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Monsanto recule sur les OGM en Europe

Monsanto recule sur les OGM en Europe
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Monsanto contre Mère Nature 11 avril 2013 4 11 /04 /avril /2013 08:48 En Inde, depuis que Monsanto s'est implanté, il y a déjà eu plus de 350'000 suicides de paysans ruinés par Monsanto (ce sont les chiffres officiels reconnus et vérifiable, il y en a donc bien plus). Voilà quelque chose qui peut peser dans la balance contre Monsanto. Signez la pétition et faites suivre le plus loin possible. C'est inouï, Monsanto & Co. ne lâchent pas l'affaire. Mais nous pouvons les empêcher d'acheter Mère Nature. De nombreux agriculteurs et politiciens s'y opposent déjà -- ne reste que le pouvoir citoyen Parlez-en à vos amis! Signez la pétition Aux gouvernements français, allemand et néerlandais, et à tous les Etats partie à la Convention européenne sur les Brevets: Publié par Jean-Pascal - dans Miracles du jardin

Peru Bans Monsanto and GMOs The first time I ever tasted a real tomato, I was in Cusco, Peru. I had picked them up at a Farmer’s Market, bought them from an old lady with wizened wrinkles and sun-browned skin. She’d carried a basket of them to market on foot from her scrap of land somewhere far down the mountain. It was a revelation — heaven and sunlight on my tongue! I never knew tomatoes could pack such flavor. I fell in love with the country and it’s people, the Quechua indians who are the remnants of the once proud Incas. Thanks to the indomitable spirit of that people, a ten-year ban on GMOs takes effect this week in Peru! Stephanie Whiteside reports, Peru’s ban on GMO foods prohibits the import, production and use of genetically modified foods. The victory is a long time coming. The decree banning GMO foods was drafted in 2008. A study done in April of 2011 by the Peruvian Association of Consumers and Users (ASPEC) tested 13 products purchased in major supermarkets and shops in Lima, Peru. Why 10 years?

Why Do G.M.O.'s Need Protection? Genetic engineering in agriculture has disappointed many people who once had hopes for it. Excluding, of course, those who’ve made money from it, appropriately represented in the public’s mind by Monsanto. That corporation, or at least its friends, recently managed to have an outrageous rider slipped into the 587-page funding bill Congress sent to President Obama.[1] The rider essentially prohibits the Department of Agriculture from stopping production of any genetically engineered crop once it’s in the ground, even if there is evidence that it is harmful. That’s a pre-emptive Congressional override of the judicial system, since it is the courts that are most likely to ask the U.S.D.A. to halt planting or harvest of a particular crop. True enough. Nothing else in the world of agricultural genetic engineering even comes close to the “success” of these two not-entirely-successful creations. Don’t take my word for it. Aside from the shame of Congress, there is another important issue here.

Vous Souhaitez Éviter les Produits Monsanto ? Voici La Liste des Marques à Connaître. Impliqué dans des scandales sanitaires à répétition, Monsanto est plus que jamais montré du doigt. Si vous souhaitez boycotter Monsanto, voici la liste des sociétés qui utilisent leurs produits si controversés. En boycottant ces marques, vous choisissez d'éviter de donner de l'argent à Monsanto pour protéger la santé de votre famille, de vos enfants et des générations futures. La Liste des Marques à Éviter Nous avons obtenu la liste des sociétés utilisant les produits Monsanto sur le blog américain Collective Evolution. Comme ces sociétés sont peu connues en France, nous avons répertorié pour vous les marques qu'elles possèdent et qui sont vendues sur le marché français et européen. Cliquez ici pour accéder à la version imprimable. Comme vous pouvez le voir dans cette liste, un grand nombre de marques de notre quotidien et celui de nos enfants appartiennent à des sociétés utilisant les produits Monsanto. Liste des Sociétés Utilisant des Produits Monsanto • Heinz et son fameux Ketchup.

The Post-GMO Economy One mainstream farmer is returning to conventional seed — and he’s not alone By Elizabeth Royte on December 6, 2013 Photography by Daniel Shea As an invulnerable tween, Chris Huegerich, the child of a prosperous farming family, wiped out on his motorcycle in tiny Breda, Iowa. Forty years on, folks still call Huegerich “Crash.” It’s late November, and Huegerich’s 2,800 acres in central Iowa have been neatly shorn to sepia-and-umber stubble. Buying seeds used to be a fairly simple matter. Huegerich’s father eagerly embraced the new genetically modified (GMO) seeds. Just as plants and animals adapt to environmental pressures, retailers respond to consumer pressure — in this case, to label GMOs. “Five years ago the traits worked,” says the strongly built Huegerich, who followed in his father’s footsteps and planted GMO seeds. Staring at a future of lower corn prices and higher inputs, Huegerich decided to experiment. Hugerich Isn’t the only farmer retreating from GMO seeds.

Parliament wants stricter rules on food for vulnerable groups The European Parliament yesterday (11 June) adopted new rules on the labelling and content of baby milks and foods for special medical purposes. These will in the future be better defined in order to protect consumers. The Parliament report, adopted yesterday, recommended better protection for vulnerable consumers, such as infants, young children and seriously ill people and distinguishes more clearly between foods for normal consumption and foods for specific groups. The new rules have already been agreed with the 27 EU member states in the Council of Ministers, meaning its formal adoption will be only a formality. Milks for babies up to the age of 12 months including follow-on formula will not include any pictures of infants or other pictures that might suggest specific health benefits under the new rules. Special gluten and lactose labelling rules will also help to inform those purchasing these products in case of specific allergies.

contamination OGM No, GMOs Won't Harm Your Health venturecx/Thinkstock With historic drought battering California's produce and climate change expected to jeopardize the global food supply, there are few questions more important than what our agriculture system should look like in the future. And few agricultural issues are more politically charged than the debate over genetically modified organisms. Even as companies like Monsanto are genetically engineering plants to use less water and resist crop-destroying pests, activists are challenging the safety and sustainability of GM foods. For this week's episode of Inquiring Minds, I spoke with Dr. "Almost everything I hear about [industrial agriculture] is a myth," says Novella. So where does Novella think the public is misinformed? One myth concerns the novelty of GM foods. Genetic modification, Novella says, "is not the panacea, nor is it a menace; it's just one more tool that has to be used intelligently." What are people so worried about, then?

OGM: la Pologne traduite devant la Cour de justice La Commission Européenne vient de traduire le Pologne devant la Cour de justice, pour n'avoir pas respecté la réglementation européenne concernant le contrôle des cultures d'OGM. « Aux termes de la directive 2001/18/CE, les sites de culture d’OGM doivent être signalés aux autorités nationales compétentes, consignés dans un registre établi par l’État membre et rendus publics. Ce processus garantit la mise à disposition du public des informations nécessaires, le suivi des éventuels effets des OGM sur l’environnement et l’instauration de mesures de coexistence. La Pologne n’a pour l’instant pas introduit ces exigences dans sa législation nationale », explique la Commission Européenne. « L’Union européenne permet la culture des OGM à condition que les organismes concernés aient été autorisés à cet effet et soumis à une évaluation des risques qu'ils représentent pour la santé humaine et animale, ainsi que pour l’environnement », ajoute la Commission dans un communiqué de presse.

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