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Coexistence of GMO and non-GMO potatoes faces “significant challenge” – study

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Researchers conclude cross-contamination likely without “comprehensive” volunteer management

Anyone who has once grown potatoes and found them popping up uninvited several years later will not be surprised by the findings of this study by Irish researchers, which concluded that volunteer potatoes “present a significant challenge” for “effective coexistence of GM and non-GM potato crops”.

The Irish government should take note and start supporting the Sarvari Trust’s non-GM blight-resistant potatoes.

MONSANTO WILL PAY $350K TO SETTLE MORE GM WHEAT LAWSUITS

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SUMMARY: "Genetically-modified food giant Monsanto said it will pay about $350,000 to settle class action lawsuits brought by farmers in seven states over tainted wheat. "

Genetically-modified food giant Monsanto said it will pay about $350,000 to settle class action lawsuits brought by farmers in seven states over tainted 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.

MONSANTO'S NEWEST GM CROPS MAY CREATE MORE PROBLEMS THAN THEY SOLVE

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SUMMARY: "The latest in a new generation of genetically engineered crops is poised to enter widespread use—and critics think they’ll cause more problems than they solve."

The latest in a new generation of genetically engineered crops is poised to enter widespread use—and critics think they’ll cause more problems than they solve.

GLOBAL HEALTH EXPERTS SAY GLYPHOSATE PROBABLY CARCINOGENIC TO HUMANS

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SUMMARY: "On March 20th, a scientific working group consisting of seventeen experts from eleven countries released their evaluation of the herbicide glyphosate and four organophosphate insecticides for the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). The group classified Monsanto’s glyphosate, the most widely used herbicide in the world, as “probably carcinogenic to humans.” "

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.

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