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Scientists Loved and Loathed by an Agrochemical Giant

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With corporate funding of research, “there’s no scientist who comes out of this unscathed.”

EXETER, England — The bee findings were not what Syngenta expected to hear.

The pesticide giant had commissioned James Cresswell, an expert in flowers and bees at the University of Exeter in England, to study why many of the world’s bee colonies were dying. Companies like Syngenta have long blamed a tiny bug called a varroa mite, rather than their own pesticides, for the bee decline.

HOW THE GE FOOD VENTURE HAS BEEN CHRONICALLY DEPENDENT ON DECEPTION

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SUMMARY: "Although it purports to be based on solid science and the open flow of information on which science depends, the massive venture to reconfigure the genetic core of the world’s food supply has substantially relied on the propagation of falsehoods."

NIGERIA: THE GROWING MENACE OF THE MONSANTO-INDUCED PRO-GMO LOBBY

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SUMMARY: "Premium Times is very concerned about the determined march by the US-based multinational, Monsanto, to impose Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) into agricultural production in Nigeria."

PREMIUM TIMES is very concerned about the determined march by the US-based multinational, Monsanto, to impose Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) into agricultural production in Nigeria.

EMAILS REVEAL ROLE OF MONSANTO IN SERALINI STUDY RETRACTION

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SUMMARY: "In September 2012 the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology (FCT) published the research of a team led by the French biologist Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini, which found liver and kidney toxicity and hormonal disturbances in rats fed Monsanto’s GM maize NK603 and very small doses of the Roundup herbicide it is grown with, over a long-term period. An additional observation was a trend of increased tumours in most treatment groups."

USA: BIG FOOD ACCUSED OF ILLEGAL SCHEME TO KILL GMO LABELING INITIATIVE

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SUMMARY: "The nation’s largest food companies are under criticism for using too much sugar, too few healthy ingredients and failing to be transparent about what’s in their products. At least some of those concerns now seem to be playing out in a fight over how America’s largest food industry group financed a campaign against a food labeling initiative."

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