Loss of seed diversity parallels loss of pollinators. You can watch this important film online.
In the last century, 94 percent of the world’s vegetable seed varieties have disappeared.
“SEED: The Untold Story” documents the miracle of seeds and our 12,000-year-old food legacy—including the history of how corporations like Monsanto have stolen and corrupted the very source of life.
Congress Must Investigate Collusion Between Monsanto and the EPA, Now
“I have cancer, and I don’t want these serious issues in HED [EPA’s Health Effects Division] to go unaddressed before I go to my grave. I have done my duty.”
It’s been four years since Marion Copley, a 30-year EPA toxicologist, wrote those words to her then-colleague, Jess Rowland, accusing him of conniving with Monsanto to bury the agency’s own hard scientific evidence that it is “essentially certain” that glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller, causes cancer.
Copley has since died. But her letter suggesting that EPA officials colluded with Monsanto to hide the truth about Monsanto’s flagship weedkiller has been given new life.
Thanks to the persistence of hundreds of plaintiffs in lawsuits alleging that they (or their deceased family members) were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma after being exposed to Roundup, newly discovered internal emails and other documents are being made public. And they paint an increasingly troubling and sinister picture of corruption.
The Organic Consumers Association is calling on Congress to immediately and fully investigate these and any other revelations that may come to light.
Full article here: https://www.organicconsumers.org/essays/congress-must-investigate-collusion-between-monsanto-and-epa-now
By Damian Carrington, Guardian UK 07 March 17