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GMO labeling protesters

For once, there is some good news regarding the people versus Monsanto. The company is reportedly laying off the European market for the time being, now that various crops and pesticides have been banned. However, this isn’t such good news for North Americans, who may see a little extra push from Monsanto as a result. According [...]

5 Million Farmers Suing Monsanto for $7.7 Billion

by Mandy Adwell June 6, 2012
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It’s been a while since we’ve posted anything about Monsanto, once voted the most evil corporation in the world. Well, now the company is fighting 5 million Brazilian farmers who are suing them for roughly $7.7 billion. The farmers are claiming Monsanto has been unfairly gathering royalty fees from them. It is alleged that Monsanto is [...]

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Poland To Ban Strain Of Monsanto Genetically Modified Corn

by Mandy Adwell April 24, 2012
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After protests by anti-GMO activists and beekeepers, the Ministry of Agriculture in the Polish Government is pushing for a complete ban on the MON810 strain of Monsanto’s GMO corn. According to Minister of Agriculture Marek Sawicki, it is thought that pollen originating from this strain of maize could harm the bee population of the country, [...]

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Monsanto Wins Lawsuit Brought By Organic Farmers

by Mandy Adwell February 28, 2012
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For a minute it sounded like farmers were actually getting somewhere in their legal battles with Monsanto (see recent post Monsanto Found Guilty Of Chemical Poisoning). However, now U.S. Federal District Judge Naomi Buchwald has dismissed a case brought by organic farmers to try and prevent potential patent infringement lawsuits brought by the GMO supergiant. The [...]

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France Sets Goal To Cut Pesticide Use In Half By 2018

by Mandy Adwell February 16, 2012
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As you may have heard, a farmer has finally had success in suing Monsanto for pesticide poisoning after claiming he suffered a handful of health problems. The news story of the lawsuit has also shined light on one significant detail. France, the largest agricultural producer in the European Union, has a goal of a 50% [...]

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Monsanto Found Guilty Of Chemical Poisoning

by Mandy Adwell February 15, 2012

Multinational agritech corporation Monsanto is in hot water, again. A French court has declared the corporation guilty of chemical poisoning of a local farmer. Paul Francois, 47, says he has suffered neurological problems including headaches, memory loss, and stammering after inhaling Lasso, Monsanto’s weed killer, in 2004. The product was banned in France in 2007. He [...]

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Washington State Seeks To Label Genetically Modified Foods

by Mandy Adwell January 20, 2012
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The state of Washington, via state Senator Maralyn Chase, is seeking to require the labeling of foods that contain genetically engineered (GE) materials, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs). According to The Institute for Responsible Technology, GMOs are “the result of a laboratory process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artifically [...]

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WikiLeaks: US Eyed Trade War With EU Over Genetically Modified Crops

by John Johnston January 4, 2012
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Washington was advised by the US embassy in Paris to engage in a trade war with EU nations opposing genetically modified crops, new Wikileaks cables have revealed. The proposal was put forward as a reaction to France moving to ban a variety of Monsanto GM corn in 2007. Ambassador Craig Stapleton, also a business partner [...]

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Hungary Destroys 1,000 Acres of Genetically Modified Corn Crops

by Mandy Adwell December 8, 2011
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Hungary has shown genetically modified food companies who’s boss by destroying 1,000 acres of maize planted by the biotech food giant Monsanto. According to Lajos Bognar, Hungary deputy state secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development, the destroyed corn was grown with genetically modified seeds, which are banned in the country. The maize has been [...]

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Genetically Modified Sweet Corn To Hit US Market This Fall

by Mandy Adwell September 7, 2011
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Monsanto, the world’s largest, most widely recognized and often criticized vegetable seed maker, has plans to begin selling genetically modified sweet corn in the United States later this year. The seeds are genetically engineered to kill insects living above and below the ground. They will be available to companies who serve the fresh corn market [...]

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