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The Department of Agriculture (USDA) has reportedly lifted an order that called for scientists and employees of its research arm not to release any of its work to the public. The Hill
 
 
A hard-hitting critique of the European Food Safety Authority’s risk assessment of Monsanto’s stacked trait GM soybeans, which are marketed under the brand name Intacta, has been published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Sciences Europe. GMWatch
 
 
In their effort to beat back a profit-choking glyphosate-resistant superweed epidemic, farmers planting the new dicamba-tolerant GM seeds decided to roll the dice and illegally spray those crops with an outdated formulation of dicamba notorious for drifting onto neighboring crops. In Missouri alone, spray drift from illegal dicamba use on soybean fields has damaged more than 40,000 acres of other crops, including peaches, tomatoes, alfalfa, cantaloupes, watermelons, rice, peas, peanuts and alfalfa. St Louis Post-Dispatch
 
 
A coalition of farmer and public interest groups are suing the US Environmental Protection Agency for unlawfully approving the use of Monsanto's highly toxic herbicide dicamba on its dicamba-resistant GMO soybeans and cotton, without consulting wildlife and fisheries agencies. The Ecologist

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