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Agriculture

Oregon GMO-labeling initiative defeated by Monsanto-sponsored groups
Supporters of an Oregon ballot initiative requiring labels on genetically-modified food acknowledged defeat on Thursday after an automatic recount failed to sway the results of November’s vote and a judge denied their plea for a count of rejected ballots.

12.12.2014 15:04

4.3mn tons of food thrown away by firms annually – amid rife hunger & poverty
Supermarket giant Morrisons binned of 10,000 Cornish pasties after their delivery driver arrived 17 minutes late for collection, according to a report on hunger in the UK. The report also found that 4.3 million tons of edible food is discarded annually.

08.12.2014 11:31

Illegal pro-GMO observers accused of disrupting Oregon labeling law vote count
Amid a recount of Oregon’s ballot initiative over labeling of genetically-modified foods, the pro-agribusiness contingent, known as the No on 92 Coalition, tried to illegally place out-of-state election observers in at least four counties, opponents say.

05.12.2014 16:55

Russia limits American poultry imports
The import of US poultry into Russia has been temporarily banned by the sanitary regulator after the discovery of “harmful and “illegal” substances in the products.

04.12.2014 08:11

French farmers take sheep flocks to Eiffel Tower to protest 'govt-protected' wolves
French farmers herded their sheep to the Eiffel Tower on Thursday to protest against the growing number of attacks on their flocks by wolves, which they argue are protected by the government.

27.11.2014 20:20

​Climate chaos: Extreme weather will wreak havoc in Britain – study
Britain’s children face life-threatening heatwaves that could leave thousands dead by the close of the century, the Royal Society has warned.

27.11.2014 09:22

Milking market: Coca-Cola to launch double-priced dairy brand
US grocery stores will get a new brand of milk next month from beverage giant Coca-Cola. It will cost twice the price of standard milk, and the company expects the new product will be a money-spinner.

25.11.2014 08:11

Rising suicide rate for Indian farmers blamed on GMO seeds
Monsanto, which has just paid out $2.4 million to US farmers, settling one of many lawsuits it’s been involved in worldwide, is also facing accusations that its seeds are to blame for a spike in suicides by India farmers.

19.11.2014 06:51

​Dump ‘n’ ride: Poo-powered, eco-friendly bus hits UK streets
Britain’s first poo-powered bus has done the business - making its maiden journey through the west of England. The bus service, which will run between Bristol and Bath, is completely powered by treated sewage and food waste.

20.11.2014 13:51

‘Monsanto uses Indian farmers to contaminate world with GMO crops’
By persuading Indian farmers to buy genetically modified organism (GMO) seeds Monsanto spreads its genetically engineered crops around the world so that no one can compete with pure non-GMO products after that, anti-GMO activist Jeffrey Smith, told RT.

19.11.2014 10:30

France will not sign multibillion transatlantic trade deal with US in 2015
The French government will not support the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and US as long as a controversial stipulation is included.

18.11.2014 07:45

China, Australia sign landmark free trade deal
China and Australia have sealed a major free trade agreement worth billions of dollars giving the Australian agricultural sector tariff free access to the massive Chinese market, while China will get greater access to investment projects in Australia.

17.11.2014 19:34