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Old 6th May 2018, 5:23 AM #26
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March Against Monsanto /Bayer Meeting in May!

http://www.machbar-ev.de/march-agai...-save-the-date/

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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 [email protected].

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 .
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Old 24th May 2018, 10:18 PM #27
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Some news!

https://www.theguardian.com/busines...hnson?CMP=fb_gu

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

Carey Gillam

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.
Old 7th Jun 2018, 4:51 PM #28
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https://www.institutefornaturalheal...up-gave-cancer/


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:

Soy
Corn
Canola
Almonds
Dried peas
Carrots
Quinoa
Sweet potatoes

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.
Old 13th Jun 2018, 4:14 PM #29
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Old 26th Jun 2018, 9:02 PM #30
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Terminally Ill Groundskeeper To Testify Against Monsanto in First-Ever Roundup Cancer Trial

https://www.march-against-monsanto....p-cancer-trial/

By Nick Meyer On June 25, 2018

The Monsanto Company is busy on all fronts lately as its merger with Bayer continues to move toward the action stage.

It’s something the company most likely expected, but here’s what they didn’t expect: a massive wave of Roundup lawsuits against them from everyone including farmers to groundskeepers and others who have been exposed to their notorious cancer-linked weedkiller.

The most high-profile case of the thousands suing involves Dewayne Johnson, a groundskeeper who used the chemical over two years and blames his cancer diagnosis on its active ingredient glyphosate, which was declared a “probable human carcinogen” in 2015 by the World Health Organization’s IARC.

Now, his testimony is set to become a key piece of evidence as the fate of the former ‘Most Evil Company in the World’ is decided in court.

Terminally Ill Man to Testify Against Monsanto

Thousands worldwide have accused the company’s weedkiller for leading to their cancer diagnoses, and now Johnson may be set to become the most high profile of them all.
At age 46, Johnson says he can show scientific evidence that Roundup caused his cancer and that Monsanto allegedly knew about the link, and will sue the company for punitive damages.

According to a CBS News legal analyst, Monsanto may have the upper hand in this case because of the large amount of studies they have at their disposal to counteract recent ones showing that the weedkiller is “safe.” But critics point out the 2015 IARC declaration which was a decision made by a team of international experts on cancer, as well as other studies such one that showed Monsanto knew glyphosate caused cancer to mammals as early as 1981.

Monsanto’s own studies are often slanted in favor of their best-selling weedkiller, critics say, because they are either undertaken by industry or conducted in Monsanto-affilated laboratories, among other concerns.

Trial Scheduled to Begin Today

According to this report from the Daily Mail, Johnson’s trial was set to begin today. He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer that starts in the white blood cells of the body, in August 2014, and it has spread giving him only months to live according to doctors.

The article noted that Johnson has the right to an expedited trial because of California state law which allows for it in the case of patients who are dying.

Things have taken a serious turn for the worse for the 46-year-old man: he is unable to speak or move on some days, and 80 percent of his body is covered in lesions because of his chronic exposure to the chemical, he says.

Johnson worked his job at a school district in Benicia, California, where the exposure occurred. His doctors say there is “substantial medical doubt” as to whether he will survive longer than six months.

Monsanto in response has remained firm in denying the charges that its weedkiller is carcinogenic, the article stated.

According to the company, which was recently bought for over $60 billion by Bayer of Germany, non-Hodgkin’s lympoma, which Johnson has, can “take many years to form, and the fact that his first exposure was in 2012 and his diagnosis was in 2014 “precludes any possible casual connection here,” the article says.

Still, there are thousands of lawsuits against Monsanto for all different forms of cancer that seem to disagree with this notion. And there is a precedent for serious harm from pesticides worldwide: over 200,000 people die each year from acute exposure according to the United Nations.

At any rate, this is one trial that is sure to have supporters of organic and non-GMO food on the edge of their seats; and Monsanto’s new parent company Bayer as well.
Old 30th Jun 2018, 5:28 PM #31
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What i post now, is not Bayer related. But it´s a blow in the face, for many people in Europe. Anyone heard about the trade agreement, between the European Union and Japan called JEFTA? JEFTA wants our water: if the trade agreement between Europe and Japan comes, our tap water threatens to become mere commodity. The danger: higher prices, lower quality. The EU Council is expected to vote on JEFTA in just a few days. The SPD (party) must enforce, that Germany in the vote contains - so that nobody does business with our tap water!

Here is a link, you can sign the petition show them you´re against it:

https://aktion.campact.de/wasser-je...530374864cbd704

Important details i translate:

What is JEFTA?

JEFTA is the planned trade agreement between the EU and Japan. When it comes into force, a huge economic area is created, which covers 30 percent of global gross domestic product. JEFTA would be the EU's largest trade agreement so far.

What are the consequences of JEFTA?

The agreement not only facilitates the exchange of goods and services between countries. Many of the planned regulations can strongly influence our everyday lives. Above all, we are threatened with massive privatization with JEFTA.

What can Jefta do with my water supply?

JEFTA's basic approach is liberalization at any price. The agreement defines some areas that are protected from privatization. Only water is not there. This opens the German water industry for corporations. It would be enormously difficult with JEFTA to protect existing water resources and ensure water quality.

What does the privatization of water mean?

London, Lisbon, Berlin - three deterrent examples that show the dire consequences of privatizing the water supply. Lines were no longer modernized, the water quality was worse and prices rose rapidly - in Berlin within a few years after privatization by 35 percent, in Portugal even by almost 400 percent. Berlin has ended its 2013 privatization trip. The country had to buy back its shares in the water companies for about 1.2 billion euros. The profits from the massive price increases, on the other hand, hit the investors themselves.

What needs to change in JEFTA?

The water supply must be explicitly excluded from liberalization and privatization. In addition, JEFTA must respect the EU's precautionary principle: damage to our health and our environment must be taken into account from the outset - not just when it's too late. Other trade agreements include special articles on water. Here it is clarified: Water is not a commodity and must therefore be exempt from the agreement. We also want such a clause for JEFTA.

Who decides on the trade agreement?

JEFTA is due to be signed by representatives of both sides at the EU-Japan Summit on 11 July 2018. Before that, the Council of the European Union must approve the agreement, specifically: the economic ministers of the Member States. An agreement with such far-reaching consequences must necessarily be discussed publicly - so far, it was mainly negotiated in secret. Our demand: Everyone should be able to participate in the discussion, and also renegotiations must be possible. But JEFTA is a so-called EU-only agreement: Officially, even the parliaments of the Member States have no opportunity to demand changes. But they can put political pressure on their governments. That's exactly what we want to support with our express appeal.

How did JEFTA come about?

JEFTA has been negotiated for five years. Nevertheless, almost nothing is known about the exact content - the official documents are kept secret by the European Commission. Everything we know comes from leaks. As a result, we did not have a chance to hold a public, transparent discussion on the consequences. NGOs such as Lobby Control have also revealed that corporate lobbyists have heavily influenced the negotiations.
Old 30th Jun 2018, 6:39 PM #32
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Damn I don't really care anymore what the EU does, because they ruined themselves already and keep doing it. No matter what the citizens say, EU does the opposite. Let them take my money or anything, but not my clean and tasty Ostfriesian water, it's the best qaulity in all of Germany

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Why Japan has to come here to EU to get water? montains mont fuji is snowed .. oceanwater can be de-salted... or is another issue they cant ged rid off like radiation?
plus Water tapped on bad plastic is also bad for hormone system...
On 2000-2008 crack I thought all politicals all arround world, related to banks, seems to went to the same guru-medium and said "this is the end, get all profit, no matter what-" All like fools trying to do deeds on people who sleep on streets ... and the fools keep up and doing scams to all people. How we can stop that? We are more informed than never before and cant do a bit to stop scams.
Old 2nd Jul 2018, 4:16 AM #34
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnny_Bravo
Damn I don't really care anymore what the EU does, because they ruined themselves already and keep doing it. No matter what the citizens say, EU does the opposite. Let them take my money or anything, but not my clean and tasty Ostfriesian water, it's the best qaulity in all of Germany


Well it´s always worth, to fight for our rights. Especially if everything looks hopeless.

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Originally Posted by Valdesca
Why Japan has to come here to EU to get water? montains mont fuji is snowed .. oceanwater can be de-salted... or is another issue they cant ged rid off like radiation?
plus Water tapped on bad plastic is also bad for hormone system...
On 2000-2008 crack I thought all politicals all arround world, related to banks, seems to went to the same guru-medium and said "this is the end, get all profit, no matter what-" All like fools trying to do deeds on people who sleep on streets ... and the fools keep up and doing scams to all people. How we can stop that? We are more informed than never before and cant do a bit to stop scams.


Water means big business. Once you control it, you´re rich in notime. JEFTA is a nasty business deal like TTIP and TPP:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans...ent_Partnership
"We" stopped this madness once. Let´s try this again! Big companies, banks etc. get filthy rich. I only wished, the financial system couldn´t control our planet THAT much gasp! Always the same, since thousands of years. Some guys grab all the money, and the rest suffers. We didn´t learn much! I second that, many people are well informed nowdays. The internet is a very powerful tool. We argue in the internet about injustices, share informations get angry. And that`s it.......? We know in several cases, who´s the "bad boy". And instead of hey, let´s do something about it....silence or surrender? We can do a lot, in a peaceful way. Thousands demonstrate fight for their rights. Very good uh, why not millions? I shared this simple example several times: You don´t like Bayer, Nestle, don´t buy their products. Imagine millions do the same worldwide, for several month. The money they loose.
Old 13th Jul 2018, 10:30 AM #35
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Old Yesterday, 5:46 PM #36
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About the topic again: JEFTA the EU's largest trade agreement. Corporations want our water.

I translate:

BAD NEWS! The EU and Japan signed the JEFTA trade agreement today (17.7.2018) in Tokyo. In other words, corporations can seize our water in the future. But the EU Parliament still has to agree to the agreement before it enters into force. And that is our chance to prevent JEFTA. The trade agreement threatens genetic engineering and hormone meat - all negotiated completely intransparent. And it threatens our water: JEFTA considers water as a commodity and brings it to the open market. Even with CETA, the agreement with Canada, water was explicitly excluded. JEFTA clears the way for privatization by large corporations. The result: worse quality, much higher prices.

We want, no, we have to prevent that. And we have a chance: in December, the European Parliament has yet to decide on JEFTA. The EU parliamentarians know: Next year's European elections. Media and millions of voters are now looking very carefully. If we succeed in starting a broad protest movement against JEFTA, we can stop selling off the water.

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