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U.S. using food crisis to boost bio-engineered crops

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By Stephen J. Hedges
Washington Bureau
12:54 AM CDT, May 14, 2008

WASHINGTON " The Bush administration has slipped a controversial ingredient into the $770 million aid package it recently proposed to ease the world food crisis, adding language that would promote the use of genetically modified crops in food-deprived countries.

U.S. lacks data on genetically modified crop use: study

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Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 3:43 PM ET
CBC News

U.S. government data on which genetically engineered crops are in use and where they are planted is too vague to provide useful information on their impact on the environment, according to a group of researchers.

Exclusive: Cops and Former Secret Service Agents Ran Black Ops on Green Groups

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Exclusive: Cops and Former Secret Service Agents Ran Black Ops on Green Groups

NEWS: Meet the private security firm that spied on Greenpeace and other environmental outfits for corporate clients. A tale of intrigue, infiltration, and dumpster-diving.

By James Ridgeway
Additional reporting by David Corn, Jennifer Wedekind, Daniel Schulman, and Nick Baumann

April 11, 2008

Supporting Documents

* August 20, 1998 Briefing (PDF)
* Daron Work Report (PDF)


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SOURCE: Reuters
AUTHOR: Mica Rosenberg
DATE: 20.03.2008

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico, widely thought to be the birthplace of corn, said on Wednesday it will begin allowing experimental planting of genetically modified crops, despite resistance from some farmers who question their safety.

The regulations published in the official gazette are the last step needed to implement a law passed by Mexico's Congress in December 2004 that authorizes controlled GMO plantings.

Seed controversy sprouts Some say USDA's insurance break for Monsanto customers unfair

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By Stephen J. Hedges
Washington Bureau

December 26, 2007


While the federal government doesn't usually endorse products, the U.S.
Department of Agriculture has struck an unusual arrangement with
agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. that gives farmers in Illinois, Indiana,
Iowa and Minnesota a break on federal crop insurance premiums if they plant
Monsanto-brand seed corn this spring.

The arrangement has raised some eyebrows, particularly among organic farm
groups that argue the government agency should not be promoting corn that

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