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Monsanto's PR problem...
« on: October 23, 2017, 05:19:06 PM »
This article doesn't vilify or justify Monsanto.  It talks about how Monsanto got into the PR problem they are in now. 

https://modernfarmer.com/2014/03/monsantos-good-bad-pr-problem/

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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2017, 01:36:15 AM »
Lots of news about Monsanto in the French press. The editorial staff of Le Monde seems pretty convinced that glyphosate is toxic and is a major culprit in the loss of bees and other insects (recent article said insect populations have dropped 80% since the introduction of Roundup-ready crops)

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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2017, 01:42:40 AM »
Monsanto’s Roundup Faces European Politics and U.S. Lawsuits

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/04/business/monsanto-roundup-europe.html

Note related articles in right column, too.

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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2017, 02:29:52 PM »
Germany: Monsanto Faces Blowback Over Cancer Cover-Up

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A release of internal emails has revealed that U.S. agrochemical giant Monsanto manipulated studies of the company's herbicide, Roundup. Experts believe the product causes cancer - and the consequences for the company could be dire.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/monsanto-papers-reveal-company-covered-up-cancer-concerns-a-1174233.html

TL;DR - Companies lie.

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Re: Monsanto's PR problem...
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2017, 12:47:00 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2017, 07:00:14 PM »
There was a study in the EU where they tested the urine of EU representatives and almost all had glyphosate in their urine, whether it was banned in their country or not

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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2017, 07:39:45 PM »
It's in animal feed grain, so I'm guessing meat's an easy way to get your daily dose.

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« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2017, 02:43:52 AM »
EU lawmakers vote to ban glyphosate weed killer by 2022

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Although the resolution is not binding, it ups the pressure on the bloc's executive arm, the European Commission, which had previously recommended the herbicide's license be renewed for 10 years.

Shortly after the European Parliament approved the glyphosate ban resolution, the Commission walked back its recommendation

http://www.dw.com/en/eu-lawmakers-vote-to-ban-glyphosate-weed-killer-by-2022/a-41093018
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