GE Failures & Contaminations

MEXICO: GMO SOYBEAN POLLEN THREATENS MEXICAN HONEY SALES

GE Failures & Contaminations

SUMMARY: "Mexico is the fourth largest honey producer and fifth largest honey exporter in the world. A Smithsonian researcher and colleagues helped rural farmers in Mexico to quantify the genetically modified organism (GMO) soybean pollen in honey samples rejected for sale in Germany. Their results will appear Feb. 7 in the online journal, Scientific Reports. "

USA: GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROP CONCERNS GROW

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SUMMARY: "Howard Vlieger raises corn and soybeans in Iowa and has for 15 years battled what he calls the blight of genetically modified crops."

Howard Vlieger raises corn and soybeans in Iowa and has for 15 years battled what he calls the blight of genetically modified crops.

So-called GMOs, short for genetically modified organisms, make up the vast majority of corn, cotton, soybeans, canola and sugar beets grown in the United States, and smaller percentages of other crops.

THE WEED RESISTANCE CRISIS IN AMERICAN GMO AGRICULTURE

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SUMMARY: "The purchase of genetically engineered (GE) seeds requires a signed legal contract with a licensed seller. The contract specifies all crop management practices and requires the farmer to purchase herbicides (i.e., Roundup or Glufosinate) sold only by this same seed company."

The purchase of genetically engineered (GE) seeds requires a signed legal contract with a licensed seller. The contract specifies all crop management practices and requires the farmer to purchase herbicides (i.e., Roundup or Glufosinate) sold only by this same seed company.

USA: STUNNING MONARCH MIGRATION IN PERIL

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SUMMARY: "The stunning and little-understood annual migration of millions of monarch butterflies to spend the winter in Mexico is in danger of disappearing, experts say, after numbers dropped to their lowest level since record-keeping began in 1993. "

The stunning and little-understood annual migration of millions of monarch butterflies to spend the winter in Mexico is in danger of disappearing, experts say, after numbers dropped to their lowest level since record-keeping began in 1993.

CHINA SET TO BAR MORE US CORN AS BAN ON GM FOODS DRAGS ON

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SUMMARY: "China is set to keep rejecting U.S. corn shipments containing an unapproved genetically modified strain at least until the end of March, shrugging off pressure from Washington to swiftly approve the variety developed by crop chemicals giant Syngenta AG."

China is set to keep rejecting U.S. corn shipments containing an unapproved genetically modified strain at least until the end of March, shrugging off pressure from Washington to swiftly approve the variety developed by crop chemicals giant Syngenta AG.

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