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Mexican scientists refute U.S., Canadian claims of genetically modified corn’s safety

Genetically modified corn poses a threat to species of corn and other basic food staples in Mexico, scientists said. By Cody Copeland Genetically modified corn is not safe for human consumption and threatens biodiversity in Mexico, several scientists said recently. They made their statements as Mexico fights a bitter trade dispute with the U.S. and […]

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Not so natural: Whole Foods faces consumer backlash for selling GMO sweet corn

Campaign urges natural food retailer to stop selling GMO sweet corn Whole Foods Market is facing increasing criticism by consumer advocates for selling genetically engineered sweet corn in many of its stores in the U.S. Toxin Free USA, a nonprofit dedicated to consumer protection and education, is spearheading a campaign urging the natural food retailer […]

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GMO sugarcane: “Bad for the environment, soil, and human health”

Brazil ramps up production of GMO sugarcane despite success of regenerative agriculture methods; Non-GMO Project Verified sugar options are available Brazil is increasing production of genetically modified sugarcane this year but a leading producer of regenerative organic sugarcane says GMO sugar is bad for the environment and will only provide short-term solution to pest problems. […]

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Mexico’s highest court rejects appeal of GM corn ban

By Timothy Wise Bayer/Monsanto suffered another in a long string of setbacks in its battle to grow genetically modified (GM) corn in Mexico when the country’s highest court on October 13 refused to overturn a precautionary injunction restricting the cultivation of GM corn. In its unanimous decision, the court agreed with the citizen petitioners who […]

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Mayan beekeeper who fought Monsanto GMO plantings in Mexico wins Goldman Environmental Prize

Leydy Pech, a Mayan beekeeper who led a coalition that stopped Monsanto from planting genetically modified crops in seven states in southern Mexico, was recently awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize. Pech, a 55-year-old Indigenous woman from the state of Campeche in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, works with a rare, stingless, native bee species (Melipona beecheii) that […]

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