BRAZIL: PESTS DEVELOP RESISTANCE TO GMO BT CORN, LEAVING FARMERS WITH HIGHER COSTS AND LOWER YIELDS

GE Failures & Contaminations

SUMMARY: "Those who promote genetically modified crops are also quick to promote a common myth about them which says that GMO agriculture uses fewer pesticides and is therefore better for the environment."

Those who promote genetically modified crops are also quick to promote a common myth about them which says that GMO agriculture uses fewer pesticides and is therefore better for the environment.

Proving this myth wrong are Brazilian farmers who work directly with the failing GM crops, on site, at the farm, on the ground.

ARGENTINA: CANCER DEATHS DOUBLE IN GMO AGRIBUSINESS AREAS

GE Failures & Contaminations

SUMMARY: "Sharply increased levels of crop spraying in Argentina's most intensively farmed areas have resulted in a public health disaster, writes Lawrence Woodward, with large increases in cancer incidence. And it's all the result of the widespread use of GMO crops engineered for herbicide resistance."

INDIA: GM CROPS COULD PUT FOOD SECURITY GOAL AT STAKE

Global Struggle

SUMMARY: "A common fear that lurks in the minds of people around the world is that if a country’s food production relies excessively on supply of seeds and other inputs from a handful of multinationals that have virtual monopoly over genetically-modified (GM) crop technology, the nation will be forced to compromise on food security."

UKRAINE: GMO FOOD CROPS ON BEHALF OF MONSANTO

Industry & Government Collusion

SUMMARY: "Finally, a little-known aspect of the crisis in Ukraine is receiving some international attention. On July 28, the California-based Oakland Institute released a report revealing that the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), under terms of their $17 billion loan to Ukraine, would open that country to genetically-modified (GM) crops and genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in agriculture. The report is entitled “Walking on the West Side: the World Bank and the IMF in the Ukraine Conflict.” "

MALAWI: CIVIL SOCIETY COALITION AGAINST THE GENERAL RELEASE OF GM COTTON

Actions/Protests in the News

SUMMARY: "An alliance of 19 civil society organisations and an organic vegetable farmers group led by the Commons for EcoJustice (EcoJustice) and representing Malawian small-scale farmers, faith-based organisations, organic movements, non-governmental organisations and the media, among others, have lodged a substantive submission to the Malawian authorities, vehemently opposing Monsanto's application to obtain a general release permit for its genetically modified (GM) cotton, MON 15985, commonly known as Bollgard II. "

MONSANTO WANTS REPORTER FIRED FOR EXPOSING GMO DANGERS

Industry

SUMMARY: "First Monsanto took over our Congress, then our Supreme Court, and now they are trying to take over journalism. Without freedom of speech and fair reporting, none of us would ever know just what hideous deeds these monopolizing corporations were up to. In Monsanto’s latest inexcusable move, the company is trying to have a veteran reporter fired for reporting on genetically modified organisms fairly."

BRAZIL TO RELEASE MILLIONS OF GM-MOSQUITOS TO FIGHT DENGUE

Genetically Engineered Insects

SUMMARY: "Next week, the biotech company Oxitec, based in Abingdon, England, will begin raising millions of genetically modified mosquitos at a new factory in Campinas, Brazil. The objective: curb the spread of dengue fever."

Next week, the biotech company Oxitec, based in Abingdon, England, will begin raising millions of genetically modified mosquitos at a new factory in Campinas, Brazil. The objective: curb the spread of dengue fever.

USA: GMO-LABELING MOVEMENT POISED FOR BALLOT INITIATIVE IN COLORADO

Actions/Protests in the News

SUMMARY: "Supporters for the labeling of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in Colorado delivered a petition on Monday with about twice the number of signatures required for a ballot initiative to appear before voters in November."

Supporters for the labeling of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in Colorado delivered a petition on Monday with about twice the number of signatures required for a ballot initiative to appear before voters in November.

USA: NEW TOXIC WEED KILLER THAT THREATENS ENVIRONMENT & GE SEEDS MAY BE DEREGULATED

GE Plants and Crops

SUMMARY: "A U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recommendation to deregulate new varieties of genetically engineered corn and soybean seeds would bring a chemical manufacturer one step closer to selling a new toxic weed killer that would threaten human health and the environment."

A U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recommendation to deregulate new varieties of genetically engineered corn and soybean seeds would bring a chemical manufacturer one step closer to selling a new toxic weed killer that would threaten human health and the environment.

MONSANTO BIOTECH PUBLIC RELATIONS MAKEOVER: LUBRICATING THE WHEELS OF THE GMO TROJAN HORSE

Industry

SUMMARY: "Monsanto believes it is having trouble getting its message across to the public. Last year, it began a makeover. It realised that it and GMOs have an image problem."

Monsanto believes it is having trouble getting its message across to the public. Last year, it began a makeover. It realised that it and GMOs have an image problem.

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