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Posted By: Ethan on Sep 08th, 2014

The genetic diversity of maize, or corn, is declining in Mexico, where the world’s largest food crop originated, report researchers in Mexico and at the University of California, Davis.


Posted By: Ethan on Sep 08th, 2014

Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute claimed on Sunday that  genetically modified BT brinjal has no detrimental effects on human health, bio-diversity and environment though it said it carried out no research on the controversial food crop. 

Posted By: Ethan on Sep 08th, 2014

Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (Bari) plans to widen farming of its first genetically modified (GM) crop -- Bt brinjal -- by distributing its saplings among 100 more growers in the coming winter, said Bari Director General Dr Md Rafiqul Islam Mondal at a press briefing in the city yesterday.


Posted By: Ethan on Sep 08th, 2014

By: Abu Bakar Siddique

The government has finally acknowledged that before releasing four varieties of genetically modified Bt brinjal – patented by US seed giant Monsanto – at the farmers’ level, it did not conduct any laboratory test by itself regarding the possible negative impacts on human health. 

Posted By: Ethan on Sep 07th, 2014

By: Dr. Mercola

According to a survey by Gardeners' World magazine,1 80 percent of gardeners reported being happy and satisfied with their lives, compared to 67 percent of non-gardeners. This feeling of well being can have other more-far reaching implications for your physical health as well. According to research from Johns Hopkins,2 having a cheerful temperament can significantly reduce your odds of suffering a heart attack or sudden cardiac death.3


Posted By: Ethan on Sep 06th, 2014

By: Tiffany Stecker

Seed and crop management company Syngenta Crop Protection LLC has petitioned U.S. EPA to increase the legal tolerance for a neonicotinoid pesticide residue in several crops -- in one case increasing the acceptable level by 400 times, according to a notice in today'sFederal Register.

Posted By: Ethan on Sep 06th, 2014
In a close vote, Guatemala's Congress rejects genetically modified seeds in country's agricultural development. 

On Thursday, Guatemalan lawmakers voted 117-111 in favor of repealing the 'Monsanto Law,' a provision of the Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) with the United States.

 


Posted By: Ethan on Sep 06th, 2014

In an official letter Wednesday to Russian Prime Minister Dimitry Medvedev, a group of top Russian experts including scientists, farmers and eco groups urged him to add all foods containing GMOs to the existing food sanctions that have been placed by Russia on the EU, U.S. and Australia amongst others.

Posted By: Ethan on Sep 06th, 2014

By: Bill Lambrecht

WASHINGTON -- An inspection of an orchard of experimental, genetically modified apples in central Washington last year turned up a troubling finding – gene-altered trees flowering less than 100 feet from conventional apple trees.


Posted By: Ethan on Sep 06th, 2014

By: Christina Sarich

Big wins can happen in small places. The West Virginia State Supreme Court finalized a big blow to the biotech giant Monsanto this month, finishing a settlement causing Monsanto to pay $93 million to the tiny town of Nitro, West Virginia for poisoning citizens with Agent Orange chemicals.

 

Posted By: Ethan on Sep 06th, 2014

Where is the justice? Since 1997Monsanto has filed 145 lawsuits, or on average about 9 lawsuits every year for 16 straight years, against farmers who have “improperly reused their patented seeds.”


Posted By: Ethan on Sep 06th, 2014

By Carey Gillam

Sept 3 (Reuters) - Opponents of mandatory labeling for foods made with genetically modified organisms spent more than $27 million in the first six months of this year on GMO-related lobbying, roughly three times their spending in all of 2013, according to an analysis released Wednesday.

Posted By: Ethan on Sep 05th, 2014

By: Akhilesh Sharma

NEW DELHI Four law-makers of the ruling BJP have reportedly opted out of a junket to the US organised by seed giant Monsanto. The week-long study tour begins tomorrow; 15 MPs from various parties were invited. 


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