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UK: GM insects to be released soon?

BY IN Headlines On 23-12-2011

Daily Mail | December 22, 2011 Genetically modified insects designed to destroy food crop pests could be released into the countryside, Daily Mail reports. The British Government is considering plans by the British company Oxitec for the ‘open release’ of [...]

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Study debunks myths on organic farms

BY IN Headlines On 20-12-2011

The StarPhoenix | October 17, 2011 The results are in from a 30-year side-by-side trial of conventional and organic farming methods at Pennsylvania’s Rodale Institute. Contrary to conventional wisdom, organic farming outperformed conventional farming in every measure. Organic Outperforms Conventional Farming on [...]

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Terrific Summary of Organic Health Benefits

BY IN Headlines On 16-12-2011

Organic Federation of Australia | 11 December, 2011 There continues to be considerable debate about the health benefits of Organic Foods. Pesticide residues and nutrition are the two key reasons that consumers use for making purchase of organic products. Organic [...]

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Organic Can Feed the World

BY IN Headlines On 08-12-2011

GROW Switch | 5 December, 2011 Given that current production systems leave nearly one billion people undernourished, the onus should be on big agribusiness industry to prove its model, not the other way around. http://www.growswitch.com/blog/2011/12/organic-can-feed-the-world/#.TuA6WmClBdM [...]

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Barrier Reef : Pesticides found at 50 times safe levels

BY IN Headlines On 14-10-2011

Green Pages | 13 October 2011 A new study reveals widespread pesticide contamination of catchments draining into the Great Barrier Reef at levels far higher than previously thought and as much as 50 times the level deemed safe. Barrier Reef pesticide [...]

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Beetle develops resistance to GM corn

BY IN Headlines On 07-10-2011

All about Feed| 3 October 2011 The Western rootworm beetle, one of the most serious threats to corn, has developed resistance to GM corn and entire crops are being lost. The Western rootworm beetle has developed resistance and entire crops are [...]

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Canada : No market for genetically modified wheat, CWB says

BY IN Headlines On 27-09-2011

Money| 19 September 2011 Canadians needn’t worry about genetically modified bread winding up on their kitchen table any time soon despite the global push to start experimenting with genetically altered wheat to feed the world’s growing population. Canada : no market [...]

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Organic vs conventional agriculture: 20 year trial reveals major benefits of organic production

BY IN Headlines On 27-09-2011

Green Pages | 27 September 2011 In America’s longest running trials comparing organic farming methods against conventional, the results are in; organic agriculture methods are the most environmentally sustainable and resilient. Organic-vs-conventional-agriculture-20-year-trial-reveals-major-benefits-of-organic-production/ [...]

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Hungary destroys all GMO maize fields

BY IN Headlines, Uncategorized On 14-07-2011

All About Feed | 14 Jul 2011 Some 400 hectares of maize found to have been grown with genetically modified seeds have been destroyed throughout Hungary. Crops were grown using seed that is banned in Hungary – compensation is unlikely. Hungary [...]

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EU bans GM crops – additional powers to states

BY IN Headlines On 08-07-2011

All About Feed | 07 Jul 2011 European Union lawmakers voted to strengthen the rights of member states to ban the cultivation of genetically modified crops in their own countries under a new draft law. http://www.allaboutfeed.net/news/eu-commission-backs-national-rights-to-ban-gm-crops-11974.html/ [...]

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