Loc: Waterloo, NY
The Monsanto Tribunal will be livestreamed online, so that people everywhere in the world can watch and listen to the Judges, the lawyers and the witnesses. Click on the video screen to follow the hearings from Saturday Oct 15, 8:30 am GMT+2. For the People's Assembly, see the information below.
Pesticide Experts Release Shocking Review of Global Glyphosate Damage
In a “state of the science” review released Tuesday, PAN International presents a large body of research documenting the adverse human health and environmental impacts of glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicides and underscores the need for a global phase-out.
Keith Tyrell, Director, PAN-UK: “This new study from PAN International’s team of scientists clearly shows that glyphosate can cause a multitude of health and environmental problems. Our regulator’s need to wake up and ban this chemical now.”
Interested in buying locally produced, high quality meats in bulk? The website MeatSuite is designed to help you do so. Search for farms in your neighborhood or by species across the region. You'll learn how each farm raises their livestock and about their farming practices and can choose what practice you want. A number of them are NOFA-NY certified organic, grassfed, etc. too!
Mothers Across the World Launches Global Toxic Free Zone Map
Los Angeles - Ahead of the Monsanto Tribunal in The Hague, Mothers Across the World is launching their Global Toxic Free Zone Map, showing the successes of citizens around the world who have had their communities eliminate the use of toxic chemicals.
Kraft just announced a new line of JELL-O gelatins and puddings without GMO sugar, artificial food dyes or the preservative BHA…
While this new version is not what I consider healthy, I can’t help but think about all of the children who will no longer be exposed to artificial colors and BHA due to this change. The less harmful and risky ingredients in our food supply, the better! When we demand better, food companies have no choice but to change.
APNewsBreak: California to ban some pesticides near schools
California is moving to ban farmers from spraying pesticides into the air near schools and day care centers under a newly proposed rule that will be among the nation’s toughest, regulators told The Associated Press on Thursday.
U.S. House Committee Wages War on Finding that Monsanto’s Glyphosate/Roundup Causes Cancer
(Beyond Pesticides, October 11, 2016) Last week, in a calculated attack on the International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC), the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Oversight and Government Reform summoned the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to answer questions about taxpayer contributions to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) cancer agency. From reports, it is easy to gather that the committee has problems with IARC scientists’ findings that glyphosate, among other things, is a probable carcinogen. Led by Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), the hearing is clearly aimed at undermining IARC’s March 2015 listing of glyphosate as a probable carcinogen based on sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity found in laboratory studies.
Unfortunately, this is not the first time that the U.S. government has tried to stifle scientific findings in order to its own position or that of the regulated industry. In 2015, one of the top entomologists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) filed a whistleblower complaint against a federal agency, citing...
A similar attack was waged on Harvard educated biologist and professor of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, Tyrone Hayes, Ph.D….
Pepsi admits its soda contains cancer-causing ingredients
Now, a settlement in a class action lawsuit against Pepsi has gained preliminary approval from a federal judge in California. As part of the proposed settlement, Pepsi has agreed to ensure its caramel coloring’s 4-Mel levels do not exceed 100 parts per billion in products that are being shipped for sale within the U.S. They will also be required to test the soda using specific protocols.
Coca-Cola Is Paying Dietitians to Tweet Scare Stories About Soda Taxes
This kind of political maneuvering and back scratching is covered at length in a book written by Marion Nestle, a professor of nutrition, food studies and public health whom I interviewed last year. If you’re interested in learning more about how the soda industry infiltrates communities to increase soda sales and protect its profits, I wholeheartedly recommend picking up a copy of her book, “Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (And Winning).”