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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Win: Kyrgyzstan Initiates 100% GMO Ban for 5.5 Million Population

by Christina Sarich – Natural Society, 12 June 2014 Source: http://naturalsociety.com/kyrgyzstans-5-million-population-can-enjoy-gmo-free-lifestyle-due-100-ban/ This past Wednesday a nation bordering China and South of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, decided to become one of the first countries in the world to ban all GMO crops as well as the sale and importation of genetically modified organisms. This means that roughly 5,500,000 inhabitants of this country …

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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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Dall’orto alla mensa scolastica. I giovani agricoltori di Pergola

Amisnet, 11 giugno 2014 Fonte: http://amisnet.org/agenzia/2014/06/12/dallorto-mensa-scolastica-i-giovani-agricoltori-pergola/ Terranave Il 4 giugno 2014 l’Istituto Comprensivo Binotti di Pergola ha festeggiato la fine dell’anno presentando al pubblico il suo orto biologico. In questa scuola in provincia di Pesaro Urbino le studentesse e gli studenti curano e gestiscono un campo di proprietà del Comune. I prodotti dell’orto sono raccolti …

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Scientist switches from developing GMOs to breeding organic cotton

By Ken Roseboro – The Organic and Non-GMO Report, 24 May 2014 Source: http://non-gmoreport.com/articles/june-2014/genetic-engineer-becomes-organic-cotton-breeder.php Jane Dever developed GMOs at Bayer CropScience but now breeds organic cotton varieties at Texas A&M University’s AgriLife Research It’s rare that a plant breeder goes from developing genetically modified crops at a major biotechnology company to breeding varieties for organic …

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Soil Association reaction to EU decision to allow Member States to go GM free

Soil Association, 12 June 2014 Source: http://www.soilassociation.org/news/newsstory/articleid/6883/soil-association-reaction-to-eu-decision-to-allow-member-states-to-go-gm-free Commenting on the decision by the EU to allow Member States to go GM free, Peter Melchett, Soil Association policy director said: “Most English farmers now face a looming threat to their business. The decision is likely to leave English farmers at a huge economic disadvantage. If so, …

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Reply to the Article by Prof. Calestous Juma “Feeding Africa”: Why Bio-Technology Sceptics are Wrong to Dismiss GM

by K. Jalees (Research Associate at RFSTE) - Navdanya, 13 June 2014 Source: http://www.navdanya.org/blog/?p=1427 The white man’s burden never eases. Long after the sun set on colonial empires, the rich nations of the world who make the G8, are preparing for yet another onerous task. The new powers have launched a new crusade. This is to lift …

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Vandana Shiva supports AFSA in making the case for Agro-ecology

Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), 12 June 2014 Source: http://afsafrica.org/vandana-shiva-supports-afsa-in-making-the-case-for-agro-ecology-2/ Press Release Dar es Salaam – 12th June 2014. The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) is launching a new initiative: Making the Case for Agro-ecology (available at www.afsafrica.org/case-studies) today. The event at Karimjee Hall in Dar es Salaam will showcase some …

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Wave of GMO Labeling Victories Emboldens Movement to Take Back Food Democracy

by Michele Sion – EcoWatch, 11 June 2014 Source: http://rt.com/news/163852-russia-un-gmo-watchdog/ The East Coast has been getting most of the attention lately on the state by state effort to label genetically-engineered food. Vermont recently passed a bill and New York State’s bill is now moving. But let’s not forget about the western states, which are also critical to this fight. …

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World needs UN GMO watchdog – Russia

RT, 5 June 2014 Source: http://rt.com/news/163852-russia-un-gmo-watchdog/ Russian lawmakers advocate creation of an international UN agency not only to strictly control the turnover of GMO products worldwide, but with a top priority mission to scrutinize how consuming GMO foods would affect human health in the long run. Aggressive distribution of GMO worldwide is raising huge concerns …

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