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Combatting Monsanto: Grassroots resistance to the corporate power of agribusiness in the era of the ‘green economy’ and a changing climate

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La Via Campesina, Friends of the Earth International, Combat Monsanto

This report provides snapshots of frontline struggles against Monsanto and other biotech corporations pushing genetically modified (GM) crops. It shows that small-holder and organic farmers, local communities and social movements around the world are resisting and rejecting Monsanto, and the agro-industrial model that it represents. There is intense opposition to this powerful transnational company, which peddles its GM products seemingly without regard for the associated social and environmental costs.

Monsanto Launches Massive Campaign to Stop GMO Labeling

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By Lisa Garber, Natural Society
July 10, 2012

We've gone on at great lengths discussing the dangers of genetic modification. Monsanto's GMO corn has been linked to weight gain and organ function disruption, while GMO crops and pesticides destroy our farmland and environment.

MONSANTO SECRETLY CAMPAIGNING FOR GM FOOD CROPS IN GUJARAT, ALLEGES BHARATIYA KISAN SANGH

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SUMMARY: "Bharatiya Kisan Sangh alleged that global seeds major Monsanto was secretly running a signature campaign in rural Gujarat, where it is asking farmers to sign a letter to Prime Minister favouring introduction of genetically modified food crops. The apex body of farmers further alleged the US-based firm had hired local youth in villages who get farmers to sign the letter. It asked the Gujarat Government to ban Monsanto for indulging in ”anti-farmer” activities. Monsanto has denied charges levelled by BKS."

US FARMING GROUPS HIT BACK AT ACTIVISTS

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SUMMARY: "a new organisation called the US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance will hold the first of several town hall meetings in September. The meeting, which will be streamed online, is part of a multimedia effort to diffuse what the group calls myths about the agricultural industry. With 50 affiliates, the group is aiming to spend as much as $30m a year on the campaign. “Consumers are confused,” Bob Stallman, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, told the Financial Times."

Monsanto's Great Expectations (and Not-So-Great Results)

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With apologies to Charles Dickens, whose 200th birthday was this week, it's the best of times and the worst of times for Monsanto, the agribusiness giant that is aggressively marketing genetically engineered crops -- and millions of tons of pesticides -- worldwide.

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