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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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Hawaiian Families Sue Dupont’s Pioneer Over GMO Crop Dust

Source: OA Families on the “Garden Isle” of Kauai are suing the Dupont-owned Pioneer seed company for failure to investigate the danger posed by open air testing of genetically modified crops. 150 Waimea residents filed the lawsuit Tuesday against Pioneer … Continue reading

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Genetic Engineers Produce Damning Report Exposing Genetically Modified Foods

Prevent Disease A damning new evidence-based report about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has just been published — and it reveals that most of the claims made by the pro-GM camp are nothing more than hot air. This comprehensive and fascinating … Continue reading

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5 Million Farmers Sue Monsanto for $7.7 Billion

Anthony Gucciardi Natural Society Launching a lawsuit against the very company that is responsible for a farmer suicide every 30 minutes, 5 million farmers are now suing Monsanto for as much as 6.2 billion euros (around 7.7 billion US dollars). … Continue reading

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Almond joy! – Victory for bees

Source: Panna With little fanfare, pesticide manufacturer Bayer has asked California regulators to limit the use of one of their most profitable products, imidacloprid. Rather than undergo the public scrutiny and cost involved in a state-mandated re-evaluation of the pesticide’s … 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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The Empire in Africa

New Digital Videos Located in Western Africa, Sierra Leone is a nation caught in a struggle between extreme poverty and extreme wealth; while diamond mining provides the bulk of the country’s income, most of its people struggle to survive by … Continue reading

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Exploding Watermelons, Latest Food Scandal in China

NTD TV Chinese consumers have been hit by yet another food safety scandal. This time, it’s exploding watermelons. Farmers in eastern Jiangsu province say they used a chemical to make the watermelons grow faster, so they could make more money. … Continue reading

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Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2011

ISAAA Introduction This Executive Summary focuses on the 2011 biotech crop highlights, which are presented and discussed in detail in ISAAA Brief 43, Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2011. Biotech crops reached 160 million hectares, up 12 million hectares … Continue reading

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