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.
Posted in Bioweaponry, Environment, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, Region: Europe
Tagged amflora, apiculture, BASF, beekeeping, biotech foods, biotechnology, courts - justice system, Diana Banati, Environment, EU, europe, European Court of Justice, genetic contamination, Genetically Engineered Food, genetically modified crops, gmo, gmo honey, gmo label laws, Jirí Ruprich, John Dalli, Karl Heinz Bablok, Matthias Horst, Milan Kovác, MON 810, Monsanto, Organic, Piet Vanthemsche
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.
Posted in Bioweaponry, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, Resistance
Tagged biotech, biotechnology, cremate monsanto, Environment, farmers, genetic pollution, genetically engineered crops, Genetically Engineered Food, genetically modified crops, gmo vineyard destroyed, Land Rights, no GMO, Peasants, pollution, rady ananda, Ranchers, spain gmo crops destroyed
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.
Posted in Bioweaponry, Energy, Genetic Engineering
Tagged ActionAid, biofuels, biotechnology, deforestation, genetically engineered crops, genetically modified crops, GM biofuels, land for food, Land Grab, land use rights, rady ananda