The UK’s fertility regulator says fertility clinics can apply to start using techniques to create embryos from 3 parents.
An assessment by India’s Environment Ministry shows thatGM mustard is nutritionally equal to standard mustard and poses no health or environmental threats.
Monsanto’s Kenya Ltd., a subsidiary of the larger company, is trying to push another GM Bt cotton strain into Africa, even with its poor track record elsewhere.
The biotech industry’s claims that non-genetically modified mustard seed is inferior are based on purposefully skewed research data.
“Organyc” panty liners, made in Italy, have been recalled due to glyphosate traces. U.S.-made tampons and sanitary pads have had similar problems.
The African country Burkina Faso has abandoned genetically modified Bt Cotton crops in order to phase out inferior quality GM crops for non-GM crops.
The Pakistan government has advised farmers to feed livestock GM Bt cotton waste as a way to eradicate the pink bollworm pest, despite warnings.
The Lahore High Court in Pakistan is banning the licensing for genetically-modified varieties of cotton or corn until better regulations are put in place.
Following crop failure in seven different districts in Karnakata, Mahyco’s GMO Bt cotton hybrid MRC-7351 has been permanently banned.
The government of Maharashtra, a state in western India, has acknowledged for the first time that Bt cotton is a failure that will likely reduce yields by 40%, from 3.5 to 2.2 million quintal. The region’s cotton farmers will face about Rs6,000 crore, over 1 billion USD. Accumulated losses are to be even more staggering: Rs 20,000 crore, or about 3.6 billion USD, due to rising cultivation costs.
In what has been called the single largest wave of recorded suicides in human history, Indian farmers are now killing themselves in record numbers. It has been extensively reported, even in mainstream news, but nothing has been done about the issue. The cause? Monsanto’s cost-inflated and ineffective seeds have been driving farmers to suicide, and is considered to be one of the largest — if not the largest — cause of the quarter of a million farmer suicides over the past 16 years.