Dec 092016 The Associated Press   SEATTLE – Washington has become the first U.S. state to sue the agrochemical giant Monsanto over pervasive pollution from PCBs, the toxic industrial chemicals that have accumulated in plants, fish and people around the globe for decades. The company said the case “lacks merit.”  Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney […]

Aug 092016
2016-08-07   Local Residents Force Monsanto to Tear Down GMO Seed Plant in Argentina,  from Sustainable Pulse.

Monsanto have announced that they will dismantle their half-built multi-million dollar GMO seed plant in Malvinas, Argentina, following protests from local citizens over the past 3 years. Local Malvinas citizens and GMO Free campaigners from across Argentina forced Monsanto to stop the construction of their GMO seed plant in 2014, through well-coordinated protests at the […]

Jul 242016
2016-07-10   Turmoil in Saudi water sector as country runs dry.   And related,  The Great Land Grab.

Many thanks to Lyle for the article below, “Turmoil in Saudi water . . . “. Earlier, related postings  appear at bottom. First, a bit of background on The Great Land Grab  is helpful to understanding the full impact of Lyle’s comment. Note:  The Land Grabs usually take place in the Global South.   Welcome, Canada!   The sale of the […]

Nov 192015

(I used the COMMENTS at bottom to post update – – court challenge in the U.S.) Today, the US government approved the world’s first GM food animal for human consumption – a GM fish that will originate from Prince Edward Island (PEI) Canada. The US company AquaBounty will produce all the GM fish eggs in […]

Oct 212015
2015-04-21  Class Action LawSuits Against Monsanto (false advertising, glyphosate) Exhibit #1 Today a class action lawsuit (Case No: BC 578 942) was filed in Los Angeles County, California against the Monsanto corporation. The suit alleges that Monsanto is guilty of false advertising by claiming that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, targets an enzyme only found in plants and not in humans or […]

Oct 182015
2015-10-10  Hundreds of thousands shut down Berlin to protest "Trojan Horse" - - Monsanto's dream trade deal.  The Guardian

The TTIP protest in Berlin this past weekend drew hundreds of thousands. PHOTO: EFE/EPA/KAY NIETFELD Hundreds of thousands of people marched in Berlin on Saturday to oppose a planned free trade deal between the European Union and the United States that is claimed to be anti-democratic and to threaten food safety and environmental standards. […]

Oct 162015

By Jason Warick   The University of Saskatchewan logo can be seen in this StarPhoenix file photo Photograph by: Greg Pender , the StarPhoenix   A University of Saskatchewan professor is one of several prominent North American academics under fire for undeclared connections to agri-business giant Monsanto. At Monsanto’s request, the scientists wrote papers supporting […]

Jun 142015

In the U.S.,  the already-released genetically-modified insects (mosquitoes in 2013, moths in 2014/15) : 1.    The release was done outside a regulatory system (no consultations), and citizens responded:   Genetically modified mosquitoes set off uproar in Florida Keys 2.    The regulatory system was circumvented.  Scroll down to the report  GM Moths Field Release … Aside:  I view […]

Jun 132015
2013-11-09  Genetically modified mosquitoes (Oxitec) set off uproar in Florida Keys,  America Al Jazeera

Health Potential solution to outbreaks of dengue fever, other mosquito-borne diseases awaits FDA approval November 9, 2013 8:00AM ET by Patricia Sagastume @PatSagastume  <img src=”/content/ajam/articles/2013/11/9/genetically-modifiedmosquitoessetoffuproarinfloridakeys/_jcr_content/mainpar/adaptiveimage/src.adapt.480.low.gmo_mosquito_110713.jpg” alt=”Oxitec's dye-marked Oxi513A male mosquitoes ready for release in Brazil.” class=””> Oxitec’s dye-marked Oxi513A male mosquitoes ready for release in Brazil. Courtesy Oxitec Ltd. KEY WEST, Fla. — In late […]

Jun 132015

NOTE:  “screen capture” of Oxitec’s  “Team”  (March 26, 2017)   is at bottom.   It’s a marriage made-in-heaven for the biotech industry (biotech big Pharma AND biotech Agriculture). Company Overview Oxitec Ltd. operates as a biotechnology company that provides solutions for controlling insects that spread diseases and damage crops. It offers Aedes aegypti OX513A, a bisex […]