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Monsanto 'slammed' for violating European patent law on GMO melon

The European Patent Office has revoked a patent on genetically modified melons held by Agro-Giant Monsanto after a January 20, 2016 hearing held in Munich, Germany.

New study by USDA proves it was wrong about GE alfalfa

Monsanto's genetically engineered (GE) Roundup-Ready alfalfa has already cost farmers millions of dollars, and now, a new study by the USDA, the same agency that re-approved it, has found that GE alfalfa has really gone wild, literally.

Should a leading weedkiller be banned?

A debate is taking place about the use of glyphosate-based weedkillers. This is in relation to the possible carcinogenic effects of this widely used farm product.

Monsanto eyeing Mexico's indigenous corn varieties

Mexico's unique and varied native maize varieties are under attack from Monsanto, the world's largest seed producer as it vies to plant genetically modified (GMO) corn in the country.

Argentina study: 85% of tampons contaminated with glyphosate

La Plata - A new study conducted in Argentina has found that the vast majority of tampons, sanitary pads and sterile cotton products sold in the country are contaminated with glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup, ruled to be a carcinogen by the WHO.

French minister asks shops to stop selling Roundup

French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal announced on Sunday the ban on the sale of Monsanto's popular weedkiller, Roundup in garden centers. The United Nations has warned the weedkiller may be carcinogenic.

Thousands worldwide march against Monsanto and GM crops

Paris - Thousands of people hit the streets in cities across the world Saturday to protest against the American biotechnology giant Monsanto and its genetically modified crops and pesticides.

Op-Ed: Roundup's glyphosates are killing our gut microbes

Celiac disease and gluten-intolerance is a growing problem worldwide, but especially in North America and Europe. The causative factor in the increase of these disorders can be explained by studies done on the use of Roundup on the foods we eat.

Fears over Monsanto's herbicide Roundup prompt private testing

The focus of scientists, food companies and consumer groups is now on Monsanto's Roundup, and its active ingredient, glyphosate. Even though testing has increased in the past two years, they have spiked since the WHO report in March.

Monsanto fined for not reporting hazardous chemical releases

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Justice released a statement Thursday announcing they have fined the agrochemical company Monsanto. The fine is for releasing dangerous chemicals into the air without informing the government.

Monarch butterfly may be designated an endangered species

A group of 52 members of the U.S. Congress are looking to save the beautiful Monarch butterfly. To help do so the politicians sent a letter to Pres. Obama last week asking him to put the iconic insect on the endangered species list.

Op-Ed: Why the GMO debate is far from over

There has been a lot of discussion on the pros and cons of genetically-engineered food crops of late. But the vast majority of consumers are actually left in the dark over the safety of GMOs because the FDA, USDA and Monsanto say they are safe.

Monarch butterfly endangered, is Monsanto to blame?

The US Fish and Wildlife Service issued a press release on how the monarch butterfly has been nearly wiped out due to loss of habitat related to agricultural practices.

Edmonton marches against Monsanto Special

Edmonton - A local March Against Monsanto drew dozens of activists concerned about health, and environment, food security, and related issues.

March Against Monsanto draws hundreds in Edmonton Special

Edmonton - May 24 was the second annual global March Against Monsanto. Marches and rallies protesting genetically modified food took place all around the globe.

Bee losses may be economically unsustainable

Honey Bee losses over recent winters may be economically unsustainable according to reports by the USDA. Although corporations assert that it is not as a result of their products, other studies say otherwise.

Vermont first state to pass mandatory GMO food-labeling law

Monsanto and other companies making food with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are in the habit of winning, of having states and entire countries not require mandatory labeling of GMOs. But not this time, not in Vermont.

Farmers concerned by large Monsanto data collection

While farmers are already heavily reliant on algorithms and tablets for planning their seed-planting, they are concerned that big seed sellers like DuPont and Monsanto could be cashing in on an orgy of crop data.

Activists posing as lobbyists mock congress with fake awards

Today activists opposed to Monsanto’s lobbying efforts and tactics posed as lobbyists for a fake lobbying group, distributing mock awards to congressional members who took money from the company.

Monsanto Protection Act extension hidden in spending bill

The controversial provision nicknamed the “Monsanto Protection Act” was included by House Republicans in the bill to approve funding that is required to avoid a government shutdown.

Op-Ed: Elysium vs World War Z, setting the agenda and mass mind control

Movies and literature inspire and program the masses to love, to hate, to protect or to kill. If Dennis Kucinich made a movie, it would be "Elysium," a movie which teaches that all people have the right to immigrate, to have health care and to live.

Trial GM Monsanto wheat ends up in a farmer's field

U.S. authorities are trying to understand how an experimental genetically modified wheat ended up in an Oregon farmer’s field. The concern is that GM wheat could be mixed up with other crops across the U.S.

Weed killer glyphosate found in human urine across Europe

Friends of the Earth Europe (FoE) commissioned a series of urine tests on people in 18 countries across Europe. The results were released on Thursday and FoE is asking, "Why is there weed killer in our bodies?"

Video: 'Eugenics Now!' by The Truthseeker

To really make your weekend, have a look at this brief documentary on eugenics, including information on Monsanto, GMOs, Bill Gates, vaccinations and how water is simply not a human right anymore.

Farmers sue Monsanto over GMO wheat strain found in crops

This week complaints were filed in U.S. Federal Court against Monsanto Co. The plaintiffs allege the bio-tech giant failed to protect the U.S. wheat market from unauthorized wheat it had been testing several years ago.

Op-Ed: Thousands march against Monsanto, GM food

Over the last few weekends, thousands of protesters have taken to the street to march against the seed company Monsanto. The protests occurred in over 400 cities and 50 countries worldwide.

TopFinds: Monsanto protests go global, mammoth found in Siberia

Advocates for GMO-free food protested against Monsanto this week. An off-Broadway show about scientist Nikolas Tesla electrifies the audience. Researchers uncover a preserved wooly mammoth in Siberia. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

Japan blocks US wheat after Monsanto GMO strain found in Oregon

Tokyo - Japan blocked the import of some types of American wheat on Thursday following the discovery of an unauthorized strain of genetically modified Monsanto wheat growing on an Oregon farm.

Op-Ed: GMOs and food labeling ─ Taking control of what you eat Special

Washington - Despite the many labels required on food packaging, in the U.S., consumers do not have the right to know if they are eating foods containing GMOs. If the government won't intervene, it seems it's up to consumers to take charge.

Op-Ed: Monsanto, and GMO protests spread as the science is questioned

Across the Pacific, joining other world locations, GMO advocates and Monsanto, in particular, are asked, "Show us the research!"
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