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Genetically Modified Maggots Could Speed Up Wound Healing. Supreme Court Sides With Monsanto, Against Organic Farmers. This is an archived story.

Supreme Court Sides With Monsanto, Against Organic Farmers

The information and any links may no longer be accurate. The U.S. Supreme Court sided with Monsanto once again in issuing its January 13 decision on the landmark lawsuit, Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association et al v. Monsanto. They denied organic farmers the right to argue their case in court - that if Monsanto's GMO seeds infect their crops, innocent farmers can't be sued for patent infringement. Last year, the U.S. "For farmers contaminated by more than one percent, perhaps a day will come to address whether Monsanto's patents may be asserted against them. Filed in 2011, plaintiffs consisted of 83 American and Canadian family farmers, independent seed companies, agricultural organizations and public interest groups. “The Supreme Court failed to grasp the extreme predicament family farmers find themselves in,” says Jim Gerritsen, an organic farmer in Maine and President of the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association, the lead plaintiff.

USDA Moves to Approve "Agent Orange" GMO Seeds. Jody Herr, who believes his tomato field has been poisoned by 2,4-D, the powerful herbicide that was an ingredient in Agent Orange, the Vietnam War defoliant, in a field that he farms in Lowell, Indiana, April 17, 2012.

USDA Moves to Approve "Agent Orange" GMO Seeds

(Photo: Peter Wynn Thompson / The New York Times) The US Department of Agriculture is leaning toward approving varieties of corn and soybean seeds that are genetically engineered to be resistant to several herbicides, including the controversial chemical known as 2,4-D. Dow Chemical developed the genetically engineered seeds with the brand name Enlist to address the growing problem of "superweeds" that have become resistant to Monsanto's Roundup herbicide.

Roundup is widely used on genetically engineered crops, which are also known as genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Dow claims that Enlist seeds will give farmers an important tool to fight weeds, but pesticide critics and independent researchers say that 2,4-D is linked to health problems. Care2. Monsanto: A food stock with a bad aftertaste. Chris Umiastowski is the growth investor for Globe Investor’s Strategy Lab .

Monsanto: A food stock with a bad aftertaste

Follow his contributions here and view his model portfolio here . As a growth investor with a long-term focus on stocks, it’s just as important to know what stocks to avoid as it is to know which ones to invest in. Most growth trends don’t last forever and you don’t want to be stuck holding the bag when growth disappears or reverses. And perhaps even better, if you’re willing to short sell stocks that you believe are negatively exposed to an industry change, you can add a margin of safety to your portfolio in the short term while potentially improving your long term returns. Normally I write about traditional technology stocks and trends, but you may not realize that what we feed ourselves and our families has a lot of biotechnology baked into it.

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Why Don't You Try This?: USDA Forces Whole Foods To Accept Monsanto. "The policy set for GE alfalfa will most likely guide policies for other GE crops as well.

Why Don't You Try This?: USDA Forces Whole Foods To Accept Monsanto

True coexistence is a must. " - Whole Foods Market, Jan. 21, 2011 In the wake of a 12-year battle to keep Monsanto's Genetically Engineered (GE) crops from contaminating the nation's 25,000 organic farms and ranches, America's organic consumers and producers are facing betrayal. Monsanto Threatens to Take Down and Censor ‘Santo’ Movie. Why is Monsanto afraid of a group of independent filmmakers showing their take of what the future of GMOs will be like in the future?

Monsanto Threatens to Take Down and Censor ‘Santo’ Movie

Why have the filmmakers received over 40 private emails stating in no uncertain words, “your efforts are futile, it’s in your best interest to abandon this project?” Could it be that Monsanto is afraid that if this movie goes mainstream, that the threat of GMOs will be known by the masses and their agenda for total food control will be in jeopardy? Monsanto has shown through their actions throughout their sordid history to not care about this planet and everyone on it. Their drive for profits over people is what has driven the company to create the most toxic chemicals and creations known to mankind.

Try as they may, Monsanto can not stop a movement by the People, nor will they stop a movie that exposes the real threat that GMOs are. About the movie Santo re-calls wait in line before the High court to decide on Re-modification or Deconstruction. Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives.