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Agent Orange victims in Air Force Reserve now eligible for compensation
Air Force vets and reservists who were exposed to the toxic Agent Orange herbicide during and after the Vietnam War are now eligible for federal compensation for their related illnesses and disabilities, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced.

18.06.2015 19:31

‘Stop over-the-counter sales of Monsato’s weed killer’ – French minister to garden shops
French environment and energy minister Segolene Royal has asked garden centers to stop self-service sales of Monsanto's Roundup weed killer to fight the harmful effects of pesticide.

14.06.2015 20:24

​Monsanto plans 'corporate inversion' move to UK, wooed by Osborne’s low taxes
Monsanto, the agrochemical and seed giant, is eyeing a move to the UK as part of a complex merger with Swiss rival Syngenta that would take advantage of Chancellor George Osborne’s lower corporation tax rate.

09.06.2015 09:27

WHO cancer division to rule on widespread herbicide’s carcinogenic hazard
The World Health Organization is set to deliver a verdict on the potential danger of 2,4-D herbicides widely used in the agribusiness, and which was one of the key components of Agent Orange used during US herbicidal warfare in Vietnam.

30.05.2015 00:05

GMO that kills: GM-cotton problems drive Indian farmers to suicide
Hundreds of thousands of farmers have died in India, after having been allegedly forced to grow GM cotton instead of traditional crops. The seeds are so expensive and demand so much more maintenance that farmers often go bankrupt and kill themselves.

24.05.2015 18:22

World stands up against Monsanto: Over 400 cities protest GMOs
Thousands of people across the world have joined together in a global movement, protesting against American biotech giant Monsanto. Activists from over 400 cities are speaking out against GMOs and Monsanto’s monopoly over the food supply.

23.05.2015 23:56

March against Monsanto: World rallies in protest
The third annual ‘March against Monsanto’ protest is taking place in cities around the world. Activists are highlighting the monopoly the GMO giant has in controlling food supply. Protesters say Monsanto controls 90 percent of the seed market in the US.

23.05.2015 09:08

‘March Against Monsanto’: Protest against GMO giant to roll in 38 countries this weekend
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators in 428 cities are expected to turn out this weekend to protest agribusiness giant Monsanto. The third annual 'March Against Monsanto' seeks to highlight the company's part in control of the food supply.

22.05.2015 18:41

Monsanto helps fund all-expense-paid ‘reporter boot camp’ for food writers
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.”

22.05.2015 23:52

Colombia plans to eradicate Monsanto weed killer in drug war
​Colombia is planning to ban the use of a controversial herbicide supplied to the South American country by US agrochemical giant Monsanto to battle illegal coca fields, over fears of health hazards and collateral damage to legal farmlands.

13.05.2015 04:18

Trade associations still seeking injunction against Vermont’s GMO-labeling law
A group of food trade associations opposing Vermont’s food-labeling law for genetically modified ingredients will ask an appeals court for an injunction against the legislation. A federal judge already denied the group’s motion to block the law.

07.05.2015 22:35

​Corporate power ‘exorcism’ held outside London law firm billed for TTIP lawsuits
A group of radical performance activists who hail from New York staged an “exorcism” of corporate power outside an international law firm in London to raise awareness about the dangers of an EU-US trade deal being brokered behind closed doors.

01.05.2015 16:10