A California man dying of cancer will soon become the first person ever to take agrochemical giant Monsanto to trial over allegations that the company has concealed findings that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the company’s popular weedkiller Roundup, causes cancer.
Before DeWayne Johnson, a 46-year-old father of three, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma at the age of 42, he worked for a school district in California, “where his responsibilities included direct application of Roundup and RangerPro, another Monsanto glyphosate product, to school properties,” according to his “landmark” lawsuit.
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Russia is poised to become the world’s largest supplier of organic foods, after taking a stand against genetically-engineered seeds last summer, saying that it has “chosen a different path.” The decision is based on healthy scepticism as Russia refuses to breeze over the fact that GMOs have not been proven safe for long-term consumption.(1)
The country voiced concerns about the effect GMOs and their associated pesticides have on the environment, which often cause irreversible damage to Earth’s valuable resources. Russia has set itself apart from other nations through its rejection of modified foods, proving they are not in fact required for humans to survive – as the biotech industry will have you believe.
In Denmark, where a Syrian man with 3 wives and 20 kids gets DKK 214,000 in child benefits, which caused outrage in Denmark and proposals for changing the law.
Ghazia A. (49) was a self-employed cars salesman in Syria, where he provided for himself and his large family.
But in 2015 he traveled to Germany, and that was the end of self- sustaining.
Robotic lasers have been deployed to stop birds from damaging grapes at a vineyard in California for the first time.
The bird-repelling technology has proved so successful it is estimated to have saved the vineyard owner more than 25,000 dollars (about £17,900) and decreased crop loss and bird nuisance by 99.8%.
The tech works because birds see the approaching laser beam as a predator and take flight to seek safety, leaving the grapes undamaged.