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EU Report on Pesticide Safety copied Text from Monsanto Study - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "EU’s food safety watchdog recommended that glyphosate was safe,"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "but pages of the report were identical to application from the pesticide maker !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • ( Missed Link: even in an EU Report !!!!! )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the European food safety authority (Efsa) based a recommendation, that a chemical linked to cancer was safe for public use on an EU report"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that copied and pasted analyses from a Monsanto study !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Glyphosate is the very contested weedkiller by Monsanto !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • ( possible health risks, at minimum: genotoxicity, carcinogenicity, reproductive damages - and mainly Honey Bees !!! )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "dozens of pages of the Efsa report are identical to passages in an application submitted by Monsanto ! - on behalf of Glyphosate Task Force, an industry body"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Greenpeace EU’s food policy director, Franziska Achterberg: "this is completely unacceptable !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it calls into question the entire pesticide approval process !!!! - and more !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Monsanto faces new Doubts on Safety - New York Times: LINK ¤ NEW YORK TIMES

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  • "the reputation of "Roundup", whose active ingredient is the world’s most widely used weed killer, took a hit when a federal court unsealed documents"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "raising questions about its safety, and the research practices of its manufacturer - Monsanto"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • ""Roundup" and similar products are used around the world on everything from row crops to home gardens"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "industry-funded research has long found it to be relatively safe"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "a case in federal court in San Francisco has challenged that conclusion"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "building on the findings of an international panel, that claimed Roundup’s main ingredient might cause cancer !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the court documents included Monsanto’s internal emails and email traffic between the company and federal regulators"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the records suggested, that Monsanto had ghostwritten research that was later attributed to academics !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the documents also revealed that there was disagreement within the E.P.A. over its own safety assessment"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the files were unsealed by Judge Vince Chhabria, who is presiding over litigation brought by people who claim"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to have developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma as a result of exposure to glyphosate"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the litigation was touched off by a determination by the "International Agency for Research on Cancer", a branch of the World Health Organization"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that glyphosate was a probable carcinogen !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in one email, William F. Heydens, a Monsanto executive, told other company officials that they could ghostwrite research on glyphosate by hiring academics"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to put their names on papers that were actually written by Monsanto"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "we would be keeping the cost down by us doing the writing - and they would just edit & sign their names, so to speak"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Mr. Heydens wrote, citing a previous instance in which the company had done this !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the disclosures are the latest to raise concerns, about the integrity of academic research financed by agrochemical companies"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "last year, a review by the NYT showed, how the industry could manipulate academic research or misstate findings !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "I think it’s important that people hold Monsanto accountable when they say one thing"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • ""and it’s completely contradicted by very frank internal documents," said Timothy Litzenburg of the Miller law firm"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "over the last two decades, Monsanto has genetically re-engineered corn, soybeans and cotton - so it is much easier to spray them with the weed killer"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "some 220 million pounds of glyphosate were used in 2015 in the US"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "people should know that there are superb scientists in the world who would disagree with Monsanto - and some of the regulatory agencies"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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US Supreme Court on Monsanto - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "the court ruled that the farmer, Vernon Bowman"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "had infringed on Monsanto's patent for its GM soybeans (genetically modified)"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "when he bought some of those seeds from a local grain elevator"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and planted them for a second, late-season crop"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Bowman, who is in his 70s had for years been faithfully signing contracts with Monsanto for his main soybean crop"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "more than 90% of the soybean grown in the mid-west"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "is believed to be GM strains, like Round-Up ready"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "this year, Monsanto had filed 144 lawsuits"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "against 466 farmers and small farm businesses alleging patent infringement"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "three big companies now control"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "more than half of the global seed market"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "a position that has sent prices soaring"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the average cost of planting an acre of soybeans"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "had risen 325% between 1995 and 2011 !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Monsanto MON810
- US cable - 2009:
LINK ¤ 09BRUSSELS566

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  • "the German Ministry of Agriculture announced"

 

 

 

 

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  • "a ban on the cultivation and sale of Monsanto's GMO corn MON810"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the only GMO varietal currently approved for cultivation in the European Union"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Austria banned Mon810 in 1999 - and in 2005"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Hungary followed suit"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "France, Poland, Greece, and Romania"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "have invoked the "safeguard clause""

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "if a EU Member State has justifiable reasons to consider that a GMO"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "constitutes a risk to human health or the environment"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Monsanto MON810 - US cable - 2009:
LINK ¤ 09BERLIN538

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  • "the administrative court of Germany in Braunschweig rejected Monsanto's request"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "for an injunction against the cultivation ban for MON810"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the court said in its ruling"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that the level of scientific evidence for environmental damage"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "was sufficient to prohibit the cultivation of MON810"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the court concluded that the public interest for risk prevention"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "has to be given priority"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Precautionary Principle - US cable - 2006:
LINK ¤ 06VIENNA1232

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  • "the Austrian EU Presidency hosted an experts meeting"

 

 

 

 

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  • "on the "precautionary principle" in the context of agricultural biotechnology"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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the Conference generated three Conclusions:






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  • "conference participants overwhelmingly agreed that current EU precautionary rules are not strict enough"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the conference revealed significant differences amongst scientists and regulators"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "on the precise definition of the precautionary principle"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "all experts agreed that precaution"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "is an important tool for GMO policy"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Austrian Parliament
- US cable - 2009:
LINK ¤ 09VIENNA312

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  • "the Parliament asks the Austrian Government:"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to vote against approvals of genetically modified organisms !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and to defend the cultivation bans vehemently"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to exhaust all judicial remedies against forced cultivation of biotech crops"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "including lodging a complaint before the European Court of Justice"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "put pressure on the European Food Safety Agency"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to take into account the "precautionary principle""

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to promote independent "risk research" in the area of agricultural biotechnology"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to protect biotech-free farming"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and to speak up at the EU level for recognition"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "of the right of self-determination of European regions"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that choose biotech-free agriculture and food production"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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neue Dokumente schüren den Zweifel an Glyphosat noch weiter - der Standard: LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • "ein Bundesgericht in San Francisco hat brisante Unterlagen publiziert"

 

 

 

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  • "wonach das Glyphosat-haltige Unkrautvernichtungsmittel "Round-up" von Monsanto doch Krebs verursachen könnte"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "die Dokumente umfassen interne Mails zwischen Monsanto und Regulierungsbehörden"

 

 

 

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  • "in diesen Mails werden Zweifel an der Sicherheit des weltweit am meisten verwendeten Pestizids angemeldet"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "der E-Mail-Verkehr zeigt, dass sich die Experten der US-Umweltbehörde EPA bei der Bewertung von Round-up nicht einig waren"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "auch ist Monsanto selbst Urheber einer Studie gewesen"

 

 

 

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  • "die vor den Behörden als unabhängig, von akademischen Institutionen stammend, ausgegeben worden war"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "der Rechtsstreit wurde von der "International Agency for Research on Cancer", die zur Weltgesundheitsorganisation gehört, angestoßen"

 

 

 

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  • "es geht um Lymphkrebserkrankungen ( Non-Hodgkin-Lymphome ) einer Reihe von Personen, die Glyphosat von Monsanto ausgesetzt gewesen waren"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Monsanto gibt Gentechnik in EU auf - der Standard: LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • "die US-Agrarfirma Monsanto zieht alle ausstehenden Zulassungsanträge"

 

 

 

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  • "für den Anbau gentechnisch veränderter Nutzpflanzen in der Europäischen Union zurück"

 

 

 

 

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  • "Grund ist die fehlende kommerzielle Perspektive"

 

 

 

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  • "betroffen sind fünf Anträge für genetisch veränderten Mais, einer für Sojabohnen und einer für Zuckerrüben"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "dagegen werde man weiter eine Erneuerung der Zulassung für die Maissorte MON810 anstreben"

 

 

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  • "sie ist bislang die einzige genetische veränderte Nutzpflanze, die kommerziell in Europa angebaut wird"

 

 

 

 

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  • "mehrere EU-Staaten, darunter Frankreich, Deutschland und Italien haben"

 

 

 

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  • "wegen der Ablehnung der Technologie durch ihre Bürger ein nationales Verbot erlassen"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GMO - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ G M O

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  • "a "genetically modified organism" is any organism whose genetic material has been altered by using genetic engineering techniques"
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