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Monsanto weed-killer Roundup causes cancer, says California

Roundup weed killer

The herbicide glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup, will be classified by California as a carcinogen, “known to the state to cause cancer.” The state’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment reported the news on Monday, June 26, 2017 although it will officially take effect July 7. Monsanto sued the state earlier this year to prevent the listing, but ...

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Researchers suspend Ghana GMO Cotton trials as Monsanto withdraws funds


The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Ghana has suspended trials of GMO cotton in the country after US Company Monsanto withdrew funding. Monsanto, the world’s leading Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) seeds producer, is facing challenges in Burkina Faso after that country rejected GMO cotton and began a phased withdrawal of the novel products. Farmers have now returned ...

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Monsanto’s GM drought-tolerant maize challenged in South African court


The African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) has lodged an appeal to the High Court of South Africa to overturn decisions of the GMO authority, the GMO Appeal Board and the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, to commercialise Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) drought tolerant (DT) maize seed. More than 25 000 concerned citizens have signed petitions and submitted objections in ...

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GM cotton: Burkina Faso settles dispute with Monsanto


Burkina Faso’s cotton companies and growers seem to have settled their long dispute with Monsanto Seed Company over their revenue losses allegedly caused by the introduction of genetically modified (GM) cotton. Among the world’s poorest countries, Burkina Faso, which began the nationwide introduction of cotton containing Monsanto’s Bollgard II trait in 2008 to fight against pests, is Africa’s top cotton ...

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Bayer acquires Monsanto for $66 billion


German drugs and crop chemicals company Bayer has won over U.S. seeds firm Monsanto with an improved takeover offer of around $66 billion, ending months of wrangling after increasing its bid for a third time. The $128 a share deal, up from Bayer’s previous offer of $127.50 a share, is the biggest of the year so far and the largest ...

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Monsanto Tribunal: Judges, prosecutors, ambassadors unveiled

Francoise Tulkens

The Monsanto Tribunal, an international civil society initiative to hold Monsanto accountable for human rights violations, crimes against humanity and ecocide, has unveiled a team of legal practitioners that will handle courts sessions at the Tribunal, scheduled to hold between 14 and 16 October 2016 in The Hague, Netherlands. The People’s Assembly, which provides the opportunity for social movements to ...

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Global Prolife Alliance: Why Nigeria must not adopt GMOs


In a response to recent submission by officials of Monsanto, Philip Njemanze, Chair of the Global Prolife Alliance (GPA) frowns at the idea of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and lists 10 reasons why Nigeria must not embrace it We at the Global Prolife Alliance (GPA) as leading health, legal and environmental experts along with other environmental stakeholders like the Health ...

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Monsanto’s glyphosate: Mixed reactions as EU decides


As the European Union (EU) Appeals Committee prepares to vote on Thursday, 23 June 2016 on the possibility of extending the approval of glyphosate, voices have risen for and against the controversial product, in an apparent bid to sway the committee’s decision. Glyphosate is an herbicide used to kill weeds and grasses that compete with crops. Monsanto chemist John E. Franz discovered ...

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On Monsanto’s claims that GMOs are safe


We have read with interest Monsanto’s defence of NBMA in its response to Premium Time’s report highlighting NBMA’s surreptitious granting of permits to them to bring their GMOs and glyphosate into Nigeria. We restate here that Monsanto’s applications were approved without due diligence and that the law setting up NBMA is extremely flawed in that it gives individuals in the agency the latitude ...

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Burkina Faso bans Monsanto’s GM cotton


Burkina Faso is phasing out the production of genetically modified cotton introduced by Monsanto Co., the world’s largest seed company, because growers are unhappy with the short length of its fibre. Africa’s biggest cotton grower is reducing the acreage for genetically modified cotton this season until it’s completely phased out in 2018 and replaced by conventional cotton, the West African ...

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