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Big Ag Plays Hardball, Why Shouldn't Progressives?

Big Ag Plays Hardball, Why Shouldn't Progressives?
MoveOn.org's script for people to use when asking legislators to push for GMO-labeling is weak. Here's something with a little more teeth to use when calling your representatives.
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Study: GMOs Fueling Decline of Monarch Butterflies

The monarch butterflies' numbers have been plummeting in recent years, and a new study has pointed to the likely main culprit: loss of its summer habitat as a result of genetically modified crops.
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Victory! VT Passes Landmark GMO Labeling Law

Victory! VT Passes Landmark GMO Labeling Law
Vermont made history on Thursday by becoming the first state to require the labeling of foods with genetically modified ingredients following passage of a no "trigger clause" bill.
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Nation's Boldest GMO Label Law Nears Passage in VT

Nation's Boldest GMO Label Law Nears Passage in VT
After a groundswell of support from state residents fueled by grassroots activism, Vermont is on track to become the first state to require the labeling of food that contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
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New Paper Suggests GMOs Can Cause Global Ecocide

New Paper Suggests GMOs Can Cause Global Ecocide
Risk analyst Nassim Nicholas Taleb says the possible dangers that GMOs pose to the global environment far outweigh any possible benefits...including feeding the hungry.
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Terminator-Strength Soybean Seeds Propel Monsanto to Sky-High First Quarter Earnings

Terminator-Strength Soybean Seeds Propel Monsanto to Sky-High First Quarter Earnings
Monsanto reported better-than-expected first quarter earnings Wednesday on higher sales of the company's insect-repelling and herbicide-resistant soybean seeds in Latin America. Monsanto, which has dominated the bioengineered-seed business for more than a decade, expects earnings growth in the "mid-to-high-teens" for fiscal 2014, based largely on international seed sales in Latin America, Asia and other emerging markets.
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Why Two Popular Grassroots Ballot Inititives Lost at the Polls

Why Two Popular Grassroots Ballot Inititives Lost at the Polls
In two referendum battles that took place on opposite sides of the country on Tuesday, the power of big money campaigns funded by out-of-state corporate interests once again revealed itself by overwhelming grassroots campaigns trying to champion a local common good.
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Maize of Ambiguities: EU Moves Closer to Approving GMO Corn

Maize of Ambiguities: EU Moves Closer to Approving GMO Corn
The European Union moved closer to approving the cultivation of a second genetically modified corn on the continent despite years of objections by environmental groups and widespread apprehension about GMO food among European consumers.
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Raf Casert
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Monsanto Reports Loss as Seed Sales Decline; Buys Weather Data Firm for $930M Cash

Monsanto Reports Loss as Seed Sales Decline; Buys Weather Data Firm for $930M Cash
Monsanto reported worse-than-expected losses for its fiscal fourth quarter on Wednesday, due to lower sales of its genetically engineered seeds. The company forecast for fiscal 2014 also came in below Wall Street expectations, and it revealed plans to buy farming software and data firm The Climate Corporation. The combination sent shares lower in premarket trading.
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Matthew Perrone
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'Monsanto Protection Act' Stripped From Senate Bill

'Monsanto Protection Act' Stripped From Senate Bill
An amendment dubbed the "Monsanto Protection Act," which currently allows large agriculture and biotech corporations to ignore court orders involving the safety of genetically modified seeds, has been stripped from Senate's spending bill.
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