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SOURCE: Sunday Herald, UK
AUTHOR: Rob Edwards
DATE: 26.11.2007

MSP to back EU commissioner's controversial stance

THE SCOTTISH government will this week make an unprecedented intervention in Brussels to try to help ban genetically modified (GM) crops throughout Europe.

The environment minister, Michael Russell, is planning to back a controversial bid by the European environment commissioner, Stavros Dimas, to block applications by three multinational companies to grow GM maize.


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SOURCE: Talking Retail, UK
DATE: 16.11.2007

Nearly all the milk, dairy products and pork in UK supermarkets are being produced from animals fed on genetically modified (GM) crops, and none of this is labelled, claims the Soil Association.

Director Patrick Holden said the situation amounted to ".deception on a grand scale"..

Supermarkets are widely allowing the use of GM feed, said the association, after it tested animal feed and reviewed company policies.

Paraguay: The Dark Side of the Soy Boom

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By David Vargas
Inter Press Service, 8 November 2007

ASUNCION, Nov 8 (IPS) - A sea of green stretches as far as the eye can
see on both sides of the dirt road leading to the communities of Lima,
Capiibary and Guayaibí, 250 km from the capital, in the northern
Paraguayan department (province) of San Pedro, one of the country's

The huge fields are planted with genetically modified soy, Paraguay's
leading export product. But as it takes over more and more land, the

Why Iraqi Farmers Might Prefer Death to Paul Bremer's Order 81

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By Nancy Scola, AlterNet
Posted on September 19, 2007, Printed on September 19, 2007

Anyone hearing about central India's ongoing epidemic of farmer suicides
2007-07-06T163214Z_01_NOOTR_RTRMDNC_0_India-283485-1.xml> , where
growers are killing themselves at a terrifying clip, has to be
horrified. But among the more disturbed must be the once-grand poobah of
post-invasion Iraq, U.S. diplomat L. Paul Bremer.

ROMANIA: GM Crops Unearthed, But Not Uprooted

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By Claudia Ciobanu
IPS, September 18 2007

BUCHAREST, Sep 18 (IPS) - Greenpeace has launched a major attack against production and marketing of genetically modified cereals in Romania.

The environmental organisation announced earlier this month that it had discovered illegal plantations of genetically modified (GM) soya and corn over 110 hectares in Insula Mare a Brailei, a wide stretch of land in county Braila, 200 km east of capital Bucharest.

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