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Monsanto’s Weed Killer Crisis

August 9th, 2017

Via: Reuters: As the U.S. growing season entered its peak this summer, farmers began posting startling pictures on social media: fields of beans, peach orchards and vegetable gardens withering away. The photographs served as early warnings of a crisis that has damaged millions of acres of farmland. New versions of the herbicide dicamba developed by […]

Monsanto Was Its Own Ghostwriter for Some Safety Reviews

August 9th, 2017

Via: Bloomberg: Academic papers vindicating its Roundup herbicide were written with the help of its employees.

Plastic Garbage Patch Bigger Than Mexico Found in Pacific

July 31st, 2017

The ground up plastic is turning up in sea salt that people are eating now. Via: National Geographic: Water, water, everywhere—and most of it is filled with plastic. A new discovery of a massive amount of plastic floating in the South Pacific is yet another piece of bad news in the fight against ocean plastic […]

How Governments, Food Companies, Big Pharma, Media and Healthcare Operators Keep Us Fat and Sick

July 27th, 2017

If you thought the Military Industrial Complex was something… Via: The Drs. Wolfson: These numbers clearly reveal a U.S. economy totally dependent on the healthcare system. Were the need for healthcare to cease, or be reduced dramatically, the U.S. economy would be in crisis of unprecedented proportions. So, what has the government been doing to […]

Fishermen Express Fury as Fukushima Plant Set to Release Radioactive Material Into Ocean

July 14th, 2017

Via: Telegraph: Local residents and environmental groups have condemned a plan to release radioactive tritium from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean. Officials of Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the plant, say tritium poses little risk to human health and is quickly diluted by the ocean. In an interview with […]

Tertill: Solar Powered Weeding Robot

July 8th, 2017

Via: IEEE: Tertill is a solar-powered, weed-destroying, fully autonomous and completely self-contained robot designed for your garden. Put it out there, forget about it (mostly), and it will brutally exterminate any weeds that it can find, as long as they’re short.

California: Glyphosate Will Be Added to List of Chemicals Known to Cause Cancer

June 27th, 2017

Via: Reuters: Glyphosate, an herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto Co’s (MON.N) popular Roundup weed killer, will be added to California’s list of chemicals known to cause cancer effective July 7, the state’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) said on Monday. Monsanto vowed to continue its legal fight against the designation, required […]

Amazon Robots Poised to Revamp How Whole Foods Runs Warehouses

June 26th, 2017

Via: Bloomberg: In negotiations, Amazon spent a lot of time analyzing Whole Foods’ distribution technology, pointing to a possible way in which the company sees the most immediate opportunities to reduce costs, said a person familiar with the matter who asked not to be identified because the issue was private. Amazon, through a spokesman, declined […]

Amazon to Acquire Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion

June 16th, 2017

Via: Bloomberg: Amazon.com Inc. will acquire Whole Foods Market Inc. for $13.7 billion, a bombshell of a deal that catapults the e-commerce giant into the supermarket business with hundreds of stores across the U.S. Amazon agreed to pay $42 a share in cash for the organic-food chain, including debt, a roughly 27 percent premium to […]

New Zealand: High Levels of E-Coli Found in Creek that Runs Into Treasured Springs

May 14th, 2017

Disclosure: I am involved with the effort to bring attention to the pollution and water take issues at Te Waikoropupu Springs Reserve. — There is video of the manure slurry feeding into the crystal clear water over SOSGoldenBay.nz. Scroll down to the 28 April entry, if you dare. Via: Stuff: High E-coli levels have been […]

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