Spraying of Monsanto’s GMO dicamba-tolerant Xtend crops led to spray drift, killing neighboring crops
EXCERPT: The suit alleges that illegal spraying was a predictable consequence of the Xtend seed being released without intended complement of low-volatility dicamba. “The issue here is one of ‘foreseeability,’” said Randles. “It was entirely foreseeable that if Monsanto released the Xtend products onto the market that farmers would seek a way to protect those Xtend seeds from damage and they would do that by spraying dicamba.”
SUMMARY: "Jackson County, Oregon, has just joined the small but growing ranks of “GE-free zones” in the U.S., which prohibit the cultivation of genetically engineered (GE) crops. It’s at least the eighth county in the country to create such an ordinance, and efforts are springing up to pass similar measures in other places."
SUMMARY: "Farms and producers around some Minnesota crops could be crippled if more food companies begin to remove genetically modified crops from their products."
Farms and producers around some Minnesota crops could be crippled if more food companies begin to remove genetically modified crops from their products.
You probably didn’t notice the change in your Hersey kisses this Christmas season: They were made without beet sugar. But it’s a change that could dramatically alter one of Minnesota’s big agricultural outputs.
Thousands of Indiana farmers have filed lawsuits against the Swiss biotechnology company.
About 3,000 Indiana farmers have joined other states in a legal battle against Syngenta, one of the world's leading producers of seeds.
Several Midwest states, including Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Nebraska, are part of the litigation.
Delaware County farmer Keith Orebaugh saw the price of corn plummet the past two years.
SUMMARY: "Seeds are under attack everywhere. Under corporate pressure, laws in many countries increasingly put limitations on what farmers can do with their seeds and with the seeds they buy. Seed saving, a thousand-year-old practice which forms the basis of farming, is fast becoming criminalised. What can we do about this?"