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|11/27/2016 - While glyphosate has been the primary target of global concern, there are still plenty of other harmful herbicides and pesticides on the market to be worried about. Atrazine, for example, is the second most popular herbicide in the United States, and it's so toxic that it has been banned in Europe.
|11/6/2016 - The Taiwanese Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that the country's new tracking codes have allowed it to determine for the first time that 97 percent of soybeans imported into Taiwan come from genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
In July, the Taiwanese FDA implemented new commodity...|
|9/9/2016 - The European Commission must not re-approve the 'probably carcinogenic' weedkiller glyphosate so long as its assessment is based on secret industry studies, actual products are not investigated, and in the absence of scientific criteria for endocrine disruption, write 66 MEPs in this Open Letter to...|
|9/8/2016 - Six environmental NGOs (Global 2000, PAN Europe, PAN UK, Generations Futures, Nature et Progres Belgique and Wemove.EU) from five European countries are filing today a formal legal complaint against those responsible for the assessment of glyphosate in Europe, for denying the cancer-causing effects...|
|8/31/2016 - Italy's Ministry of Health has imposed sweeping new restrictions on the use of the cancer-causing herbicide glyphosate, a move that represents one of the "largest bans on both consumer and agricultural use of the controversial substance."
The new restrictions cover a wide range of applications, including...|
|8/18/2016 - The European Parliament just voted to re-authorise glyphosate, writes Peter Melchett - but with significant restrictions on its use. So what does the vote mean for the world's biggest selling herbicide? And how come the UK's National Farmers' Union welcomed the decision as an unqualified victory?
|7/12/2016 - Despite industry-led efforts to play down health and environmental risks associated with the herbicide glyphosate, two-thirds of Europeans now say that its use should be banned, according to a recent survey of more than 7,000 people from the five biggest E.U. states.
The European Parliament responded...|
|7/7/2016 - Some 31 European organizations have sent a letter to the European Union in a bid to stop the spread of glyphosate – the primary ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide – across the continent.
The open letter, sent by trade unions, consumer protection groups and others including health,...|
|7/6/2016 - The European Commission has re-approved the use of glyphosate for another 18 months, despite repeatedly being unable to secure a majority decision from EU member states.
The last minute decision came as no surprise to most observers, and serves as testimony to how powerful the chemical industry truly...|
|7/1/2016 - The world's most evil corporation is throwing a temper tantrum, following news that the European Union (EU) might not renew a permit allowing the world's most widely used herbicide to be applied to European food crops.
EU leaders, France and Germany, have both been reluctant to renew approval for...|
|6/24/2016 - This might just be the most shocking news of the decade (so far), and I only cover it here on Natural News because it has paradigm-shattering implications for economies, nations and the very future of human civilization. According to published media results so far, the BREXIT vote appears to have won...|
|6/22/2016 - Here at Natural News, we fully endorse the BREXIT vote to leave the European Union. (Heck, we even support #Texit for Texas independence!) Yet I predict that "remain" will be declared the winner for a simple, obvious reason: The globalist slave masters of the EU will not voluntarily allow the peasants...|
|6/21/2016 - As technology advances big agriculture is discovering new and inventive ways to poison the remaining organic food on the planet, as evidenced by what is currently taking place Down Under.
As reported by WAToday, some South West farmers are drawing attention to what they see as a danger to their ability...|
|6/15/2016 - Within a matter of weeks, glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup, declared a likely human carcinogen by the World Health Organization last spring, may no longer be approved for use in Europe.
As we reported recently, the European Union is scrambling to reach an agreement regarding...|
|6/9/2016 - Europe is still scrambling to reach a decision regarding the relicensing of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup, which was declared "probably carcinogenic" by the World Health Organization last spring. If European Union nations fail to reach an agreement by the end of June, the license...|
|6/3/2016 - Have you seen this sign at a supermarket yet? It reads, "These Fruits and Vegetables have been coated with FDA-approved food-grade Vegetable-, Petroleum-, Beeswax-, and/or Shellac-based wax or resin to maintain freshness." The list of cellophane-wrapped "fresh" vegetables and fruits, that are coated...|
|5/22/2016 - The decision to renew glyphosate use in Europe was postponed for the second time on Thursday. Representatives of EU governments did not support the European Commission's proposal (which included almost no restrictions) to renew the widely used herbicide for nine more years.
The Commission did not...|
|5/16/2016 11:38:14 AM - In a bid to show the public that there is no reason to be concerned about exposure to popular herbicide glyphosate – produced by Big Agri Giant Monsanto – Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) volunteered to take a urine test to see if glyphosate was in their systems. As reported by...|
|5/10/2016 - In what can be considered an omen of the times, an Italian court has ruled that stealing food is not a criminal act if a person would go hungry otherwise.
The landmark decision involved the overturning of a theft conviction against a homeless man of Ukrainian descent, who stole $4.50 worth of cheese...|
|4/30/2016 - The long continued debate over whether or not pesticides are safe to use on crops intended for human consumption has seen a new development, with the EU voting unanimously to ban two dangerous weedkillers: Amitrole and Isoproturon.
The decision is an indication that the EU is listening to consumer...|
|3/2/2016 - Currently, we live in a top-down agricultural system where usually vast, mostly monoculture farms produce large quantities of fresh produce that may get chopped up, packaged and shipped to far-flung retailers. The prior processes of cleansing those products with chlorine water has proven insufficient...|
|2/18/2016 - The European Union (EU) is making great strides to clean up the food supply. One of the toxic elements they are now seeking to limit is arsenic. The most infamous place to find arsenic is in rice products, since rice readily takes up arsenic from the soil and water that its grown in. When EU regulators...|
|1/26/2016 - After EU chief scientist Anne Glover stated in an interview that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are so safe that the precautionary principle is "irrelevant," noted risk engineering expert Nassim Nicholas Taleb of New York University shot back, calling her a "dangerous imbecile."
|1/20/2016 - The president of the European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union, has fired a pro-GMO professor as part of plans to permit countries within the EU to ban genetically modified crops, despite some scientific and industry claims that they are safe.
Jean-Claude Juncker, who is also...|
|12/8/2015 - It's a choice of words that many are intentionally taking out of context because it fits their narrow-minded agenda. And yet no one has stepped up to refute it in any factually meaningful way.
In recent days Viktor Orban, the Hungarian prime minister whose country is currently in the path of a flood...|
|11/22/2015 - The European Union Food Safety Authority (EFSA) seemingly handed Monsanto a victory on November 12, when it released a report concluding that the company's global bestselling herbicide chemical glyphosate is "unlikely" to be a carcinogen.
But a careful reading of the EFSA report actually reveals...|
|10/27/2015 - The move to ban genetically modified organisms in Europe is gaining ground, with more than half of European Union member nations now having adopted one, and the rest being pressured to follow suit.
As reported by The Guardian, governments in 15 of the European Union's 28 member nations and three...|
|10/15/2015 - European nations are leading the world in rejecting genetically modified organisms in food and crops, with two more countries recently joining the list: Italy and Austria.
As reported by Nation of Change, Italian ministries have opted to utilize the newly created European Union rules that permit...|
|9/29/2015 3:27:29 PM - Is it possible that the conflict in Ukraine is really just a front for a Monsanto land grab? Before Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was forcibly removed from office, he had repeatedly rejected agreements and loan packages from international financial institutions such as the World Bank and the...|
|8/30/2015 - In what proponents are calling a "landmark" decision in favor of transparency in Europe, the EU Court confirmed in a recent ruling that protecting health and the environment is a higher priority than protecting the confidentiality of experts who have, at times, changed risk rules.
As noted in a press...|
|8/18/2015 - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has taken politically correct hypocrisy to new levels in criticism of the European Union and top GOP presidential contender and real estate mogul Donald Trump, both over the subject of illegal immigration.
As reported by RT.com, de Blasio - at the Vatican recently...|
|7/17/2015 - Some last-minute deal-making to ensure that Greece's bailout debt is fully repaid is not likely to sit well with the Greek electorate.
A week ago, voters in Greece overwhelmingly rejected a deal, rebuffing European leaders who were demanding new austerity measures and a piece of Greece's soul.
|7/5/2015 - Every time a government seeks to commit some great evil upon the People, it uses extreme fear tactics to accomplish that goal. Terrorizing the population has become such a useful tactic for scaring the population into obedience that governments now routinely resort to terrifying the public on every...|
|6/30/2015 - We have been tracking and reporting on the worsening economic situation in Greece now for more than a year, and it appears as though our earlier predictions – that the broke Mediterranean nation would eventually default on bailout loans it received in 2012, under different leadership – will...|
|6/24/2015 - Debt talks to resolve Greece's ongoing financial crisis are going nowhere, and now the entire European Union is bracing for what it believes could be a financial emergency that will begin in Athens but potentially spread throughout the continent.
As reported by Reuters, Greek officials and creditors...|
|6/19/2015 6:07:46 PM - The central bank of the cash-strapped Greek government has signaled that the country is liable to default on bailout loans issued by the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank by the end of June, thereby crashing out of the euro and perhaps seizing private bank accounts in the process.
|5/31/2015 - A privacy watchdog organization from Belgium has accused Facebook of "trampling" on European privacy laws because the social media giant tracks users online without their consent.
The Privacy Protection Commission (PPC), which is currently working with French, Spanish, German, and Dutch counterparts,...|
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|3/26/2015 6:03:02 PM - If you're a Facebook user, the European Commission is warning that you're being spied on.
Recently, a member of the EU warned European citizens that they ought to close their Facebook accounts if they have any intentions of keeping their personal information away from the prying eyes of U.S. intelligence...||
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