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For Monsanto, a Season of Woes

Industry

Agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. is confronting some of its stiffest challenges in years, as it contends with consumer criticism of biotech foods, farmers tightening their belts, and a global health agency that has labeled its trademark weed killer as a potential carcinogen.

PERU: TRANSNATIONALS ACCUSED OF INTERFERING WITH GM FOOD LAWS

Industry

SUMMARY: "Civil society groups denounced on Monday the intervention by transnational corporations like Monsanto in stopping the implementation of a genetically modified (GM) foods prohibition law."

Civil society groups denounced on Monday the intervention by transnational corporations like Monsanto in stopping the implementation of a genetically modified (GM) foods prohibition law.

Three years ago Peru banned genetically modified seeds to protect its rich biodiversity that includes 56 types of corn and close to 4000 thousand types of potatoes among thousands of other products.

MONSANTO WANTS REPORTER FIRED FOR EXPOSING GMO DANGERS

Industry

SUMMARY: "First Monsanto took over our Congress, then our Supreme Court, and now they are trying to take over journalism. Without freedom of speech and fair reporting, none of us would ever know just what hideous deeds these monopolizing corporations were up to. In Monsanto’s latest inexcusable move, the company is trying to have a veteran reporter fired for reporting on genetically modified organisms fairly."

MONSANTO BIOTECH PUBLIC RELATIONS MAKEOVER: LUBRICATING THE WHEELS OF THE GMO TROJAN HORSE

Industry

SUMMARY: "Monsanto believes it is having trouble getting its message across to the public. Last year, it began a makeover. It realised that it and GMOs have an image problem."

Monsanto believes it is having trouble getting its message across to the public. Last year, it began a makeover. It realised that it and GMOs have an image problem.

USA: FOOD LOBBY COLOSSUS SUES VERMONT OVER GMO RIGHT TO KNOW

Industry

SUMMARY: "Powerful lobbyist groups claim 'free speech' as they file suit against law that says consumers should know what's in their food"

Vermont's Attorney General William Sorrellon has said his office is ready for a "heck of a fight" after some of the most powerful members of the nation's food industry filed suit on Thursday challenging the state's new law that requires the labeling of packaged food containing genetically modified (GMO) ingredients.

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