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GMO Bt crops are failing, and farmers are angry about it

Proponents of genetically engineered crops have often pointed to insect resistant Bt crops as a great success. Now it appears that success is turning south as more insects are developing resistance to the crops, forcing farmers to use more toxic insecticides. Bt crops contain genes from the bacillus thuringienesis bacteria that is lethal to pests […]

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EPA proposes phasing out most GMO Bt crops due to insect resistance

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to phase out more than 40 varieties of genetically modified Bt corn and cotton over the next three to five years. The move is an attempt to reduce insect resistance, which is plaguing the GMO corn and cotton varieties, rendering the varieties ineffective and causing farmers to use […]

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Mexico plans to ban GM corn imports, stirring potential conflict with U.S.

Retiring environment minister Victor Toledo announced recently that Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador plans to ban imports of genetically modified corn, a dramatic move for relations within and without the country. Toledo, a strong, critic of GMOs, sees the move as a “watershed in the country’s environmental history.” López Obrador wants to protect the […]

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Lawsuit filed to protect states’ labeling of genetically engineered seeds

Alleges federal “Bioengineered Food” law improperly prohibits state seed labeling Center for Food Safety (CFS) has filed an amended complaint in their ongoing litigation challenging the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) “bioengineered” (more commonly known as “genetically engineered”) food labeling rule, challenging the law’s prohibition on states’ labeling of genetically engineered seeds. The new filing adds […]

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EU “Farm to Fork” strategy: genetic engineering is not sustainable

In its new “Farm to Fork” strategy, the European Commission sees the potential of “new genomic technologies” or new genetic engineering technologies to increase sustainability and reduce pesticides.  This stance was denounced by the German Association for Food without Genetic Engineering (VLOG). Alexander Hissting, managing director of VLOG said: “Genetic engineering is not sustainable. On […]

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