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Rigging the Science of GMO Ecotoxicity

Originally published in Independent Science News by Jonathan Latham, PhD Researchers who work on GMO crops are developing special “artificial diet systems”. The stated purpose of these new diets is to standardise the testing of the Cry toxins, often used in GMO crops, for their effects on non-target species. But a paper published last month in the journal Toxins implies a very different interpretation of their purpose.
Jeffrey and Carey discuss the role Monsanto played in hiding the dangerous toxicity of glyphosate from the public.
Watch Jeffrey and Vandana talk in this short clip about the biotech industry and the impact consumers are making by purchasing organic and avoiding GMOs.
Originally published in Reuters by Tina Bellon A federal judge overseeing lawsuits alleging Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer causes cancer on Monday tentatively allowed pieces of controversial evidence that the company had hoped to exclude from upcoming trials. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria during a hearing in San Francisco federal court called his decision “probably most disappointing for Monsanto,” the Creve Coeur-based Bayer unit
Originally published in Reuters A French court cancelled the licence for one of Monsanto’s glyphosate-based weedkillers on Tuesday over safety concerns, placing an immediate ban on Roundup Pro 360 in the latest legal blow to the Bayer-owned business. Germany’s Bayer (BAYGn.DE), which bought Monsanto for $63 billion last year, faces thousands of U.S. lawsuits by people who say its Roundup and Ranger Pro products caused