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USA: GMO CROP COMPANIES DOUBLE DOWN ON ANTI-LABELING EFFORTS

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SUMMARY: "One year after the launch of a social media effort to allay consumers' concerns about the safety of foods made from genetically modified crops, U.S. companies that develop GMOs have further committed to a multimillion-dollar campaign to defeat attempts to add GMO labels to such foods."

One year after the launch of a social media effort to allay consumers' concerns about the safety of foods made from genetically modified crops, U.S. companies that develop GMOs have further committed to a multimillion-dollar campaign to defeat attempts to add GMO labels to such foods.

THE DIRTY DETAILS BEHIND THE ATTACKS ON SERALINI NOTORIOUS GMO RAT STUDY

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SUMMARY: "Remember the GMO rat study finding that rats fed GMOs developed tumors and died prematurely? After Seralini’s long term toxicity study results were publicized with displays of rats showing huge tumors, a tsunami of outrage from pro-GMO related scientists got favorable mainstream media (MSM) press. The hundreds of scientists who defended Seralini’s work were ignored. Many fence sitters were left confused and willing to side with the barking dogs of the biotechnology industry."

DuPont Co. sued for $1 billion over genetic technology

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DuPont Co. (DD), the maker of Pioneer genetically modified corn, was sued for $1 billion by an investment fund that claims company directors promoted herbicide-resistant crop traits knowing they didn’t work.

The Ironworkers District Council of Philadelphia & Vicinity Retirement & Pension Plan contends that some past and present DuPont directors wasted corporate assets and fraudulently promoted a specific gene trait, known as GAT, in a Delaware Chancery Court lawsuit made public today.

GMO SAFETY: STUDIES ARE BASED ON NON SCIENTIFIC CONCLUSIONS

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SUMMARY: "The highly publicized publication of Snell et al. [1] has been widely touted as a definitive proof of the safety of Genetically Modified Plants (GM Plants) and the adequacy of toxicological evaluation methods applied to them. Others have strongly criticized the validity of the authors’ conclusions."

BIG AG SQUELCHING RESEARCH SHOWING RNAI GMOS MAY BE DANGEROUS

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SUMMARY: "After nearly 30 years studying how plants use their genes to defend against viruses, Vicki Vance, a professor at the University of South Carolina, doesn’t see genetically modifying plants as a malevolent or arrogantly God-like endeavor."

After nearly 30 years studying how plants use their genes to defend against viruses, Vicki Vance, a professor at the University of South Carolina, doesn’t see genetically modifying plants as a malevolent or arrogantly God-like endeavor.

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