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BASF, world’s largest chemical company, Drops GMO Business in Europe

www.organicconsumers.org, 1/18/12, GMO’s Move Out–BASF Drops GMO Business in EU For related articles and more information, please visit OCA’s Genetic Engineering page. This week BASF announced that it is moving its GMOs out of Europe. Will the English-speaking media lose its nerve and write about it? Based on past experience, my wa…”, Christine Van Den Meerssche  likes this.  Posted by Bella Bell

Senator pushes for GMO labeling in Washington State

January 17, 2012, www.naturalnews.com | “Federal regulatory officials continue to disregard concerns about genetically-modified organisms.  As a result, individual states are having to craft their own GMO labeling legislation, including a new bill recently introduced in Washington State that would mandate GMO labeling beginning in 2014.”

“Any food product containing GMOs will have to bear a list outlining which ingredients are natural and which ingredients are GMO. Several other GMO labeling bills have also been introduced in the state legislature.”
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GoodNews FortheEarth ‎”~ Thanks for posting this! Seems to be lots of things going on against GMOs. It’s hard to keep track of it all. EVERYONE … PLEASE SEND US INFO ON MORE STORIES LIKE THIS.”
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30Yr Study: Organic Farming Outperforms Conventional, Chemical Farming

Dec 23, 2011, blog.friendseat.com | “Based on a 30-year side-by-side trial of conventional and organic farming methods at Pennsylvania’s Rodale Institute, organic farming outperformed conventional farming in every category.”

“30Yr Study: Organic Farming Outperforms Conventional, Chemical Farming | FriendsEAT.com
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A thirty year study finds that organic farming produces more than conventional…”
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Boulder County, Colorado Phases Out GMOs

Both the Food and Agriculture Policy Council and the Parks and Open Space Advisory Committee of Boulder Country voted 5-4 to phase out GMOs”  — Anthony Gucciardi, NaturalSociety.comNovember 27, 2011

Monsanto, Bayer and Dow face trial for ‘systematic human rights abuses’

November 16, 2011, www.theecologist.org | “The world’s major agrochemical companies, Monsanto, Dow, Bayer, Syngenta, DuPont and BASF, will face a public tribunal in early December accused of systematic human rights violations.

Monsanto, Bayer and Dow face trial for ‘systematic human rights abuses’
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China Rejects Genetically Modified Rice, GMO Crops

gmorice 210x131 China Rejects Genetically Modified Rice in Opposition to GMO Crops 9/23/11, posted by NaturalSociety, naturalsociety.com, 2/12/12  Posted by Antonio Ferreira shared a link via Karen Rae Ferreira   Comment by GoodNews FortheEarth  GMO / Genetically Modified Foodswww.purezing.com

The Number Of Farmers’ Markets In America Has Exploded — Here’s Where They’re Really Popular

farmers markets mapAugust 4, 2011, www.businessinsider.com | “There’s a growing desire among many Americans to have a closer connection to the food they eat, and one place where that connection is fostered is the local farmers’ market. The USDA’s Economic Research Service tracks multiple aspects of how food is produced and consumed in the United States. They recently made a chart showing how the number of farmers’ markets in the U.S. has more than quadrupled since the mid-nineties.

Data from the USDA shows how the number of farmers’ markets in the US has changed, and where markets are concentrated.
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  •   Jeffreys Raynolds This is so great – we have the largest ground swell of permaculture and small home farmers in this country right now – hundreds of groups on Facebook, and this good news! YAY humans!”

Peru Passes Monumental Ten-Year Ban on Genetically Modified Foods

gmoapples 210x131 Peru Passes Monumental Ten Year Ban on Genetically Modified Foods naturalsociety.com, 6/24/11, “In an act of defiance against bloated biotech companies like Monsanto, Peru has officially passed a law banning genetically modified ingredients.”  posted by  Sharon Morgan, “Kudos to Peru!” shared a link via Julie West.  Christine Van Den MeersscheLisa Ryder and 9 others like this.  Comment by GoodNews FortheEarth ‎ “PERU HAS JOINED A LONG LIST OF GMO OPPONENTS! For a full list of all the countries who have banned or restricted GMOs, see here: GMO / Genetically Modified Foodswww.purezing.com  GoodNews FortheEarth ‎~ Here’s the original press release about Peru from last June:    Peru approves 10 year ban on GM cropswww.gmwatch.org, GMWatch is an independent non-profit making organisati

ECJ rules against Monsanto over inactive DNA in soymeal

July 9, 2010, www.foodnavigator.com | “The European Court of Justice this week ruled that Monsanto cannot claim patent protection in Europe for inactive DNA sequences in imported GM soymeal, a judgement that lawyers believe could stimulate more imports of produce with inactive DNA.”

~ A MONSANTO DEFEAT IN EUROPE
European Court of Justice rules against Monsanto over inactive DNA in soymeal
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The European Court of Justice this week ruled that Monsanto cannot claim patent protection in Europe for inactive DNA sequences in imported GM soymeal, a judgement that lawyers believe could stimulate more imports of produce with inactive DNA.
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Monsanto forced out of Costa Rica, 9/20/04

Organic Consumers Association, 09/20/2004, “Monsanto the company responsible for more than 90% of industrial releases of transgenic organisms in the world has decided to withdraw its request to release genetically modified corn (maiz) in Costa Rica and to pull out of the country.”

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