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Chipotle backs Colorado, Oregon labeling proposals

DENVER (AP) – Burrito giant Chipotle on Tuesday endorsed ballot measures in Colorado and Oregon that would require labeling of genetically modified food, providing a morale boost for campaigns being heavily outspent by agriculture interests. 382 more words

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Monsanto Loses $156 Million in Fiscal Fourth Quarter

ST LOUIS—Monsanto Co. on Wednesday reported a loss of $156 million in its fiscal fourth quarter.

The St. Louis-based company said it had a loss of 31 cents per share. 101 more words

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Resisting drought: conventional plant breeding outperforms GM

Reports show that traditional breeding techniques are years ahead of GM technologies in developing crops to withstand drought and poor soils, writes Lawrence Woodward. Yet GM advocates are sticking rigidly to their script even as the evidence mounds against them … 633 more words

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Here We Go Again: Monsanto Spends Millions to Defeat State's GMO Labeling Effort

Colorado’s Proposition 105, like previous state efforts to label GMOs, faces well-funded corporate opposition.

Monsanto has poured $4.7 million into the campaign to defeat an initiative to label genetically modified food in Colorado. 357 more words

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Monsanto Law in Guatemala Defeated

GUATEMALA – On September 4th, after ten days of widespread street protests against the biotech giant Monsanto’s expansion into Guatemalan territory, groups of indigenous people joined by social movements, trade unions and farmer and women’s organizations won a victory when congress finally repealed the legislation that had been approved in June. 1,238 more words

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Guatemala defies ‘Monsanto Law’

The highest court in Guatemala has suspended the controversial ‘Monsanto Law,’ a provision of a US-Central American trade agreement, that would insulate transnational seed corporations considered to have “discovered” new plant varieties. 450 more words

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