Recent GMO News
16
Apr

French parliament bans cultivation of GM maize (Reuters UK)

Originally published by Reuters UK Tue Apr 15, 2014 Source article   (Reuters) – France‘s lower house of parliament adopted a law on Tuesday prohibiting the cultivation of any variety of genetically modified maize, saying it posed a risk to the environment. France adopted a decree last month to halt the planting of Monsanto’s insect-resistant […]

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14
Apr

Glyphosate Herbicide Found in Breast Milk of American Mothers (Mother Earth News)

Originally published by Mother Earth News April 9, 2014 Source article   A new study shows signs of the herbicide glyphosate in American mothers’ breast milk and the USDA and EPA have been urged to temporarily ban these herbicides. This study shows direct contradiction to claims by Monsanto and global regulatory bodies that glyphosate does […]

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10
Apr

Bill seeks to block mandatory GMO food labeling by states (Reuters)

Originally published by Reuters By Carey Gillam Thu Apr 10, 2014 Source article     (Reuters) – A Republican congressman from Kansas introduced legislation on Wednesday that would nullify efforts in multiple states to require labeling of genetically modified foods. The bill, dubbed the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act,” was drafted by U.S. Rep. […]

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07
Apr

Russia will not import GMO products – PM Medvedev (RT)

Originally published by RT April 06, 2014 Source article     Russia will not import GMO products, the country’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said, adding that the nation has enough space and resources to produce organic food. Moscow has no reason to encourage the production of genetically modified products or import them into the country, […]

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03
Apr

Feds accused of shielding public info after not publishing environmental waivers (Montreal Gazette)

Originally published by Montreal Gazette By Alison Auld, The Canadian Press April 2, 2014 Source article   HALIFAX – Environmentalists say the federal government failed for years to publish hundreds of waivers it granted to organizations that freed them from having to provide information on chemicals, organisms and other substances for risk assessments. Mark Butler […]

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02
Apr

Pompeo to push industry GMO bill (Politico)

Originally published by Politico By JENNY HOPKINSON 04/01/14 Source article   POMPEO TO PUSH INDUSTRY GMO BILL: The food industry has finally found its champion in Congress to help beat back state attempts at mandatory GMO labeling, Pro Ag reports this morning. Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) is aiming to introduce a labeling bill backed by […]

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01
Apr

Sri Lanka, Brazil, Chile, South Africa Move Against Monsanto (Sustainable Business)

Originally published by Sustainable Business March 31, 2014 Source article   Like the cigarette companies, Monsanto continues to defend Roundup (Glyphosate) as safe to use, but accumulating scientific evidence shows it could be among the most dangerous products on earth. The world’s top selling herbicide is now implicated in a series of epidemics of fatal chronic […]

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31
Mar

A win for small farmers: Chile derails ‘Monsanto Law’ that would privatize seeds (SOTT)

Originally published by SOTT – Signs of the Times Asha DuMonthier – New American Media Fri, 28 Mar 2014 Source article   This month, rural women, indigenous communities, and farmers in Chile found themselves on the winning end of a long-fought battle against a bill that had come to be known by many in this […]

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28
Mar

Brazil looks to ban Monsanto’s Roundup, other toxicity risks (RT)

Originally published by RT March 27, 2014 Source article     Brazil’s public prosecutor wants to suspend use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s pervasive herbicide Roundup. A recent study suggested glyphosate may be linked to a fatal kidney disease that has affected poor farming regions worldwide. The Prosecutor General’s office is also pursuing […]

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27
Mar

UN reports increased incidences of GM cross-contamination (Farming UK)

Originally published by Farming UK 27-03-2014 Source article   Incidence of GM cross-contamination in shipments of food and feedstuffs has increased sharply, according to a new report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). The FAO reported that there had been an increasing number of contamination incidents after conducting a survey across more […]

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