Articles by Colin Todhunter

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India’s Agrarian Crisis: Father of Green Revolution Rejects GM Crops
Colin Todhunter | Asia Pacific Research – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Dec 2018

2 Dec 2018 – “Genetically Modified cotton in India is a failure. India should reject GM mustard. GM agriculture poses risks and is unsustainable. Regulatory bodies are dogged by incompetency and conflicts of interest. GM crops should therefore be banned.”
— M.S. Swaminathan, renowned agricultural scientist/geneticist and the father of the Green Revolution in India

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India’s Farmers to March to Parliament to Highlight Agrarian Crisis
Colin Todhunter – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Nov 2018

‘Kisan Mukti March’ to Delhi 28/30 Nov – Rooted in the Testimonies of its Victims

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Entrenching Capitalist Agriculture in India under the Guise of “Development”
Colin Todhunter –Global Research, 12 Dec 2016

Washington’s long-term plan has been to restructure indigenous agriculture across the world and tie it to an international system of trade based on export-oriented mono-cropping, commodity production for the international market and indebtedness to international financial institutions (IMF/World Bank).

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Monsanto and Bayer: Why Food and Agriculture Just Took a Turn for the Worse
Colin Todhunter – CounterPunch, 19 Sep 2016

The mergers would mean that three companies would dominate the commercial agricultural seeds and chemicals sector, down from six – Syngenta, Bayer, BASF, Dow, Monsanto and DuPont. Prior to the mergers, these six firms controlled 60 per cent of commercial seed and more than 75 per cent of agrochemical markets.

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Monsanto in India: Meet the New Boss – Same as the Old Boss?
Colin Todhunter – CounterPunch, 8 Aug 2016

GMOs and private wealth accumulation. GMOs represent the ultimate stranglehold of US interests over global food via ‘terminator’ seed technology, seed patenting and intellectual property rights.

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Monsanto and the Poisoning of Europe
Colin Todhunter – CounterPunch, 23 May 2016

Monsanto’s Assault on Europe – There are around 500 million people in the EU. They want EU officials to uphold the public interest and to be independent from commercial influence. They do not want them to serve and profit from commercial interests at cost to the public’s health and safety.

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Gates Foundation’s “Corporate Merry-Go-Round”: Spearheading the Neo-liberal Plunder of African Agriculture
Colin Todhunter – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Jan 2016

Global Justice Now’s analysis of the BMGF’s programmes shows that the foundation’s senior staff are overwhelmingly drawn from corporate America. As a result, the question is: whose interests are being promoted – those of corporate America or those of ordinary people who seek social and economic justice rather than charity?

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India Drives Forward First GMO Crops Under Veil of Secrecy
Colin Todhunter and Oliver Tickell - CounterPunch, 9 Nov 2015

4 Nov 2015 – A secret application has been made to India’s Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee for a new variety of GMO mustard . If accepted, this would be the first GMO variety to be approved in India – and could open the way for many more such applications for other major crops including staple foods like rice, wheat and chickpeas.

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The Case of Glyphosate: Product Promoters Masquerading as Regulators?
Colin Todhunter - CounterPunch, 31 Aug 2015

The US government is to blame for glyphosate onto the commercial market because of a global campaign to support the US biotech industry to dominate global agriculture. Our health is being sacrificed for the commercial interests of a few powerful corporations. At the very least, the public would like regulators to regulate, not product promote.

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Monsanto’s Code of Silence Is Deafening
Colin Todhunter - CounterPunch, 24 Aug 2015

19 Aug 2015 – In his book Altered Genes, Twisted Truth, US public interest attorney Steven Druker exposed the fraudulent practices and deceptions that led to the commercialisation of GM food and crops in the US. He followed up by delivering a challenge to Monsanto’s headquarters on May 20, 2015 calling on the company to address the evidence presented in the book.

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Empire and Colonialism: Rich Men in London Still Deciding Africa’s Future
Colin Todhunter – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2015

In return for receiving aid money and corporate investment, African countries have to change their laws, making it easier for corporations to acquire farmland, control seed supplies and export produce.

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Big Business “Regulators” and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): Opening the Floodgates to Corporate Plunder
Colin Todhunter - Global Research, 2 Feb 2015

A new leak concerning the talks around the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) indicates that the floodgates could be opened even further for corporate influence.

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India: Selling Out to Monsanto – GMOs and the Bigger Picture
Colin Todhunter - Global Research, 11 Aug 2014

The political backing for GMOs by the US State Department, the strategic position of the US GM biotech sector in international trade agreements and the push to get GMOs into India and to contaminate agriculture via open-field trials with the compliance of key officials and official bodies does not bode well.

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Contamination and Bio-Pollution: The Criminality of the GM Biotech Industry
Colin Todhunter - Global Research, 3 Mar 2014

There is currently a battle waging across the planet over genetically modified crops. The GM biotech industry tries to assure governments and the public about the safety and efficacy of their products, while study after study calls into question its claims.

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GMO, Additives, Contaminants and Pesticides. European “Food Safety” on Behalf of the Food and Drink Conglomerates
Colin Todhunter - Global Research, 9 Dec 2013

Our food in their hands: Whose interests does the European Food Safety Authority serve? It is an independent European agency funded by the EU budget but operates separately from the European Commission, European Parliament and EU Member States.

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Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement: A Corporate Power Grab
Colin Todhunter – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Oct 2013

The Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) between the US and EU intends to create the world’s largest free trade area, ‘protect’ investment and remove ‘unnecessary regulatory barriers’. Corporate interests are driving the agenda, with the public having been sidelined.

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The Future Is Local, the Future Is Organic
Colin Todhunter - Global Research, 30 Sep 2013

Well, at least it could be if we base our food production on an increasing body of evidence that indicates the harmful effects of petrochemical, corporate-controlled agriculture.

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Full Spectrum Dominance: Weaponising the Weather
Colin Todhunter – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jul 2013

The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) is carrying out electromagnetic experimentations with the ionosphere and developing electromagnetic weaponry. It is claimed that HAARP intends to induce ionospheric modifications with a view to altering weather patterns and disrupting communications and radar.

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GMO Agribusiness and the Destructive Nature of Global Capitalism
Colin Todhunter – Global Research, 25 Feb 2013

Capitalism is based on managing its inherent crises. It is also based on the need to maximise profit, beat down competitors, cut overheads and depress wages. With each new ‘fix’, with each technology, with each new pesticide, herbicide, GM innovation, we become further removed from working in harmony with nature. Capitalism doesn’t solve its problems, it just shifts them around. And part of the great con-trick is that it attempts to pass off its endless crises and failures as brilliant successes.

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The Lies of Democracy and the Language of Deceit
Colin Todhunter – Global Research, 21 Jan 2013

As a recent article has indicated, from mass bombing in Southeast Asia to employing death squads in South America, the US military and the CIA have been directly and indirectly responsible for an updated figure of an estimated ten million deaths. But it’s not called mass murder these days. Ironically, the US has hijacked the word ‘terror’ to justify its brand of tyranny through a war on terror.

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The Cancer Cash Cycle: The Causes of Cancer and Ill Health
Colin Todhunter – Global Research, 14 Jan 2013

Cancer is big business. Despite massive public screening campaigns and talk of cures, cancer rates continue to soar, and certain companies not only profit from making the chemicals that cause cancer but also from selling the drugs that treat it.

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The Gandhian Movement of Empowerment: Revolutionary Acts at the Community Level
Colin Todhunter – Global Research, 8 Oct 2012

Leprosy: Empowering Some of India’s Most Disadvantaged

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Dollar Hegemony in the Empire of the Damned
Colin Todhunter – Global Research, 1 Oct 2012

Many commentators and economists wonder if the US is able to turn its ailing economy around. The reality is that it is bankrupt. However, as long as the dollar remains the world currency, the US can continue to pay its bills by simply printing more money. But once the world no longer accepts the dollar as world reserve currency, the US will no longer be able to continue to pay its way or to fund its wars by relying on what would then be a relatively valueless paper currency.

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