On January 31st, family farmers from across the county will take part in the first phase of the OSGATA et al. v. Monsanto court case filed to protect farmers from genetic trespass by Monsanto’s genetically modified (GMO) seed, which can contaminate organic and non-GMO farmers’ crops and open them up to abusive lawsuits.
Meet at Foley Square in Manhattan at 9 am on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. [Image]
Posted in Biotechnology, Courts - Justice System
Tagged basf, bayer, biotechnology, Bioweaponry, CorpoGov, Dow, dupont, Environment, FDA, Food & Farming, genetic contamination, genetic engineering, Genetically Engineered Food, Monopolies, monsanto, occupy monsanto, organic, Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association, OSGATA, pharma crops, pollution, public patent foundation, pubpat, seed monopoly, syngenta, USDA
By Rady Ananda
Two new studies by the U.S. Geological Survey reveal the pervasive spread of the biocide, glyphosate, mostly used as a weedkiller for crops genetically engineered to resist it.
Used in formulations by Monsanto, Bayer, Dow and others, glyphosate has been linked to spontaneous abortions in livestock, birth defects in humans, insect resistance, and weed resistance.
Worse, regulators have known for years of these links, Earth Open Source reported.
Posted in Biotechnology, Environment, EPA, Factory Farms, FDA, Genetically Engineered Food, Land Rights, pollution, Soil, Sustainable Practices, USDA, Water Rights
Tagged aerial drift, bayer, biocide, Dow, glufosinate, Glyphosate, gm crops, herbicide, monsanto, pollution, roundup