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A Shadowy Industry Group Shapes Food Policy Around the World - The New York Times
"In 2016, ILSI came under withering criticism after a U.N. committee issued a ruling that glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup, was “probably not carcinogenic,” contradicting an earlier report by the W.H.O.’s cancer agency. The committee, it turned out, was led by two ILSI officials, one of them Alan Boobis, the vice president of ILSI-Europe who has done consulting work for the chemical sector."
capitalism  corruption  food  agriculture  business  propaganda  lies  WHO  india  china  brazil 
september 2019 by conner
Amazon deforestation accelerating towards unrecoverable 'tipping point' | World news | The Guardian
"He has weakened the environment agency and effectively put it under the supervision of the agricultural ministry, which is headed by the leader of the farming lobby. His foreign minister has dismissed climate science as part of a global Marxist plot. The president and other ministers have criticised the forest monitoring agency, Ibama, for imposing fines on illegal land grabbers and loggers. The government has also moved to weaken protections for nature reserves, indigenous territories and zones of sustainable production by forest peoples and invited businesspeople to register land counter-claims within those areas."
brazil  environment  rainforest  policy  assholes  climatechange  nature  agriculture 
july 2019 by conner
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