What do you know about GMOs?

October is National Non-GMO Month, so it’s a good time to ask yourself how much you really know about what exactly GMOs are, why they’re produced, and how prevalent they are?
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Court of Appeals Dismisses Monsanto’s Appeal of Biotech Beets Case

On May 20, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a summary order concluding a long-standing lawsuit over the impacts of genetically engineered (GE) “Roundup Ready” sugar beets. As a result, previous court rulings in favor of farmers and conservation advocates will remain, including the order requiring the
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Andrew Kimbrell's Crusade to Keep Food Safe

Andrew Kimbrell is one of five attorneys who form the Center for Food Safety. Kimbrell, a bioethicist and author, was named one of the 100 leading visionaries by Utne Reader and his work focuses on legal battles to keep our food safe.
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New GMO Lawsuit - This Time Suing Monsanto

Lawyers are busy trying to deal with new challenges from manufacturers of genetically engineered seed crops. There are two in the works now: one against the USDA charging that they did not handle the approval of genetically modified alfalfa in a lawful manner. The second is is a preemptive move that challenges the right of Monsanto to charge farmers whose plants have become contaminated with Monsanto’s genetically modified seeds with intellectual piracy. The Cornucopia Institute is a plaintiff in both cases, and Mark Kastel speaks about these issues.
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GMO Alfalfa - A Layman's Discussion of On-going Litigation (Audio)

Listen to this broadcast by WAMC Northeast Public Radio, where Susan Barnett talks with Page Tomaselli, a staff attorney with the Center for Food Safety about the decision by the USDA to allow unrestricted planting of genetically engineered alfalfa. It’s not the first crop that’s been genetically engineered by chemical giant Monsanto to allow heavy pesticide use, but it’s perhaps the most threatening so far, with opponents calling it the beginning of genetic pollution of not only crops, but the animals and people who eat them.
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