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PR efforts in atrazine litigation

PR efforts in atrazine litigation

[ 0 ] February 27, 2012

From the Center for Legal Policy’s PointofLaw.com: A year ago, a Madison County judge in the meritless atrazine litigation unsealed PR documents that showed, heaven forfend, that the defendants were exercising their First Amendment rights to defend themselves against false accusations. Now there’s evidence that, surprise, surprise, the plaintiffs are doing the same thing they [...]

Sex changes and EPA wrapped up in atrazine war

Sex changes and EPA wrapped up in atrazine war

[ 0 ] February 23, 2012

From Western FARM PRESS: Darnell the frog is the champion of the anti-atrazine crowd. Darnell is an ex-male that became partially female and got cross-wired or something to that effect. A hemaphrodite, transgendered frog with high-pitched croaks — maybe that’s a more politically correct description and about as clear as mud… …The atrazine hysteria doesn’t [...]

Demonizing Defendants

Demonizing Defendants

[ 0 ] February 20, 2012

From Belleville News Democrat via Madison/St. Clair Record: Madison County’s scientifically meritless, nearly 8-year-old atrazine lawsuit last made headlines in spring 2011 when the presiding judge backed the plaintiffs’ request to unseal arguably irrelevant internal documents of Syngenta, maker of the widely used weed killer. Those documents included a then 6-year-old memo from a Chicago [...]

Frequently Asked Questions about the Center for Media & Democracy Claims Against Syngenta

Frequently Asked Questions about the Center for Media & Democracy Claims Against Syngenta

[ 0 ] February 15, 2012

From Syngenta Crop Protection: Why did Syngenta try to keep its communications and public relations plans secret? It didn’t. Most of the documents posted by the Center for Media and Democracy on SourceWatch.org were originally filed with the Court under seal by plaintiffs’ counsel, not by Syngenta. Many of the documents posted were not originally [...]