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Paraguay: The Dark Side of the Soy Boom

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By David Vargas
Inter Press Service, 8 November 2007

ASUNCION, Nov 8 (IPS) - A sea of green stretches as far as the eye can
see on both sides of the dirt road leading to the communities of Lima,
Capiibary and Guayaibí, 250 km from the capital, in the northern
Paraguayan department (province) of San Pedro, one of the country's

The huge fields are planted with genetically modified soy, Paraguay's
leading export product. But as it takes over more and more land, the

Why Iraqi Farmers Might Prefer Death to Paul Bremer's Order 81

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By Nancy Scola, AlterNet
Posted on September 19, 2007, Printed on September 19, 2007

Anyone hearing about central India's ongoing epidemic of farmer suicides
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growers are killing themselves at a terrifying clip, has to be
horrified. But among the more disturbed must be the once-grand poobah of
post-invasion Iraq, U.S. diplomat L. Paul Bremer.

ROMANIA: GM Crops Unearthed, But Not Uprooted

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By Claudia Ciobanu
IPS, September 18 2007

BUCHAREST, Sep 18 (IPS) - Greenpeace has launched a major attack against production and marketing of genetically modified cereals in Romania.

The environmental organisation announced earlier this month that it had discovered illegal plantations of genetically modified (GM) soya and corn over 110 hectares in Insula Mare a Brailei, a wide stretch of land in county Braila, 200 km east of capital Bucharest.


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SOURCE: Greenpeace Romania, Romania
AUTHOR: Press Release
DATE: 27.08.2007

Some supermarkets are still treating Romanian's as guinea pigs for GM food

ROMANIA: a playground for the genetic engineering industry?

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(WebWire) 5 September 2007

International - Over the past three years Greenpeace has investigated the failure of the Romanian Government to ensure the control and traceability of genetically modified (GMO) Soya plants produced by Monsanto (1).

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