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EU Commission’s draft GMO Regulation: Charter for the GM industry

EU Commission waters down GM regulation just as new research shows “safe” GM maize causes increased tumours, organ damage, and premature death 20 September 2012 The European Commission is pushing through a new Regulation [1] that fatally weakens the way genetically modified (GM) foods are assessed for safety, according to a new report released today by Earth Open [...]

September 20th, 2012|

Dutch Parliament moves against glyphosate, citing evidence in Earth Open Source report

In September 2011 a Green Member of the Dutch Parliament, Rik Grashoff, put forward a Parliamentary motion proposing a ban on the "commercial use" of Roundup outside agriculture. In the motion, Grashoff cited evidence presented in Earth Open Source's report, "Roundup and birth defects: Is the public being kept in the dark?". This report revealed that industry's own studies carried [...]

July 19th, 2012|

Too few farms and these too large

By Evaggelos Vallianatos, 12 July 2012 Walter Goldschmidt, 1913-2010, was an anthropologist who worked for the US Department of Agriculture. In the early 1940s, he brought to light the undoing of rural America by large farmers and warned USDA officials that large farmers were destabilizing rural communities in the Central Valley of California.1 […]

July 12th, 2012|