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China Blocks US Imports Over GMO Contamination

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Global Research by Christina Sarich Source: Glendon Rolston China has zero tolerance for many GMOs. They’ve made this clear by refusing US exports that contain genetically modified ingredients – not even in the parts per million range. Due to the recent contamination of hay from RoundUp ready GMO alfalfa, the Chinese government has now blacklisted hay from the US, and they are looking at Canada’s exports closely to determine if they will also need to be blacklisted. One exporter of

Controversial French Scientist Defends GMO Research

Monday, December 15th, 2014

The Western Producer by Karen Briere French scientist Gilles-Eric Seralini says attempts to discredit him and his research into GMOs and pesticides are negated by the fact his work continues. Speaking to about 150 people in Regina Nov. 6, Seralini said he and fellow scientists have published new work on pesticide toxicity and are ready to publish more. “We have republished our study, which was retracted because of dishonesty of the system,” he said. “We

Twists and Turns Unfold in the Oregon GMO Food Labeling Ballot Initiative Recount

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

UPDATE:  Judge Henry Kantor has rejected the Yes on 92 Campaign’s appeal to put a restraining order on the Secretary of State to prevent certification of the November 4 election.  The Yes Campaign is currently discussing options following the judge’s decision. Source: Vox Efx With only an 812 vote difference (out of 1.5 million cast) favoring the NO side in the Oregon GMO food labeling initiative a recount has gotten underway. Monsanto and the Big

Prominent Chefs Serve Up a Message to Congress: Label GMOs

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Center for Food Safety Source: David Holt Washington, D.C. – More than 700 chefs – including Tom Colicchio, José Andrés, Art Smith and Sam Talbot – are urging members of Congress to support legislation to mandate labeling of genetically modified foods and to oppose efforts to block state GMO labeling laws. In a petition delivered Dec. 2, authored by Chef Tom Colicchio, the chefs call on Congress to advance legislation sponsored by Sen. Barbara Boxer,

Biotech Group Spent Historic $7M Against Maui GMO Farming Moratorium

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Now global seed companies Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences are spending more on a legal challenge to the voter-approved initiative. Civil Beat by Anita Hofschneider Hawaiian Corn FieldSource: David Casteel A biotech group backed by Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences spent a record-breaking $7 million in its failed attempt to defeat a Maui County voter initiative that will temporarily ban genetically engineered farming — if it survives a legal challenge by the companies. Citizens Against the Maui County