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Brilliant interview with @careygillam on the nuts & bolts of agriculture & pesticide disinformation disinformationchronicle.substack.com/p/a-candid-con… Carey's just been blocked by corporate sponsors of a big ag media event from talking to fellow journalists about how to investigate stories using FOIA
@careygillam Carey says corporate money is at play in journalism conferences and gives example of how @Bayer—in exchange for v generous donations—positioned itself to not just set agendas for journalistic conferences but get a say in what kind of stories are applauded and promoted via awards.
@careygillam @Bayer Carey & @thackerpd also discuss the evidence of Monsanto's targeting of journalists & scientists via front groups & other third parties. One group targeting Carey et al was told, “The key will be keeping #Monsanto in the background so as not to harm the credibility of the info.”
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(1/10) Whew. We read that @nytimes piece “Learning to Love G.M.O.s” too… and let’s just say we’re not impressed. Let’s break it down. A #thread:
(2/10) This article is a pro-corporate ag spin piece. It’s the same pro-GM arguments we’ve heard again & again, repackaged. They argue we need GM for a) healthier food, b) better-tasting food, and c) more food for a growing population in a changing climate. That’s just not true.
(3/10) A) GM won't solve for healthier food b/c it doesn't address the underlying social, econ, & political drivers of deficiencies. Proprietary tech DOES line the pocketbooks of corps like @Bayer, though. Read more from @MarciaIshii on GM golden rice here panna.org/blog/golden-ri…
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New York Times Magazine publishes false and misleading statements in pro-GMO fairytale gmwatch.org/en/news/latest… And the resurrected #GMO purple tomato takes centre stage
To conjure up its fairytale @NYTmag ignores much of the reality of GMO crops. As @Nathan_Donley notes, there's only passing mention of #Monsanto et al & the destruction caused by their herbicide-promoting GMO crops, grown on hundreds of millions of acres—never mind seed patenting
@NYTmag @Nathan_Donley .@NYTmag also makes no mention of #dicamba-tolerant GMO crops. "How can you have a serious discussion about genetic engineering and ignore the livelihoods and habitats that have been irreversibly destroyed throughout the Midwest and South in the last 5 years?" asks @Nathan_Donley
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Das Münchener Biotechnologie-Unternehmen AmSilk hat gerade 29 Mio. € eingeworben, um mit Hilfe von Gentechnik Seidenfasern herzustellen, die in einem neuartigen Schuh Verwendung finden sollen. #Gentechnik-Schuhe auf dem deutschen Markt? Experten warnen: munich-startup.de/73037/29-milli…
#Foodwatch: Wir sind gegen diesen Schuh. Die Verbraucher wollen keine #Gentechnik. Der Schuh sollte zumindest so gekennzeichnet werden, dass schon von weitem erkennbar ist, dass hier Gentechnik im Spiel war. Alles andere wäre Etikettenschwindel.
Svenja Schulze/#BMU: Wir wollen keine Gentechnik auf deutschem Boden. Der Schuh ist außerdem schlecht für die Artenvielfalt. Wo er auf den Boden auftrifft, wächst nichts mehr. Der Druck schadet auch Käfern, Ameisen und Bodenlebewesen.
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1. At the beginning of 2021, #AMLO signed an executive order to ban GM corn and the toxic chemical #glyphosate over three years.

Now, a judge has provided #Bayer with a stay against the order.

The Mexican judiciary's war against AMLO's agenda continues.

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2. The ban came as a surprise to the #US and #BigAg, which thought their lobbying efforts had been sufficient to quash any such measure. In fact...

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3. US agencies & #Monsanto did a full-court press to stop Mexico from taking action. Leaked #USTR emails complain of “vocal anti-biotechnology activists” in the administration, and that Mexico’s health agency (Cofepris) is “becoming a big-time problem”.

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Un juez otorgó a Monsanto, filial de @BayerenMexico, una suspensión provisional que le permite seguir usando glifosato. Esta es la historia del herbicida industrial, sus efectos en la salud global y los desencuentros que ha causado en el gobierno mexicano. Abrimos hilo🧵
El glifosato es químico activo del herbicida más usado en el mundo: Roundup. La compañía enfrenta al menos 13 mil 400 reclamos de personas que denuncian haber padecido cáncer por entrar en contacto con esta sustancia
piedepagina.mx/que-es-el-glif…
En 2019, @SEMARNAT_mx impidió su importación, argumentando desconocimiento de su potencial riesgo. Según un audio filtrado, el principal promotor de este agronegocio en el gabinete era Alfonso Romo, entonces jefe de la Oficina de la Presidencia
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Immer wieder bemerkenswert: Gutachten renommierte Fachgesellsachaften im Sinne der Grünen, wie z. B. Leopoldina beim Insektensterben: hey, Science! Tolle Wissenschaft! @Die_Gruenen @GreensEFA @ABaerbock
Kommt die gleiche Fachgesellschaft bei einem anderen Thema (#Gentechnik) zu anderen Schlüssen als den Grünen lieb ist: Pfui, keine Wissenschaft! Alle voreingenommen, gekauft, Industriebüttel! greens-efa.eu/en/article/doc…
Bei der STIKO genau dasselbe. Beim #Coronaimpfstoff: Jay, science! Super Wissenschaftler, auf die man hören muss!
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As far back as 2015, the agribusiness monopolist @JohnDeere was taking steps to ban farmers from fixing their own tractors, arguing that copyright law made trafficking in tools to effect these repairs a felony.

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1/ A vintage John Deere tractor whose wheel hubs have been repl
The company took this to the US Copyright Office, saying that farmers couldn't fix their tractors because they don't OWN them, despite paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for them - software in tractors means they can only be licensed, not owned.

wired.com/2015/04/dmca-o…

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Deere bolstered this argument with a paternalistic warning that farmers are just not qualified to service tractors, prompting electronics specialist Willie Cade - grandson of a legendary Deere engineer - to speak out against the company.

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Seed monopolies: Who controls the world's food supply? dw.com/en/agriculture… Today @Bayer-#Monsanto & 3 other giant corporations control more than 50% of the world's seeds
@Bayer "Seeds are ultimately what feed us and the animals we eat. Control over #seeds is, in many ways, control over the food supply. The question of who produces new plant varieties is absolutely critical for the future of all of us." — Jack Kloppenburg, University of Wisconsin-Madison Image
@Bayer Imposing uniform seed rules on a global scale means forcing industrial farming onto parts of the world where food is still largely produced by smaller-scale, more sustainable farms.

"We're looking at this as neocolonialism destroying our livelihoods and our environment"—@_ACBIO Image
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🔴 𝕋ℍℝ𝔼𝔸𝔻 du 𝑪𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒂𝒓𝒄𝒉 03

1. [OMS]

L'#OMS, cette structure régulièrement critiquée pour son manque de transparence, se définit comme « l’autorité directrice dans le domaine de la santé international au sein du système des Nations Unies ».

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2. Bien qu’elle ait toujours été financée par des mécènes privés, cette part ne s’élevait qu’à 20% dans les années 1970, 80% provenaient des États membres des Nations Unies.
Or, aujourd'hui la situation s'est inversée.
Avec, à la clé, des "contributions volontaires spécifiées".
3. L'indépendance de l’#OMS fait doute. En effet, contre toute attente, la structure est de plus en plus dépendante de fonds privés, comme #BillGates, car elle manque d’aides publiques.
De quoi laisser craindre une prise d’influence sur des questions de santé publique.
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Im Netz machen gerade #Morgellons die Runde - angebliche Strukturen, die krank machen und die sich in Teststäbchen und Masken befinden sollen. @dittrich_lars hat einen lesenswerten Thread dazu
An der Story sind die Grünen nicht ganz unschuldig.
Morgellons spielen nicht nur bei Menschen eine Rolle, die sich vor #Masken. #Coronatests und #Chemtrails fürchten. Auch in der Anti-#Gentechnik-Bewegung ist schon seit längerem von #Morgellons die Rede.
Die Ängste werden befeuert durch angebliche Gentechnik-Experten aus „Instituten“ mit pompösen Namen, die in Wahrheit nur von ein paar Personen betrieben und zumeist von der (Bio-)Industrie finanziert werden.
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India, Farmers Protest, Monsanto, Bill Gates

Monsanto and the Poisonous Cartel of GMOs in India

The accurate word for Bill Gates' faux philanthropy would be “fail anthropy." As country after country bans the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
ecowatch.com/monsanto-gmo-i…
"Monsanto is trying to subvert India's patent laws: Protection of Plant Variety and Farmers Right Act, Essential Commodities Act and Competition Act."
"In another theatre, Monsanto and Bayer are merging. They were one as MoBay (MonsantoBayer), part of the poison cartel of I.G. Farben. The controlling stakes of both corporations lie with the same private equity firms."
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The Privatisation of Seeds

"Year in and year out farmers are losing the seeds from their own plants, and are forced to purchase them anew from seed providers. Monsanto has monopolized the seed market which has significantly limited the variety of.." en.reset.org/knowledge/priv…
"..plants available on the market. The consequences of which have had fatal effects on both our environment, and the farmers that harness crops from it."
"Although one third may not sound like a game-changing figure, the commercial seed market and #Monsanto in particular have had a devastating effect on #India-n farmers. Cotton farmers especially have been strained as Monsanto controls 95 percent of the cotton seed market through
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Landmark Agent Orange court case against agrochemical giants gets underway gmwatch.org/en/news/latest… Could #Monsanto finally be forced to acknowledge responsibility for the millions harmed? Rally this Saturday in support of #JusticePourTranToNga and all the victims of Agent Orange!
Background: @Bayer's embroiled in multiple lawsuits in the US where as well as struggling to settle tens of thousands of Roundup-cancer claims, it's also facing #dicamba lawsuits and PCB lawsuits. It's also being sued by its own shareholders for not foreseeing all these lawsuits!
@Bayer In France Bayer lost a long legal fight involving another #Monsanto herbicide. It's also battling the @sabine_38 family, who are seeking to create a legal precedent to assist families with children that have been harmed by Roundup, like Théo, who was born with major birth defects
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Super sale & spoiler alert!

Get your copy of #seedsofpower 50% OFF with code FALL2020 @DukePress
dukeupress.edu/seeds-of-power

UK/Europe combinedacademic.co.uk/9781478010852/…

Sale ends 11/23 📚

#Monsanto #glyphosate #GMOs

Book summary 👇 Thread

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Seeds of Power tells the story of Argentina’s swift agrarian transformation based on the early adoption and intensive implementation of genetically modified (GM) soybeans.
Argentina is the third largest global grower and exporter of GM crops. Its soybeans—which have been modified to tolerate being sprayed with herbicides—now cover half of the country's arable land and represent a third of its total exports.
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On lit souvent chez les supporters du #glyphosate que les agences ont pris en compte "la totalité des études".
Les études confidentielles des industriels de la Glyphosate Task Force comme les études publiques peer-reviewed des chercheurs indépendants.
Qu'en est-il vraiment ?
Comment cela se passe-t-il en pratique?
Prenons l'exemple du renouvellement de l'autorisation du Glyphosate de 2017 sur avis de l'EFSA.
A l'époque le pays rapporteur pour le compte de l'EFSA est l'Allemagne (Rapporteur Member State).
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C'est donc au BfR Allemand (Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung), littéralement l'institut fédéral allemand d'évaluation des risques que revient d'établir le rapport préliminaire qui doit ensuite être approuvé par l'EFSA et servir de base à la prise de décision.
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Chance to watch for FREE Keely & @PierceBrosnan's powerful documentary #PoisoningParadise about the horrific poisoning of Hawaii by #Monsanto & other #GMO-pesticide corporations.

What's happening "is a huge guinea-pig experiment - a violation of the Nuremberg Code."👇
@PierceBrosnan “I've just finished watching #PoisoningParadise and I'm so grateful to the Brosnans for making this beautifully shot film. [It] brings absolute proof of the evil forces poisoning the environment and harming animals and people in Hawaii" — Jane Goodall, UN Messenger of Peace. #gmo
@PierceBrosnan "I hope #PoisoningParadise is shown around the world & it wakes people up & generates anger. We need millions to take to the streets in a massive protest against the use of lethal chemicals & the shocking exposé of corruption at high levels. Watch it. Become angry. Take action.”
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📖Etant donné qu'il est longuement fait mention dans ce livre, écrit par @sfoucart, @stephanehorel et Sylvain Laurens, de la tribune #NoFakeScience dont je suis co-rédacteur, je l'ai lu. L'avis donné ici est strictement personnel et n'engage pas mes compères d'aventure. (1/24)
Il va parler du chapitre 5 et d'un point précis qui m'a énormément irrité : la vulgarisation scientifique. Etant fervent défenseur d'une large diffusion et d'une popularisation des sciences au plus grand nombre, j'ai trouvé ces accusations non étayées répugnantes. (2/24)
Au passage sur la tribune #NoFakeScience, je remercie les auteurs d'avoir "révélé" qu'elle ait pu faire l'objet de récupérations politiques et qu'il puisse exister des liens d'intérêts/d'influence dans les discours en ligne. Non vraiment, on était trop cons pour le savoir. (3/24)
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Il Pres Parl #EU David #Sassoli che parla di trasformazione verde..ha votato si al #Glifosato sui campi agricoli per altri 7 anni nel 2016 (2023)forzando il principio di precauzione con una risoluzione di compromesso che ignorava il rischio cancerogeno
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#MonsantoPapers provano come la #Monsanto ha nascosto le prove dei pericoli cancerogeni del #glifosato interferendo nelle relazioni scientifiche
Inoltre la #Bayer pagherà +10 miliardi dollari per risolvere decine migliaia di richieste di risarcimento #USA
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#MonsantoPapers Uno scienziato della #Monsanto scrive al biologo #Séralini che il suo studio sul #glifosato non può essere pubblicato su Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology.."ti incoraggiamo di ripresentarne uno completamente rivisto..
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The Kissinger Report - for people just waking up, look into Eugenics. What we are experiencing today is by design. #thekissingerreport #eugenics #monsanto #plannedparenthood #Bilderberg
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Vroegere president Microsoft Canada spreekt duidelijke taal over 5G! | kla.tv/17106
“Honderden wetenschappelijke artikelen met deskundige adviezen zijn gepubliceerd, waarin de schade aan mens en milieu is aangetoond. Kanker, etc.
@2eKamertweets
#KlaTV #5G #Mobilfunk
Es ist #Krieg, und die Menschen merken es nicht. | 28.04.2020 | kla.tv/16252
Welche Gefahr ist weder hörbar noch sichtbar, wirkt aber trotzdem immer und überall auf Mensch, Tier und Pflanze? 🤔
The Truth About Extinction Rebellion & 5G
Who runs Extinction Rebellion? What is the fourth industrial revolution? What are their goals? What is a climate emergency? What is sustainable development? How is 5G connected with all of the above?
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@VivaLaChang @LizBorkowski @thatshaycrayy It's way past time for @UCSUSA & @kenkimmell to get their act together.

Some years back, @cgseife & I identified serious program problems w/ them attacking #FOIA

Why it’s OK for taxpayers to ‘snoop’ on scientists latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/… /1
@VivaLaChang @LizBorkowski @thatshaycrayy @UCSUSA @kenkimmell @cgseife The response by @UCSUSA & @halpsci was to start lying about us and transparency activists. I was then invited to write about this for the NY Times

Scientists, Give Up Your Emails nytimes.com/2016/01/10/opi… /2
@VivaLaChang @LizBorkowski @thatshaycrayy @UCSUSA @kenkimmell @cgseife @halpsci Instead of learning from this, @halpsci doubled down, and launched some ridiculous anti-#FOIA bill in California, which @cgseife wrote about.

Scientists have #MeToo issues too. Don't exempt them
latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/… /3
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