GE Failures & Contaminations

CANADA: UNLABELLED GM SWEET CORN IN GROCERY STORES AND FARMERS MARKETS

GE Failures & Contaminations

SUMMARY: "Tests have found unlabelled genetically modified (GM) sweet corn in grocery stores, roadside stands and farmers’ markets across Canada, says the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN). "

Tests have found unlabelled genetically modified (GM) sweet corn in grocery stores, roadside stands and farmers’ markets across Canada, says the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN).

GLYPHOSATE ENHANCES CANCER-CAUSING FUNGI

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SUMMARY: "One of the many reasons we (and so many others) speak out against genetically modified organisms and foods is because their impact is understudied and largely unknown. With each piece of research, however, we learn more and more about how genetically modified foods are having a negative impact on our health and our ecosystem, both directly and indirectly."

LATIN AMERICA: THE TRAGEDY OF GM CROPS AND THE PROMISE OF AGROECOLOGY

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SUMMARY: "Genetically modified (GM) crops and foods are the subject of intense, and at times furious, debate in the United States. Most of the country’s corn and soy harvests come from GM seed varieties patented by the Monsanto biotechnology corporation, and are used mostly to make food additives, biofuels, and fodder for farm animals.

KENYA: GM COTTON LINKED TO RISE IN VORACIOUS PEST

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SUMMARY: "In an ironical twist, the genetically engineered cotton varieties to be embraced by farmers on large scale have now been linked to destructive aphids. The cotton variety had been preferred due to their ability to ward off caterpillars by producing their own insecticide."

In an ironical twist, the genetically engineered cotton varieties to be embraced by farmers on large scale have now been linked to destructive aphids.

The cotton variety had been preferred due to their ability to ward off caterpillars by producing their own insecticide.

AFRICAN CATERPILLARS DEVELOP RESISTANCE TO GMO CORN

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SUMMARY: "One of the major agricultural pests of the African continent — the Busseola fusca caterpillar — has now developed resistance to the Bt-toxin that GMO corn relies on for its productivity. While the relatively fast emergence of resistance in the caterpillars is notable in its own right, what’s most interesting is that the resistance is being inherited as a dominant trait — in complete contrast to expectations, and to the great disadvantage of those relying on current management strategies."

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