Tag: Monsanto

Food & Power: Farmers Ramp Up Campaign Against Bayer Takeover of Monsanto ​

The National Black Farmers Association (NBFA) last week said it plans to bring an injunction against Bayer to stop the German corporation’s $66 billion acquisition of Monsanto. The announcement comes as farmers and antitrust advocates across the country organize against the looming merger of the two agrochemical giants, which they say would have dire consequences




The New York Times: Monsanto Emails Raise Issue of Influencing Research on Roundup Weed Killer

By DANNY HAKIM | August 1, 2017 Documents released Tuesday in a lawsuit against Monsanto raised new questions about the company’s efforts to influence the news media and scientific research and revealed internal debate over the safety of its highest-profile product, the weed killer Roundup. The active ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, is the most common




Huffington Post: New ‘Monsanto Papers’ Add To Questions Of Regulatory Collusion, Scientific Mischief

by Carey Gillam | 08/01/2017 04:55 am ET The other shoe just dropped. Four months after the publication of a batch of internal Monsanto Co. documents stirred international controversy, a new trove of company records was released early Tuesday, providing fresh fuel for a heated global debate over whether or not the agricultural chemical giant




The Hill: Agriculture giants Bayer, Monsanto merging could ruin American farmers

By John Boyd and Mike Weaver | 06/18/17 02:00 PM EDT Earlier this year, we planted our crops — soybeans, corn, and wheat — and began feeding our spring chickens. Farmers like us have been doing this for generations. But next year, when we turn to our spring tasks again, the entire farming economy will




The Hill: Agriculture giants Bayer, Monsanto merging could ruin American farmers

By John Boyd and Mike Weaver, opinion contributors – 06/18/17 02:00 PM EDT Earlier this year, we planted our crops — soybeans, corn, and wheat — and began feeding our spring chickens. Farmers like us have been doing this for generations. But next year, when we turn to our spring tasks again, the entire farming




Huffington Post: Monsanto Spin Doctors Target Cancer Scientist in Flawed Reuters Story

06/16/2017 06:09 pm ET by Carey Gillam In a well-orchestrated and highly coordinated media coup, Monsanto Co. and friends this week dropped a bombshell on opponents who are seeking to prove that the company’s beloved Roundup herbicide causes cancer. A widely circulated story published June 14 in the global news outlet Reuters (for which I




Huffington Post: Of Mice, Monsanto And A Mysterious Tumor

06/08/2017 11:54 am ET (First published in Environmental Health News.) Call it the case of the mysterious mouse tumor. It’s been 34 years since Monsanto Co. presented U.S. regulators with a seemingly routine study analyzing the effects the company’s best-selling herbicide might have on rodents. Now, that study is once again under the microscope, emerging




Alternet.org: America’s Largest Pension Fund Has Dumped a Fortune Into Monsanto Stock

By Zen Honeycutt / AlterNet May 17, 2017 Investing in a company that sells harmful products like the toxic herbicide Roundup is counter to CalPERS’ mission. I was recently informed by a former California public health employee, that CalPERS, the state’s pension and health care fund, the largest in the nation, has invested $136 million




Alternet: USDA Quietly Drops Plan to Test for Monsanto’s Glyphosate Weed Killer in Food

By Carey Gillam / Huffington Post March 28, 2017 The World Health Organization said that glyphosate probably causes cancer. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has quietly dropped a plan to start testing food for residues of glyphosate, the world’s most widely used weed killer and the key ingredient in Monsanto Co.’s branded Roundup herbicides. The