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Recent research on Genetically Modified (GMOs) crops, highlighting another issue with their widespread use.  Our regulators have allowed themselves to be convinced by the big corporations, and not taken rigorous independent testing of these crops before allowing their use.

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We need to go back to basics, organic farming, growing crops native to that region. Industrial farming just damages the biodiversity of the soil, the fauna and flora and is extremely wasteful of water and fossil fuels. Idiots like Gates should have never been allowed to have a monopoly, as he had. He has no idea about nature and the environment.

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More prove in any more was needed, that GM crops and foods produced from then are not needed.  When Genetically Modified crops came on the market, they were nicknamed ‘Frankenstein’ foods.  It looks like GM food is living up to this name.

I am not a supporter of animal testing.

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The “Monsanto Rider”: Are Biotech Companies About to Gain Immunity from Federal Law?

More bad news from the USA.  Monsanto and other agrochemical companies can circumvent any Federal Court sanction against the planting of GM crops.  If they are so convinced there is nothing wrong with their products, why was this hidden away in a bill on Agricultural Appropriations.  It should of been done openly by trying to amend the Plant Protection Act.

This is what one NGO had to say about this rider;

In a statement issued last month, the Center For Food Safety had this to say about the biotech industry’s latest attempt to circumvent legal and regulatory safeguards:

Ceding broad and unprecedented powers to industry, the rider poses a direct threat to the authority of U.S. courts, jettisons the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) established oversight powers on key agriculture issues and puts the nation’s farmers and food supply at risk.

This is another reason we need a register of lobbyists in the UK, not just at the National level but also at the Local level.

The “Monsanto Rider”: Are Biotech Companies About to Gain Immunity from Federal Law?.