Publication: GMWatch.org

First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Junk science and GMO toxicity

The Van Eenennaam review of animal feeding data fails to counter primary research findings and doesn't show GMO safetyCriticism continues to pour in from scientists of the former Monsanto researcher Alison Van Eenennaam's review of animal feeding data, ... [Published GMWatch.org - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Battling Monsanto Laws in Ghana and Zambia

Legislation would restrict farmers from an age-old practice: freely saving, swapping, breeding, and selling the seeds they rely onLaws are being proposed and passed in Ghana and Zambia that would restrict farmers from saving, exchanging, and selling ... [Published GMWatch.org - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

China should impose tougher checks on GM soy imports

1.3 billion Chinese people face health risks due to imports of GM soybeansEXCERPT: The World Health Organisation says that 1kg of soybeans should contain less than 20 milligrams of glyphosate. Nevertheless, Argentina's soy exports to China contain 100 ... [Published GMWatch.org - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

Lack of evidence to prove GMO safety – new peer-reviewed study

81% of approved GMOs not studied for detailed health effectsA group of researchers set out to see how much evidence there is for the safety of crops containing the most common GM genes – for insect resistance and herbicide tolerance – for animals that ... [Published GMWatch.org - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

10 reasons to be worried about the trojan treaties

Critics have labelled the free trade deal between the EU and US (TTIP) "a huge corporate wish-list" and a "blank cheque for US companies"Europeans can sign onto the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) against TTIP here:http://stop-ttip.org/sign/EXCERPT: ... [Published GMWatch.org - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Critics say Gates Foundation’s agriculture program won’t help poor farmers

Argument rages about how best to feed Africa: agritech or agro-ecologyEXCERPT: The moderator for the event, Eric Holt-Gimenez of Food First, argued that the given rationale for AGRA (Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa) may have been to address ... [Published GMWatch.org - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 13 2014 - Updated Oct 13 2014 - 1 reports

Plant breeding vs. GMOs: Conventional methods lead the way in responding to climate change

GM seeds are often sold to farmers and the public on the grounds that they are the wave of the future, taking over where conventional plant breeding left off – but that might be changingEXCERPT: As the Nature article points out: “Transgenic techniques, ... [Published GMWatch.org - Oct 13 2014]
First reported Oct 12 2014 - Updated Oct 12 2014 - 1 reports

The Amish farmers reinventing organic agriculture

A series of crop failures on his own farm drove an Amish farmer to research and promote science-intensive organic agricultureThis article isn't directly about GM but it's extraordinarily inspiring. The type of nutrition-oriented knowledge-based agriculture ... [Published GMWatch.org - Oct 12 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

The case against GMOs - by an investment firm

Researchers read of an industry that "bullied its critics, overwhelmed government regulators and used the global agricultural and food systems as a source of profits at the expense of many participants"GMOs are a bad financial risk, according to an incisive ... [Published GMWatch.org - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

How Monsanto crashed an eco-conference

Monsanto's been sponsoring speakers without disclosureEXCERPT: At the very end of the hour, during the Q&A session, a SXSW Eco staffer took the mic and dropped a bombshell: She alleged that the GMO seed/pesticide giant Monsanto had sponsored several earlier ... [Published GMWatch.org - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

Gujarat 11th Indian state to say ‘no’ to GM trials

Field trials for edible crops will not be awarded a No Objection CertificateEXCERPT: “It is heartening that a leading agricultural state like Gujarat has recognised that field trials of GMOs are the first environmental release of untested, unknown new ... [Published GMWatch.org - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

Acquisition of African seed company by Monsanto and Limagrain

Three of the world’s largest biotechnology companies, Monsanto, DuPont and Syngenta, all now have a significant foothold in African markets for maize and cotton ... [Published GMWatch.org - Oct 10 2014]

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As one of the most important markets, China can play a crucial role in curbing the production of GM organisms and guaranteeing food security. "If the Chinese say they are not happy with the quality of soy, [Argentine producers] will spray less" said Dr Avila-Vazquez
...But in recent decades they have lost land, markets and livelihoods to corporate investors. In 2013, the World Bank announced that "Africa represents the 'last frontier' in global food and agricultural markets" . Now governments, including the British and US, are using aid and the promise of corporate investment through benevolent-sounding programmes like the...
The researchers concluded, "There is a lack of evidence to prove that these crop varieties are safe to eat."
EXCERPT: "Instead of trying to grow crops that are healthy with fungicides and pesticides, I started to grow crops that are healthy with nutrition." Roc Morin

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Junk science and GMO toxicity [Published GMWatch.org - Oct 23 2014]
China should impose tougher checks on GM soy im... [Published GMWatch.org - Oct 21 2014]
Battling Monsanto Laws in Ghana and Zambia [Published GMWatch.org - Oct 21 2014]
Lack of evidence to prove GMO safety – new peer... [Published GMWatch.org - Oct 20 2014]
Critics say Gates Foundation’s agriculture prog... [Published GMWatch.org - Oct 16 2014]
10 reasons to be worried about the trojan treaties [Published GMWatch.org - Oct 16 2014]
Plant breeding vs. GMOs: Conventional methods l... [Published GMWatch.org - Oct 13 2014]
The Amish farmers reinventing organic agriculture [Published GMWatch.org - Oct 12 2014]
Gujarat 11th Indian state to say ‘no’ to GM trials [Published GMWatch.org - Oct 10 2014]
How Monsanto crashed an eco-conference [Published GMWatch.org - Oct 10 2014]
The case against GMOs - by an investment firm [Published GMWatch.org - Oct 10 2014]
Acquisition of African seed company by Monsanto... [Published GMWatch.org - Oct 10 2014]
So-called "trillion meal study" of GMO safety i... [Published GMWatch.org - Oct 08 2014]
GMO labelling will cost consumers less than a p... [Published GMWatch.org - Oct 04 2014]
Will GM crops feed the world? – new report [Published GMWatch.org - Oct 04 2014]
The so-called scientific "consensus": Why the d... [Published GMWatch.org - Oct 03 2014]
No GMO Banana Republic – stop banana biopiracy! [Published GMWatch.org - Oct 03 2014]
Monsanto warning on negative effects of growing... [Published GMWatch.org - Oct 03 2014]
Pro-GMO database: Monsanto is most common funde... [Published GMWatch.org - Oct 02 2014]
Sense about scientific advisors [Published GMWatch.org - Oct 02 2014]
Doctor analyses link between glyphosate herbici... [Published GMWatch.org - Oct 01 2014]
Double-talk and half-truths: The fuzzy math of ... [Published GMWatch.org - Sep 30 2014]
Why Jon Entine’s “trillion meal study” won't sa... [Published GMWatch.org - Sep 30 2014]
India: Farmers need an alternative to Bt cotton... [Published GMWatch.org - Sep 28 2014]
French actions aim for moratorium on GMO soy im... [Published GMWatch.org - Sep 27 2014]
GMO test slows hay exports to China [Published GMWatch.org - Sep 27 2014]
Brazil releases "good" (and non-GM) mosquitoes ... [Published GMWatch.org - Sep 26 2014]
Missed and dismissed: Independent science in pe... [Published GMWatch.org - Sep 25 2014]
USDA deregulates new 2,4-D-tolerant corn and soy [Published GMWatch.org - Sep 18 2014]
Ingredion bans new GMO corn at plant [Published GMWatch.org - Sep 18 2014]
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