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How GMO Seeds and Monsanto/Bayer’s “RoundUp” are Driving US Policy in Venezuela

    How GMO Seeds and Monsanto/Bayer’s “RoundUp” are Driving US Policy in Venezuela

CARACAS, VENEZUELA — As the political crisis in Venezuela has unfolded, much has been said about the Trump administration’s clear interest in the privatization and exploitation of Venezuela’s oil reserves, the largest in the world, by American oil giants like Chevron and ExxonMobil. Yet the influence of another notorious American company, Monsanto — now a…

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New Study Finds a Popular Chemical is Harming Honey Bees

    New Study Finds a Popular Chemical is Harming Honey Bees

A newly published study from researchers at the University of Texas at Austin points to the popular chemical glyphosate as a culprit for harming special gut bacteria in honey bees. The study, “Glyphosate perturbs the gut microbiota of honey bees”, was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and points to exposure to…

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As Monsanto Faces Over 8,000 Glyphosate Lawsuits, Vietnam Seeks Damages for Agent Orange

    As Monsanto Faces Over 8,000 Glyphosate Lawsuits, Vietnam Seeks Damages for Agent Orange

HANOI, VIETNAM — After a landmark court case in California held Monsanto liable for the carcinogenic effects of its best-selling herbicide, glyphosate, things have only been getting worse for the corporate giant and its new parent company, Bayer. Indeed, the $289 million court verdict has unleashed a slew of other related lawsuits related to Monsanto’s…

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New Study Finds Links Between RoundUp (Glyphosate) Herbicide and Fetal Defects

    New Study Finds Links Between RoundUp (Glyphosate) Herbicide and Fetal Defects

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – A new study conducted by Argentinian researchers has found that glyphosate – the controversial herbicide marketed by Monsanto (now Bayer) as RoundUp – causes significant damage to pregnant lab rats and their fetuses at relatively low doses. The study, published in Archives of Toxicology, found that not only was the female…

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As in India, US Farmers Caught in Crushing Agribusiness Debt Trap Turn to Suicide in Spiking Numbers

  As in India, US Farmers Caught in Crushing Agribusiness Debt Trap Turn to Suicide in Spiking Numbers

MINNEAPOLIS – Over a decade ago, a disturbing trend among farmers in India captured headlines, as suicides among Indian farmers began to spiral out of control. Many of those farmers were indebted to giant agribusiness corporations like Monsanto, which – after gaining access to India’s seed sector in 1998 – enticed poor farmers to buy…

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