Industry & Government Collusion
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EL SALVADOR: U.S. GOVT TIES AID PACKAGE TO MONSANTO GMO SEEDS

Industry & Government Collusion

SUMMARY: "The President of the El Salvadoran Center for Appropriate Technologies (CESTA), Ricardo Navarro, has demanded that the U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, Mari Carmen Aponte, stops pressurizing the Government of El Salvador to buy Monsanto’s GM seeds rather than non-GMO seeds from domestic suppliers."

UK GOVERNMENT AND GM INDUSTRY SECRET COLLUSION EXPOSED

Industry & Government Collusion

SUMMARY: "GeneWatch UK today released a dossier of correspondence and meetings between the UK Government and the GM industry, obtained through a series of Freedom of Information requests. A briefing summarising the findings, with links to the released documents, has been posted on the GeneWatch UK website."

USA: EPA APPROVES EXEMPTION FOR BT RESIDUES IN SOY FOODS FROM GMO CROPS

Industry & Government Collusion

SUMMARY: "The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a final rule on February 12 creating an exemption for residue tolerance levels in soy foods and feed for the biological pesticide Bt used in GMO crops. Similar exemptions have already been approved for corn and cotton food and products."

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a final rule on February 12 creating an exemption for residue tolerance levels in soy foods and feed for the biological pesticide Bt used in GMO crops. Similar exemptions have already been approved for corn and cotton food and products.

FAKETHROUGH! GMOS AND THE CAPITULATION OF SCIENCE JOURNALISM

Industry & Government Collusion

SUMMARY: "Good journalism examines its sources critically, it takes nothing at face value, places its topics in a historical context, and it values above all the public interest. Such journalism is, most people agree, essential to any equitable and open system of government. These statements about journalism are especially applicable to the science media. "

EU COMMISSION ALLOWS SMARTSTAX FOR FOOD AND FEED

Industry & Government Collusion

SUMMARY: "The EU Commission today authorised the controversial genetically engineered maize SmartStax for food and feed. The decision was taken despite thousands of protest mails being sent to the Commission. Testbiotech and experts from EU Member States have previously pointed out many flaws in the risk assessment performed by Monsanto, DowAgroSciences and the European Food Safety Authority, (EFSA). Testbiotech will now file an official complaint against the Commission decision. "

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