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  • Bayer is buying Monsanto in $66 billion deal

    09/17/2016 6:43:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | September 14, 2016 | Jethro Mullen and Charles Riley
    <p>Now it's official: Monsanto is going to be swallowed up by a rival in the biggest takeover announced so far this year.</p> <p>To clinch a deal, Germany's Bayer pumped even more money into its bid for the U.S. seed giant, valuing it at $66 billion, including debt.</p>
  • Monsanto about to Be Given a Taste of its Own Medicine?

    05/20/2016 6:52:36 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | 17 May 2016 | Don Quijones
    An oligopoly takes shape to corner the human food supply. The hunter, it seems, has become the hunted. After wresting control of roughly a quarter of the global seeds market by acquiring a massive portfolio of seed companies, including Agroceres, Asgrow, Cristiani Burkard, Dekalb, Delta & Pine and the seeds division of Cargill North America, Monsanto now suddenly finds itself on the menu of two very powerful, much bigger rivals. snip On Thursday, it was reported that Germany’s two chemical-industry titans Bayer and BASF, both of which have a market capitalization more than double Monsanto’s, are mulling a takeover bid....
  • German chemical giant in talks to buy Monsanto [Bayer]

    05/19/2016 7:14:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies ^ | 19 May 2016 11:56 GMT+02:00 | (AFP/The Local)
    German pharmaceuticals giant Bayer and the US group Monsanto said Thursday they are in talks on a possible merger to create a global player in pesticides, seeds and genetically modified crops, following weeks of speculation about a possible tie-up. Both sides have emphasized that the talks are still only exploratory at this stage and neither has mentioned how much any proposed deal would be worth. But with Monsanto’s market value estimated at around $42 billion (€37.5 billion), observers say it would be bigger than the recent acquisition of Switzerland’s Syngenta by China National Chemical Corp. […] The US group has...
  • Bayer, FDA accused of downplaying Essure fetal deaths, complications

    02/23/2016 6:29:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies ^ | February 23, 2016 | Rebecca Downs
    Essure, a permanent form of birth control which involves inserting coils into a woman’s fallopian tubes, has been in the news since last year, and not for a good reason. Women have reported experiencing horrific, debilitating side effects. Now comes news of another issue with the device. Women have become pregnant despite the use of the device (no form of birth control – besides abstinence – is 100 percent effective), and it is being blamed for the deaths of already conceived children. Bayer and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have, according to some, downplayed the issue, but Representative Mike...
  • Study links insecticide use to invertebrate die-offs [Well duh!!!]

    05/05/2013 2:09:39 PM PDT · by grundle · 10 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | May 1, 2013 | Damian Carrington
    Study links insecticide use to invertebrate die-offs Dutch research reveals correlation between water polluted with imidacloprid and low numbers of aquatic insects The world's most widely used insecticide is devastating dragonflies
  • Rats or Humans? Inside Saddam's Extermination Plant [Aug. 2002]

    Rats or Humans? Inside Saddam's Extermination Plant(August 29, 2002)This story was found at: He was introduced as director of research and development at Falluja, one of the remote factories where the United States claims Saddam Hussein could be making chemical and biological weapons. Asked if he had worked on any of Saddam's chemical weapons programs, Dr Mohammed Frah played a straight bat: "In the early 1980s I worked for five years on the chemical and biological programs at Al-Muthanna." This is the name of a critical centre in Saddam's weapons program - a huge pesticide complex that produced...
  • (French) Pesticide Drums found at PLO Training Site discovered in Iraq.

    04/08/2003 11:04:38 PM PDT · by Steven W. · 9 replies · 463+ views
    MSNBC | 4/9/03 | Dana Lewis
    NBC reporter Dana Lewis reporting live video from newly discovered PLO terrorist training camp that was discovered in Iraq. It has obstacle course, shooting range, pretty much looks like one of the familiar AlQaeda terrorist training camps. Dana Lewis also reports that this camp is close to the infamous pesticide site and that there are some of the same French pesticide drums (not the others suspected of containing the CW "Cocktail" mixture) at the PLO camp along with gas masks and chemical suits. They're not sure what to make of it and the officer in charge was hesitant to say...
  • Bayer admits GMO contamination out of control

    04/16/2010 12:20:47 PM PDT · by Scythian · 17 replies · 883+ views
    (NaturalNews) Drug and chemical giant Bayer AG has admitted that there is no way to stop the uncontrolled spread of its genetically modified crops. "Even the best practices can't guarantee perfection," said Mark Ferguson, the company's defense lawyer in a recent trial. Two Missouri farmers sued Bayer for contaminating their crop with modified genes from an experimental strain of rice engineered to be resistant to the company's Liberty-brand herbicide. The contamination occurred in 2006, during an open field test of the new rice, which was not approved for human consumption. According to the plaintiffs' lawyer, Don Downing, genetic material from...
  • Organ Damage In Rats From Monsanto GMO Corn

    01/13/2010 8:17:26 AM PST · by Clint Williams · 52 replies · 1,246+ views
    Slashdot ^ | 1/13/10 | kdawson
    jenningsthecat writes "A study published in December 2009 in the International Journal of Biological Sciences found that three varieties of Monsanto genetically-modified corn caused damage to the liver, kidneys, and other organs of rats. One of the corn varieties was designed to tolerate broad-spectrum herbicides, (so-called 'Roundup-ready' corn), while the other two contain bacteria-derived proteins that have insecticide properties. The study made use of Monsanto's own raw data. Quoting from the study's 'Conclusions' section: 'Our analysis highlights that the kidneys and liver as particularly important on which to focus such research as there was a clear negative impact on the...
  • Mike Bayer - Communist Agent in the Bernie Sanders Camp?

    08/31/2010 10:02:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    new zeal ^ | 8/31/10 | trevor loudon
    Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders may have a Communist Party USA agent in his camp. The person in question is Mike Bayer, who is currently serving as Treasurer of Bernie Sanders' Vermont Progressive Party. The Senator from Vermont, is a self proclaimed socialist and proud of it. As a student in Chicago, Sanders was active in the Young Peoples Socialist League and has a decades old relationship with America's largest marxist organization, Democratic Socialists of America. It was in conjunction with D.S.A. that Sanders formed, in 1991, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, now a more than eighty strong alliance of far...
  • Suit claims birth control warning not enough

    02/08/2010 6:24:13 PM PST · by GSP.FAN · 14 replies · 405+ views
    WishTv8 ^ | Feb 8 2010 | Deanna Dewberry
    Dozens of women claim in lawsuits filed in Indianapolis that they suffered strokes, gall bladder disease, and other serious health effects from the birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin. The maker of those contraceptives is Bayer Pharmaceuticals. Bayer claims the drugs not only prevent pregnancy, but also treat extreme irritability and moderate acne. But plaintiffs say the drugs have serious side-effects. You may have seen the commercials featuring attractive young women talking about birth control pills with the hip youthful names.
  • Berkeley looking to keep Bayer

    08/17/2009 12:53:00 PM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies · 1,344+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 8/17/9 | Doug Oakley
    Berkeley is scrambling to line up state tax cuts and credits for Bayer, which is considering moving some or all of its 1,700 jobs out of town. The pharmaceutical giant, which manufactures a hemophilia drug called Kogenate from its Seventh Street plant, will decide in a couple of months whether it will eventually move some or all of its manufacturing of the drug elsewhere, spokeswoman Trina Ostrander said. Bayer will soon produce a new version of the drug, called Kogenate-ph, that will require retooling its plant and retraining workers, Ostrander confirmed. The company is deciding whether that could take place...
  • Bayer Unveils DIDGET,The First And Only Blood Glucose Meter That Connects With The Nintendo DS/Lite

    07/16/2009 6:47:12 AM PDT · by pillut48 · 9 replies · 502+ views
    Medical News Today ^ | 13 Jul 2009 - 3:00 PDT
    Bayer Diabetes Care in the UK and Ireland today unveils "DIDGET(TM), the first and only blood glucose meter for kids with diabetes that connects directly to Nintendo DS(TM) and Nintendo DS(TM) Lite gaming systems. The DIDGET meter is designed to help kids manage this lifelong condition by rewarding them for building consistent blood glucose testing habits and meeting personalised glucose target ranges. "One of the biggest challenges facing parents of children with diabetes is the constant struggle to instil the habit of regular blood glucose testing that is critical for consistent diabetes management," says John Gregory, Professor in Paediatric Endocrinology,...
  • Bayer Derived Its Treatment for AIDS From Prophet Muhammad's Hadith About the Wings of Flies

    11/17/2008 4:24:25 PM PST · by SJackson · 20 replies · 2,696+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 11-17-08
    Hamas TV Scientist Dr. Ahmad Al-Muzain: Bayer Derived Its Treatment for AIDS From Prophet Muhammad's Hadith About the Wings of Flies Following are excerpts from a program featuring Dr. Ahmad Al-Muzain, a Palestinian expert on Koranic science, which aired on Al-Aqsa TV on September 19, 2008:To view the MEMRI TV clip, visit "The Prophet Muhammad Said: 'If a Fly Falls Into Your Drink, You Should Dip It in the Drink, And Then Dispose of the Fly - Because One of its Wings Bears a Disease, and the Other Bears the Cure"Ahmad Al-Muzain: "The Prophet Muhammad said: 'If a fly...
  • Bayer Pesticide Chemicals Linked to Devastating Collapse of Honeybee Populations

    10/01/2008 1:47:28 PM PDT · by Scythian · 175 replies · 3,753+ views
    (NaturalNews) German government researchers have concluded that a bestselling Bayer pesticide is responsible for the recent massive die-off of honeybees across the country's Baden-Württemberg region. In response, the government has banned an entire family of pesticides, fueling accusations that pesticides may be responsible for the current worldwide epidemic of honeybee die-offs. Researchers found buildup of the pesticide clothianidin in the tissues of 99 percent of dead bees in Baden-Württemberg state. The German Research Center for Cultivated Plants concluded that nearly 97 percent of honeybee deaths had been caused directly by contact with the insecticide."It can unequivocally be concluded that a...
  • Blast rocks Bayer plant in Institute (West Virginia)

    08/28/2008 11:36:58 PM PDT · by Drago · 6 replies · 295+ views
    Charlston Gazette ^ | 08/28/2008 | Staff reports
    <p>NSTITUTE, W.Va. -- Witnesses reported seeing a red fireball and feeling a blast as far away as Charleston, after an explosion was reported at the Bayer Crop Science Plant in Institute at 10:35 p.m. Thursday. The explosion was heard at least as far away as Mink Shoals.</p>
  • 11-nation commission agrees to start transferring Nazi archive to Holocaust researchers

    05/15/2007 8:53:17 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 28 replies · 718+ views
    SignOnSandiego ^ | 6:03 a.m. May 15, 2007
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands – Diplomats from 11 countries agreed Tuesday to bypass legal obstacles and begin distributing electronic copies of documents from a secretive Nazi archive, making them available to Holocaust researchers for the first time in more than a half century. The decision was meant to avoid further delays in allowing Holocaust survivors to find their own stories and family histories, and for historians to seek new insights into Europe's darkest period. The countries governing the archive maintained by the International Tracing Service approved a plan to begin transferring scanned documents as soon as they are ready so that receiving...
  • German fund done paying laborers

    06/11/2007 10:50:05 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 10 replies · 216+ views
    JTA Daily ^ | June 11, 2007
    A German fund set up to compensate forced laborers during the Holocaust has completed paying victims. The Remembrance, Responsibility and Future Foundation, set up in 2000, paid $5.8 billion to 1.7 million people, mostly non-Jews who were forced to work in concentration camps and participate in sadistic medical experiments, the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported.. The German government and German corporations that utilized forced labor during World War II contributed equally to the fund, which will see its remaining money go toward reconciliation projects. Volkswagen, DaimlerChrysler, Bayer and Deutsche Bank were among the companies that made tax-deducible donations to the...
  • Subway: The New King of Junk Food

    04/08/2006 7:29:41 AM PDT · by Cvengr · 194 replies · 3,940+ views
    What's the largest fast junk food chain in the country? Wrong. It's not McDonald's. It's Subway. Subway overtook McDonald's last year in the United States and now has 15,874 locations in the U.S. compared to 11,533 for McDonald's. Worldwide, Subway has 21,528 restaurants in 75 countries. McDonald's has more than 30,000 restaurants in 119 countries. Subway founder Fred DeLuca says he wants 30,000 outlets worldwide by 2010. Of course, Subway would not want you to think that it is not a fast junk food chain. In fact, the privately held firm has overtaken McDonald's by riding a wave of publicity...
  • Bayer Pledges $2 Million to Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort (+ matches employees contributions)

    08/31/2005 12:04:27 PM PDT · by WestTexasWend · 2 replies · 261+ views
    Bayer Corporation today announced that, together with the Bayer Foundation, it has committed $2 million in cash and product donations to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. The Bayer Foundation will match Bayer employee donations dollar for dollar, which will then be donated to the American Red Cross. "We at Bayer are deeply moved by the news reports following the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. To help in the relief efforts, Bayer is actively coordinating employee donations, and collecting and shipping key products and other critical material to where it is needed," said Dr. Attila Molnar, Bayer Corporation president and CEO....
  • Lawmakers' Help for Drug Firm Tests Limits

    04/30/2005 2:24:28 AM PDT · by neverdem · 1 replies · 189+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 30, 2005 | Dan Morgan and Marc Kaufman
    FDA Calls Efforts For Bayer Illegal The German pharmaceutical giant Bayer suffered a serious setback last year when a federal administrative law judge backed a proposed ban on a drug used to fight poultry infections at factory farms. The judge cited growing scientific evidence suggesting that the practice was reducing the effectiveness of antibiotics vital to human health. Facing defeat in a three-year legal battle, Bayer sought help in a new arena -- Congress. In a letter written in the office of Rep. Charles W. "Chip" Pickering Jr. (R-Miss.), and with the assistance of a Bayer lobbyist who was a...
  • Bayer Halves Price for Cipro, but Rivals Offer Drugs Free

    10/25/2001 8:38:45 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 198+ views
    New York Times ^ | Friday, October 26, 2001 | By KEITH BRADSHER
    October 26, 2001 Bayer Halves Price for Cipro, but Rivals Offer Drugs Free By KEITH BRADSHER ASHINGTON, Oct. 25 — When Bayer agreed on Wednesday to sell 100 million tablets of its anthrax medicine, Cipro, to the government for 95 cents apiece, Bayer and the Bush administration said the deal assured an ample supply at a very low price. But while Bayer nearly halved its previous price, three big pharmaceutical companies have since stepped forward to offer large quantities of their antibiotics free if the Food and Drug Administration will approve their use for the treatment of anthrax. Executives ...
  • Bayer CropScience cancels British biotech trial (cites fear of ecoterrorism as reason)

    10/01/2003 11:51:49 PM PDT · by Prodigal Son · 154+ views
    SF Gate ^ | October 1, 2003
    <p>Bayer CropScience decided to cancel a planned trial of genetically modified oilseed rape, saying Wednesday that the government's insistence on publishing the crop's location would make it vulnerable to vandals.</p> <p>Biotech foods incite strong emotions in much of Europe, with opponents arguing that their potential health effects are little understood and protesters often damaging test sites.</p>