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Sorry Monsanto: Brazil’s Federal Public Prosecutor Demands Ban on All Glyphosate Poisons

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on April 13, 2014 - 4:14am

By Christina Sarich,

A full suspension of the toxic main ingredient in Monsanto’s RoundUp, glyphosate, is being demanded by the Brazilian Federal Public Prosecutor in the Federal District. It is currently the most commonly used herbicide in Brazil, and negatively affects numerous crops, as well as human and ecosystem health.

Muzzled by Monsanto: Is Big Ag squelching research showing its new RNAi GMOs may be dangerous?

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on April 4, 2014 - 9:24am

Is Big Ag squelching research showing its new RNAi GMOs may be dangerous?

By Caitlin Rockett,

After nearly 30 years studying how plants use their genes to defend against viruses, Vicki Vance, a professor at the University of South Carolina, doesn’t see genetically modifying plants as a malevolent or arrogantly God-like endeavor.

France Bans Monsanto GMO Corn (MON 810) Ahead of Planting Season

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on March 15, 2014 - 4:56am

(Reuters) - France's agriculture ministry on Saturday banned the sale, use and cultivation of Monsanto's MON 810 genetically modified maize, the only variety currently authorised in the European Union.

The French government, which maintains that GM crops present environmental risks, has been trying to institute a new ban on GM maize (corn) after its highest court has twice previously struck down similar measures.

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