GE Failures & Contaminations
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USA: IOWA LAWSUITS ACCUSE SYNGENTA OVER REJECTED GMO CROPS

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SUMMARY: "Iowa farmers and companies are suing Syngenta AG, claiming they suffered financial losses when China rejected corn shipments containing a genetically modified seed developed by the agribusiness giant but not approved for use by China."

Iowa farmers and companies are suing Syngenta AG, claiming they suffered financial losses when China rejected corn shipments containing a genetically modified seed developed by the agribusiness giant but not approved for use by China.

SOUTH AFRICA: TRANSGENES FOUND IN SMALL FARMERS’ MAIZE SEED SUPPLIES

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SUMMARY: "Genetically modified (GM) crops were introduced in South Africa in 1997. By 2013, South Africa had 2.3 million hectares of GM crops under cultivation, 78% of which was insect-resistant and/or herbicide-tolerant maize. "

Genetically modified (GM) crops were introduced in South Africa in 1997. By 2013, South Africa had 2.3 million hectares of GM crops under cultivation, 78% of which was insect-resistant and/or herbicide-tolerant maize.

Monsanto to Pay $350K to Settle More Wheat-Related Lawsuits

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NEW YORK (AP) — Monsanto said Wednesday it will pay about $350,000 to settle class action lawsuits brought by farmers in seven states over genetically modified wheat.

The St. Louis company said Wednesday it will make donations of $50,000 to agricultural schools at land grant colleges in Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

It will also reimburse the plaintiffs' and their lawyers for a portion of the costs associated with the case. The company said that under the terms of the settlement agreement it can't disclose how much that will cost.

SOUTH KOREAN INSTITUTE DISCOVERS 'MYSTERY PLANTS' FROM IMPORTED GMOS

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SUMMARY: "The reason genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have sparked such fears in South Korea isn’t just about safety issues without clear facts, or irrational labeling practices. "

EPA sued over shrinking monarch butterfly population

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A leading environmental group has filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency, accusing regulators of dismissing dangers about a certain chemical used in herbicides, including Monsanto’s widely used Roundup.

The lawsuit, filed Friday by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in federal district court in New York, argues that an ingredient in the herbicide – glyphosate – has had devastating effects on monarch butterflies, causing the population to halve in seven years.

READ MORE: Monarch butterfly may be listed as endangered species after 90% population drop

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