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Corporate spin doctors are deep into a campaign to try to combat global concerns about the world’s favourite weedkiller, glyphosate. [GMWatch: This article by Carey Gillam is a must-read.] Huffington Post
The planting of a new experimental crop of GM wheat will take place this spring after the UK government gave the final go ahead. The GM wheat has been engineered to use sunlight more efficiently and has boosted greenhouse yields by up to 40%. BBC News; comment by GMWatch
Bob Young, chief economist at the American Farm Bureau Federation, clarified that any US-UK trade deal would be contingent on the UK public accepting previously rejected US imports, including unlabelled GM foods. Fresh Produce Journal
The world's largest agribusiness corporations are rolling out a public-private partnership programme to take control of food and farming in the Global South. GRAIN