Tag Archives: genetically modified crops

EU Court rules on GMO contamination; opens door to biotech liability

EU beekeepers gain in genetic contamination case

By Rady Ananda

On Sept. 6, the European Union’s top court paved the way for farmers and beekeepers to recoup losses when their crops or honey become genetically contaminated from neighboring GM fields.

The European Court of Justice ruled that all food products containing GMOs – whether intentional or not – must undergo an approval process.

This marks a much stricter view than that being pushed by European Union Commissioner for health and consumer affairs, John Dalli,  who wants no regulation of foods genetically contaminated “by accident,” a ludicrous idea given that coexistence ensures genetic contamination.

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Monsanto, Blackwater and GM crop saboteurs

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By Rady Ananda
Food Freedom

Agribusiness giant Monsanto, which genetically modifies plants to exude or tolerate pesticide or to produce nonviable seed, hired the services of the mercenary firm Blackwater to spy on activists, Jeremy Scahill reports. A death-tech firm weds a hit squad.

This is no doubt in response to a decade of GM crop sabotage efforts around the globe. Continue reading

GMO Crop Sabotage on the Rise: French citizens destroy trial vineyard

GMO grapevines destroyed (AFP)

By Rady Ananda
Food Freedom Aug. 16, 2010

Early Sunday morning, French police stood helpless as sixty people, locked inside an open-air field of genetically modified grapevines, uprooted all the plants. In Spain last month, dozens of people destroyed two GMO fields. On the millennial cusp, Indian farmers burned Bt cotton in their Cremate Monsanto campaign. Ignored by multinational corporations and corrupt public policy makers, citizens act to protect the food supply and the planet.

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GM Biofuels: Another Planned Disaster

BUZZ THIS!

By Rady Ananda

Governments around the world have proposed biofuels, liquid fuels derived from plants, fungi or algae, as a solution to today’s energy and environmental crises. But this alternative is as bad as, or worse than, fossil fuels.

Reasons to reject biofuels include:

  • Loss of farmland for fuel land, increasing food prices and world hunger;
  • Deforestation and conversion of prairie to cropland, causing a net increase in greenhouse gases;
  • Increased reliance on eco-destructive pesticides; and
  • Proliferation of dangerous genetically modified crops.

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