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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The Importance of Seed, Frank Morton

Frank Morton has been breeding and selecting seed for more than 25 years. In this video, he talks about the importance of seed and how the interaction between seed and human changed both.
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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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10 things you can do about GMOs in the food system

In the last month three genetically modified crops were partially or completely deregulated: alfalfa, sugar beets, and a type of corn used for ethanol production. GE salmon are awaiting a decision by the FDA because they are animals and not crops and the modification is considered a “new animal drug.” Here are a few things you can do.
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Frank Morton explains how GMOs get that way.

Ever wonder exactly how Monsanto gets those genes into GMOs? Frank Morton explains it in layman’s terms. For decades, Morton has been a “salad guy,” raising a wide variety of greens for seed and selling seed to gardeners and farmers.
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