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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joined by social movements, trade unions and farmer and women’s organizations won a victory when congress finally repealed the legislation that had been approved in June. 1,238 more words


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


Organic food preferable to GMO

Guest columnist Carol Goland is the executive director of theOhio Ecological Food and Farm Association. Founded in 1979 as a grassroots membership organization that works to promote and support organic and sustainable agriculture, OEFFA is also a USDA-accredited organic certifier. 538 more words