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Planting seeds of regime change

How GMO seeds and Monsanto are driving US policy in Venezuela | Whitney Webb | As the political crisis in Venezuela has unfolded, much has been said about the Trump administration’s clear interest in the privatisation and exploitation of Venezuela’s oil reserves, the largest in the world, by American oil …

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COMMENT: Dewayne Johnson v. Monsanto

Dewayne Johnson v. Monsanto: Lessons for Uganda as parliament debates concerns raised over National Bio-safety Bill 2017 COMMENT | BARBARA NTAMBIRWEKI | In August 2018, jurors in California, USA, ruled that Roundup, a popular weed killer, was responsible for Mr. Dewayne Johnson’s terminal cancer illness. A former groundskeeper, Johnson was awarded US$289 …

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HAGUE: People’s tribunal accuses Monsanto of possible ‘ecocide’

  The Hague, Netherlands | AFP | An informal people’s tribunal headed by five professional international judges Tuesday accused US seeds firm Monsanto of harming the environment and possible “ecocide”. Monsanto, which produces genetically-modified seeds as well as controversial pesticides, however said the event was “staged by a select group …

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Bayer buys controversial Monsanto for $66 bn 

Frankfurt, Germany | AFP | German chemicals giant Bayer said Wednesday it had agreed to buy the controversial US seeds and pesticides firm Monsanto for $66 billion, in a deal that triggered immediate criticism from environmentalists. After a months-long pursuit, Bayer said its US peer had accepted an improved offer …

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