Farmers threaten to burn seeds donated by Monsanto.
GM soya: a "death sentence" for Argentina. In a special article for LAB, Claire Robinson, the editor of GM Watch, reports on efforts to silence a scientist whose investigations suggest that the widespread spraying of glyphosate, a herb

Monsanto pushes GM maize

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The biotech giant, Monsanto, is taking advantage of the havoc caused by bad weather in Mexico to push its GM maize (corn).
Timothy Wise examines the impact of NAFTA on Mexican agriculture.
According to a new report, hundreds of sugarcane workers are dying in Central America as a result of of a strange kidney disease, without any serious investigation being carried out as to the cause.
A coalition of doctors, health professionals and researchers calls for a ban on aerial spraying of crops. Dr Eva Sirinathsinghi reports.
A documentary made by Friends of the Earth in Uruguay reveals the suffering among the rural population in Uruguay, because of the indiscriminate spraying of herbicides. Raúl Zibechi reports.
The Mexican government is rushing ahead with the legalsiation of GMOs, even though there is a growing body of evidence of the damage they do. Even the ladybirds have something to teach us, says Silvia Ribeiro.

Brazil: MST attacks Dilma

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In the wake of a series of actions undertaken by the landless movement (MST) across the country, João Pedro Stédile, one of the main leaders, has attacked President Dilma for allowing her government to be taken over by 'second-rate bureaucrats'.
Monsanto has appealed against a Brazilian court ruling that it should pay back to Brazilian farmers all of the taxes collected since 2004 — a minimum of 2 billion dollars.

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