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Rising suicide rate for Indian farmers blamed on GMO seeds
Monsanto, which has just paid out $2.4 million to US farmers, settling one of many lawsuits it’s been involved in worldwide, is also facing accusations that its seeds are to blame for a spike in suicides by India farmers.

19.11.2014 06:51

‘Monsanto uses Indian farmers to contaminate world with GMO crops’
By persuading Indian farmers to buy genetically modified organism (GMO) seeds Monsanto spreads its genetically engineered crops around the world so that no one can compete with pure non-GMO products after that, anti-GMO activist Jeffrey Smith, told RT.

19.11.2014 10:30

Monsanto sues Hawaii county over GMO ban
Two biotechnology behemoths have followed through with vows to sue Hawaii’s Maui County for passing a law last week that bans the cultivation of genetically modified organisms.

14.11.2014 16:24

Vivienne Westwood backtracks after 'poor people should eat less' advice
Fashion legend Vivienne Westwood has denied allegations that she instructed poor people to “eat less” in order to afford organic food. The comments, which she claims were misconstrued, were made at a GMO forum on Wednesday.

13.11.2014 20:37

Monsanto to pay $2.4mn to farmers over 2013 GMO-wheat scare
GMO giant Monsanto will have to fork out $2.4 million to settle a lawsuit with US wheat farmers after its genetically engineered strain, supposedly banned and scrapped a decade ago, was found alive and well in Oregon in 2013.

13.11.2014 08:36

Duma approves tougher GMO labeling rules
The Russian Lower House has passed the first reading of a bill that introduces fines for businesses which sell products containing genetically modified organisms (GMO) without warning customers on the packaging.

12.11.2014 14:38

Biotech lobby defeat in Europe: MEPs strengthen govt GM opt-outs
MEPs have defeated a European Commission proposal to prevent member states from banning genetically modified crops on health and/or environmental grounds.

11.11.2014 14:57

Chief McDonald’s fries supplier gets USDA nod for ‘cancer-reducing’ GMO-potato
Simplot, one of the world’s biggest agribusinesses, has received USDA approval for Innate, a genetically-modified potato that produces fewer carcinogens when fried. Anti-GMO pressure groups are campaigning for the decision to be reversed.

08.11.2014 17:49

GMO salmon's future in question after producer fined over violations
Panama fined a US biotechnology company’s local facility that “repeatedly violated” the nation’s permitting and regulatory laws as it worked to develop the world’s first genetically-modified salmon. The 2012 infractions were first made public on Tuesday.

29.10.2014 16:55

GMO backlash: Syngenta faces mounting lawsuits over genetically-modified seeds
​Agribusiness giant Syngenta AG now faces lawsuits from farmers in 11 US states claiming the seed-and-chemical company’s sale of a genetically-engineered variant of corn yet to receive approval in China depressed market prices for the grain.

21.10.2014 14:04

​‘Bee killer’ pesticide provides little benefit to farmers - EPA
The Environmental Protection Agency has confirmed that a popular class of insecticide used to treat soybean seeds provides little or no benefit to the farmers – the pesticide, however, is the prime suspect for the deaths of 30 million honeybees.

20.10.2014 23:36

Cultivated lie? Most US food labeled ‘natural’ contains GMOs, watchdog says
Nearly all US packaged food with a “natural” label in fact contains high levels of genetically modified ingredients, tests by the product testing watchdog Consumer Reports reveal.

07.10.2014 12:09