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Syngenta Faces Dozens of Lawsuits Over GMO Seed

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

LaCrosse Tribune by David Pitt DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Agrochemicals giant Syngenta is facing a growing number of lawsuits challenging its release of a genetically modified corn seed that China had not approved for import, with losses to farmers estimated to be at least $1 billion. More than 50 lawsuits have been filed in 11 major corn-growing states, including Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska with hundreds more being prepared. Some suits are from farmers

Monsanto, Dow Unit Sue Maui County Over GMO Law

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

ABC News (AP) by Audrey McAvoy Source: David Casteel Monsanto Co. and a Dow Chemical Co. unit filed the lawsuit in federal court in Honolulu, asking a judge to immediately prevent the law from taking effect and to invalidate the measure. “This local referendum interferes with and conflicts with long-established state and federal laws that support both the safety and lawful cultivation of GMO plants,” John Purcell, Monsanto Hawaii’s business and technology lead, said in

Living With GMOs

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

The Letter From America An open letter to the citizens, politicians, and regulators of the UK and the rest of the EU about the hazards of genetically modified crops We are writing as concerned American citizens to share with you our experience of genetically modified (GM) crops and the resulting damage to our agricultural system and adulteration of our food supply. In our country, GM crops account for about half of harvested cropland. Around 94%

Second Discovery of GMO Wheat Reveals ‘Failed Policy’ That Threatens Farmers: Watchdog

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

USDA says genetically engineered wheat discovered on Montana farm Common Dreams by Andrea Germanos Source: Bluemoose The U.S. Department of Agriculture revealed that it was opening an investigation into the appearance of unapproved genetically engineered wheat in Montana. It marks the second time the USDA is issuing notice of a discovery of rogue genetically engineered (or GMO) wheat. There is no commercially-approved GMO wheat. According to a statement issued by the USDA, the discovery of the

3 Ways the Media Protects GMOs

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

How “fair and balanced” journalism drops the ball on GMO coverage. Rodale News by Julia Westbrook Source: Johannes Jansson As the political, economic, and environmental debates over GMOs continue, it’s easy to forget that there’s another key player: the media. From the Today show toThe New York Times, including Rodale News, media outlets play a critical role in bringing you facts to help you make decisions on key issues. Unfortunately, despite the best journalistic intentions, the media has been