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  • UN Agency to Congress: Drop Dead

    12/01/2017 10:57:35 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 2 replies ^ | Dec 02, 2017 | Paul Driessen
    The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in France has received over $48 million from America’s National Institutes of Health (NIH), to determine whether various chemicals cause cancer in humans. Of more than 900 chemicals it has reviewed, only one was ever found non-carcinogenic. The latest substance to face IARC scrutiny is glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide RoundUp. Not surprisingly, the agency branded glyphosate carcinogenic. But this time evidence is surfacing of collusion with anti-chemical activist groups and class action lawyers, serious conflicts of interest involving a key IARC glyphosate reviewer, and IARC manipulation of scientific reports...
  • Then They Came For Ben & Jerry's

    08/11/2017 9:35:01 PM PDT · by American Quilter · 59 replies ^ | 12 Aug 2017 | Brian McNicoll
    Ben & Jerry’s ice cream had to figure it would be one of the last firms in America to come under attack from the liberal misinformation complex. It has created flavors to honor Democrat politicians, contributed to Democrat campaigns and positioned itself well to the left on social and employment issues. It has cultivated an image of the “good capitalist,” which can create jobs, lead in its field and do it all in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. But when there became a bigger fish to fry, all the loyalty the company thought it had earned suddenly dried up....
  • Farmers’ Illegal Use of Herbicide Takes Toll on Neighboring Crops

    08/22/2016 2:09:41 PM PDT · by Theoria · 17 replies
    WSJ ^ | 02 Aug 2016 | Jacob Bunge
    Issue is linked to Monsanto’s introduction of new herbicide-resistant biotech soybean Farmers in southern U.S. states have long battled weeds and destructive bugs, but this year they face a new threat: their neighbors. They say some growers are illegally spraying a powerful herbicide that is damaging hundreds of thousands of crop acres in Arkansas, Missouri and Tennessee, a trend that regulators, farmers and academics link to Monsanto Co. ’s introduction this year of a new variety of genetically modified soybean. Monsanto’s new biotech soybean was designed to resist herbicides, including a powerful chemical called dicamba, long used to kill weeds...
  • Monsanto posts larger-than-expected 4Q loss

    10/08/2014 8:50:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 8, 2014 11:38 AM EDT | Matthew Perrone
    Agriculture business giant Monsanto Co. reported a wider-than-expected loss Wednesday for its fourth quarter on higher expenses, including a one-time legal settlement. The company’s earnings forecast for 2015 also fell short of analysts’ expectations as Monsanto said it expects “continued industry headwinds.” […] The loss came despite higher sales of the company’s two key business units, genetically-engineered seeds and herbicide. …
  • 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...
  • Heavy use of herbicide Roundup linked to health dangers: U.S. study

    04/26/2013 10:17:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:49pm EDT | Carey Gillam
    Heavy use of the world’s most popular herbicide, Roundup, could be linked to a range of health problems and diseases, including Parkinson’s, infertility and cancers, according to a new study. The peer-reviewed report, published last week in the scientific journal Entropy, said evidence indicates that residues of “glyphosate,” the chief ingredient in Roundup weed killer, which is sprayed over millions of acres of crops, has been found in food. Those residues enhance the damaging effects of other food-borne chemical residues and toxins in the environment to disrupt normal body functions and induce disease, according to the report, authored by Stephanie...
  • High Hopes at Miracle-Gro in Medical Marijuana Field

    06/13/2011 6:45:03 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 55 replies
    Wall St Journal ^ | JUNE 14, 2011 | DANA MATTIOLI
    Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. has long sold weed killer. Now, it's hoping to help people grow killer weed. In an unlikely move for the head of a major company, Scotts Chief Executive Jim Hagedorn said he is exploring targeting medical marijuana as well as other niches to help boost sales at his lawn and garden company. "I want to target the pot market," Mr. Hagedorn said in an interview. "There's no good reason we haven't." Sales at Scotts rose 5% last year to $2.9 billion. But the Marysville, Ohio, company relies on sales at three key retailers—Home Depot Inc., Lowe's Cos....
  • Afghan government considers herbicide to combat runaway opium yield

    09/30/2006 10:56:38 AM PDT · by jdm · 3 replies · 314+ views
    AP via NewsPress ^ | Sept 30, 2006 | JIM KRANE
    JALALABAD, Afghanistan (AP) - With profits from this spring's record opium crop fueling a broad Taliban offensive, Afghan authorities say they are considering a once unthinkable way to deal with the scourge: spraying poppy fields with herbicide. Afghans including President Hamid Karzai are deeply opposed to spraying the crop. After nearly three decades of war, Western science and assurances can do little to assuage their fears of chemicals being dropped from airplanes. But U.S. officials in Kabul and Washington are pushing for it. And on Thursday the country's top drug enforcement official said he would contemplate spraying opium crops -...
  • Committing Herbicide Against a Yucca Plant?/Vanity

    08/19/2005 5:03:49 PM PDT · by Basselope · 42 replies · 12,568+ views
    Me | 8.19.2005 | Basselope
    Okay, I know there has to be a way. There just has to be. We moved into our house 5 years ago, and the previous owners planted some yucca plants. I want to be rid of these...FOREVER. I have tried each year, several times, and I have tried a LOT of different things to kill them, and the darn things just keep coming back! So far, I've tried: ~Digging up the plants' roots, to a depth of 3.5 feet. They came back. ~Putting boulders on top of the plants. They came back. ~Pouring Round-Up on the leaves. Unfazed. ~Drilling holes...
  • Common Herbicide (Atrazine) Causes Genital Abnormalities in Frogs

    04/17/2002 10:22:18 AM PDT · by LoneGOPinCT · 4 replies · 206+ views
    Health ^ | 17 Apr 02 | Amanda Gardner
    Common Herbicide Causes Genital Abnormalities in Frogs Study finds exposure to small amounts of weed killer leads to problems By Amanda Gardner HealthScoutNews Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 17 (HealthScoutNews) -- In findings that scientists fear may have implications for humans, researchers say exposing frog larvae to a common weed killer leads to reproductive abnormalities. These abnormalities may impair sexual behavior, and be a factor in the current decline in the worldwide frog population. The study, the first to look at levels of the herbicide atrazine -- which is thought to be safe in drinking water or in limited exposure -- appears...