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GMO

Mega-merger: Monsanto still seeks takeover of Syngenta, world's largest crop chemical company
Transnational agrochemical and seed giant Monsanto has reiterated its desire to merge with fellow chemical-producing behemoth Syngenta, a company that has already rebuffed three previous purchase attempts by Monsanto.

29.06.2015 19:55

GM wheat crop fails to repel bugs, £3m trial branded ‘a waste’
A controversial trial of genetically modified (GM) wheat has failed to repel pests any more effectively than ordinary crops, scientists have found.

25.06.2015 13:24

'End extreme inequality': Thousands hit streets of Germany ahead of G7 summit
Thousands of demonstrators flocked to the streets of Germany on Thursday ahead of the G7 summit in Bavaria. The main rally took place in Munich, with participants accusing world leaders of failing to act on major global issues.

04.06.2015 17:14

New ‘kill switch’ technology seen as cure for GMOs run wild
Newly developed “kill switch” biotechnology may make it easier for corporations to use genetically modified organisms in the wild. More work needs to be done, researchers say, before what was science fiction until recently becomes scientific fact.

03.06.2015 00:26

KFC squawks & sues China firms over fake ‘eight-legged chicken’ stories
Fast food restaurant chain KFC filed a lawsuit against three companies in China on Monday, who have allegedly spread untruths online. KFC said its competitors claim the American food giant has used eight-legged GM chickens.

01.06.2015 14:12

WHO cancer division to rule on widespread herbicide’s carcinogenic hazard
The World Health Organization is set to deliver a verdict on the potential danger of 2,4-D herbicides widely used in the agribusiness, and which was one of the key components of Agent Orange used during US herbicidal warfare in Vietnam.

30.05.2015 00:05

Nationalists ponder prison sentences for selling unmarked GMO products
A number of Russian MPs have suggested altering the current legislation and introducing criminal responsibility for illegal trade in GMO products. The idea is to mete out prison terms of up to two years for repeated offenders.

26.05.2015 08:35

GMO that kills: GM-cotton problems drive Indian farmers to suicide
Hundreds of thousands of farmers have died in India, after having been allegedly forced to grow GM cotton instead of traditional crops. The seeds are so expensive and demand so much more maintenance that farmers often go bankrupt and kill themselves.

24.05.2015 18:22

World stands up against Monsanto: Over 400 cities protest GMOs
Thousands of people across the world have joined together in a global movement, protesting against American biotech giant Monsanto. Activists from over 400 cities are speaking out against GMOs and Monsanto’s monopoly over the food supply.

23.05.2015 23:56

March against Monsanto: World rallies in protest
The third annual ‘March against Monsanto’ protest is taking place in cities around the world. Activists are highlighting the monopoly the GMO giant has in controlling food supply. Protesters say Monsanto controls 90 percent of the seed market in the US.

23.05.2015 09:08

‘March Against Monsanto’: Protest against GMO giant to roll in 38 countries this weekend
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators in 428 cities are expected to turn out this weekend to protest agribusiness giant Monsanto. The third annual 'March Against Monsanto' seeks to highlight the company's part in control of the food supply.

22.05.2015 18:41

Monsanto helps fund all-expense-paid ‘reporter boot camp’ for food writers
Biotech company Monsanto is helping fund a “reporter boot camp” that will be hosted by the National Press Foundation, featuring an all-expense-paid journalism conference called “Food, From Farm to Table.”

22.05.2015 23:52