As Bayer’s Roundup Cancer Costs Accumulate, Questions Linger About the Wisdom of Its Monsanto Merger

By DAVID MEYER Fortune

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Bayer has to pay out $81 million in damages to a man who claims the Roundup weedkiller caused his cancer, a jury ruled Wednesday. In a similar ruling last year, the sum was $289 million, reduced to $78 million on appeal. Since that first verdict, Bayer’s shares have lost 40% of their value—and there are still around 11,300 such cases waiting in the wings. Tiếp tục đọc “As Bayer’s Roundup Cancer Costs Accumulate, Questions Linger About the Wisdom of Its Monsanto Merger”

Innovative solutions to help famers replant ageing coffee trees

Update: March, 28/2019 – 09:00 vnn

 

Trần Văn Nhiên (first from left), a coffee farmer in Quảng Hiệp, Cư M’Gar, Đắc Lắc Province with his cofee farm applying drip protection solution in the pilot phase, bringing healthier and taller coffee trees in comparison with curent farmer practices. — VNS Photo
Viet Nam NewsĐẮK LẮK — Coffee trees in Việt Nam are ageing and innovative technical solutions are needed to help farmers successfully replant them, a seminar, “Making use of plant protection products through drip irrigation system”, heard in Đắc Lắc Province on Wednesday. Tiếp tục đọc “Innovative solutions to help famers replant ageing coffee trees”

ROUNDUP: THUỐC KHAI QUANG MÀU DA CAM CỦA THẾ KỶ 21

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Nguyễn Minh Quang30 tháng 1 năm 2019

PHẦN DẪN NHẬP

Ngày 28 tháng 1 năm 2016, ông Dewayne Johnson 46 tuổi – cư dân của thành phố Vallejo và nguyên là người làm vườn cho Học khu Benicia (Benicia Unified School District) ở vùng Vịnh San Francisco, California – đã nhờ văn phòng luật sư Miller Firm vàBaum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman.đâm đơn đến Tòa Thượng thẩm California, Quận hạt San Francisco để kiện công ty Mansanto (sản xuất), công ty Wilbur-Ellis và Wilbur-Ellis Feed (phân phối) và ông Steven Gould (nhân viên của Monsanto) và yêu cầu được xét xử bởi bồi thẩm đoàn [1].  Trong đơn kiện, ông Johnson cáo buộc Monsanto và các công ty khác đã sản xuất và phân phối Roundup, một loại thuốc diệt cỏ dại, mà không thông báo cho người tiêu dùng biết ảnh hưởng tai hại của nó; khiến cho ông mắc bệnh ung thư bạch cầu non-Hodgkin (non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL)) vì đã trực tiếp sử dụng Roundup trong thời gian làm việc ở Học khu Benicia từ năm 2012 đến 2014.

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Monsanto lobbyists barred from European Parliament

Monsanto Lobbyists cannot enter the doors of the European Parliament until further notice. [Shutterstock]

euractive_Monsanto has paid for its refusal to appear before the European Parliament by losing its right to enter it, as MEPS have shut the door on their lobbyists until further notice. EURACTIV France reports.

The Conference of the Presidents – composed of the leaders of the European Parlaiment’s groups – decided on Thursday (28 September) to withdraw the right of the American company’s lobbysts to access the Parliament’s buildings.

“We have just officially refused access to the European Parliament to Monsanto lobbyists. This decision has been taken by the Conferenfe of the Presidents on 28 September,” explained Marc Tarabella, head of the Belgian Socialist Party delegation, in a press release.

240 spots contaminated with pesticides remain in Vietnam

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Last update 09:52 | 31/07/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam still has 240 pesticide-contaminated locations in 15 localities, causing serious and extremely serious pollution, according to the 2016 National Environment Report.

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There are 240 chemical-contaminated spots nationwide. — VNA/VNS Photo Duy Hung

The report was recently released by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE).

Twenty three of these untreated locations are located in urban areas.

Nghe An Province, central Viet Nam, tops the list of provinces and cities with 10 chemical-contaminated spots. Tiếp tục đọc “240 spots contaminated with pesticides remain in Vietnam”

Monsanto’s Superfund Secret

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Monsanto elemental phosphorous plant, Soda Springs, Idaho (Kevin Beebe / Flickr)

The world’s most widely used herbicide, Roundup, has faced intense scrutiny in recent weeks, since documents surfaced revealing a close relationship between Monsanto, the creator of Roundup, and EPA officials tasked with regulating herbicide use in the United States. One email exchange included a Monsanto executive boasting that an EPA official had told him he “should get a medal” if he could “kill” an agency investigation into the herbicide.Ư

This news was troubling, considering the fact that the World Health Organization recently declared Roundup’s active ingredient “probably carcinogenic to humans.” The 2015 WHO announcement raised major alarms because roughly 89 percent of American corn and over 90 percent of all soybeans produced in the United States—millions of tons of which are exported every year to dozens of countries around the world—are genetically engineered to be herbicide resistant, Roundup Ready being a preferred variety. These findings gave new scientific fodder to many GMO opponents who have long alleged that the world’s food supply is awash in dangerous chemicals. Tiếp tục đọc “Monsanto’s Superfund Secret”

Urban Food Street – Chỉ cần nhìn là muốn ăn

Tại một thị trấn nhỏ ở Queensland có một con đường đặc biệt , sở dĩ đặc biệt là bởi vì đây là con đường “ăn được”.

Đúng thế, chính là “ăn được”!

Trên con đường này hai bên đường khắp nơi đều có trồng các loại rau củ quả hữu cơ không ô nhiễm, tươi ngon và đầy dinh dưỡng. Chỉ cần cắn một miếng thôi bạn sẽ cảm nhận được cảm giác ngọt ngào mà không có bất cứ loại trái cây đắt tiền nào sánh bằng.


Bạn có thể hái một quả quýt nếu khát.


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Local Residents Force Monsanto to Tear Down GMO Seed Plant in Argentina

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Monsanto have announced that they will dismantle their half-built multi-million dollar GMO seed plant in Malvinas, Argentina, following protests from local citizens over the past 3 years.

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Local Malvinas citizens and GMO Free campaigners from across Argentina forced Monsanto to stop the construction of their GMO seed plant in 2014, through well-coordinated protests at the construction site. Tiếp tục đọc “Local Residents Force Monsanto to Tear Down GMO Seed Plant in Argentina”

First Agent Orange, now Roundup: what’s Monsanto up to in Vietnam? Ecologist Special Investigation

The Ecologist, Mick Grant
10th October 2016

A keyboard player, blind from birth due to a genetic defect induced by Agent Orange, performing at the War Remnants Museum. Photo: Mick Grant.
A keyboard player, blind from birth due to a genetic defect induced by Agent Orange, performing at the War Remnants Museum. Photo: Mick Grant.

With the International Monsanto Tribunal beginning this week (14-16 October) in The Hague, MICK GRANT reports from Vietnam with this special investigation for The Ecologist five decades after the company’s lethal herbicide Agent Orange first devastated the country – and discovers the agribusiness giant is sneaking its way back into Vietnam with modern herbicides and ‘Roundup-Ready’ GMO crops.

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Vấn đề pháp lý của công nghệ sinh học

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Công nghệ DNA tái tổ hợp đã giúp các nhà khoa học thay đổi cơ chế tiến hóa của tự nhiên, sáng tạo ra sản phẩm của gen, tạo ra các dạng sinh vật mới

Công nghệ DNA tái tổ hợp đã giúp các nhà khoa học thay đổi cơ chế tiến hóa của tự nhiên, sáng tạo ra sản phẩm của gen, tạo ra các dạng sinh vật mới. Ngày càng có nhiều bằng chứng hiển nhiên về lợi ích của công nghệ DNA tái tổ hợp. Tuy nhiên, cũng phải cân nhắc đến những nguy cơ tiềm tàng của nó, và thực tế cũng đã nảy sinh một số vấn đề pháp lý quan trọng buộc chúng ta phải xem xét lại một cách thận trọng. Tiếp tục đọc “Vấn đề pháp lý của công nghệ sinh học”

Vietnam: Climate change, dams will drastically impact Mekong region

Asiancorrespondent – THE millions of people who depend on the Mekong River for survival are at risk due to the twin threats of climate change and hydroelectric power plants. While the latter is often seen as part of the solution to the former, in this case hydroelectricity may, in fact, be a more urgent threat. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam: Climate change, dams will drastically impact Mekong region”

6 Shocking Reasons Why You Can Never Trust “Organic” from China

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by | January 8, 2016

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Polluted water is a growing problem in China, where it may be used to water crops.

Multiple recent reports exposed conventional foods manufactured in China as fake and even toxic: scams involving rice that contains plastic, fake eggs made from chemicals and many food items containing high levels of arsenic.Now that country-of-origin labeling has been removed by Congress (for meat), and companies are struggling to find new sources of food to meet the growing demand for organics in the United States, it’s becoming more likely that your organic food could come from China or other countries rather than U.S. farmers. Tiếp tục đọc “6 Shocking Reasons Why You Can Never Trust “Organic” from China”

Consensus Reached on New Sustainable Development Agenda to be adopted by World Leaders in September Tue, Aug 4, 2015

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Ambitious new agenda would end poverty by 2030 and universally promote shared economic prosperity, social development and environmental protection

2 August, New York-The 193 Member States of the United Nations reached agreement today on the outcome document that will constitute the new sustainable development agenda that will be adopted this September by world leaders at the Sustainable Development Summit in New York.Concluding a negotiating process that has spanned more than two years and has featured the unprecedented participation of civil society, countries agreed to an ambitious agenda that features 17 new sustainable development goals that aim to end poverty, promote prosperity and people’s well-being while protecting the environment by 2030. Tiếp tục đọc “Consensus Reached on New Sustainable Development Agenda to be adopted by World Leaders in September Tue, Aug 4, 2015”

Biodiversity reduces human, wildlife diseases and crop pests

Sciencedaily – Study confirms ‘dilution effect hypothesis’ that suggests biodiversity loss in nature poses a public health threat by causing and exacerbating disease outbreaks

Date: June 15, 2015
Source: University of South Florida (USF Health)
Summary:
With infectious diseases increasing worldwide, the need to understand how and why disease outbreaks occur is becoming increasingly important. Looking for answers, a team of biologists found broad evidence that supports the controversial ‘dilution effect hypothesis,’ which suggests that biodiversity limits outbreaks of disease among humans and wildlife.

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Monsanto to commercialise four new GM corn breeds

Last update 10:40 | 07/06/2015

Monsanto announced it would commercialise four new genetically modified corn breeds in Vietnam in October this year.

Monsanto to commercialise four new GM corn breeds

According to Do Quang Truong, technical director of Dekalb Vietnam, the Vietnamese representative of Monsanto in Vietnam. Of the four breeds, DK6919R is pest resistant while the remaining three, namely DK9955S, DK8868S and DK6919S are both pest-resistant and herbicide-resistant. Tiếp tục đọc “Monsanto to commercialise four new GM corn breeds”