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USA: 17 GROUPS CALL ON ECOVER AND METHOD TO DROP EXTREME GE PLANS

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SUMMARY: "In an open letter released today 17 national and international consumer, environmental, women’s health and farming groups called on leading “natural” cleaning and personal care products manufacturer Ecover and its U.S.-based subsidiary, Method Products Inc., to cancel plans to use oils and other ingredients derived from synthetic biology, a new and unregulated set of genetic engineering techniques."

SOUTH AFRICA INEQUITABLE AND GM CONTAMINATED BREAD INDUSTRY

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SUMMARY: "The African Centre for Biosafety (ACB) has today brought into sharp focus the white bread industry in South Africa with the release of its new report ‘GM Contamination, Cartels and Collusion in South Africa’s Bread Industry.’ The report shows that the white bread tested contains high levels of Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) soya and that most companies are unashamedly flouting GM labelling laws and undermining the consumer’s right to know."

USA: OREGON GMO LABELING MEASURE CERTIFIED FOR NOVEMBER BALLOT

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SUMMARY: "An Oregon citizens' initiative that would require labeling of foods made with genetically modified ingredients has garnered more than enough signatures to gain a spot on the state's November ballot, a state government spokesman said on Thursday."

An Oregon citizens' initiative that would require labeling of foods made with genetically modified ingredients has garnered more than enough signatures to gain a spot on the state's November ballot, a state government spokesman said on Thursday.

MONSANTO SLAMMED FOR FRAUDULENT EU PATENT ON NON-GMO TOMATOES

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SUMMARY: "Representatives of the international coalition No Patents on Seeds! from France, Germany and Spain have filed an opposition against a European patent held by Monsanto on conventionally bred tomatoes (EP1812575). The patent claims tomatoes with a natural resistance to a fungal disease called botrytis. "

HAWAII: MAUI INITIATIVE TO BAN GMO CROPS GETS ENOUGH SIGNATURES FOR BALLOT

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SUMMARY: "More than 20 percent of residents who voted in the last election support putting a temporary moratorium on genetically modified farming on the ballot this year."

More than 20 percent of residents who voted in the last election support putting a temporary moratorium on genetically modified farming on the ballot this year.

A group of Maui County residents has collected enough valid signatures to put a temporary ban on genetically modified crops before voters this fall.

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