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Canada: Monsanto wins legal battle, may lose war

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By: Laura Rance

14/11/2009

One of the first lessons toddlers learn in the sandbox is when you want to play with someone else's toys, you play by their rules.

It's a lesson a few farmers in Ontario are learning the hard way after being found guilty of infringing on Monsanto's patented Roundup Ready technology.

Farmers Choose Conventional Soya over GE Varieties

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Conventional soybeans offer high yields at lower cost

Published: Monday, September 08, 2008 3:49 PM
Story Source: Grover Shannon, 573-379-5431 Univ. of Missouri Extension

PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. - Conventional soybean varieties are making a comeback. Lower seed and weed-control costs, price incentives at the grain elevator and yields that rival Roundup Ready beans have renewed interest in conventional varieties, said Grover Shannon, an agronomist at the University of Missouri Delta Research Center in the Missouri Bootheel.

CAMPESINOS FIGHT AGAINST GM SOY

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SOURCE: Latinamerica Press, Peru
AUTHOR:
URL: http://www.latinamericapress.org/articles.asp?art=5725
DATE: 09.10.2008

Farmers occupy large Brazilian-owned farms to block the entry of genetically-modified soy.

Campesinos in the department of San Pedro occupied Brazilian-owned farms on Oct. 1 to block the entry of transgenic soy, and began planting other crops such as sesame and yucca on the plots.

Some 120 campesinos occupied two 600-hectare (1,480 acre) farms, according to local media reports.

CONVENTIONAL SOYBEANS OFFER HIGH YIELDS AT LOWER COST

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SOURCE: Univeristy of Missouri, USA
AUTHOR: Press Release
URL: http://www.snr.missouri.edu/news/news-story.php?url=http://agebb.missour...
DATE: 08.09.2008

PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. - Conventional soybean varieties are making a comeback. Lower seed and weed-control costs, price incentives at the grain elevator and yields that rival Roundup Ready beans have renewed interest in conventional varieties, said Grover Shannon, an agronomist at the University of Missouri Delta Research Center in the Missouri Bootheel.

CHANGE IN FARMING CAN FEED WORLD - REPORT

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SOURCE: The Guardian, UK
AUTHOR: John Vidal
URL: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2008/apr/16/food.biofuels
DATE: 16.04.2008
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please read the IAASTD press material at:

http://www.agassessment.org/index.cfm?Page=Press_Materials&ItemID=11

please download the IAASTD documents at:

http://www.agassessment.org/index.cfm?Page=Plenary&ItemID=2713

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