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Monsanto slashes 2,600 jobs, buys back $3b in shares

Hugh Grant Monsanto CEO

Monsanto, one of the world’s largest seed and agrichemical companies, said on Wednesday that it was slashing 2,600 jobs and restructuring operations to cut costs in a slumping commodity market. The company, which said it expected low prices for agricultural products to squeeze results well into 2016, also reported a …

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Monsanto kicked out of Greece and Latvia

Monsanto spraying crops GMO

First Scotland and Germany booted GMOs from their countries, citing fear of GMO crops contaminating their food supplies and concern over putting their food and beverage industries in jeopardy. Now, Greece and Latvia are telling Monsanto exactly what they can do with their genetically modified crops. The tide is turning. A tipping point …

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Monsanto has sued farmers for 16 years, never lost a case

Monsanto GMO

Where is the justice? Since 1997, Monsanto has filed 145 lawsuits, or on average about 9 lawsuits every year for 16 straight years, against farmers who have “improperly reused their patented seeds.” The biotech giant hasn’t lost a single case, either. Not one. This includes when farmers tried to sue Monsanto over cross-pollination of their organic crops with GMO …

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Monsanto to face trial at the Hague for crimes against humanity

Monsanto crimes against humanity

If you’ve been waiting to finally see Monsanto – one of the most hated companies in the world – to pay for its ecocide, knowing harm of human life, and devastation of our pollinators, then you won’t have to wait much longer. Several activist groups joined by food and farming experts are …

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Monsanto funding a free ‘reporter boot camp’ for food writers

Monsanto poison is killing you

Biotech company Monsanto is helping fund a “reporter boot camp” that will be hosted by the National Press Foundation, featuring an all-expense-paid journalism conference called “Food, From Farm to Table.” The event includes a visit to an organic farm and Monsanto’s research lab. Twenty journalists will be selected as National Press Foundation …

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Neil Young to release new album ‘The Monsanto Years’

Neil Young The Monsanto Years

Legendary music icon Neil Young will be taking a stand against Monsanto in his latest album release, The Monsanto Years. In a move that highlights just how far awareness on the issue of Monsanto’s toxic creations has come, Young will be working with the Willie Nelson sons in highlighting Monsanto’s activities …

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Blamed for honey bee collapse, Monsanto buys leading bee research firm

Monsanto, the massive biotechnology company being blamed for contributing to the dwindling bee population, has bought up one of the leading bee collapse research organizations. Recently banned from Poland with one of the primary reasons being that the company’s genetically modified corn may be devastating the dying bee population, it is evident that Monsanto …

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Monsanto reports $156m loss as farmers abandon GM crops

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Are you invested in Monsanto stock like Bill Gates, who owns hundreds of thousand of Monsanto shares worth about $23 million? It might be time to pull out since the company just reported over $156 million in losses for the fourth quarter. “For the quarter ended Aug. 31, Monsanto reported a loss of $156 million, or …

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‘Independent’ GMO researcher received $25K grant from Monsanto

Kevin Folta Monsanto GMO

In January of 2015, a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by Oakland organization U.S. Right to Know requested email records between academics, scientists, and representatives of Big Agriculture. The FOIA requests were sent to 14 scientists at four public universities, requesting information on communications and email records. The FOIA findings included …

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Monsanto’s Roundup to be labeled as cancer causing

California just dealt Monsanto a blow as the state’s Environmental Protection Agency will now list glyphosate — the toxic main ingredient in the U.S.’ best-selling weedkiller, Roundup — as known to cause cancer. Under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 — usually referred to as Proposition 65, …

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79 Monsanto teen workers hospitalized after being crop dusted

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Remember when farm work was a wholesome summer job for kids looking for a little extra pocket money? Back in the day, teens could work outside, learn about farming, and do some healthy physical labor without major health risks.  Working on a farm built physical strength, skills, and character. Now, …

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Bayer acquires GMO giant Monsanto for $66 billion

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German pharmaceuticals giant Bayer has completed its takeover of American GMO company Monsanto. Shareholders have reportedly accepted $128 a share, making the deal worth $66 billion, including debt. The deal is the largest corporate takeover in almost two decades for a German company. The latest bid offered by Bayer is …

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Worldwide march against Monsanto taking place May 25, will you take a stand?

Monsanto GMO

With President Obama’s recent signing of the Monsanto Protection Act, food safety advocates are up in arms. As GMOs fill grocery store shelves at an alarming rate, more people are growing aware of the health risks associated with genetically altered organisms. People are growing tired of this disease-promoting, genetically manipulated …

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Oprah Winfrey running Monsanto ads in her magazine

Oprah

Once a promoter of food sovereignty for the Hawaiian Islands, Oprah Winfrey has stooped to new levels of infamy. In her best-selling, worldwide magazine, O, she is running Monsanto advertisements that promote biotech and Big Ag farming practices. Did Oprah do this accidentally due to the massive size of her empire …

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Big Pharma giant Bayer seeks to acquire Monsanto for $62 billion

Bayer Monsanto big pharma GMO

German drugs and chemical giant Bayer has offered to pay $62 billion to buy American GMO giant Monsanto. Bayer’s takeover bid, made on Monday, values Monsanto shares at $122 apiece. The acquisition of Monsanto “would be a compelling opportunity to create a global agriculture leader, while reinforcing Bayer as a life …

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Why is Bill Gates investing in Monsanto and GMOs?

Bill Melinda Gates World Economic Forum

“The world today has 6.9 billion people and that’s headed up to about 9 billion. If we do a really great job, we could lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent.” ~ Bill Gates (video here) Bill Gates believes the density of the population in poor areas is too big, and …

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Hawaii set to ban GMO crops

Kaneohe Hawaii

Two major victories against genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are about to be achieved in Hawaii, where citizens and city council members have stepped up their game in opposition to open-air cultivations of GMO crops. According to The New York Times (NYT), the legislative committees of the “Big Island,” known as Hawaii, and …

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TED aligns with Monsanto, halting any talks about GMOs

TED Bill Gates eugenics GMO vaccines

Allow me to be the first to announce that TED is dead. Why? Because the group that organizes so-called “TED talks” has been thoroughly hijacked by corporate junk science and now openly rejects any talks about GMOs, food as medicine, or even the subject of how food can help prevent behavioral …

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Occupy Monsanto protestors shutdown GMO seed distribution facility

Monsanto biohazard

On Wednesday, September 12 activists calling themselves the Genetic Crimes Unit (GCU) shut down shipping and receiving access points at Monsanto’s Oxnard seed distribution facility located at 2700 Camino Del Sol. By peacefully blockading the exit and access points the group effectively shut down the distribution of genetically engineered (GMO) …

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