Mexico’s student massacre has unravelled the federal government

Luis Hernández Navarro

theguardian.com, Wednesday 3 December 2014

Nueva batalla por los transgénicos en EEUU: Dow Chemical y el pesticida 2,4 -D

19/08/2014

Las espadas están en alto. Una nueva generación de transgénicos asociados al uso de un viejo y preocupante pesticida puede extenderse por los EEUU y, después, más allá de ellos

Se denuncia que puede producirse "la mayor expansión en el uso de un herbicida reconocidamente tóxico en más de tres décadas".

A long-term toxicology study on pigs fed a combined genetically modified (GM) soy and GM maize diet

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Chemical creep: Farmers return to pesticides as GMO corn loses bug resistance

Chemical creep: Farmers return to pesticides as GMO corn loses bug resistance
23 May 2013
By Claire Thompson
Monsanto’s Bt corn was supposed to reduce pesticide use. The Environmental Protection Agency said as much when the corn, which is genetically modified to resist the crop-ravaging rootworm, debuted in 2003. Sure enough, as more farmers sowed their fields with Bt corn, fewer of them needed to spray pesticides to protect their crops. The share of U.S. corn acreage treated with insecticides fell from 25 percent in 2005 to 9 percent in 2010.

France Launches Major Investigation Into GMOs Following Tumor Study

France Launches Major Investigation Into GMOs Following Tumor Study
May 21
Following the release of a peer-reviewed piece of research linking the consumption of Monsanto’s Roundup-containing GMO crops to tumors and organ damage, the French government is now calling for a health agency investigation. Seeking to analyze the research and potentially ask European authorities to protect human health and abandon the use of GMO crops, France’s Agriculture Minister and others are now sounding the alarm.

Do GMO Crops Really Have Higher Yields?

Do GMO Crops Really Have Higher Yields?
By Tom Philpott
Wed Feb. 13, 2013
According to the biotech industry, genetically modified (GM) crops are a boon to humanity because they allow farmers to "generate higher crop yields with fewer inputs," as the trade group Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) puts it on its web page.