Monsanto to face ‘tribunal’ in The Hague for ‘damage to human health and environment’

Published time: 5 Dec, 2015 06:08 A global group of professionals, scientists and environmentalists – the Monsanto Tribunal – are preparing a trial for the GMO seed giant in The Hague. They say the crowdfunded action, determined to charge Monsanto with “ecocide,” is more than a symbolic move. READ MORE: Putin wants Russia to become …

Nearly 3,000 Indiana corn farmers claim in a lawsuit that the Swiss company Syngenta prematurely released a genetically modified seed to market, costing them millions in losses from plummeting corn prices and a Chinese import ban.

According to Keith Orebaugh, lead plaintiff who is seeking class-action status in the lawsuit, the price of corn has plummeted over the last two years since Syngenta introduced a genetically modified corn seed called Agrisure Viptera. Farmers claim the company sold the seed to US farmers and corporations without gaining approval from China, a key …

Democratic ag commissioner candidate promotes medical marijuana, GMO labeling in first ad

10/22/2015 08:14 PM by Nick Storm • @NickStorm_cn2 Democratic candidate for agriculture commissioner Jean-Marie Lawson Spann has released her first ad of the campaign with a focus on a slightly more liberal agenda for the office. Lawson Spann’s ad touts her support for the legalization of medical marijuana “under the strict supervision of a doctor …

Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation

Get your copy of this important book on the Global Research online store! Last three or four years have seen a number of books, documentaries and articles on the dangers of Genetically Modified (GM) seeds. Majority has focused on adverse health and environmental impact; almost none on the geo-politics of GM seeds, and particularly seeds …

House passes bill to prevent mandatory GMO labeling

  "We should not raise prices on consumers based on the wishes of a handful of activists."   Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2015 5:39 pm | Updated: 6:01 pm, Thu Jul 23, 2015. Associated Press | WASHINGTON (AP) — Food companies would not have to disclose whether their products include genetically modified ingredients under legislation …

What Foods are Genetically Modified?

This article, entitled "What Foods are Genetically Modified?" comes from partner site BestFoodFacts.org. There is conversation aplenty about GMOs. In fact, there is so much talk of GMOs and GM foods that you may find it surprising to know there are only eight genetically modified crops commercially available in the United States. Keep reading after …

Monsanto Develops First Genetically Modified Strain of Marijuana

  FYI… The following was copied from a Google news search for "Marijuana" on 6.16.15 at 11:48pm CST.  The link to the story has been "deleted".   Monsanto Develops First Genetically Modified Strain of Marijuana Wisconsin Ag Connection - ‎17 hours ago‎   Monsanto has announced it has patented the first genetically modified strain of …

A Way to Brew Morphine Raises Concerns Over Regulation

By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.MAY 18, 2015 All over the world, the heavy heads of opium poppies are nodding gracefully in the wind — long stalks dressed in orange or white petals topped by a fright wig of stamens. They fill millions of acres in Afghanistan, Myanmar, Laos and elsewhere. Their payload — the milky …

Pot growers’ new quest: U.S. patent protection for cannabis seeds

Published: Dec 24, 2014, 5:05 pm Comments (12) By Jason Blevins, The Denver Post Ben Holmes gently lowers the turntable needle onto the album, and Traffic’s “Medicated Goo,” begins to play. Steve Winwood’s wistful tenor sweeps through the Centennial Seeds laboratory: “My own homegrown recipe’ll see you through.” “Everyone stole from Stevie Winwood,” Holmes says, …

Dr. Bronner’s Year-End Report from the Front Lines of the Fight for Cannabis Reform and GMO Labeling

Both cannabis policy reform and the movement to label genetically engineered foods in the United States made huge strides in 2014. Major battles were won, some narrowly lost, but ultimately victory is inevitable. Our company Dr. Bronner's has devoted significant financial, staff and other organizational resources to both movements, and it is instructive to analyze …

Cancer of Corruption, Seeds of Destruction: The Monsanto GMO Whitewash

By F. William Engdahl Global Research, December 19, 2012 Because of the power vested in the EU Commission in Brussels, Belgium, with command over a space encompassing 27 nations with more than 500 million citizens and the largest nominal world gross domestic product (GDP) of 18 trillion US dollars, it’s perhaps no surprise in this …

Open Seeds: Biopiracy and the Patenting of Life by grtv

  Open Seeds: Biopiracy and the Patenting of Life by grtv As the world begins to digest the implications of intellectual property for online censorship, another IP issue threatens an even more fundamental part of our daily lives: our food supply. Backed by legal precedent and armed with seemingly inexhaustible lobbying funds, a handful of …