Bayer Settles With Farmers Over Modified Rice Seeds

by jeeg 5. July 2011 23:48
A Bayer AG unit will pay $750 million to settle claims with about 11,000 United States farmers who said a strain of the company’s genetically modified rice tainted crops and ruined their export   The settlement, announced on Friday, ends scores of lawsuits filed against the Bayer C... [More]

Unborn NZ Children Exposed To Genetically Engineered Toxin

by jeeg 27. May 2011 22:21
New research from Canada has shown that blood in pregnant women and foetuses carried toxins from genetically engineered (GE) foods, that are also allowed into New Zealand, according to the Soil & Health Association. Bt toxin Cry1 based insecticides are genetically engineered (GE) into sev... [More]

Will genetically modified salmon be labelled?

by jeeg 26. May 2011 23:04
Care to know whose genes are hidden in your salmon fillet? If the federal government approves genetically modified salmon for public consumption, there will be no telling if your seafood dinner's DNA has been doctored -- unless states demand it. Four states -- California, Oregon, Vermont and ... [More]

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]

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]

U.S. Presses Europe to Worship Genetically Modified Foods

by jeeg 20. January 2011 02:11
When it comes to the federal government's eagerness to advance the genetically modified food agenda of Monsanto, DuPont, Syngenta, and other agribusinesses, nothing is sacred—not even the pope. While the recent media hubbub caused by WikiLeaks might have focused on the war in Afghanistan... [More]

Bioengineered salmon: State bill seeks clear label

by jeeg 7. January 2011 22:38
Assemblyman Jared Huffman isn't taking any chances. If the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves a bid to allow the human consumption of genetically engineered Atlantic salmon, the San Rafael Democrat wants every Californian to know what he or she is getting at the checkout aisle. Cons... [More]

WikiLeaks: US Should Retaliate Against EU for Genetically Modifed Resistance

by jeeg 23. December 2010 04:18
"Country team Paris recommends that we calibrate a target retaliation list that causes some pain across the EU" [Emphasis added] --Recommendation by US Ambassador to France, Craig Stapleton. WikiLeaked cables released over the weekend revealed more about the US' role as a global bully, tryin... [More]
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