Biotechnology and GMO

Last November, He Jiankui, a Chinese biology professor at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUST) in Shenzhen announced that he and his team had created the World’s first “genetically edited babies”: twin babies Lula and Nana.
The shocking news that a team of Chinese scientists have managed to gene-edit the DNA of recently-born human twins is more than bizarre and irresponsible. It suggests that certain researchers are making dangerous experiments to create ultimately the eugenics master dream: custom-designed humans.
A major new technology known as Gene Editing has gained significant attention in recent months. Its advocates claim it will revolutionize everything from agriculture production to disease treatment. Is this technology a stealth way to introduce GMO genetic manipulation by way of another technique.
GMO technology is first and foremost an instrument of corporate power, a tool to ensure profit. Beyond that, it is intended to serve US global geopolitical interests. Indeed, agriculture has for a long time been central to US foreign policy.
Amid Pesticide Scandal, Senate Confirms David Bernhardt as Interior Secretary By Center For Biological Diversity, April 14, 2019
Monsanto Loses Appeal in French Farmer’s Poisoning Case By Marjorie Boyet, April 14, 2019
Lawsuit Seeks Records on Trump Administration’s OK of Bee-killing Pesticides, GE Crops on National Wildlife Refuges By Center For Biological Diversity, April 05, 2019
“NO to GMO”: 2019 Indian General Election: Manifesto Demand for Indefinite Moratorium on GMOs By Colin Todhunter, April 01, 2019
Senator Calls for Investigation of Bernhardt’s Role in Suppressing Science Showing Pesticide Harmed Nearly 1,400 Protected Species By Center For Biological Diversity, March 30, 2019
Jury Slams Monsanto for Corporate Malfeasance in Roundup Cancer Trial, Awards $80 Million in Damages By EWG, March 28, 2019
“Frankenfoods”: US FDA Lifts Ban on GMO “Frankensalmon” By F. William Engdahl, March 23, 2019
Monsanto Asks Trump EPA to OK Drift-prone Pesticide on 90 Million Acres of Corn By Center For Biological Diversity, March 21, 2019
Verdict in Roundup Trial Latest Blow to Bayer-Monsanto’s Claims Glyphosate Doesn’t Cause Cancer By EWG, March 20, 2019
India’s Agrarian Crisis: Dismantling ‘Development’ By Colin Todhunter, March 15, 2019
EPA Proposes Use of 650,000 Pounds of Antibiotics Per Year on Citrus Fields By Center For Biological Diversity, March 14, 2019
French, German Farmers Destroy GMO-contaminated Crops By Telesur, March 12, 2019
Monsanto, Bayer, Cargill and India’s Prime Minister Modi: Doing Business or Corporate Imperialism? By Colin Todhunter, March 10, 2019
India’s State of Sikkim Banishes All Pesticides and GMO, Watches Both Wildlife and Tourism Flourish By Nick Meyer, March 08, 2019
Glyphosate Found in 19 of 20 Beers and Wines Tested By Olivia Rosane, March 03, 2019
2019 Science Award Retracted Amid Controversy Over Glyphosate’s Danger By Dr. Joseph Mercola, February 28, 2019
Glyphosate
Poisoning the Public: Toxic Agrochemicals and Regulators’ Collusion with Industry By Colin Todhunter, February 28, 2019
New Studies Confirm Dangers of Glyphosate By F. William Engdahl, February 27, 2019
5G and GMO: Electromagnetic Waves and Genetic Engineering: Profit Driven Destruction By Julian Rose, February 25, 2019
Bill Gates Hires 400 “Science Ambassadors and Journalists” to Push GMO in Ghana By News Ghana, February 18, 2019
Robert F. Kennedy Jr Explains How Big Pharma Completely Owns Congress By Arjun Walia, February 05, 2019
Glyphosate is Carcinogenic: EU Regulatory Authorities Colluding with Agrochemicals Industry By Colin Todhunter, January 19, 2019
Monsanto/Bayer Giant Moving to “Genome Edit” Fruits and More By F. William Engdahl, January 19, 2019
Human Rights Defenders Call Out Israel on Dangerous Herbicides Sprayed over Gaza By IMEMC, January 10, 2019
GM Crops, Pesticides, Corporate Duplicity: Bayer Has Never Been Transparent in Its Life! By Colin Todhunter, January 09, 2019
Genetically Engineered Bt Cotton: Reckless Gamble for Profit that Placed Indian Cotton Farmers in Corporate Noose By Colin Todhunter, December 26, 2018
The GMO Issue Reaches Boiling Point in India. The Devastating Impacts of Genetically Modified (GM) Crops By Colin Todhunter and Aruna Rodrigues, December 23, 2018
‘Decimated’: Germany’s Birds Disappear as Insect Abundance Plummets 76% By Morgan Erickson-Davis, December 08, 2018
Tanzania Orders Destruction of Monsanto / Gates’ GM Trials Due to Illegal Use for Pro-GM Propaganda By African Centre for Biodiversity, December 02, 2018
British Government ‘Pledges’ Cheaper, Unlabelled, Gene-edited Food. “An Agricultural Revolution” Predicated on Genetic Engineering! By Political Concern, November 30, 2018
The Berlin Declaration 2018: Adopted by 64 Regional GMO Free European Governments By Chemical Concern, November 27, 2018
GMO Propaganda and Neoliberalism vs Localisation and Agroecology By Colin Todhunter, November 19, 2018
Genetically Engineered Viruses May Become the Next Generation of Warfare By Tomasz Pierscionek, November 05, 2018
Why Is the Pentagon Weaponizing Insects? By F. William Engdahl, October 30, 2018
Dow AgroSciences Seeks to Expand Use of Bee-killing Pesticide to Additional 3 Million Acres in California, Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana By Center For Biological Diversity, October 15, 2018
Glyphosate
From GM Potatoes to Glyphosate: Regulatory Delinquency and Toxic Agriculture By Colin Todhunter, October 13, 2018
Monsanto Seeks to Undo $289M Roundup Verdict as 8,700 Similar Lawsuits Await By Lorraine Chow, October 12, 2018
DARPA’s “Insect Allied” Project. Deployment of Insects under a US Military Program Could be Seen as Bioweapon By Candice Choi and Seth Borenstein, October 07, 2018
Capitalism
Food, Justice, Violence and Capitalism By Colin Todhunter, October 07, 2018
Scientific Reviews of Glyphosate’s Cancer Risk Fail to Fully Disclose Monsanto’s Role By Center For Biological Diversity, September 28, 2018
Glyphosate Linked to Bee Deaths By Nick Carne, September 26, 2018
GMO industry
GMO Lobby Plots to Corrupt EU Court Ruling on Gene Editing By F. William Engdahl, September 19, 2018
Chemically Induced Frankenstein-Humans By Robert Hunziker, September 05, 2018
Dewayne Johnson vs. Monsanto: Hidden Dangers in Weed Killer Giant. More than 5000 Lawsuits against Monsanto By Gregory A. Cade, August 26, 2018
Monsanto Trial Exposes Risks of Roundup Herbicide. Thousands of Cancer Patients Suing Monsanto By Lois Ross, August 24, 2018
Chemical Injuries Attributable to Pesticides, Toxic Products and Hazardous Waste: Nefarious Obstructions to Scientific Goals By Elizabeth M. T. O’Nan, August 24, 2018
Is Capitalism Killing Us? Monsanto’s Glyphosate By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, August 17, 2018
Monsanto’s Weed-Killing Carcinogen Glyphosate Found in Children’s Foods By Mac Slavo, August 17, 2018
Monsanto Guilty Verdict Is Only The Beginning By F. William Engdahl, August 15, 2018
US Jury Rules Against Monsanto. Glyphosate Residues Found in Western Foods and Drinks By Stephen Lendman, August 12, 2018
Monsanto Loses Landmark Roundup Weedkiller Case; Jury Awards $289M to Cancer Victim By Organic Consumers Association, August 12, 2018
Lawsuit: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Approved Monsanto Herbicide Label Changes After Consulting with Company By Johnathan Hettinger, August 05, 2018
Toxic Silence: Public Officials, Monsanto and the Media By Colin Todhunter, August 05, 2018
Trump Administration Opens National Wildlife Refuges to Pollinator Poisons and Harmful GMOs By Defenders of Wildlife, August 04, 2018
Death of the Bees: Four “Approved” Neonicotinoid Pesticides “Harm” Bees and Other Pollinators By Center For Biological Diversity, August 02, 2018
Corporate Spin: Genetically Modifying the Way to Food Security? By Colin Todhunter, July 24, 2018
With “Mountainous” Evidence on Plaintiffs’ Side, Hundreds of Cancer Cases Against Monsanto Get Green Light By Jessica Corbett, July 12, 2018
How Many More Will Fall Ill or Die Because of Exposure to Pesticides and Herbicides? By CHS-SACHETAN, July 02, 2018
Bayer-Monsanto Partnership Signals Death Knell for Humanity By Robert Bridge, July 02, 2018
GMO Agriculture and the Narrative of Choice By Colin Todhunter, July 02, 2018
The Peril on Your Plate: the Human Health Effects of Genetic Engineering and Chemical Agriculture By Dr. Joseph Mercola, June 30, 2018
As in India, US Farmers Caught in Crushing Agribusiness Debt Trap Turn to Suicide in Spiking Numbers By Whitney Webb, June 28, 2018
French Beekeepers Sue Bayer/Monsanto on Glyphosate in Honey; U.S. Court Allows Glyphosate Contamination of Honey Labeled “100% Pure” By Beyond Pesticides, June 21, 2018
Exposing a Chemical Company: Monsanto, “A Hundred Years of Chemical Harm” By Dr. Thom Davies, June 01, 2018
The Production and Consumption of Unsafe Genetically Modified (GMO) Food in Nigeria By Association of Catholic Medical Practitioners of Nigeria, May 23, 2018
The Monsanto Papers: Roundup (Glyphosate) Cancer Case Key Documents & Analysis By U.S. Right to Know, May 22, 2018
What’s Making Our Children Sick? Food Loaded with Chemical Ingredients. GM Foods By Vincanne Adams and Michelle Perro, May 21, 2018
The Bayer-Monsanto Merger: Empowering a Life-Destroying Cartel By Michael Welch, Dr. Vandana Shiva, Nick Meyer, and Ellen Brown, May 20, 2018
U.S. Farm Bill Would Allow Widespread Killing of Endangered Species Via Pesticides By Center For Biological Diversity, May 18, 2018
Dangerous Liaison: Industrial Agriculture and the Reductionist Mindset By Colin Todhunter, May 17, 2018
490,000 Pounds of Toxic Pesticides Sprayed on America’s National Wildlife Refuges By Center For Biological Diversity, May 11, 2018
Judge Rules Non-Profits Can Sue Monsanto for Misleading Safety Labeling of Popular Herbicide Roundup By Beyond Pesticides, May 08, 2018
Agrochemicals and Institutional Corruption: Pleading with the Slave Master Will Not Set You Free By Colin Todhunter, May 05, 2018
Three Neonicotinoids Down, More Bee-killing Pesticides to Go By Greenpeace, April 30, 2018
Young Hive Bees Poisoned by Insecticides By Brandon Turbeville, April 30, 2018
US Government Backs Dangerous New Genetic Manipulation of Plants and Animals By F. William Engdahl, April 12, 2018
The Pentagon’s Scary Plan to Militarize Ocean Life By Maia Danks, April 08, 2018
The Bayer-Monsanto Merger Is Bad News for the Planet By Ellen Brown, April 05, 2018
The Hidden Truth About Glyphosate Exposed, According to Undeniable Scientific Evidence By Jonathan Landsman, March 11, 2018
Monsanto Controls Both the White House and the US Congress By Josh Sager, March 06, 2018