Close to a quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions are attributable to agriculture . A worrying figure, and a disturbing one since it includes all agricultural systems of production, from “conventional” agriculture to organic agriculture, from battery farming to pasturing, from industrial monocultures to small, mixed farms. While farmers are blamed for their responsibility in climate change, actors from industrial agriculture take advantage of these conflations to greenwash their image. Continue reading ‘Climate-Smart’..more capitalist Greenwash
(ANTIMEDIA) Maryland — Earlier this week, a Monsanto research facility in France was burned to the ground. Monsanto and investigators suspect an arsonist was responsible for the blaze.
Monsanto representative Jakob Witten told Reuters that investigators“strongly suspect it was a crime as no electrical or other sources were found.”He added that “No Monsanto sites in Europe have so far been the victim of fires of criminal origin, this is unprecedented violence.”
The fire had multiple points of origin, meaning it is unlikely the fire was caused by an electrical malfunction or other natural causes. Investigators also noticed a strong smell of gasoline in different areas of the site.
France announced in June that it was banning sales of Roundup, Monsanto’s flagship herbicide, amid public pressure and the World Health Organization’s announcement that the product is probably carcinogenic. Continue reading ‘Arson’ in Massive Fire at Monsanto Research Facility
An appeals court in Lyon, France has upheld a 2012 ruling against Monsanto, in which the agribusiness giant was found guilty of the chemical poisoning a farmer named Paul François. by Lorraine Chow at EcoWatch with thanks
The grain grower said that in 2004 he became ill due to Monsanto’s weedkiller, Lasso. François claimed he suffered from neurological problems, memory loss, headaches and stammering after inadvertently inhaling the herbicide. Continue reading Court Finds Monsanto Guilty of Chemical Poisoning
Up to 1,825,000 flies with their DNA mixed with marine organisms, bacteria, viruses and other insects could be released near Tarragona. en español abajo
This week we have known the plans of the British company Oxitec to release to the environment genetically modified olive flies in Catalonia. It is a manipulation that makes female larvae die within the olive. The intention of the company is to release transgenic flies up to 5,000 per week in Spain for one year (1,825,000 in total) near the city of Tarragona. Continue reading Oxitec plans to release Genetically Modified Olive Flies in Catalonia
Lab tests: McDonald’s ‘Devastates’ Gut Health in 10 Days
By David Icke … We all know food at McDonald’s is virtually unfit for human consumption, but disturbing new lab results have reportedly demonstrated the true extent of the damage you are doing to your body when you eat fast food.
Specifically, we’re talking about the ‘devastation’ of your gut health — the attack on the most important part of your biological immune response. Continue reading ‘McDonalds ‘food’ wrecks your guts’ report
” ..everybody knew, even 25 years ago, that Monsanto’s glysophate causes cancer, deformations and worse, it was pushed through by corrupt corporate power and US commercial pressure, and is now the biggest selling herbicide worldwide, killing and maiming hundreds of thousands of innocent people and millions of animals…”
- by Beth Buczynski October 20, 2014
Hold on to your hats, parents: A court-appointed psychologist recently called a Manhattan father an ‘unfit parent’ because he denied his son’s request to eat at McDonald’s. Yes, you’re reading that right.