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Poisons in Our Local Environment with Dr Bernhoft

Uploaded on Sep 1, 2011
Dr Robin Bernhoft, MD (Environmental Medicine) discusses the potential impacts on human life & on other animal species of unregulated usage of toxic & poisonous chemicals used in herbicides & pesticides, specifically of a chemical called glyphosate, the active ingredient in an herbicide called Aquamaster by Monsanto, a highly toxic chemical being used by the thousands of gallons in attempts to eradicate invasive plant species in the Ventura River Watershed, and that drains directly into the local drinking water supplies. Thus far all such efforts have failed to eradicate the invasive plants. Sponsored by Pesticide-Free Ojai Valley (www.pesticidefreeojaivalley.org). More info about the Bernhoft Institute at http://www.drbernhoft.com

Monsanto to pay $2.4mn to farmers over 2013 GMO-wheat scare

http://rinf.com/alt-news/sicence-technology/monsanto-pay-2-4mn-farmers-2013-gmo-wheat-scare/

GMO giant Monsanto will have to fork out $2.4 million to settle a lawsuit with US wheat farmers after its genetically engineered strain, supposedly banned and scrapped a decade ago, was found alive and well in Oregon in 2013.
$2.15 million will go towards a settlement fund for farmers in Oregon, Idaho and Washington, who all sold the wheat between May 30 and November 30, 2013.
A further $250,000 will go to wheat grower’s associations, including $100,000 to the National Wheat Foundation, and $50,000 each to the wheat and grain growers associations in the above states.
Out-of-pocket costs by the plaintiffs’ council will also be reimbursed.
‘Roundup Ready’, as the wheat strain is amicably known, was supposed to be either destroyed or stored 10 years ago when it was outlawed. The miracle strain was resistant to Monsanto’s Roundup pesticide, and was one of a number in a whole range of Roundup Ready products.