Archiv: glyphosate

30.07.2021 - 14:57 [ Common Dreams ]

‚Historic Victory‘: Bayer to End US Residential Sales of Glyphosate-Based Herbicides

While calling the announcement „an important victory to protect the health of Americans,“ Kendra Klein, senior scientist at Friends of the Earth, stressed that „action on this toxic weedkiller can’t wait until 2023. Major home and garden retailers like Home Depot and Lowe’s must lead the industry by ending the sales of Roundup immediately.“

28.07.2021 - 22:43 [ France24 ]

France fines Monsanto for illegally acquiring data on journalists, activists

The firm, now owned by German chemical giant Bayer, failed to inform the people on the watch lists compiled in the context of a heated public debate about glyphosate, a weed killer, it ruled.

The CNIL agency fined Monsanto 400,000 euros ($473,000) in the case brought by seven plaintiffs.

30.04.2021 - 19:10 [ Common Dreams ]

80 Groups Blast US Interference in Mexico’s Phaseout of Glyphosate and GM Corn

„We call on Secretary Vilsack and Trade Representative Tai, as key leaders in the new administration, to respect Mexico’s decision to protect both public health and the integrity of Mexican farming,“ Schafer said in a statement. „It is completely unacceptable for U.S. public agencies to be doing the bidding of pesticide corporations like Bayer, who are solely concerned with maintaining their bottom-line profits.“

26.12.2019 - 00:24 [ Beyond Pesticides ]

France Withdraws Approval of 36 Glyphosate-Based Weed Killer Products

In 2018, six ministers of agriculture or environment from France, Belgium, Greece, Luxembourg, Slovenia and Malta signed a letter to EU officials asking for the EU executive to conduct a study and investigate alternatives. They asked for an “exit plan” from the use of glyphosate-based products.

26.12.2019 - 00:02 [ Colin Todhunter / Global Research ]

The Right to Healthy Food: Poisoned with Pesticides

Environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason has just written an open letter addressed to three senior officials in Britain: John Gardiner, Under Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in the British government; Chris Whitty, the Chief Medical Officer for England; and Chris Wormald, Permanent Secretary at the Department of Health and Social Security.

Her letter focuses on the issue of food and the herbicide glyphosate. But the issues she discusses should not be regarded as being specific to the situation in Britain: they apply equally to countries across the world which are facilitating the interests of global agrochemicals conglomerates.

06.10.2019 - 21:40 [ Reuters ]

Bayer says October U.S. glyphosate trial delayed until February

The number of U.S. plaintiffs blaming Roundup and other glyphosate-based weed killers for cancer has been rising continuously to stand at 18,400 as of July 11, hitting Bayer’s share price.

19.05.2019 - 01:17 [ The Independent ]

Monsanto: Do cancer payouts and global protests signal the end for this agrochemical company?

On Sunday, hundreds of “March Against Monsanto” rallies are expected around the world. The campaign group of the same name behind the protests aims to “educate the world about the crimes Monsanto has committed against humanity”.

The marches – which attract people in their millions – are in their eighth year.

28.02.2019 - 01:24 [ German Foreign Policy ]

Bayer vor Gericht

Das Urteil gegen Bayer hat den Börsenwert um elf Milliarden Euro schrumpfen lassen. Die Aktie habe zudem, heißt es, auch deshalb ein Drittel ihres Wertes eingebüßt, da für manche Marktbeobachter die Übernahme lediglich ein „arrogantes“ Manöver zum „Bau eines Imperiums“ gewesen sei.

10.12.2018 - 00:52 [ ]

Urheberrecht: BAMF untersagt, eine Dienstanweisung zu veröffentlichen – wir tun es trotzdem

(7.12.2018) Eine Dienstanweisung des BAMF zu Dublin-Verfahren soll urheberrechtlich geschützt sein. Das Bundesamt hat uns die Dienstanweisung nach einer Informationsfreiheitsanfrage geschickt, aber wir dürften sie nicht veröffentlichen. Doch mit Zensurheberrecht Dokumente von der Öffentlichkeit fernzuhalten, schränkt die Meinungs- und Informationsfreiheit ein.

16.11.2018 - 00:54 [ Reuters ]

California judge orders next Monsanto weed-killer cancer trial for March

The order by Superior Court Judge Ioana Petrou in Oakland, California, comes on the heels of a $289 million verdict in the first glyphosate trial in San Francisco, in which a jury found Monsanto liable for causing a school groundskeeper’s cancer.

18.08.2018 - 03:43 [ Paul Craig Roberts / ]

Bringt uns der Kapitalismus um?

Ökologische Ökonomen wie Herman E. Daly betonen, dass wir nicht wissen, ob ein Anstieg des BIP ein Gewinn oder ein Verlust ist, da die externen Kosten von Umweltverschmutzung und Ressourcenerschöpfung nicht im Bruttoinlandsprodukt enthalten sind.

Die externen Kosten sind enorm und werden immer größer. Historisch gesehen haben Produktions- und Industrieunternehmen, landwirtschaftliche Betriebe, städtische Abwassersysteme und andere Verantwortliche die Kosten ihrer Aktivitäten an die Umwelt und Dritte weitergegeben. In letzter Zeit gab es eine Flut von Berichten, von denen sich viele auf Monsantos Roundup konzentrierten, dessen Hauptbestandteil, Glyphosat, als krebserregend angesehen wird.

18.08.2018 - 03:39 [ Paul Craig Roberts / Institute for Political Economy ]

Is Capitalism Killing Us?

It is very difficult to find the truth, because politicians and regulatory authorities are susceptible to bribes and to doing favors for their business friends. In Brazil, lawmakers are actually trying to deregulate pesticide use and to ban the sale of organic food in supermarkets