Tuesday, June 28, 2022

GMOs

PARAGUAY: AGRIBUSINESS AND BIOTECH COMPANIES WIN OUT

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The impeachment of President Lugo, rushed through Congress, was has clearly benefited big landowners and the powerful biotechnology companies. LAB reports.

BRAZIL: MONSANTO FACES BILLION-DOLLAR PAYBACK

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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.

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'.

ARGENTINA: END TO AERIAL SPRAYING

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A coalition of doctors, health professionals and researchers calls for a ban on aerial spraying of crops. Dr Eva Sirinathsinghi reports.

Mexico: the lessons of the ladybird

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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.

Victims of Agrochemicals Break their Silence

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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.

Thousands of sugar cane workers die as wealthy nations stall on...

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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.

Mexico: The Cost of U.S. Dumping

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Timothy Wise examines the impact of NAFTA on Mexican agriculture.

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).

GM soya “a death sentence” for Argentina

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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

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