Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 19 February 2021

19 February 2021 — Sustainable Pulse 

Editors’ picks

UK Supermarket Co-op Backs Strong Regulation of Gene-Edited Crops

In response to a civil society appeal for UK supermarkets to back strong regulation of new gene-edited crops and animals, the Co-op has made a clear statement of its support. The #NotInMySupermarket campaign is a response to the current UK government consultation on removing regulations and labelling from plants and animals in the food chain […]

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Revealed: Monsanto Owner and US Officials Pressured Mexico to Drop Glyphosate Ban

Internal government emails reveal Monsanto owner Bayer AG and industry lobbyist CropLife America have been working closely with US officials to pressure Mexico into abandoning its intended ban on glyphosate, a pesticide linked to cancer that is the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkillers, Carey Gillam in the Guardian reported Tuesday. The moves to protect glyphosate […]

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Consumer Groups Target Lowe’s and Home Depot over Sales of Carcinogenic Weedkiller Roundup

Over 100 consumer and environmental groups delivered letters to Lowe’s  and Home Depot  last week, urging the retailers to protect pollinators, human health and the environment by ending the sale of toxic weedkiller Roundup and other glyphosate-based products. The letter was part of a Valentine-themed week of action in which activists delivered messages to store managers […]

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Farm Protests in India Are Writing the Green Revolution’s Obituary

In September 2020, India’s Narendra Modi government circumvented parliamentary procedures to push through three bills that eased restrictions on private players in agricultural markets. The move enraged farmers—especially in the northwestern state of Punjab, an epicenter of the Green Revolution since the 1950s. After protesting in vain for two months, tens of thousands of Punjab […]

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