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Send an email to the European Commissioner for Competition to ask her to prevent the takeover of Monsanto by Bayer – it’s a quick and easy action. Global Justice Now
Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe has won a legal case at the European Court of Justice against the EU Commission (DG Trade) over its refusal to provide access to documents with information on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). PAN Europe welcomed the ruling as “a breath of fresh air for European democracy”. GMWatch
Consumer and environmental groups today released the Shopper’s Guide to Synthetic Biology to help consumers avoid the new wave of GMOs in food and cosmetics, and find truly natural and sustainable options. Gene-silenced apples that never look old, synthetic stevia created with GM yeast — these are just some of the new generation of GMOs making their way into food and consumer products. SynBioWatch
China’s agricultural ministry is investigating a former doctoral student’s claims that laboratory fabricated maintenance records for dozens of projects on GMOs. South China Morning Post
Nnimmo Bassey, environmental activist and director of the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), accuses Nigerian government agencies of pushing the commercial agenda of Monsanto. The Authority
Thirteen years after GM Bt cotton was introduced by Monsanto, Burkina Faso’s three cotton companies and the producers’ association told farmers to sow only non-GM seeds from July. And this season, farmers are getting a better price. [GMW: The pro-GMO slant of this article can't hide the fact that farmers are earning more now.] AgWeb