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ISIS Report – Widespread Glyphosate Contamination in USA

Institute of Science in Society (ISIS) – 8 October 2014 Source: http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Widespread_Glyphosate_Contamination_in_US.php Most comprehensive study reveals glyphosate and AMPA in the environment over 9 years and across 38 states Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji Please circulate widely and repost, but you must give the URL of the original and preserve all the links back to articles on …

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Scientists write: EPA, ban ‘agent orange’ herbicide mix and GMO crops!

by The undersigned – The Ecologist, 3 July 2014 Source: http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2462976/scientists_write_epa_ban_agent_orange_herbicide_mix_and_gmo_crops.html Thirty-five distinguished scientists urge the US-EPA not to register new mixtures of the herbicides 2,4-D and glyphosate, intended for use on herbicide-tolerant GMO crops. Approval of the herbicide mixtures would endanger both human and environmental health. Administrator Gina McCarthy U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1200 …

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Sign on to Protect El Salvador Food Sovereignty/Local Food Purchases

Updates CALL TO ACTION CISPES, Food & Water Watch, and the Community Alliance for Global Justice ask your support for an organizational sign-on letter (here below: organisations – individuals) to Secretary of State John Kerry opposing US pressure on El Salvador local seed program. The letter denounces the US State Department’s withholding of $277 million …

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Citizen Groups Challenge USDA’s Power Grab “Threatening” Organic Integrity

The Cornucopia Institute, 17 June 2014 Source: http://www.cornucopia.org/2014/06/citizen-groups-challenge-usdas-power-grab-threatening-organic-integrity/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=citizen-groups-challenge-usdas-power-grab-threatening-organic-integrity Legal Petition Filed to Restore Organic Board’s Independent Authority Set by Congress (June 17, 2014 – Washington, DC) Today, 20 organic farm and consumer groups filed a legal petition with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to protect the authority and permanence of the National Organic Standards …

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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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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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I’m a Farm Wife… And I Hate GMOs

by Sweet Sustainability, 31 May 2014 Source: http://sweetsustainability.net/2014/05/31/im-a-farm-wife-and-i-hate-gmos/ I’m a farm wife – of a grain farmer. A GMO grain farmer. There’s been a lot of heated debates about GMOs lately, as there should be, and it seems like I hear the same things repeated over and over in our agricultural community. If you’re against GMOs, …

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Moms to EPA: Recall Monsanto’s Roundup

by Alex Baden-Mayer – Organic Consumer Association, 29 May 2014 Two activist groups, Moms Across America and Thinking Moms Revolution, want the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to recall Monsanto’s Roundup, the most widely used herbicide/pesticide in the world. Now is the time to do it, they say, because the EPA is conducting a registration review of glyphosate, the …

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GMO Crops have a Bright Future in U.S?

The Congress sided with Monsanto when a congressional panel decided to let farmers plant genetically engineered crops despite the pending legal proceedings. Will this set a precedent for GMO crops in India? http://rt.com/usa/news/monsanto-crops-biotech-genetically-325/