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Holding Monsanto to account: the People's Tribunal

4 August 2016

The story behind Monsanto’s malicious monopolies in India


29 September 2016

India’s countryside has been marred with tragedy over the past twenty years with nearly 300,000 farmers committing suicide.  A staggering 60,000 of these tragic deaths have taken place in the state of Maharashtra, located in India’s ‘cotton-belt.’

A spoof video game pits ‘Farm Heroes’ up against controversial agribusiness giant Monsanto as they struggle to wrestle control of their farms away from the corporation.

Responding to the news that Monsanto had accepted a takeover offer from Bayer, and would potentially create the world's biggest seed and pesticide company, Aisha Dodwell, a food campaigner from Global Justice Now said:

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Brandalism: how eco-warriors are targeting 'toxic' pesticides in your local garden centre

8 May 2016

Controversial chemical in Roundup weedkiller escapes immediate ban

29 June 2016

A decision on whether or not to reapprove the controversial toxic substance glyphosate for use in Europe was today postponed for the second time. According to the European Greens,  the delay was "following disagreement among representatives of EU governments. A revised proposal by the European Commission to reapprove glyphosate for use in Europe for 9 more years, with almost no restrictions, failed to secure the required majority among EU governments."

The EU pesticides committee is meeting on 18/19 May and is expected to make a final decision on whether or not to relicense glyphosate, a chemical that is found in numerous over-the-counter weed killers. In 2015 the WHO released research that showed the chemical was “probably carcinogenic.”

Aisha Dodwell, a food campaigner with Global Justice Now said:

Activists across the UK are heading to DIY shops and garden centres to re-label bottles of Monsanto’s weed killer ‘Roundup’ with warnings that it contains the chemical glyphosate that the World Health Organisation has said is “probably carcinogenic”. The action is taking place with just over a week before the EU is set to decide on whether or not to relicense the chemical.

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The story behind Monsanto’s malicious monopolies in India


29 September 2016

India’s countryside has been marred with tragedy over the past twenty years with nearly 300,000 farmers committing suicide.  A staggering 60,000 of these tragic deaths have taken place in the state of Maharashtra, located in India’s ‘cotton-belt.’

How to 'rebrand' Monsanto to expose the toxic truth


05 May 2016

If you look at Monsanto’s website you would think that it is an environmental campaign organisation. It sells itself and its products as safe, sustainable and good for farmers.

EU votes to rein in ‘probably carcinogenic’ glyphosate - but not an outright ban


13 April 2016

Monsanto has suffered a blow today as the European Parliament has called for heavy restrictions on the use of glyphosate, one of their most lucrative chemicals, and the key ingredient in their flagship Roundup herbicide.

A bad day for Monsanto and a good day for public health, as weedkiller decision gets postponed


08 March 2016

A battle of corporate profit vs people’s needs has been fought out at the European Union over the past two days as heated negotiations took place about the re-licencing of a chemical that probably causes cancer in humans. It just so happens that this very same chemical makes millions in profit for the giant chemical and seed company Monsanto.

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A spoof video game pits ‘Farm Heroes’ up against controversial agribusiness giant Monsanto as they struggle to wrestle control of their farms away from the corporation.

Responding to the news that Monsanto had accepted a takeover offer from Bayer, and would potentially create the world's biggest seed and pesticide company, Aisha Dodwell, a food campaigner from Global Justice Now said:

A decision on whether or not to reapprove the controversial toxic substance glyphosate for use in Europe was today postponed for the second time. According to the European Greens,  the delay was "following disagreement among representatives of EU governments. A revised proposal by the European Commission to reapprove glyphosate for use in Europe for 9 more years, with almost no restrictions, failed to secure the required majority among EU governments."