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Civil Society Coalition Against the General Release of Genetically Modified Cotton in Malawi

Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET), 4 July 2014 Source: http://www.cisanetmw.org/images/Press_Release_Malawi_GM_cotton_-_Civil_Society_Coalition.pdf Press Release MONSANTO FACES STRONG OPPOSITION TO GM COTTON FROM MALAWI CIVIL SOCIETY Lilongwe, 4 July 2014 An alliance of 19 civil society organisations and an organic vegetable farmers group led by the Commons for EcoJustice (EcoJustice) and representing Malawian small-scale farmers, faith-based organisations, organic …

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Ghana: Atikpo Flails Away, Never Lands A Blow On Shiva

Food Sovereignty Ghana, 4 July 2014 Source: http://foodsovereigntyghana.org/atikpo-flails-away-never-lands-a-blow-on-shiva/ Dr. Atikpo and OFAB appear brilliant at building straw men to argue against and tear down with much ferocity.  Unfortunately they do not address the points made by Dr. Shiva regarding GMOs.  They do not address the real dangers of GMOs to Ghana or to the people who …

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A High-Stakes Initiative Could Ban GMO Farming in Maui County

By Anita Hofschneider – Honolulu Civil Beat, 26 June 2014 Source: http://www.civilbeat.com/2014/06/a-high-stakes-initiative-could-ban-gmo-farming-in-maui-county/ In contrast, the Maui County proposal would ban most of the farming done by both Monsanto Company and Mycogen Seeds, an affiliate of DowAgroSciences, in addition to that of other farmers who rely on genetically modified seeds. The state Department of Business, Economic …

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US says ‘science’ should settle trans-Atlantic food trade rules

DW, 19 June 2014 Source: http://www.dw.de/us-says-science-should-settle-trans-atlantic-food-trade-rules/a-17717624 The rules governing food imports are up for grabs in US-EU free trade negotiations. The US wants Europe to base its assessment of genetically-modified crops and hormone-treated meats on ‘sound science’. If Tom Vilsack has his way, Europeans will soon join Americans in dining on meat from cattle whose …

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Texas Tries Last-Ditch Attack on Super Weed

by Jesse Newman - The Wall Street Journal, 19 June 2014 Source: http://online.wsj.com/news/article_email/texas-tries-last-ditch-attack-on-super-weed-1403221544-lMyQjAxMTA0MDIwMDEyNDAyWj State Seeks EPA Permission to Use Controversial Herbicide to Battle Pigweed The Environmental Protection Agency is weighing an emergency request by Texas regulators to allow cotton farmers to deploy a controversial herbicide, marking a new front in the war on “super weeds” that has …

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The Sinister Monsanto Group: ‘Agent Orange’ to Genetically Modified Corn

Sustainable Pulse, 13 July 2013 Source: http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/07/13/the-sinister-monsanto-group-agent-orange-to-genetically-modified-corn/#.U6Pf_7Hm41I The Americans do not only spy on governments, authorities and private individuals across the world with the help of their secret services;  they also understand how to push forward the global interests of their companies with full force. An impressive example of this is the agriculture giant Monsanto, …

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Vermont’s landmark GMO-labelling law target of lawsuit by food trade groups

RT News, 13 June 2014 Source: http://rt.com/usa/165860-vermont-gmo-labeling-lawsuit/ A group of four national trade organizations sued the state of Vermont over its new law requiring labels on foods with genetically modified ingredients, scheduled to go into effect in July 2016. They claim the requirement is unconstitutional. Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), the Snack Food Association (SFA), International …

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Horizontal Transfer of GM DNA Widespread

But No One is Looking, Almost…   by Dr. Mae-Wan Ho, Institute of Science in Society – Farm Wars, 9 June 2014 Source: http://farmwars.info/?p=13063 A culture of denial over the horizontal spread of genetically modified nucleic acids prevails in the face of direct evidence that it has occurred widely when appropriate methods and molecular probes …

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DuPont Co. Sued for $1 Billion Over Genetic Technology

by By Phil Milford and Dawn McCarty – Bloomberg, 4 June 2014 Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-04/dupont-co-sued-for-1-billion-over-genetic-technology.html DuPont Co. (DD), the maker of Pioneer genetically modified corn, was sued for $1 billion by an investment fund that claims company directors promoted herbicide-resistant crop traits knowing they didn’t work. The Ironworkers District Council of Philadelphia & Vicinity Retirement & …

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Are substantial equivalence & safety studies for GM soy fraudulent?

by Nancy Swanson Seattle GMO Examiner – Examiner.com, 24 May 2014 Source: http://www.examiner.com/article/are-substantial-equivalence-safety-studies-for-gm-soy-fraudulent Over 10 years ago the Pacific Ecologist reported that a Japanese research team uncovered serious discrepancies in safety reports submitted by Monsanto to the Japanese Health and Welfare Ministry. The Safety Assessment Application Documents were submitted in order to obtain a safety …

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