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Growing Maize Disaster

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Mexico remains on high alert following the attempts of Monsanto and other agribusiness multinationals to win the government’s approval to plant 2.5 million hectares of transgenic maize in Mexico, the center of origin and diversity of maize.[1] As ETC wrote last month, approval would allow the boldest coup of a global food crop in history and would threaten biodiversity, farmers’ rights and resilience in the face of climate change.

US: Court Battles Over GMOs in Southeast and Midwest Wildlife Refuges

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A Federal District Judge recently held that Fish and Wildlife Services’ (FWS) decision to permit the planting of genetically engineered crops in the Southeast Region without conducting requisite analysis violated federal law.

In a hearing held on November 5, the Court ordered that the Agency must stop growing GE crops in the Southeast Region until it complied with the environmental laws. Among other things, the Court held that:

GMO Myths and Truths

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An evidence-based examination of the claims made for the safety and efficacy of genetically modified crops. By Michael Antoniou, Claire Robinson and John Fagan.

Click here for the report June 2012 (PDF, 4.3MB )


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Research documenting the limitations, risks, and alternatives

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GE Plants and Crops

SUMMARY: "Biotechnology’s promise to feed the world did not anticipate “Trojan corn,” “super weeds” and the disappearance of monarch butterflies.

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