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Oregon: Was crush of campaign donations related to GMO bill?

Industry & Government Collusion

The moment Gov. John Kitzhaber announced a September special session focused on fiscal issues, campaign contributions from out-of-state agribusiness and biotechnology giants began pouring into state lawmakers’ campaign coffers.

Two weeks later a bill barring local governments from regulating genetically modified seeds and crops was added to the so-called “grand bargain” as a condition of its passage.

The grand bargain of public pension reform, taxes and education funding passed in the special session, but so did the genetically modified crops bill.

US HOUSE EXTENDS MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT DESPITE PUBLIC OPPOSITION

Industry & Government Collusion

SUMMARY: "A three-month extension of the controversial budget provision protecting genetically-modified seed manufacturers from litigation was included in the U.S. House of Representatives’ spending bill on Tuesday evening. Public interest and responsible business advocates say the provision undermines the federal courts’ ability to safeguard farmers and the environment from potentially hazardous genetically engineered (GE) crops. "

BIOTECH AMBASSADORS IN AFRICA

Industry & Government Collusion

SUMMARY: "Jonathan Matthews of GMWatch lifts the lid on the US-and-industry-backed lobbyists driving the latest wave of corporate colonialism in Africa.

Back in May 2013, a controversial PR operative headed for Africa. He even tweeted a picture of the hotel where he was staying in Dar es Salaam."

Jonathan Matthews of GMWatch lifts the lid on the US-and-industry-backed lobbyists driving the latest wave of corporate colonialism in Africa.

Back in May 2013, a controversial PR operative headed for Africa. He even tweeted a picture of the hotel where he was staying in Dar es Salaam.

US MILITARY TRACKS GMO CAMPAIGNERS AND INDEPENDENT SCIENTISTS

Industry & Government Collusion

SUMMARY: "The largest German daily newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung has today published a shocking article that reveals how Monsanto, the US Military and the US government track both anti-GMO Campaigners and Independent Scientists who study the dangers of GMOs. In a very detailed article the Süddeutsche Zeitung journalists reveal information on how the US Government “advances the interests of their corporations” using Monsanto as an example."

Is That Corn Genetically Altered? Don’t Ask the FDA

Industry & Government Collusion

Last year $2.4 billion worth of products were sold with a label saying they do not contain ingredients from genetically modified organisms, but the claim wasn't backed by any government regulatory agency.

Instead, it came from the Non-GMO Project, a nonprofit organization that offers third-party verification that food products are not genetically modified.

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