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PHILIPPINES: BATTLE ON THE CAMPAIGN TO LAUNCH GOLDEN RICE

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SUMMARY: "A campaign to allow golden rice for tackling Vitamin A deficiency in children, was launched on March 16."

A campaign to allow golden rice for tackling Vitamin A deficiency in children, was launched on March 16.

Headed by co-founder of Greenpeace, Patrick Moore, the campaign for the golden rice was launched in the Philippines on March 6 and in Bangladesh on Wednesday. In India, it will begin in New Delhi and then extend to Mumbai on March 19.

Monsanto sued in Los Angeles County for false advertising

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Today a class action lawsuit (Case No: BC 578 942) was filed in Los Angeles County, California against the Monsanto corporation. The suit alleges that Monsanto is guilty of false advertising by claiming that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, targets an enzyme only found in plants and not in humans or animals. Monsanto makes this claim to support the contention that glyphosate is harmless to humans.

USA: ANTI-GMO ACTIVIST SEEKS TO EXPOSE SCIENTISTS' EMAILS WITH BIG AG

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SUMMARY: "The legal attack hit Kevin Folta in early February. After receiving a FOIA request from US Right to Know—a nonprofit dedicated to exposing “the failures of the corporate food system“—the University of Florida notified Folta, a food and agricultural science professor at the university, that he would have to turn over all of his e-mails relating to correspondence with 14 different firms involved in agribusiness."

The legal attack hit Kevin Folta in early February.

MALAWI CIVIL SOCIETY OPPOSE FIELD TRIALS OF GM COWPEA

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SUMMARY: "An alliance of 19 civil society organisations and a GMO-resistance movement led by the Commons for EcoJustice (EcoJustice) and representing Malawian small-scale farmers, faith-based organisations, organic movements, and non-governmental organisations, among others, have lodged a substantive submission to the Malawi authorities, strongly opposing the Confined Field Trial (CFT) permit application submitted by the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) Bunda College in respect of genetically modified (GM) pod borer resistant Cowpea varieties."

IFOAM JOINS GLOBAL GMO FREE COALITION TO PROTECT FARMERS FROM BIOTECH CONTROL

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SUMMARY: "The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) has joined the Global GMO Free Coalition (GGFC) in a move that has added to the pressure currently being applied on the Biotech industry worldwide."

The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) has joined the Global GMO Free Coalition (GGFC) in a move that has added to the pressure currently being applied on the Biotech industry worldwide.

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