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Fine print of the food wars

Creating ‘ownership’ of seed through patents and intellectual property rights and imposing it globally through the WTO, the biotech industry has established a monopoly empire over seed and food. by Vandana Shiva The Asian Times July 25, 2014 Monsanto and friends, the biotech industry, its lobbyists and its paid media representation continue to push for monopoly control over the world’s food through its seed supply. This “empire” is being ...Read full article...

DOW Agrosciences Waging War on Peasants

GLOBAL ATTEMPTS BY DOW AGROSCIENCES TO GAIN APPROVAL OF NEW GENETICALLY MODIFIED SOYBEAN VARIETIES RESISTANT TO THE HERBICIDE 2,4-D HAVE BECOME PARTICULARLY AGGRESSIVE IN RECENT MONTHS. SIMULTANEOUS APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN FILED IN SEVERAL OF THE COUNTRIES WHERE GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS (GE or TRANSGENIC CROPS or GMOs) WERE INTRODUCED IN THE 1990s. By GRAIN 5 June 2014 The push for approval of new transgenics is part of a broader strategy ...Read full article...

Did USDA Deregulate All New GMO Crops?

by Tom Philpott Mother Jones July 8, 2011 It’s a hoary bureaucratic trick, making a controversial announcement on the Friday afternoon before a long weekend, when most people are daydreaming about what beer to buy on the way home from work, or are checking movie times online. But that’s precisely what the US Department of Agriculture pulled last Friday. In an innocuous-sounding press release titled “USDA Responds to Regulation ...Read full article...