Tag Archives: Pesticides

Agrochemicals and Institutional Corruption: Pleading with the Slave Master Will Not Set You Free

By Colin Todhunter Source: CounterPunch Environmental campaigner Dr Rosemary Mason has just written to President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans and Health Commissioner Vytenis Andruikaitis. As set out below, she asks … Continue reading

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The Bayer-Monsanto Merger Is Bad News for the Planet

By Ellen Brown Source: Truthdig Two new studies from Europe show that the number of birds in agricultural areas of France has crashed by a third in just 15 years, with some species being almost eradicated. The collapse in the … Continue reading

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Junk Planet: Is Earth the Largest Garbage Dump in the Universe?

By Robert J. Burrowes Is Earth the largest garbage dump in the Universe? I don’t know. But it’s a safe bet that Earth would be a contender were such a competition to be held. Let me explain why. To start, … Continue reading

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The Stomach-churning Violence of Monsanto, Bayer and the Agrochemical Oligopoly

By Colin Todhunter Source: RINF As humans, we have evolved with the natural environment over millennia. We have learned what to eat and what not to eat, what to grow and how to grow it and our diets have developed … Continue reading

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Sweat Shops, GMOs and Neoliberal Fundamentalism: The Agroecological Alternative to Global Capitalism

By Colin Todhunter Source: Global Research Much of the argument in favour of GM agriculture involves little more than misrepresentations and un scrupulous attacks on those who express concerns about the technology and its impacts. These attacks are in part designed to whip up … Continue reading

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The Globalisation of Bad Food and Poor Health: Sustainable Development or Sustainable Profits?

By Colin Todhunter Source: RINF The proportion of deaths due to cancer around the world increased from 12 percent in 1990 to 15 percent in 2013. Globally, cancer is already the second-leading cause of death after cardiovascular diseases. In India, government … Continue reading

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68 Monsanto-Owned Companies To Boycott

(Editor’s Note:  Tomorrow marks the 4th annual international March Against Monsanto. Whether or not you participate, you can take action in solidarity all year round by refusing to buy products from the companies listed below.) Monsanto Company Inc. is a … Continue reading

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Mark Ruffalo: ‘Monsanto Chief is Horrible’

By Mark Ruffalo Source: EcoWatch Monsanto chief is horrible … And I got to tell him that to his face after his interview on CBS This Morning. Approaching someone like this isn’t really my thing. But being so well behaved … Continue reading

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