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GMO WHEAT LAWSUITS GATHERING NEW GROUND IN KANSAS

The GMO wheat in Oregon had only become known after the farmer spayed the field with the weedkiller glyphosate, more commonly known as Roundup. Most vegetation died, as the farmer intended, but clumps of green wheat stalks kept growing. And … Continue reading

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New UN report calls for transformation in agriculture

Transformative changes are needed in our food, agriculture and trade systems in order to increase diversity on farms, reduce our use of fertilizer and other inputs, support small-scale farmers and create strong local food systems. That’s the conclusion of a … Continue reading

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Is Monsanto America’s Best Example of Crony Capitalism?

Is Monsanto America’s Best Example of Crony Capitalism? “Monsanto is a sustainable agriculture company. We deliver agricultural products that support farmers all around the world. We are focused on empowering farmers—large and small—to produce more from their land while conserving … Continue reading

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Armed EPA raid in Alaska sheds light on 70 fed agencies with armed divisions

The recent uproar over armed EPA agents descending on a tiny Alaska mining town is shedding light on the fact that 40 federal agencies – including nearly a dozen typically not associated with law enforcement — have armed divisions. The … Continue reading

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Monsanto Protection Act’ Quietly Extended by Congress

The biotech rider first made news in March when it was a last-minute addition to the successfully-passed House Agriculture Appropriations Bill for 2013, a short-term funding bill that was approved to avoid a federal government shutdown. The current three-month extension … Continue reading

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