Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Tag: Monsanto

India’s top court rules Monsanto can own patents on genetically modified...

"Seed ownership by farmers has traditionally been an important agricultural practice, but profit-driven giant Monsanto is making our farmers disempowered and dependent!"

The next plaintiff Monsanto faces is set to go to trial

While Bayer continues to argue that there is no correlation between glyphosate and cancer, the second trial out of around 9,300 pending lawsuits will start in February.

EPA extends use of Monsanto’s controversial pesticide dicamba on GM soybean...

"Simply adding more use restrictions to an uncontrollable pesticide that already comes with 39 pages of instructions and limitations reflects a broken process."

Cheerios, Quaker Oats and snack bars test positive for glyphosate

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) announced Wednesday that tests it commissioned found glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup weed killer, in nearly 30 General Mills and Quaker brand products made with conventionally-grown oats.

Former Monsanto executive picked by Trump to lead wildlife agency

"Aurelia Skipwith has been working in the Trump administration all along to end protections for billions of migratory birds, gut endangered species safeguards and eviscerate national monuments."

Judge upholds historic Monsanto ruling but reduces punitive damages

The verdict in Johnson's case could affect the outcome in more than 4,000 similar cases awaiting trial.

A judge is considering letting Monsanto off the hook in historic...

"You may not have been convinced by the evidence, but we were. I urge you to respect and honor our verdict and the six weeks of our lives that we dedicated to this trial."

Monsanto seeks to undo $289M Roundup verdict as 8,700 similar lawsuits...

"This was a considerate, thoughtful and well-educated jury that looked at the science to conclude glyphosate causes cancer."

Progressive Briefing for Thursday, October 11

Bernie slams Trump’s Op-Ed and calls him a liar, Republican official caught purging tens of thousands of black voters, Monsanto seeks to undo $289M Roundup verdict, and more.

Progressive Briefing for Thursday, August 30

Vietnam demands compensation from Monsanto for victims of Agent Orange, California on brink of mandating 100 percent clean energy by 2045, Sanders vs. Amazon intensifies, and more.

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Third police officer sentenced to prison for framing black males

“These three police officers from Biscayne Park disgraced themselves and damaged the public’s trust in law enforcement."

US politicians are selling out First Amendment and country for AIPAC cash

Now Congress is climbing on this shameless anti-Constitutional bandwagon.

‘Do as I say, not as I do:’ Rand ‘socialized-medicine-is-slavery’ Paul headed to Canada...

The "irony of it" was just too rich that he would travel to Canada, which enjoys a socialized, single-payer healthcare system, to have the procedure performed.

President Chicken Little goes medieval, channels dead presidents

Like Chicken Little, the dishonored Trump name looks to go down as the icon of self-destructive over-reach, puffed up, then deflated by its own arrogance. Are we not learning “nothing to lose” could be the worst Trump delusion?

Nation’s largest school strike: 30,000 Los Angeles public-school teachers walkout

The strike follows months of failed negotiations between the Los Angeles Unified School District and the teachers union to reach a deal for smaller class sizes, increased support staff along with pay raises.

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