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Monsanto Ordered to Pay $93 Million to Small Town for Poisoning Citizens

Posted by on July 27, 2014 in Health-Wellness, Monsanto with 0 Comments
Monsanto Ordered to Pay $93 Million to Small Town for Poisoning Citizens

Big wins can happen in small places. The West Virginia State Supreme Court finalized a big blow to the biotech giant Monsanto this month, finishing a settlement causing Monsanto to pay $93 million to the tiny town of Nitro, West Virginia for poisoning citizens with Agent Orange chemicals.

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Monsanto Tries to Patent & Control Natural, Non-GMO Tomatoes

Posted by on June 25, 2014 in GMOs, Health-Wellness, Monsanto with 2 Comments
Monsanto Tries to Patent & Control Natural, Non-GMO Tomatoes

In an appalling attempt to patent yet another seed, Monsanto has resorted to fraud to try to gain rights to a tomato which contains a naturally occurring resistance to a fungal disease called botrytis. The tomato is not genetically modified, but Monsanto manipulated documents to make the plant look ‘invented’ by biotech when the plant’s true maker is Mother Nature, herself.

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UC Davis Study Links Pesticides to Autism

Posted by on June 23, 2014 in Farming, Health-Wellness, Monsanto with 0 Comments
UC Davis Study Links Pesticides to Autism

A new report suggests that families near agricultural fields being sprayed get their children out of town. The study also found that pregnant women after the first trimester had an increased risk of their infant becoming autistic with the exposure closer to the due date being the most harmful to the fetus.

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Awesome: Oregon Aims to Be First State to Map GMO Fields

Posted by on June 20, 2014 in Farming, GMOs, Health-Wellness, Monsanto with 0 Comments
Awesome: Oregon Aims to Be First State to Map GMO Fields

If their plan works, Oregon will be the first state to successfully map GMO fields, putting preventative measures into place to protect organic crops.

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Jim Carrey Makes a Jab at Monsanto During Commencement Speech

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Health-Wellness, Monsanto with 0 Comments
Jim Carrey Makes a Jab at Monsanto During Commencement Speech

Actor and comedian Jim Carrey’s recent surprise commencement speech at Maharishi University of Management is really resonating with a lot of people, according to social media tickers. It was filled with humor, stories and Carrey’s imparted spiritual advice. But not many people caught his jab at Monsanto…

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After The March Against Monsanto, Momentum Favors The People

Posted by on May 25, 2014 in GMOs, Health-Wellness, Monsanto with 0 Comments
After The March Against Monsanto, Momentum Favors The People

It is clear that we have just witnessed the largest single worldwide protest against a company and their products. Our weapons of choice are the devastating methods of non-compliance, civil disobedience, and free enterprise. It appears while the smoke is still clearing from what may be the final March Against Monsanto, momentum favors the people.

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Global March Against Monsanto: Protests Around World

Posted by on May 24, 2014 in GMOs, Monsanto, Videos with 0 Comments
Global March Against Monsanto: Protests Around World

People across the world are marching today against Monsanto – the world’s leading producer of genetically-modified foods. Protests against GM products are planned in over 50 countries.

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March to Stop Monsanto: May 24 Everywhere

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Farming, GMOs, Health-Wellness, Monsanto with 0 Comments
March to Stop Monsanto: May 24 Everywhere

On the eve of the second annual March Against Monsanto, farmers and activists are celebrating recent GMO labeling and planting ban victories in Vermont.

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Oregon Counties Defeat Monsanto, Ban GMO Crops

Posted by on May 22, 2014 in GMOs, Monsanto, Videos with 1 Comment
Oregon Counties Defeat Monsanto, Ban GMO Crops

Widely supported referendums banning the cultivation of genetically engineered crops passed in two Oregon counties on Tuesday. Although over $1 million was spent by outside groups, including Monsanto, to try and defeat the measures, Jackson and Josephine Counties voted 66 and 58 percent in favor respectively. RT’s Lindsay France has more on what this ban on GMO crops means for the future of food.

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The Earth vs. Monsanto

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in GMOs, Health-Wellness, Monsanto with 0 Comments
The Earth vs. Monsanto

Here are a few brief notes about A People’s Hearing, held on 10 May 2014, in Greene County, Ohio, The Indivisible Living Entity of the Planet Earth v. Monsanto Corporation, Defendant.

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Vermont Officially Passes GMO Lableing Bill, Monsanto Announces Lawsuit

Posted by on May 11, 2014 in GMOs, Health-Wellness, Monsanto with 1 Comment
Vermont Officially Passes GMO Lableing Bill, Monsanto Announces Lawsuit

This past Thursday, Vermont’s governor finally acted on what he has been saying for a while, and has now signed a bill into law that will require the labeling of genetically modified foods in Vermont. This is the first law in the nation that will require labeling of GMO foods without a ‘trigger’ from other states for it to go into effect. By July 2016, any food produced with GMO ingredients must be labeled. The news is awesome, but will big biotech really let this happen?

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Dump Monsanto Stock Day: Friday, May 9th

Posted by on May 8, 2014 in GMOs, Health-Wellness, Monsanto with 0 Comments
Dump Monsanto Stock Day: Friday, May 9th

Food Democracy Now (FDN) and GMO Inside.org are promoting a day of financial ‘returns’ for Monsanto, the premier genetically-modified-organism (GMO) chemical company. The ‘return’ both these organizations are promoting is the return of Monsanto stocks back to Monsanto, (divesting/selling/cashing in holdings) by conscientious consumers of their stock portfolio holdings of Monsanto stock held either directly or via mutual funds.

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GMO Victory in Vermont!

Posted by on April 17, 2014 in Farming, GMOs, Health-Wellness, Monsanto, Nutrition with 2 Comments
GMO Victory in Vermont!

Terrific news ahead of Earth Day: Vermont just passed the country’s first no-strings-attached law requiring the mandatory labeling of GMOs, and outlawing the practice of labeling GMO-contaminated foods as “natural” or “all-natural”!

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Butter is Better, But Choose Your Cows Carefully

Butter is Better, But Choose Your Cows Carefully

Butter, especially raw organic butter from grass-pastured cows, is a wealth of nutrition and nourishing fats, short and long-term. Beware of “Monsanto butter”.

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This Game-Changing Lawsuit Could Help Farmers Fight Monsanto – Abby Martin Interviews Scott Kinnear

Posted by on January 29, 2014 in Farming, GMOs, Health-Wellness, Monsanto with 0 Comments
This Game-Changing Lawsuit Could Help Farmers Fight Monsanto – Abby Martin Interviews Scott Kinnear

Abby Martin speaks with Scott Kinnear, director of the Safe Food Foundation, about the case of Steve Marsh, an Australian organic farmer who lost his organic certification after his crops were contaminated by Monsanto GM seeds from a neighboring farm. As a result, Marsh and his family are no longer able to sell their product on the organic market and have lost a great deal of their income.

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