GE Failures & Contaminations

PESTS WORM THEIR WAY INTO GENETICALLY MODIFIED MAIZE

GE Failures & Contaminations

SUMMARY: "Even with biotech crops, farmers still need to make use of age-old practices such as crop rotation to fight insect pests. That’s the lesson to be drawn from the latest discovery of resistance to the pest-fighting toxins added to maize — also known as corn."

Even with biotech crops, farmers still need to make use of age-old practices such as crop rotation to fight insect pests. That’s the lesson to be drawn from the latest discovery of resistance to the pest-fighting toxins added to maize — also known as corn.

USA: SURVEY FINDS GE CONTAMINATION OF ORGANIC FARMS

GE Failures & Contaminations

SUMMARY: "New data finds that organic farmers are growing increasingly concerned with genetically engineered (GE) crops cross-pollinating and contaminating their fields. This contamination can lead to serious economic losses for organic farmers and has created tension between neighbors. The data comes at a critical time as USDA is advancing the notion that “coexistence” between GE and non-GE growers presents no problems for the organic market.

USDA REPORTS ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS FROM GMO CROPS

GE Failures & Contaminations

SUMMARY: "The U.S. Department of Agriculture released on Feb. 20 a new report about the potential risks posed to the environment by genetically engineering crops."

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released on Feb. 20 a new report about the potential risks posed to the environment by genetically engineering crops.

Genetically modified organism seeds have been used by farms in the U.S. for 15 years, according to RT. However, research from the report shows concern Americans have over having laboratory-created products in most of America's corn and soybean crops.

AUSTRALIA: RESEARCH CONFIRMS FIRST GLYPHOSATE RESISTANT WILD RADISH

GE Failures & Contaminations

SUMMARY: "The world’s first populations of glyphosate resistant wild radish will be announced at Perth’s Agribusiness Crop Updates, but researchers stress further cases can be minimised if farmers adopt diverse control strategies."

The world’s first populations of glyphosate resistant wild radish will be announced at Perth’s Agribusiness Crop Updates, but researchers stress further cases can be minimised if farmers adopt diverse control strategies.

AUSTRALIA: ORGANIC FARMER SUES GM FARMING NEIGHBOR

GE Failures & Contaminations

SUMMARY: "In a landmark case, an organic farmer in Western Australia state is suing his neighbor for allegedly contaminating his crop with a genetically modified organism (GMO), GM canola. This is the first claim anywhere in the world by a “non-GMO farmer against a GMO farmer,” says Joe Lederman of the specialist law firm FoodLegal in Melbourne."

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