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Monsanto admits their technology doesn’t work! by Chuck Baclagon
March 11, 2010, 12:57 pm
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Reyes, one of our agriculture campaigners in India, shares her immediate thoughts on this 'first-of-its-kind' admission by Monsanto

This was my Saturday’s lyrics to breakfast in sunny Bangalore: Monsanto has decided to tell the truth about something: its technology doesn’t work!, reports The Hindu. I’m going to need a second cup of chai to digest this, Monsanto speaking honest!? Indian farmers and scientist have been seeing this in their Bt cotton fields for a few years: pests become resistant to Monsanto’s genetically engineered toxins and thus farmers apply huge amounts of pesticides. Monsanto has always denied this, has the recent massive rejection of its Bt brinjal in India woken up its senses?

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US$ 2 million verdict against Bayer for genetic contamination by Chuck Baclagon

Contamination of normal plants by GE (genetically engineered) plants is something we’ve been shouting about for years at Greenpeace. In 2006 we released a report that showed that the “accidental” release of GE rice by Bayer into the US rice supply led to global costs of between US$ 741 million and US$ 1.285 billion.

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Negros: the Philippines’ organic farming capital by Chuck Baclagon

Last August 19, 2009  Greenpeace activists with 400 farmers and members of church and civic groups trooped today to the Negros Occidental provincial capitol to press members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP). The activity was conducted to encourage the Provincial Council to look into real solutions like organic farming, instead of unreliable, unproven techno fixes like agrochemicals and genetically modified organisms, to address food security and safeguard public health and to secure the future of Negros as the organic farming capital of the Philippines.

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