That is very sad, we don't have any normal crops left where I live. It's all GM stuff, lots of it grown indoors. I wish I knew what a real tomato tastes like. I hear people back in the day even had real corn, grown outside. It seems somehow dirty to me but I do understand that would have been more natural
I´m very sorry to hear that. I guess no one truly knows, how a real tomatoe taste like? Hard to say really. Food we buy in supermarkets, is trash since decades. We know this we do. Scary is the fact, how many people just let "them" continue. We just don´t "fight" enough. What if we refuse to buy some toxic products for many weeks? Like gmo corn. What happens if "they" can´t sell toxic corn for a while?? Loosing money is bad for business. A very effective protest! People die by cancer, year after year. I guess life...............is not so important?? I don´t get it??? The eco system is a mess, insects die, birds die. 1.5 million different bee species, existed in the year 1950. Thanks to all the chemicals, there are less as 500.000 left!! People in China, pollinate flowers in some areas by HAND!
But there is hope, take a look some good news:
Victory! France Pledges to Vote AGAINST Reauthorization of Glyphosate, Could Spell the End for Monsanto Weedkiller in Europe.
Stop monster-merger BaySanto! Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager, European Commission
Petition A Bayer-Monsanto merger would be a disaster for our farmers. It will be a catastrophe for our bugs, bees and birds. We urge you to reject the merger and prevent the damage caused by these corporations. We also demand full openness about your decision making processes.
Why is this important? On October 16 we have published scientific research with our partners, showing the proposed merger should be forbidden under EU competition law.
The research, done by international competition law experts from the University College London, explains how Bay-Santo would control our entire food system. They want farmers to buy all they need from one company. Starting with GMOs, seeds, and pesticides as their main products, Bay-Santo will also offer fertilizer, digital equipment, and farm machinery.
Bayer is one of the largest producers of agricultural chemicals, fertilizers, and pesticides. And Monsanto is one of the leading producers of genetically modified plants. Together, these companies could have a total lockdown on what farmers put in their fields, the pesticides they use, what we buy in the shops, and ultimately put on our dinner tables.
If the merger is to be successful, the two companies must gain approval of competition authorities all over the world, including from the EU. Bayer has managed to â€œconvinceâ€ Donald Trump to back the mega-merger , and now there is really only one organisation that has enough clout to stop the deal -- the European Union.
We know that Margrethe Vestager, Commissioner for competition informally is already negotiating with Bayer behind closed doors. If we donâ€™t act now this mega-merger could be a done-deal. Thatâ€™s why we have to tell her to reject the deal now.
The merger of Bayer and Monsanto isnâ€™t the only mega-merger in the agri-chemicals sector. ChemChina has already swallowed Swiss based Syngenta, and Dow Chemical and Dupont have merged as well. The three new agri-business giants would control 70% of the worldâ€™s agri-chemicals and 60% of the market for seeds. This would be a crushing anti-competitive blow to the worldâ€™s farmers, tying them into buying seeds and pesticides from just three global corporations.
Those corporates proved already in the past, that they put their profit above our health and the environment. Industrial farming means a vicious cycle of the same crops on vast fields, which needs more and more fertiliser and pesticides to generate results. At the same time this model of farming causes erosion and the total loss of food chains for insects, birds and small animals.
While our fight is in Europe, the struggle against these mega-mergers is global. There are a growing movements of farmers, consumers and citizens like us, who protest against it. It is up to us to hold Margrethe Vestager accountable and demand to stop the merger.
Black Day for Monsanto: On Wednesday 25. October, our governments refused to allow Monsanto's pesticide glyphosate for another ten years. They followed you and 1.3 million other Europeans who signed the European Citizens' Initiative against Glyphosate. The European Commission will continue to seek approval for the next few weeks - but Wednesday will be remembered as the day we beat Monsanto. The group has paid scientists and lobbyists to push through its dangerous weedkiller - and lost. More than one million of us have signed the European Citizens' Initiative. We passed them on the Internet, collected signatures in pedestrian zones, called our politicians. And we have shown that we can push back the influence of corporations. Persistence and commitment works. Decision makers are now discussing that we need more transparency and more independence from Monsanto. This is a huge opportunity to ensure that corporate influence is systematically limited in the future. Right now Monsanto is trying to gain more power by merging with the chemical giant Bayer. If they succeed, they could largely control what farmers grow in their fields, what pesticides they use, what we buy at the grocery store and what lands on our plates. We have already started a campaign against this megafusion and next week we will discuss our long-term strategy in the WeMove team. We want to turn Wednesday's successful fight into a sweeping victory against the power of corporations.
I will surprise you For far too long, Monsanto lobbyists feel at home in the corridors of our European institutions. Almost without access barriers, they can influence and shape important decisions. But Wednesday they realized that we citizens no longer accept that.Some policymakers relied on Monsanto-funded studies to endorse glyphosate. But also our European citizens' initiative was heard: In the official minutes she was called by an EU member country as a reason not to agree to glyphosate. Her voice and signature, along with those of 1.3 million people across Europe, have helped deny her further approval for glyphosate. And there is another success: a few days before the decision to extend the glyphosate approval Monsanto was prohibited from access to the European Parliament. The reason: The group had refused to participate in a hearing. This question was about how Monsanto has influenced studies on the safety of glyphosate. Also this measure would not have been possible, if not in the first step people like you had protested ever louder against the enterprise. What does that mean for us? We can free the European policy and thus the fields of our farmers from the grip of agro-groups. We know that this is not easy. But last Wednesday gives us courage and strength.
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For the new approval of glyphosate, Minister of Agriculture Christian Schmidt (CSU party Germany) contributed the decisive yes vote in Brussels yesterday 28.11.2017. Breaking the law: Germany should have been included in the circle of EU member states. Because still governs the SPD party - and had voted against the toxic poison. But Schmidt secretly told his representative in Brussels to vote for Monsanto's bestseller.
Madness so far! Let see what happens next? About time that Schmidt loose his job!!!
The new TTIP is nearing completion: Mercosur, the trade agreement with Latin America. With him comes tons of cheap meat in the EU. Small farms are dying, EU farmers are going broke.
Tons of cheap meat: The Mercosur agreement should make the agricultural industry even stronger. Tariffs and import restrictions on food from Latin America would soon fall.  The result is a drastic competition - small farms in Germany would have to close. They give way to unscrupulous big corporations: they produce on huge cleared rainforest areas using hormones that are banned in the EU and by exploiting agricultural workers like slaves.
With Mercosur, we become dependent in the long term. Our diet is then almost exclusively in the hands of the agricultural industry with its megastalls and monocultures. Every year, five percent of the dairy and pig farmers in the country make their farm close by. 
However: Peter Altmaier could still stop the agreement. A farmer protest right at the beginning of office as Minister of Economic Affairs, a CDU man does not need. Certainly not when hundreds of thousands support the farmer. As soon as we have 200,000 signatures, we hand them over to Altmaier - together with farmers from the Arbeitsgemeinschaft peasant agriculture (AbL). With their tractors they drive in front of the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Berlin. Make the protest strong with your signature!
Now and then a high quality Argentinian steak - that's not what Mercosur is about. The agreement is about bringing cheap meat in bulk to the EU market. But we do not want meat from animals that are pumped full of hormones.
Tens of thousands show each year at the "We are sick of it!" - Demo: We stand together against an agrarian industry, which feeds us with unhealthy cheap goods and destroys peasant existences. Industrial agriculture is exacerbating climate change, poisoning groundwater and bees - threatening our future. With Mercosur the urgently needed agricultural change is missing.
In a few days the ministers of the EU decide on the agreement - for us Peter Altmaier.  To convince him is our chance. If we put ourselves as consumers on the side of the farmers, we can overturn Mercosur.
Best regards Maritta Strasser, Team Leader Campaigns Christoph Bautz, Managing Director Campact
PS: In France, 20,000 peasants took to the streets against Mercosur last month. President Emmanuel Macron promised them that "there will never be cattle hormone meat in France."  We have not yet heard this announcement from the German government - but that's what we demand.
We trembled to the end, now it is clear: The EU has banned the dangerous bee killers - Neonicotinoids. CDU Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner cast the decisive vote today in Brussels. Two months ago, she wanted to allow pesticides in organic farming still, now Klöckner enforced the ban on bee venom.
We have achieved this change of direction together! At the "We're sick of it" demo in January in Berlin (Germany) we demonstrated with 33,000 people against pesticides. Over 400,000 Campact activists signed our appeal to save the bees. We protested at Klöckner's public appearances, started a bee rescue tour. Her statement came promptly: she wants to vote for the ban. What a success.
The ban on neonicotinoids is an important stage victory. But now it's time to stay tuned: Because glyphosate also destroys the food basis of bees. More than 5,000 tons land on our fields every year. Nevertheless Klöckner does not want to ban the agricultural poison. She plans to restrict usage, but there is a long list of exceptions. The bees continue to die.
That's why we want to go on an action tour now: This has already given us the success of neonicotinoids - soon, glyphosate could also be banned. Until then, there is a lot to do: We attach ourselves to Minister of Agriculture Klöckner at the heels. At the same time, we show politicians with opinions on how dangerous the use of pesticides is. For this fall we are planning a big agricultural demo.
The number of flying insects in Germany has fallen in the last 30 years - by more than 75 percent! Without them, the ecosystem collapses: Bees, bumblebees, butterflies and beetles not only pollinate plants, they are also food for other animals. Fewer insects mean fewer fish, frogs, lizards, birds and mammals.
The central cause is glyphosate, the agricultural poison, with which the future Bayer Monsanto Group wants to maximize its profits. The loser: our nature. From diverse fields become dreary agricultural steppes on which insects and other animals can no longer find food and starve to death.
Agricultural Minister Klöckner has to decide on the approval of up to 37 glyphosate-containing pesticides by the end of the year. If she does not act now, the funds will remain on the market for five years. That spurs us on. With our action tour we continue to fight until the glyphosate comes out. You can support us, with a donation. More informations:
On 19.05.2018 the MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO / BAYER 2018 takes place. In Hamburg (Germany) and hundreds of other cities around the world protest against agricultural giants and genetic engineering representatives such as Monsanto / Bayer. Together we strongly oppose the use of glyphosate and the destructive industries of Monsanto & Co.
MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO also stands for worldwide solidarity. In North and South America, Asia, Australia, Africa and Europe, millions of people hit the streets on May 19, 2018 to make a difference. So stay free this day and join us!
When: Saturday, 19.05.2018 14:00 h Where: Hachmannplatz, Hamburg Central Station
From Central Station we walk across the city, make a stopover with speeches at Jungfernstieg and end at the Green Hunter. There will be at 4:00 pm the final rally with further expert speeches, information booths and a nice musical finale.
We are still looking for clubs and volunteers who want to support the MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO / BAYER with a speech or an information stand or are interested in participating in the organization of the demo.
For further planning, questions or suggestions send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wallpapers about MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO The MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO is a worldwide protest march against Monsanto & Co. launched in 2013. The protest is directed against all environmental sins and human rights violations committed against Monsanto / Bayer and similar agricultural and chemical giants (eg BASF, Syngenta, DuPont, Dow, ChemChina): rainforest deforestation, land grabbing, the displacement of indigenous peoples, the buying up of smallholder farms, mergers of mega-corporations, food monopolies, patents on seeds, genetically modified seeds and genetically modified food, broad spectrum herbicides such as glyphosate, water and water Air pollution and not least against the bee and species extinction .
Landmark lawsuit claims Monsanto hid cancer danger of weedkiller for decades. In June, a California groundskeeper will make history by taking company to trial on claims it suppressed harm of Roundup
Monsanto has been accused of hiding the dangers of its popular Roundup products for decades, a claim the company denies. Monsanto has been accused of hiding the dangers of its popular Roundup products for decades, a claim the company denies. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters At the age of 46, DeWayne Johnson is not ready to die. But with cancer spread through most of his body, doctors say he probably has just months to live. Now Johnson, a husband and father of three in California, hopes to survive long enough to make Monsanto take the blame for his fate.
On 18 June, Johnson will become the first person to take to trial on allegations that it has spent decades hiding the cancer-causing dangers of its popular Roundup herbicide products – and his case has just received a major boost.
Last week Judge Curtis Karnow issued an order clearing the way for jurors to consider not just scientific evidence related to what caused Johnson’s cancer, but allegations that Monsanto suppressed evidence of the risks of its weed killing products. Karnow ruled that the trial will proceed and a jury would be allowed to consider possible punitive damages.
“The internal correspondence noted by Johnson could support a jury finding that Monsanto has long been aware of the risk that its glyphosate-based herbicides are carcinogenic … but has continuously sought to influence the scientific literature to prevent its internal concerns from reaching the public sphere and to bolster its defenses in products liability actions,” Karnow wrote. “Thus there are triable issues of material fact.”
Johnson’s case, filed in San Francisco county superior court in California, is at the forefront of a legal fight against Monsanto. Some 4,000 plaintiffs have sued Monsanto alleging exposure to Roundup caused them, or their loved ones, to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Another case is scheduled for trial in October, in Monsanto’s home town of St Louis, Missouri.
The lawsuits challenge Monsanto’s position that its herbicides are proven safe and assert that the company has known about the dangers and hidden them from regulators and the public. The litigants cite an assortment of research studies indicating that the active ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicides, a chemical called glyphosate, can lead to NHL and other ailments. They also cite research showing glyphosate formulations in its commercial-end products are more toxic than glyphosate alone. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen in 2015.
Monsanto does not want the truth about Roundup and cancer to become public Michael Miller, attorney
Monsanto “championed falsified data and attacked legitimate studies” that revealed dangers of its herbicides, and led a “prolonged campaign of misinformation” to convince government agencies, farmers and consumers that Roundup was safe, according to Johnson’s lawsuit.
“We look forward to exposing how Monsanto hid the risk of cancer and polluted the science,” said Michael Miller, Johnson’s attorney. “Monsanto does not want the truth about Roundup and cancer to become public.”
Monsanto has fiercely denied the allegations, saying its products are not the cause of cancer. The IARC finding was wrong, according to Monsanto, as are studies finding glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicides like Roundup to be potentially carcinogenic. Monsanto points to findings by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other regulatory authorities as backing its defense.
“Glyphosate-based herbicides are supported by one of the most extensive worldwide human health and environmental effects databases ever compiled for a pesticide product,” Monsanto states on its website. “Comprehensive toxicological and environmental fate studies conducted over the last 40 years have time and again demonstrated the strong safety profile of this widely used herbicide.”
A company spokeswoman did not respond to a request for additional comment.
How the Johnson lawsuit plays out could be a bellwether for how other plaintiffs proceed. If Johnson prevails, there could be many more years of costly litigation and hefty damage claims. If Monsanto successfully turns back the challenge, it could derail other cases and lift pressure on the firm.
Weedkiller found in granola and crackers, internal FDA emails show.
According to the court record, Johnson had a job as a groundskeeper for the Benicia unified school district where he applied numerous treatments of Monsanto’s herbicides to school properties from 2012 until at least late 2015. He was healthy and active before he got the cancer diagnosis in August 2014. In a January deposition, Johnson’s treating physician testified that more than 80% of his body was covered by lesions, and that he probably had but a few months to live. Johnson has improved since starting a new drug treatment in November but remains too weak sometimes to even speak or get out of bed, his attorneys and doctors state in court filings.
Monsanto’s lawyers plan to introduce evidence that other factors caused Johnson’s cancer, to challenge the validity of the science Johnson’s claims rely on, and to present their own experts and research supporting safety. The company has an EPA draft risk assessment of glyphosate on its side, which concludes that glyphosate is not likely carcinogenic.
Carey Gillam is a journalist and author, and a public interest researcher for US Right to Know, a not-for-profit food industry research group.
Roundup Gave Me Cancer In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Cancer, Featured Article by INH Research June 5, 2018
Spraying Pesticides In 2014, DeWayne Johnson was healthy and enjoying his job as a school groundskeeper in Benicia, California.
But then the father of three noticed lesions creeping over his skin. Soon 80% of his body was covered.
His doctor diagnosed him with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Now, at age 46, his physicians say he has just months to live.
But Johnson has one thing he wants to do before he dies: Take down the chemical company Monsanto.
He and his doctors blame his cancer on Johnson’s long-term use of Monsanto’s weed killer, Roundup. He is suing Monsanto, alleging they hid the cancer-causing dangers of their product for decades.
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a cancer of the white blood cells. It usually doesn’t strike people until they are over 65.
Johnson’s job required him to mix and spray hundreds of gallons of Monsanto’s herbicides onto school properties. He underwent chemotherapy. But it has not stopped his cancer from spreading.
Late last year, he was told he was going to die. That’s when he decided to press forward with his lawsuit.
The company has quashed dozens of similar legal claims for years. It has deep pockets to hire an army of lawyers.
But this case may be different.
Johnson is the first person the courts have allowed to introduce evidence that Monsanto knew that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, caused cancer.
Michael Miller, Johnson’s attorney, charged “Monsanto does not want the truth about Roundup and cancer to become public.”
A trial judge agreed. The judge ruled that Johnson’s evidence could prove “that Monsanto has long been aware of the risk that its glyphosate-based herbicides are carcinogenic.”
The judge added that a jury might find “material fact” that the company “continuously sought to influence the scientific literature to prevent its internal concerns from reaching the public sphere.”
EPA Increases the Amount of Roundup in Food For years, Monsanto has insisted that Roundup is safe. But for over a decade studies in Canada and Europe have linked Roundup to cancer in humans.
Despite this, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has done nothing to protect the public.
Recommended For You: Fighting the Fires Inside In fact, from 2000 to 2015, the EPA actually increased the amount of Roundup allowed in food. One study found that 93% of Americans now have glyphosate in their urine.
But don’t expect Monsanto to admit that Roundup is dangerous. It is the company’s best-selling herbicide and has made them billions of dollars.
The US Department of Agriculture reports that Roundup is used on 89% of corn and 93% of soybeans.
Minimize Your Exposure to Weed Killer. More than 300 million pounds of glyphosate are dumped on American plants every year. But there are ways to minimize your exposure: Don’t eat processed foods. More glyphosate is found in packaged foods than on fresh or frozen foods. That’s because many packaged foods contain some form of corn or soybeans.Never eat non-organic versions of these foods. Tests show the following foods often contain high levels of glyphosate:
Wash vegetables thoroughly. The best way to clean your fruits and vegetables of the herbicide is to soak them in water for about 10 minutes. Then rinse under running water while rubbing the outside of the produce with your hands.Buy organic. Chemical products like Roundup are not allowed on organic crops or in feed used to produce organic meats, egg, and dairy. Use Roundup alternatives. If you need a weed killer for your yard, don’t use glyphosate-based products. Use a natural herbicide instead. We recommend Dr. Earth. Editor’s note: This doctor’s natural cancer treatment cured 85% of his patients. Then authorities found him dead in a river. Those responsible for his death will stop at NOTHING to keep this cancer-killing treatment buried. But you can access it today…if you know how.
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