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Anger grows against Obama after signing of Monsanto Protection Act

By Connor Adams Sheets / International Business Times Anger is growing against President Barack Obama the day after he signed into law a spending bill that included a provision opponents have dubbed the “Monsanto Protection Act.” That bill, the HR 933 continuing resolution, was mainly aimed at averting a government shutdown and ensuring that the … Continue reading Anger grows against Obama after signing of Monsanto Protection Act

Film Review: Noho Hewa (The Wrongful Occupation of Hawai’i)

By Owen Lloyd / Deep Green Resistance News Service What does it mean for a land to be under occupation? For most of us, the surest indication of an occupation is the most sensational: a strong military presence, working to intimidate and silence any and all resistance.  Along with this, we would expect to see … Continue reading Film Review: Noho Hewa (The Wrongful Occupation of Hawai’i)

Occupy Monsanto blockades Seminis seed distribution facility, shuts it down

By Occupy Monsanto On Wednesday, September 12 activists calling themselves the Genetic Crimes Unit (GCU) shut down shipping and receiving access points at Monsanto’s Oxnard seed distribution facility located at 2700 Camino Del Sol. By peacefully blockading the exit and access points the group effectively shut down the distribution of genetically engineered (GMO) seeds for … Continue reading Occupy Monsanto blockades Seminis seed distribution facility, shuts it down

EPA rejects petition to ban the herbicide 2,4-D, formerly a component of Agent Orange

By Andrew Pollack / The New York Times The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday said that the widely used herbicide 2,4-D would remain on the market, denying a petition from an environmental group that sought to revoke the chemical’s approval. The E.P.A. said that the environmental group, the Natural Resources Defense Council, had not adequately … Continue reading EPA rejects petition to ban the herbicide 2,4-D, formerly a component of Agent Orange

Poland to issue “complete ban” on Monsanto’s genetically modified maize

By Agence France-Presse Poland will impose a complete ban on growing the MON810 genetically modified strain of maize made by US company Monsanto on its territory, Agriculture Minister Marek Sawicki said Wednesday. “The decree is in the works. It introduces a complete ban on the MON810 strain of maize in Poland,” Sawicki told reporters, adding … Continue reading Poland to issue “complete ban” on Monsanto’s genetically modified maize

France asks EU to halt authorization for genetically-modified Monsanto corn

By Reuters France asked the European Commission on Monday to suspend  authorization to plant Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) MON810 corn, the environment ministry said, as the country seeks to keep a ban on GM crops despite losing court rulings. France banned in 2008 the growing of MON810 corn, the only GM crop approved for planting … Continue reading France asks EU to halt authorization for genetically-modified Monsanto corn

Farmers speak out against GMOs

By Julia Moskin / The New York Times News Service Silent in flannel shirts and ponytails, farmers from Saskatchewan and South Dakota, Mississippi and Massachusetts lined the walls of a packed federal courtroom in Manhattan last week, as their lawyers told a judge that they were no longer able to keep genetically modified crops from their … Continue reading Farmers speak out against GMOs