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Tanzania: Whether or Not to Develop Genetically Modified Crops

Orton Kiishweko All Africa A FOUR-DAY meeting organised by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Dar es Salaam is deliberating on and identifying priority areas for a five-year research initiative funded by the US Agency for International Development … Continue reading

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Monsanto’s history marred by scandal

RTAmerica The Monsanto corporation makes their money by producing man-made crops, but the company behind some controversial GMOs isn’t spared from scandals. RT’s Abby Martin discusses with Liz Wahl Monsanto’s sordid past and their often untold history with America’s agriculture … Continue reading

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Monsanto to be slain by Brazilian farmers?

RT America The agriculture giant Monsanto says their mission is improving agriculture and improving lives. Monsanto, the world’s second largest producer of genetically modified seeds, has waged war on small farmers by suing hundreds of them over alleged patent infringement. … Continue reading

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Monsanto plans massive biotech experiment in the US

RT The US government has for the first time signed off on a large-scale experiment involving genetically modified crops, which will lead to biotech big shot Monsanto introducing an engineered corn seed across America from South Dakota to Texas. The … Continue reading

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Study: Healthy Eating Can Cost Less

Sam Hananel The Ledger WASHINGTON | Is it really more expensive to eat healthy? An Agriculture Department study released Wednesday found that most fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods cost less than foods high in fat, sugar and salt. That … Continue reading

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Increasing predator-friendly land can help farmers reduce costs

Layne Cameron EurekAlert EAST LANSING, Mich. — Having natural habitat in farming areas that supports ladybugs could help increase their abundance in crops where they control pests and help farmers reduce their costs, says a Michigan State University study. Ladybugs … Continue reading

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Pesticide Exposure Found to Lower Intelligence

Anthony Gucciardi Natural Society Pesticides, ubiquitous among not only the food supply but farms and homes worldwide, have been found to be creating lasting changes in overall brain structure — changes that have been linked to lower intelligence levels and … Continue reading

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Genetically Modified Broccoli Coming To a Grocery Near You

Source: Prevent Disease Genetically modified strains of broccoli have been launched in UK supermarkets as a testing ground before they are inevitably introduced into the United States, Canada and Australia. The new broccoli, brought to market under the name Beneforte, … Continue reading

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Poland imposes ban on MON810 GM-maize

AllAboutFeed Poland has now officially imposed a ban on Monsanto’s MON810 GMO maize. Recent protests by beekeepers and anti-GMO activists have resulted in a successful conclusion. Digital Journal reported in late March on a protest by Beekeepers and Anti-GMO activists … Continue reading

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Monsanto Threatens to Sue Vermont if Legislators Pass a Bill Requiring GMO Food to Be Labeled

Will Allen  & Ronnie Cummins AlterNet What it really comes down to this: Elected officials are abandoning the public interest and public will in the face of corporate intimidation. Despite overwhelming public support and support from a clear majority of … Continue reading

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