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Brazilian farmers demand Monsanto refund their money for GMO crops that don't work
Brazilian farmers are asking Monsanto and other producers of pest-resistant corn seeds to reimburse them for money spent on additional pesticides when the bugs killed the crops instead of dying themselves.

30.07.2014 19:02

Pesticides linked to honeybee decline are affecting other species, scientists say
Neurotoxic pesticides blamed for the decline of honeybees is also harming butterflies, worms, fish, and birds, and contaminating habitats worldwide which are crucial for food production and wildlife, scientists have concluded after a four-year assessment.

24.06.2014 11:47

Ben & Jerry’s joins Vermont’s fight for GMO labeling
As Vermont gears up to defend its first-in-the-nation labeling law concerning food that contains genetically modified organisms, ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s is teaming up with the state to help raise money for the cause.

17.06.2014 16:36

Genetically modified ‘super banana’ to be tested on Americans
A vitamin-enhanced ‘super-banana’ developed by scientists is to be tested on humans. The trials are to take place in the US over a six-week period. Researchers aim to start growing the fruit in Uganda by 2020.

16.06.2014 15:05

Vermont’s landmark GMO-labelling law target of lawsuit by food trade groups
A group of four national trade organizations sued the state of Vermont over its new law requiring labels on foods with genetically modified ingredients, scheduled to go into effect in July 2016. They claim the requirement is unconstitutional.

13.06.2014 22:11

US pressures El Salvador to buy Monsanto's GMO seeds
As one of the preconditions to authorizing close to $300 million in aid, the United States is pressuring El Salvador to purchase genetically modified seeds from Monsanto instead of non-GM seeds from local farmers.

10.06.2014 18:00

World needs UN GMO watchdog – Russia
Russian lawmakers advocate creation of an international UN agency not only to strictly control the turnover of GMO products worldwide, but with a top priority mission to scrutinize how consuming GMO foods would affect human health in the long run.

05.06.2014 09:50

California lawmakers reject GMO labeling bill
The California Senate rejected on Wednesday a bill that would require labels on genetically-engineered foods. This is the second time in two years that labeling legislation has fallen short in the most populous and agriculturally-productive state.

29.05.2014 20:36

'Russia puts GMO genie back in the bottle'
Russia has some of the most precious uncontaminated top soil on the planet and if it is rigorously controlled to stay GMO-free and free from chemicals its productivity would increase as Europe declines, geopolitical analyst William Engdahl told RT.

19.05.2014 13:07

‘TTIP will only be to the benefit of industries’
Most of the working groups involved in trade negotiations are represented by industries and such biased approaches raise concerns over access and the transparency of the whole process, Michael Shank from Friends Committee on National Legislation told RT.

May 19, 2014 14:23

Russian anti-GMO activists raise funds for ‘first-ever’ independent intl research
As Russian MPs ponder over a draft bill that could see GMOs outlawed, the country’s chief genetic safety activist tells RT she is skeptical about the legislative initiative and urges ‘long-overdue’ independent international research.

17.05.2014 05:00

‘Syngenta methods of silencing GMO opposition are unbelievable’
A German farmer has revealed shocking GMO company tactics to silence him in an exclusive interview with RT Op-Edge.

15.05.2014 11:54

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