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SCIENTISTS SOUND ALARM OVER SUPERCHARGED GM ORGANISMS WHICH COULD SPREAD IN THE WILD AND CAUSE ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTERS

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SUMMARY: "A powerful new technique for generating “supercharged” genetically modified organisms that can spread rapidly in the wild has caused alarm among scientists who fear that it may be misused, accidentally or deliberately, and cause a health emergency or environmental disaster."

A powerful new technique for generating “supercharged” genetically modified organisms that can spread rapidly in the wild has caused alarm among scientists who fear that it may be misused, accidentally or deliberately, and cause a health emergency or environmental disaster.

What Bill Nye Got Wrong in His About-Face on GMOs

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The Science Guy’s errors let the pesticide/biotech industry off the hook.
By Doug Gurian-Sherman and Margaret Mellon on June 3, 2015

Earlier this year, Bill Nye, renowned as the “science guy,” made news for changing his mind about genetic engineering (or GMOs) after a visit to Monsanto, the pesticide and seed giant at the forefront of the biotechnology industry.

Forage seed industry wants Western Canada to be a GM alfalfa-free zone

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Seed growers say keeping GM alfalfa out of Western Canada would save 
current export markets and open the door to additional sales

Keeping Roundup Ready alfalfa out of Western Canada is critical, says Fairview seed grower and Forage Seed Canada president Heather Kerschbaumer. Photo: File

Alfalfa seed growers in Alberta could stand to gain a huge market advantage over their neighbours to the south — if the industry can keep GM alfalfa out of Western Canada.

USDA CLEARS GMO TALL FESCUE

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SUMMARY: "A new GMO variety of tall fescue turfgrass that's resistant to glyphosate herbicides has been cleared for cultivation by USDA."

A new GMO variety of tall fescue turfgrass that's resistant to glyphosate herbicides has been cleared for cultivation by USDA.

The USDA has cleared the way for cultivation of genetically modified tall fescue without conducting an environmental review of the new crop.

GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS: CORPORATE FICTION

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SUMMARY: "As the New Year begins, I feel compelled to reflect on how fictions and abstract constructions are ruling us; the nature of being and existence is being redefined in such fundamental ways that life itself is threatened. When corporations that were designed as legal constructs claim “personhood”, then real people — who stand in line at polling booths, eke out livelihoods, and raise families — lose their rights."

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