Don't Let Monsanto Buy Out Public Radio!

by jeeg 13. May 2011 20:47
If you listen to NPR, you might have been surprised to hear a story that ran last week on the program Marketplace that sounded as if it were written by Monsanto itself. The report, entitled "The Non-Organic Future," claimed that the only way to feed the world is to give poor farmers fertiliz... [More]

MP protests against trials of GM Maize

by jeeg 28. April 2011 19:37
After Bihar complained against the clandestine experiments of GM food crops in the state, it is Madhya Pradesh's turn now. State agriculture development minister Ramkrishn Kusmaria has written to the Centre against the clearance by Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) to GM Maize tri... [More]

USDA plans to outsource biotech studies

by jeeg 20. April 2011 20:34
  The USDA plans to experiment with a new way of evaluating biotech crops for potential commercialization.Under the agency's new two-year pilot project, biotech developers would conduct their own environmental assessment of transgenic crops or pay contractors to perform the analysis.Curr... [More]

Governments warned over agribusiness giants

by jeeg 15. April 2011 15:57
A GROUPING of small scale farmers in 12 African countries has asked governments to be wary of agribusiness giants who want to bring in Genetically Modified Crops under the disguise of support to small holder farmers.The grouping, under Eastern and Southern Africa Small Scale Farmers' Forum (ES... [More]

EU Lawmakers Vote to Expand Ban on GMOs

by jeeg 14. April 2011 22:15
Members of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted on April 12, to add “environmental impacts” to a list of grounds on which European Union countries could either ban or restrict GMO (genetically modified organisms) usage.Greenpeace’s European Unit welcome... [More]

Consumer Activists Unite to Demand Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods

by jeeg 15. March 2011 23:44
A growing number of consumer activists are staging demonstrations all over the US, with the largest so far at theWhite House on March 26, 2011.   They demand labeling of genetically modified foods and they’re urging activists around the country to “Rally for the Right to ... [More]

Biotech groups see modified crop boost

by jeeg 7. March 2011 20:58
The surge in food prices could spur greater acceptance of genetically modified seeds in emerging markets, leading companies have told the Financial Times. Global food prices rose to a record last month, said the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation. The International Monetary Fund warned last... [More]

USDA Gives Green Light to GE Alfalfa

by jeeg 24. February 2011 00:07
In late January, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) secretary Tom Vilsack announced approval of the commercial cultivation of genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa. The decision came after a long debate—and legal battle—over the safety of GE alfalfa. Those who oppose... [More]

Genetically engineered alfalfa isn't necessary

by jeeg 17. February 2011 22:40
Alfalfa's roots go deep in the soil and deep in history. Prized by the ancient Persians, this high-protein "Queen of Forages" is still treasured. It is the fourth-largest crop grown in the United States, primarily for feeding cattle. And it is the latest one to fall to the Empire of Monsanto. ... [More]

Why Aren’t G.M.O. Foods Labeled?

by jeeg 16. February 2011 23:53
If you want to avoid sugar, aspartame, trans-fats, MSG, or just about anything else, you read the label. If you want to avoid G.M.O.’s — genetically modified organisms — you’re out of luck. They’re not listed. You could, until now, simply buy organic foods, which ... [More]
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