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Coexistence is impossible

Farmers and Farming

Coexistence of agroecology with GM and chemical agriculture will never work, since toxic agrochemicals and GM organisms spread, writes Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero

WHEN FACED WITH the challenge of agroecology, the defenders of the industrial agribusiness model are left with no arguments. Some of them seek refuge in the comfortable if intellectually lazy position of proposing the combination of both agricultures, combining “the best” of each so as to reach a harmonious coexistence.

AUSTRALIA: STEVE MARSH GM CONTAMINATION CASE FAILS IN SUPREME COURT

Farmers and Farming

SUMMARY: "Western Australian farmer Steve Marsh (#IamSteveMarsh) has lost a landmark case which could have protected his organic status, after his property was contaminated by GM canola from a neighbouring farm."

Western Australian farmer Steve Marsh (#IamSteveMarsh) has lost a landmark case which could have protected his organic status, after his property was contaminated by GM canola from a neighbouring farm.

USA: FARMERS WARN OF THREATS TO FARM ECONOMIES POSED BY DOW'S NEW GE CORN AND SOYBEAN

Farmers and Farming

SUMMARY: "Today over 387,000 farmers, farmworkers, health professionals, and concerned individuals from across the country joined together in urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to reject Dow AgroSciences’ application seeking approval of controversial genetically engineered (GE) corn and soybean varieties that are resistant to the hazardous herbicide 2,4-D."

USA: FARMERS WARN OF THREATS TO ECONOMICS POSED BY GE CROPS

Farmers and Farming

SUMMARY: "Over 387,000 farmers, farmworkers, health professionals, and concerned individuals from across the country joined together in urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to reject Dow AgroSciences’ application seeking approval of controversial genetically engineered (GE) corn and soybean varieties that are resistant to the hazardous herbicide 2,4-D."

USA: ORE.'S GMO BATTLE PITS INDUSTRY AGAINST SMALL FARMERS

Farmers and Farming

SUMMARY: "A David-and-Goliath political battle is shaping up over genetically modified crops in Southern Oregon. Some Midwest sugar beet growers have joined the Oregon Farm Bureau in giving a total of $75,000 to defeat a homegrown ballot measure from organic farmers to prohibit genetically modified crops in Jackson County, except for research. Measure 15-119 goes before Jackson County voters on the May primary ballot."

A David-and-Goliath political battle is shaping up over genetically modified crops in Southern Oregon.

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