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The Monsanto Rag

From one of the centers of organics in the United States, the Kickapoo River Valley of Southwest Wisconsin, comes a catchy little musical indictment of Monsanto. After listening please visit the Action Alerts section and then send president Obama a message saying we don’t want Monsanto’s genetics to contaminate organic all the organic alfalfa in… Read more »

WikiLeaks Cables Reveal U.S. Sought to Retaliate Against Europe over Monsanto GM Crops

Democracy Now JUAN GONZALEZ: U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks reveal the Bush administration drew up ways to retaliate against Europe for refusing to use genetically modified seeds. In 2007, then-US ambassador to France Craig Stapleton was concerned about France’s decision to ban cultivation of genetically modified corn produced by biotech giant Monsanto. He also… Read more »

GM Crops Threaten to Replace Natural Seeds

Daily Monitor By RICHARD MUGISHA It is alarming that the biotechnology industry and the governments that support them are pushing for Genetically Modified (GM) crops and food into Uganda without due regard to local communities’ livelihoods, bio-safety and democratic rights. GMOs such as genetically engineered maize, cotton and soya are rapidly finding their entry into… Read more »

Opponents threaten to push for biotech labels

Three farmers say biotech wheat will destroy Japanese market Capital Press By Dan Wheat WATERVILLE, Wash. — Feeling their 1,012 petition signatures to stop genetically modified wheat have been ignored, three Waterville wheat growers may start a new petition drive this winter seeking labeling of any foods containing such products sold in the U.S. “At… Read more »

The New Frontier: Genetically Modified Oil Wars

GMO Journal Consumer Beware: the next generation of biotech crops focus directly on you. Unlike most of GM crops currently on the market, which are genetically altered to be herbicide and pesticide resistant, the new generation of GM crops are designed to express alleged nutritional benefits. Focusing on soybean oil — the fastest way to… Read more »

Supreme Court Hears Monsanto v. Geertson Arguments

AgWeb (link no longer available) Charles Johnson, Farm Journal National Editor Neither side had a clear edge when the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Monsanto Co. v. Geertson Seed Farms, the case involving GMO alfalfa (read the background on the case). In fact, the justices seemed to wonder why the case wound up before… Read more »

Organic Manifesto, by Rodale Chairman & CEO Maria Rodale

Rodale EMMAUS, Pa.– Rodale has announced the release of Organic Manifesto: How Organic Farming Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe by Rodale Chairman & CEO Maria Rodale. Organic Manifesto cuts through the confusion and misinformation to provide an indispensable and highly readable look at why chemical-free farming unquestionably holds the… Read more »

Comments on Draft Environmental Impact Statement Glyphosate-Tolerant Alfalfa

The following comments concern the potential deregulation of Monsanto’s genetically engineered alfalfa. They are provided by Jim Munsch, a certified organic beef farmer and The Cornucopia Institute’s key advisor on this important issue. We are posting these as an aide to others still composing comments to the USDA and for those who seek to know… Read more »

Monsanto Pulls GM Corn Amid Serious Food Safety Concerns

The Permaculture Research Institute of Australia GMOs, Health & Disease — by Dr. Brian Applicant’s dossiers contained wide-ranging fraudulent research For the first time, a GM multinational has pulled two GM corn varieties from the regulatory and assessment process at the eleventh hour (1), after planning for a future income of several billion dollars per… Read more »

Nonprofit David Cuts Down Agribusiness Goliaths

Dean Foods, Target Stumble—Being Forced to Correct Deceptive Practices CORNUCOPIA, WIS: An investigation by the USDA’s National Organic Program has determined that Target Corporation wrongly used the image of a certified organic product when promoting the sale of a conventional product to consumers. The investigation was triggered by a complaint filed by The Cornucopia Institute…. Read more »