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Genetically Modified Crops in the Food Supply: The Threat to Your Health

Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund by Judith McGeary, Esq. The case against genetically modified (GM) crops has been growing for years. While there are no long-term studies on the health effects of eating food from GM crops, even short-term studies have raised very troubling questions. For example, a panel of scientists in India recently reviewed studies… Read more »

Farmers and Seed Producers Launch Preemptive Strike against Monsanto

Lawsuit Filed To Protect Themselves from Unfair Patent Enforcement on Genetically Modified Seed Action Would Prohibit Biotechnology Giant from Suing Organic Farmers and Seed Growers If Innocently Contaminated by Roundup Ready Genes NEW York: On behalf of 60 family farmers, seed businesses and organic agricultural organizations, the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) filed suit today against… Read more »

USDA Partially Deregulating Biotech Sugar Beets

Reuters By Carey Gillam and Chuck Abbott KANSAS CITY/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. agricultural regulators on Friday said despite a court ban, they would allow commercial planting of genetically modified sugar beets under closely controlled conditions while they complete a full environmental impact statement. The move marks the second-such boost by the United States for contested… Read more »

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 »