Barbara H. Peterson on March 18th, 2015

Dusty Bullying

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Barbara H. Peterson on March 17th, 2015

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GMWATCH

Suit alleges that Syngenta violated the Racketeer Influenced & Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO, which is usually used to fight organized crime

1. Arkansas farmers say Syngenta tainted grain supply to promote GMO
2. Syngenta corn case draws comparison to Riceland lawsuit

1. Arkansas farmers say Syngenta tainted grain supply to promote GMO

by Jan Cottingham
Arkansas Business, Feb 23, 2015
http://www.arkansasbusiness.com/article/103521/arkansas-farmers-say-syngenta-tainted-grain-supply-to-promote-gmo?page=all

At least a dozen Arkansas farmers have joined hundreds of farmers in 19 other states in almost 800 lawsuits against Swiss seed maker Syngenta over genetically modified corn seed, a case that has been widely reported in the media.

But one of the lawsuits, filed on behalf of two Newport farms, contains a previously unreported twist: an allegation that Syngenta, a global agribusiness, has engaged in a criminal conspiracy to contaminate the U.S. corn crop to force China, other nations that buy U.S. corn and U.S. farmers to accept genetically modified corn. Read the rest of this entry »

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Barbara H. Peterson on March 17th, 2015

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No More Fake News

“It doesn’t take a genius to realize you don’t necessarily win a court case on the merits. But it’s a stomping ground, a place where challenges can be issued and Constitutional principles can be dusted off and exposed. It’s a venue where new arguments can, from time to time, gain traction. The courts are places where truthful PR operations can be initiated. Of course the game is rigged. Of course the system is corrupt. But hammering at the foundations of the corruption—if enough legal players catch on and join in—can have an effect. A court can function as a tabloid scandal sheet: here, have a look at the criminals who pose as guardians of Justice…” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

What is now happening on Maui gives me the impetus to write this brief, which applies over a much wider area than the Monsanto-Maui lawsuit.

In that lawsuit, Monsanto/Dow are seeking to nullify Maui County voters, who passed a ballot-resolution temporarily blocking those corporations from carrying forward their GMO/pesticide experiments in the “open-air laboratory” of Maui County.

Monsanto and Dow are basically arguing that state and federal laws regulating agriculture supersede county laws.

Beyond that wrangle sits the more basic fact: what Dow and Monsanto have been doing on Maui is human experimentation; the GMOs and pesticides are new, they are not commercial varieties.

This is not “agriculture.” This is a researcher-human guinea pig relationship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Barbara H. Peterson on March 16th, 2015

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Beyond GM

March 5, 2015

In an acclaimed new book launched at a press conference in London yesterday, American public interest attorney Steven Druker exposed how the US government and leading scientific institutions have systematically misrepresented the facts about GMOs and the scientific research that casts doubt on their safety. Read the rest of this entry »

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