Monsanto's $975 million expansion breaking ground in Luling
The new facility, expected to be completed in 2019, will be used to launch Monsanto's Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System and produce a new herbicide called Dicamba. The Luling site already manufactures the herbicide Roundup, available for household use to kill weeds and grass.
The latest move, the formation of a group called “Campaign for Accuracy in Public Health Research”, (CAPHR) clearly promotes an agenda opposite to that which its name implies. Formed this month by the American Chemistry Council, whose membership includes Monsanto and other chemical industry titans, the group’s express purpose is to discredit the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a unit of the World Health Organization made up of independent scientists.
US Farmers Lose Superweeds Fight as Glyphosate Resistance Tops 75%
Giles stated; “GM crops are on the edge of failure in the U.S. as farmers are asked to fork out more and more money on herbicides to try to control the superweeds. We simply can’t afford it! It is near the end of the road for these crops and many of my friends in the Midwest are on the edge of turning back to conventional farming methods.”
“Justifiably or not — I think, not — GMO food items are viewed negatively by a wide segment of consumers driven by much negative publicity — most unjustified — and by regional legislation seeking to limit or ban GMO items,” he said.
“This mushroom will be looked on by consumers as a GMO item even though the CRISPR technology does not introduce genetic material taken from a different organism as does the traditional method of gene splicing/replacement.
Monsanto sees prolonged delay on GMO corn permits in Mexico
A ban on planting genetically modified corn in Mexico is likely to continue for years as a slow-moving legal battle grinds on, said a top executive of U.S.-based seed and agrochemical company Monsanto Co.
Last week, a Mexican court upheld a late 2013 ruling that temporarily halted even pilot plots of GMO corn following a legal challenge over its effects on the environment.
Seneff: ““A couple of years ago, I worked hard, along with many others, to get Kauai's bill 2491 passed - to force the pesticide industry entrenched in the West Side of Kauai to let the residents know what they're spraying, where they are spraying it , and when they are spraying it. A simple request. The bill passed, which was a miracle, but immediately there were lawsuits from the industry to keep it from having any teeth. Hmmm. It seems that counties are not allowed to regulate poisoning of their neighborhoods. However, the counties, Kauai, Maui, and the Big Island, all of whom have passed laws that are tied up in lawsuits, have now united to get the STATE of Hawaii to consider legislation to solve this problem. This is good news - a new buffer-zone bill, resembling Kauai's 2491, has come out of committee AT THE STATE LEVEL. Is it conceivable that the STATE of Hawaii will be able finally to stand up to the chemical industry to protect Hawaii's children from harm? One has to have hope!
"The report, by a fact-finding group made up of both industry and GMO critics, found elevated levels of ADHD, diabetes and renal disease for residents in West Kauai, which is home to several seed companies."
Correlation does not equal causation? I think it does!””
Pesticide oversight, buffer zone bills advance out of committee
Environmental Toxicants and Infant Mortality in the USA - 2016
David Kennedy, Stephanie Seneff, Robert M Davidson, John W Oller Jr, Boyd E Haley, and Roger D Masters
Abstract: Despite enjoying a high standard of living, the United States ranks 46th among nations reporting infant survival rates to the World Health Organization. Among factors that increase infant mortality are environmental toxicants. Toxic metals such as mercury, aluminum, and lead interact synergistically with fluoride compounds to produce metal fluoride complexes (e.g., AlF3 and AlF4−). Such toxicants act as biophosphate mimetics disrupting biological signaling processes governing development, immune defenses, and ordinary maintenance systems. Sources for the metals include mother’s mercury amalgams, mercury and aluminum in injected medicines, and lead contaminated drinking water. All of them are made even more toxic by fluorides as evidenced recently by water contamination in Flint, Michigan. Fluorides interact with other toxins increasing their harmful impact. Among the interactants are glyphosate and phosphate containing fertilizers that end up in the food and water because of their widespread use in agriculture. The negative synergy for neonates in the U.S. is increased by the hepatitis B injection containing both mercury and aluminum, and infant formula contaminated with aluminum and the glyphosate in genetically modified soy milk reconstituted with water containing fluoride, aluminum, lead, and other toxic substances. The harmful interactions of such chemicals are associated with rising infant mortality in the U.S. We propose, therefore, a modest but urgent policy change: under TSCA §5, silicofluoride addition to public water supplies should be suspended.
It isn't Health Canada's job to put a positive spin on GMOs Heilongjiang province, bread basket of north-east China, bans planting of GM crops GMO scientist Jonathan Jones promotes reduced GMO regulations in the UK post-Brexit
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