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Californians join global protest against Monsanto

October 14th, 2013

The anger at seed giant Monsanto was felt at demonstrations held around the world. In the U.S., marches against Monsanto were held in dozens of cities. RT’s Ramon Galindo shows us the crowds in Los Angeles.

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The five roadblocks to labeling GE foods in the US

September 18th, 2013

When polled, the vast majority of Americans favor requiring food companies to label genetically modified foods. Yet the public has been thwarted on this front, leaving the world’s largest democracy to stand alone among advanced (and emerging) nations in keeping consumers in the dark about GMOs. What happened to transparency and consumer choice in America? Let’s take a look.

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The backlash against GMO crops in America

August 17th, 2013

Like so many David and Goliath fights, the battle over the safety of our staple crops was initially defined by the big chemical companies that began producing seeds. These Biotech/Chemical/Seed companies claimed that their new genetically engineered or modified (GM or GE) crops would be more productive, have higher yields, require less pesticide and enable farmers to “feed the world”…

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The secret life of GM sweet corn

July 29th, 2013

Monsanto’s new GM sweet corn is either a boon to farmers that will help them feed the planet or an ominous new edible in a line up of genetically modified foods that consumers are being force fed. Actually, it could be both, or parts of each. We don’t really know, because there’s not a lot of information on GM sweet corn, or maybe there’s enough information. Take a ride with us through the corn maze to try to find out.

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There’s still hope for our food system….here’s why

July 2nd, 2013

On any given day, environmental headlines can really drag you down. The latest on pesticides alone brings up a raft of bleak stories, from the spreading dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico to rampant bee die offs worldwide. Thankfully, citizen groups are pushing back, fighting GMOs, pestcides and corporate control of the food system.

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Calm down! Monsanto says that Monsanto’s genetically modified wheat is safe

May 31st, 2013

As American resistance to genetically modified (GMO) foods appears to grow — with several states proposing labeling laws and Internet chatter on the issue at an all-time high*– a new GMO surprise has sprouted.

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A new report asks: Should the U.S. State Department be promoting GMO foods around the world?

May 28th, 2013

The U.S. State Department has been aggressively pushing GMO crops on countries around the world, using embassy connections to try to sway governments to adopt policies friendly to giant biotech firms like Missouri-based Monsanto, according to a new report by Food and Water Watch.

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Can the March Against Monsanto coalition hang together?

May 24th, 2013

This weekend thousands are expected to join the March Against Monsanto, a grassroots effort that’s brought together people around the world who’re fed up with large corporations dictating what foods they can buy and how farmlands will be used.

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GMO farming produces a bumper crop of weeds

February 13th, 2013

GMO crop/pesticide farming kills the weeds. And then the weeds take their revenge. A new survey shows American farmers are being blighted by superweeds…

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Food labeling proponents blame loss on well-funded opposition, and vow to continue the fight

November 7th, 2012

California’s ballot measure Proposition 37, which would have required labeling of genetically modified foods, a precursor to probable labeling across the U.S., failed narrowly in Tuesday’s election.

The first major ballot-box test in the U.S. for labeling GMO foods was killed by a tidal wave of opposition spending by giant biotech firms and pesticide makers and multi-national food corporations, advocates of labeling said.

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Scientists criticize French study of GMO corn

September 20th, 2012

Research by French scientists showing that rats fed GMO corn developed tumors and died prematurely has prompted the French government to continue its ban on genetically engineered crops.

But the study came in for criticism from scientists in other countries shortly after it was published Wednesday in Food and Chemical Toxicology.

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Organic farmers get their day in court against Monsanto

January 31st, 2012

A lawsuit against Monsanto filed on behalf of 33 organic farmers and 14 independent seed businesses went before a judge Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan, as Monsanto sought to dismiss the case.
The suit, Organic Seed Growers & Trade Association (OSGTA) et al. v. Monsanto, asks the court for relief from Monsanto’s tactic of suing organic farmers whose fields become contaminated with Monsanto’s genetically engineered (GE) seeds.

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