Senate Report, 1999: Recombinant bovine somatotropin is a non-therapeutic drug, produced by genetic engineering, which can increase milk production in […]