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Media Silence and the Agrochemicals Industry: The Slow Poisoning of Health and the Environment

Friday, September 23, 2016 0:22
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Media Silence and the Agrochemicals Industry: The Slow Poisoning of Health and the Environment

http://www.globalresearch.ca/media-silence-and-the-agrochemicals-industry-the-slow-poisoning-of-health-and-the-environment/5540625

By: Colin Todhunter
Date: 2016-08-11

It’s an all too common tale of dirty deeds, shady deals and propaganda. Rosemary Mason’s recent open letter to journalists at The Guardian outlines how the media is failing the public by not properly reporting on the regulatory delinquency relating to GM food and the harmful chemicals being applied to crops. Much of the media is even (unwittingly) acting as a propaganda arm for big agritech companies.

An open ‘Letter from America’ was penned in November 2014 warning countries in Europe and EU regulators not to authorise (chemical-dependent) GM crops because of the devastating effects on human health and the environment. Mason notes that David Cameron ignored that advice. The European Commission and the European Food Safety Authority also ignored it and have continued to allow GM into food and feed in the EU and sanction the ongoing use of dangerous pesticides.

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