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Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)

The mission of this working group is to focus on discussions about genetically modified organisms.

Members

Carrielaj Kathy Gilbeaux mdmcdonald

Email address for group

genetically-modified-organisms-gmo@m.resiliencesystem.org

Poland Bans GE Corn, Monsanto Buys Bee Research Firm

       

ecorazzi.com - by Linda St.Cyr - May 15, 2012

Active protests in Poland have led to a ban on Monsanto’s Mon810 corn. Monsanto’s corn has been genetically engineered to produce a mutant version of the insecticide Bt. Beekeepers saw the link between the corn and the deaths of honeybees.

So what did Monsanto do? It bought a leading bee collapse research organization, Beeologics, to study the collapse disorder that is thought to be a result—at least in part– of Monsanto’s own creation.

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Syngenta Charged for Covering up Livestock Deaths from GM Corn

i-sis.org.uk - June 13, 2012

Corporation faces criminal charges for concealing own study in which cows died after eating its genetically modified corn

Biotech giant Syngenta has been criminally charged with denying knowledge that its genetically modified (GM) Bt corn kills livestock during a civil court case that ended in 2007 [1].

Syngenta’s Bt 176 corn variety expresses an insecticidal Bt toxin (Cry1Ab) derived from the bacterium, Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) and a gene conferring resistance to glufosinate herbicides. EU cultivation of Bt 176 was discontinued in 2007. Similar varieties however, including Bt 11 sweet corn are currently cultivated for human and animal consumption in the EU.

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