Posts Tagged ‘ Monsanto ’

Green Party calls Monsanto a top risk to public health and the environment, urges a moratorium on genetically modified food crops

May 17th, 2013 | By

“Monsanto has gained enormous political power in the U.S., with its tentacles wrapped around Congress and the Obama Administration,” said Nancy Allen, former co-chair of the Green Party of the United States and Maine Green Independent Party, and organic small farmer for 40 years. “The reckless introduction of GMOs [genetically modified organisms] into agriculture is

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U.S. State Department Exposed For Pushing Biotech Seed Industry’s Global Agenda

May 16th, 2013 | By

Today, Food & Water Watch and its European project, Food & Water Europe, released the first comprehensive analysis of the U.S. government’s strategy, tactics and foreign policy objectives to promote pro-agricultural biotechnology policies worldwide. Biotech Ambassadors: How the U.S. State Department Promotes the Seed Industry’s Global Agenda examines more than 900 State Department diplomatic cables

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New report sheds light on the GMO seed giant that is major force behind keeping genetically modified food unlabeled

Apr 8th, 2013 | By

On the heels of the Public Health Committee’s vote to pass out of committee HB 6519, the Connecticut bill for the mandatory labeling for genetically modified food, the consumer advocacy nonprofit Food & Water Watch released Monsanto: A Corporate Profile.

NHR Editorial: No consensus on whether GMOs are safe. Obama sign Monsanto protection act.

Mar 28th, 2013 | By

“Frankenfoods” or better living through biotechnology? State legislators, like most of us, generally aren’t rocket scientists, nor are they cutting-edge health researchers. So when it comes to genetically modified organisms, they just want what all of us want to know: Are GMOs safe? And should we know if they’re in our food? Therein lies the

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Meet the Super Weeds That Monsanto Can’t Beat

Dec 28th, 2012 | By

When Monsanto revolutionized agriculture with a line of genetically engineered seeds, the promise was that the technology would lower herbicide use—because farmers would have to spray less. In fact, as Washington State University researcher Chuch Benbrook has shown, just the opposite happened. Sixteen years on, Roundup (Monsanto’s tradename for its glyphosate herbicide) has certainly killed

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Bioregional Calendar: Fair Haven Heights/Grannis Pond/Farm River Walk; Follow-up Info: ‘The World According to Monsanto’

Jul 16th, 2012 | By

    New Haven Bioregional Group/ Transition Greater New Haven Connecting New Haveners to Their Life-Place Since 2005 FAIR HAVEN HEIGHTS, GRANNIS POND, FARM RIVER VALLEY WALK Sat., July 21, 9 am – 12 pm         Meet at New Haven Friends Meeting House  223 E. Grand Ave., New Haven  Plenty of parking

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Connecticut NOFA: Organic Farmers’ Suit Against Monsanto Dismissed

Feb 29th, 2012 | By

New York, NY – Judge Naomi Buchwald’s February 24 decision dismissing the case of Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association et al v. Monsanto was met with great disappointment by organic farmers, seed growers and agricultural organizations, including CT NOFA—and a renewed commitment to fight on. For more on this story, visit: Connecticut NOFA: Organic

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