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Monsanto/Bayer's GM Plants Contaminate Europe Despite Ban

Monsanto/Bayer's GM Plants Contaminate Europe Despite Ban | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it
New evidence reveals that despite a ban on cultivation of GM rapeseed in Europe, Monsanto and Bayer's plants are now freely growing there.
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Sweet victory for Mexico beekeepers as Monsanto loses GM permit

Sweet victory for Mexico beekeepers as Monsanto loses GM permit | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

A small group of beekeepers in Mexico has inflicted a blow on biotech giant Monsanto, which has halted the company’s ambitions to plant thousands of hectares of soybeans genetically modified to resist the company’s pesticide Roundup.

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Chinese and International Experts Slam GMOs and Glyphosate at Beijing Conference

Chinese and International Experts Slam GMOs and Glyphosate at Beijing Conference | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

“The size of the event and the media interest in China surrounding it shows that the issue of GMOs and glyphosate-based herbicides is now being taken very seriously at all levels of Chinese society.”

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Brazilian farmers demand Monsanto refund their money for GMO crops that don't work

Brazilian farmers demand Monsanto refund their money for GMO crops that don't work | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

Brazilian farmers are asking Monsanto and other producers of pest-resistant corn seeds to reimburse them for money spent on additional pesticides when the bugs killed the crops instead of dying themselves.

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Mexican Farmers Oppose Expansion of Transgenic Crops

Mexican Farmers Oppose Expansion of Transgenic Crops | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

“There is no study showing superior yields compared with hybrid or regional seeds. People are still unaware of what transgenic products are, nor the effects they have, but some of the things that are known about them are not good,” said Alvarado, the head of Enlaces al Campo, a bulk beans sales company in the city of Fresnillo, in the northern state of Zacatecas.

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Monsanto in Mexico | Court rules against the Gene Giant in Yucatán

Monsanto in Mexico | Court rules against the Gene Giant in Yucatán | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

The court is in effect agreeing with scientists, farmers, beekeepers, and indigenous communities that Monsanto GM soy and honey production are incompatible.

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États-Unis : le Vermont fait un appel aux dons pour défendre sa loi sur l’étiquetage des OGM

États-Unis : le Vermont fait un appel aux dons pour défendre sa loi sur l’étiquetage des OGM | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it
“Le Vermont fait de la résistance. C'est le premier État américain à rendre obligatoire l’étiquetage des aliments génétiquement modifiés.”
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GM crops: no gain for small farmers

GM crops: no gain for small farmers | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

Small farmers, who constitute the majority of South Asian farmers, do not benefit from GM crops, says Pervaiz Amir. Most importantly, South Asian countries need to open up the debate on GM technology to ensure sustainable agriculture and the welfare of the majority of farmers should be protected with policies that are based on the best science evidence.

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Une étude scientifique montre que les OGM n'équivalent pas les plantes normales

Une étude scientifique montre que les OGM n'équivalent pas les plantes normales | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

Des chercheurs viennent de montrer que le principe « d'équivalence en substance » avancé par les fabricants d'OGM pour imposer leurs produits n'est pas fondé. Cette étude menée sur le soja pourrait remettre en cause les autorisations des plantes transgéniques.  

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Monsanto and the Bio-Tech Conglomerates: Sowing the Seeds of Famine in Ethiopia

Monsanto and the Bio-Tech Conglomerates: Sowing the Seeds of Famine in Ethiopia | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

The research focussed on how GMO seeds were used as of the mid-1990s to destabilize the agricultural cycle in Ethiopia.  This diabolical “free market” agenda was a dress rehearsal for the  agri-bio-tech conglomerates’ assault led by Monsanto on peasant economies in all major regions of the World.

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German poultry industry gives up GMO-free promise

German poultry industry gives up GMO-free promise | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

The German poultry farmers association (ZDG) recently withdrew its 14 year old commitment to only use non-GMO soybeans in poultry feed. ZDG stated that imports of non-GMO soybeans are no longer reliable since Brazil will reportedly cut supplies by 50% in 2014.

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@JJGrodent Industry has dismiss the news."

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Monsanto GM soy is scarier than you think

Monsanto GM soy is scarier than you think | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

Soybeans are the second-largest US crop after corn, covering about a quarter of American farmland. We grow more soybeans than any other country except Brazil. According to the US Department of Agriculture, more than 90 percent of the soybeans churned out on US farms each year are genetically engineered to withstand herbicides, nearly all of them involving one called Roundup. Organic production, by contrast, is marginal—it accounts for less than 1 percent of total American acreage devoted to soy.

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Obama’s GMO problem

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The Obama Administration’s feverish cheerleading for genetically modified crops is being put to the test with growing evidence that the technology is unpopular with consumers, causing problems in the field and facing increasing rejection in the marketplace.
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EU agreement opens door for new GMO cultivation in 2015

EU agreement opens door for new GMO cultivation in 2015 | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

The Juncker Commission has brought four years of discussions on GMO crops to a close, extracting a compromise from the European Parliament and the Council. Member states that do not want GMOs cultivated inside their borders will retain the right to enforce a ban.

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A Decade of Legal GM Soy in Brazil

A Decade of Legal GM Soy in Brazil | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

Ten years ago, Brazil yielded to agribusiness pressure and legalised the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) soy. Today it is the world’s second leading producer of GM crops, surpassed only by the United States.

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Destruyen 6500 hectáreas ilegales de maíz transgénicos en Italia

El agricultor deberá pagar una multa y retirar las plantas, e incluso puede ser condenado hasta tres años en prisión por el riesgo de contaminación de productos Made in Italy de la región Friuli-Venezia-Giulia.

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Salvadoran farmers successfully oppose the use of Monsanto seeds

Salvadoran farmers successfully oppose the use of Monsanto seeds | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

Farmers across El Salvador united to block a stipulation in a US aid package to their country that would have indirectly required the purchase of Monsanto genetically modified (GM) seeds.

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Do Not GM My Food!

Do Not GM My Food! | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

Attempts to genetically modify food staples, such as crops and cattle, to increase their nutritional value and overall performance have prompted world-wide criticism by environmental, nutritionists and agriculture experts, who say that protecting and fomenting biodiversity is a far better solution to hunger and malnutrition.

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U.S. Government To Pull Foreign Aid In El Salvador For Refusing Monsanto Seeds

U.S. Government To Pull Foreign Aid In El Salvador For Refusing Monsanto Seeds | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it
Governments do not dictate major policy, major multinational corporations do. We’ve seen this time and time again, and one of the best examples out there is Monsanto.
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GMO bananas are coming to a supermarket near you, thanks to Bill Gates

GMO bananas are coming to a supermarket near you, thanks to Bill Gates | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

What does the development of genetically modified bananas have to do with the world’s richest man, founder of Microsoft Corp. Bill Gates? Everything.

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Tout comprendre à l'accord qui ouvre la voie aux OGM en Europe

Tout comprendre à l'accord qui ouvre la voie aux OGM en Europe | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it
Les gouvernements européens ont approuvé, jeudi, un accord qui laisse le choix aux Etats d'autoriser ou d'interdire la culture d'organismes transgéniques. Décryptage d'un dossier sensible.
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Agriculture And Biotech Giant Monsanto Controls America? -

Agriculture And Biotech Giant Monsanto Controls America? - | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

Agriculture and biotech giant Monsanto (MON) has become the poster child for genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The St. Louis-based company has led efforts since the 1990s to make GMOs part of the nation’s diet. It also dominates the market for genetically modified crops, supplying farmers across the world with its corn, soy, sugar beets and  alfalfa seeds.

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Transgenics Prosper Amidst Pragmatism and Collateral Damage

Transgenics Prosper Amidst Pragmatism and Collateral Damage | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

The advertising department of Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta was on a roll in early 2004 when it published a map that dubbed a large area of Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay the “United Republic of Soy”.

According to GRAIN, global biotech corporations stepped up their campaign to spread transgenic or genetically modified (GM) seeds in 2012, when most of the Southern Cone countries had governments that were critical of neoliberal policies and that were in favour of a state that played a strong role with respect to social, educational, health and economic questions.

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India's farmer suicides: are deaths linked to GM cotton?

More than 270,000 Indian cotton farmers have killed themselves since
1995. Are the high price of GM seeds a factor?

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Monsanto and Big Food Losing the GMO and 'Natural' Food Fight

After 20 years of battling Monsanto and corporate agribusiness, food and farm activists in Vermont, backed by a growing movement across the country, are on the verge of a monumental victory -- mandatory labels on genetically engineered foods and a ban on the routine industry practice of labeling GMO-tainted foods as "natural."

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