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USA: OREGON NOW EPICENTER OF NATIONAL GMO DEBATE

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SUMMARY: "A battle is being waged in Oregon’s grocery stores, wheat and sugar beet fields, restaurant tables and pantry shelves. "

A battle is being waged in Oregon’s grocery stores, wheat and sugar beet fields, restaurant tables and pantry shelves.

The long-simmering national debate over genetically modified organisms figures to hit fever pitch this summer, with Oregon at the forefront.

Three separate but related events last month built momentum here for the crusade against GMOs:

AUSTRALIA: STEVE MARSH TO APPEAL GM CANOLA CONTAMINATION CASE

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SUMMARY: "The Safe Food Foundation welcomes Steve Marsh’s decision to appeal the decision against him in the Western Australian Supreme Court last month. He lodged his appeal on Wednesday 18 June and the appeal will be heard in the next six to twelve months before the court of appeal made up of three judges."

MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO: GLOBAL PROTESTS ERUPTED SATURDAY

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SUMMARY: "Organizers of the March-Against-Monsanto group saw their plans come to fruition as hundreds of thousands of people around the world took the streets of major global cities Saturday to protest the spread of genetically modified food and raise awareness over biotech giants Monsanto's growing hold of the global food supply. "

Activists on five continents around the globe, comprising 52 nations, came together under the March Against Monsanto umbrella, according to the organization's press release.

USA: GEORGIANS MARCH AGAINST CORPORATE GIANT MONSANTO

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SUMMARY: "About 100 people marched from Johnson Square after a large rally against the Monsanto Corporation, a bio-technical and chemical giant. Monsanto plays a major role in industrialized agriculture. Marchers voiced concern or opposition to Monsanto’s genetically modified crops, unfair labor practices and poor treatment of workers. Today, genetically engineered crops account for 93% of all U.S. soybeans and about 90% of corn."

CANADA: A DECADE AFTER SUPREME COURT RULING, SCHMEISER STILL ACTIVE ON GM FOODS

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SUMMARY: "Percy Schmeiser is 83 years old now, nearly a decade removed from a Supreme Court of Canada decision that effectively ended his legal battle with biotechnology giant Monsanto. It was a fight that was tailor-made for publicity; a lone farmer from Bruno, Sask., taking on a multinational corporation over the issue of who really owned the canola seeds growing in his field."

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