Monsanto Roundup and a link to Intestinal diseases

Western Industrialised Countries have seen a significant rise in the cases of Celiac Disease, Irritable Bowl Syndrome and gluten intolerance. 20 years ago these conditions were largely unheard of and yet today up to 5% of the world population suffers from these illnesses. The question arises as to why these conditions have become more frequent, particularly in Europe and North America.   ... →

Monsanto: Of Bees and Honey

About six years ago, some Bavarian beekeepers had to destroy their entire harvest of the year. Between 2005 and 2008 the Free State of Bavaria had grown genetically modified corn from Monsanto at test areas less than three kilometres away. Even though the beekeepers immediately moved their bees to a safer place as soon as they heard about it, genetically modified DNS was later found in the honey.   ... →

People Power Leads the Fight Against Extraction in Latin America

In Latin America, people have realized that protesting serves as  the most effective action against large extraction companies in both the agricultural and mining industries and provides the best means by which to get their opinions heard by the government and the companies.  This tactic has been employed on a widespread basis to varying degrees of success against Chevron, Barrick Gold, Glencore Xstrata, and, most recently, Monsanto.    ... →

Monsanto found guilty of chemical poisoning

Health and Safety Hazards in France

Only few corporations are as controversially discussed in the international media as the US American seed company and herbicide producer Monsanto. For some, it provides a solution to the global food crisis thanks to its genetically modified (GM) seeds. For others, it has gained fame due to its transgression of ecological, ethical and public health standards.   ... →

Monsanto’s business in India: On Seeds and Suicides

Human rights violations and environmental hazards in India

Some 95 per cent of India’s cotton seed is controlled by Monsanto. Across the world, new seed laws are being introduced, which enforce compulsory registration of seeds. On the one hand, these measures aim at stabilizing the seed market and stock, but on the other hand force small farmers into dependency on multinational corporations – and thus into high debts.   ... →