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Monsanto, Blackwater and GM crop saboteurs

By Rady Ananda
Food Freedom News

Agribusiness giant Monsanto, which genetically modifies plants to exude or tolerate pesticide or to produce nonviable seed, hired the services of the mercenary firm Blackwater to spy on activists, Jeremy Scahill reports. A death-tech firm weds a hit squad.

This is no doubt in response to a decade of GM crop sabotage efforts around the globe.  Continue reading

BRAI biotech bill restructures Republic of India

By Mahim Pratap Singh
The Hindu

BRAI Bill will override State regulations, leaving States with an advisory role.

The BRAI bill “ignores the constitutional powers that State governments have over their agriculture and health, and goes against the federal structure of the republic.” ~ Dr. Ramakrishna Kusumaria, State Agriculture Minister of Madhya Pradesh

The Madhya Pradesh government has reacted strongly to the setting up of the proposed Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI), accusing the Centre of attempting to impinge upon the autonomy of the State. The BRAI Bill was approved by the Union Cabinet on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and is expected to be tabled in the current session of Parliament.

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