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Saskatchewan farmer, inspiration for Hollywood film dies

His name is Percy Schmeiser and he became the unlikely hero in a David vs Goliath battle of a small rural farmer fighting the huge multi-national Monsanto. It began in 1998 when Schmeiser, farmer and farm equipment dealer, grew a »

Arts & Entertainment, Environment & Animal Life

The farmer vs the giant biotech multinational: Percy – the film

The story of an independent farmer in Saskatchewan in an epic legal battle against biotechnology and chemical giant Monsanto over 20 years ago is now going to the big screen. The legal battle between canola farmer Percy Schmeiser and Monsanto »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology

And then there were three: mega bio-chem merger

Multi-billion dollar Bayer takeover of Monsanto conditionally approved In recent years, multinational chemical and bio-tech companies have engaged in mega mergers. Where once there were eight major entities in the worldwide seed, chemical and development fields,  Dow and Dupont merged, »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International

Mega mergers in food industry: Opposition to Bayer-Monsanto deal continues

One of the biggest corporate mergers has elicited strong protest around the world. Bayer and Monsanto, already each a giant, are asking to merge into one multi-billion dollar mega corporation of pharmaceutical chemical, genetically modified seed giants. Many see the »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

Iconic Canadian symbol-Caribou, and lovely Monarch butterfly, in danger

A science committee has raised the alarm over the future of the populations of two migratory species which are in steep decline. The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) held its semi-annual meetings on species at »

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Former Health Canada scientist against trade deals.

Canadian Shiv Chopra recently returned from the Hague where a mock international tribunal, and parallel “People’s Assembly”, were discussing if the multi-national bio-tech and chemical giant Monsanto, can be held accountable under human rights laws. Micro-biologist and veterinarian, for over »

Environment & Animal Life, Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Giant bio-chem merger: good for whom?

The proposed merger of two of the world’s biggest bio-tech and chemical companies has made world headlines. The merger, worth $66 billion, will see Bayer AG, involved mostly in chemicals. take over Monsanto Co. which is heavily involved in bio-technology. »

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Canada ‘must’ review pesticides banned in Europe

It’s been a three-year legal battle but environmental groups in Canada are claiming a victory. In 2013, the groups Equiterre and The David Suzuki Foundation launched a suit saying the federal government had an obligation to review 350 pesticides and »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Scientists: GE foods safe, but no real advantage

Will it change anyone’s mind? Possibly not, but an influential American scientific panel has released a report saying genetically engineered (GE) food is safe to eat. However the report also says the GE crops have not lived up to their »

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Canadian GMO soy producers, EU, and the CETA trade deal

The national association representing the soybean industry in Canada wants to know why the European Union is delaying approval of genetically modified soy products. Soy Canada sent a letter to the European Commission requesting a formal explanation for the EU »