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USA: INSIDE THE BIG PUSHBACK AGAINST BIG AG AGENDA TO SELL GMO SEEDS AND PESTICIDES

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SUMMARY: "When communities come together to build back soil and replace harsh chemicals with biology, they are very successful and create lasting solutions."

TURKEY: MINISTER CONFIRMS GENETICALLY MODIFIED RICE SCANDAL

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SUMMARY: "The existence of a large amount of imported genetically modified rice in Turkey that was reportedly unearthed during an operation in 2013 was confirmed by Customs and Trade Minister Cenap Aşçı in response to a parliamentary question on Monday."

The existence of a large amount of imported genetically modified rice in Turkey that was reportedly unearthed during an operation in 2013 was confirmed by Customs and Trade Minister Cenap Aşçı in response to a parliamentary question on Monday.

CHINA: MANY FARMERS IN NORTHEAST CHINA GROW GM SOYBEANS DESPITE OFFICIAL BAN

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SUMMARY: "Farmers in Heilongjiang Province have been found illegally growing genetically modified (GM) soybeans, media reports revealed Saturday."

Farmers in Heilongjiang Province have been found illegally growing genetically modified (GM) soybeans, media reports revealed Saturday.

While the northeastern province is a key soybean-producing area, the use of GM crops is strictly regulated in China, with no GM foodstuffs having yet been approved for domestic production.

INDIA: FARMERS CRITICISE GM PROMOTERS’ COVERT PRACTISES

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SUMMARY: "A group of 101 farmer organisations and activists from across India have slammed the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), India’s apex body for approving trials and commercialization of genetically engineered crops, for working in secrecy and opacity."

A group of 101 farmer organisations and activists from across India have slammed the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), India’s apex body for approving trials and commercialization of genetically engineered crops, for working in secrecy and opacity.

THAILAND: THE BATTLE OVER THE FUTURE OF FARMING

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SUMMARY: "As farmers and activists resist a new law that would permit GM crops, modified produce is already making its way to the tables of unsuspecting consumers."

When Winus Srisombatraethong purchased green papaya seeds from farmers in Pathum Thani province in 2009, he had no reason to suspect anything unusual.

But over the next four years, he made a startling discovery: the seeds were surprisingly resistant to disease and he suspected they were genetically modified.

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