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HOW MONSANTO WENT FROM SELLING ASPIRIN TO CONTROLLING OUR FOOD SUPPLY

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SUMMARY: "Monsanto controls our food, poisons our land, and influences all three branches of government. Forty percent of the crops grown in the United States contain their genes. They produce the world’s top selling herbicide. Several of their factories are now toxic Superfund sites. They spend millions lobbying the government each year. It’s time we take a closer look at who’s controlling our food, poisoning our land, and influencing all three branches of government. To do that, the watchdog group Food and Water Watch recently published a corporate profile of Monsanto.

MONSANTO THREATENS TO SUE EFSA OVER PUBLICATION OF MAIZE GM DATA

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SUMMARY: "Monsanto is threatening the European Food Safety Authority with legal action after the European Union’s central science agency published data relating to a Monsanto genetically modified maize form. Sources said Monsanto had, “threatened court action via a letter” over EFSA’s decision in January to publish data on its GM NK603 maize that had been used in a much-debated study published in Food and Chemical Toxicology by Séralini et al. in September last year. The Séralini study linked NK603 to increased cancer risk although EFSA concluded the findings did not stand up scientifically.

How Monsanto outfoxed the Obama administration

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The inside story of how the government let one company squash biotech innovation, and dominate an entire industry

Last November, the U.S. Department of Justice quietly closed a three-year antitrust investigation into Monsanto, the biotech giant whose genetic traits are embedded in over 90 percent of America’s soybean crop and more than 80 percent of corn. Despite a splash of press coverage when the investigation was initially announced, its termination went mostly unreported. The DOJ released no written public statement. Only a brief press release from Monsanto conveyed the news.

GM INDUSTRY CALLED TO ACCOUNT: ISAAA’S REPORT MISCHIEVOUS AND ERRONEOUS

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SUMMARY: "The Africa Centre for Biosafety (has dismissed the findings of the biotechnology industry’s flagship annual report [...] as mischievous and erroneous. According to the report, South Africa’s GM crop area increased by a record 26% or 600,000 hectares over the last 12 months. However, Mariam Mayet, director of the ACB points out: “The ISAAA in its desperate attempt to bolster the popularity of GM crops in the media, has overestimated the spread of GM crops in SA by a staggering 400%!

INSIDE THE MONSANTO INFORMATION WAR

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SUMMARY: "French food safety officials have decided not to ban a Monsanto variety of genetically engineered corn after dismissing the findings of a recent study that linked the corn to massive tumors in lab rats and set off a firestorm of global controversy, but the announcement was not a straight victory for Monsanto and the biotech industry.

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