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Syngenta withdraws application to use banned pesticide linked to bee harm

argylesock says… I’m not sure which neonic Syngenta wants to bring back here in Europe. Maybe all of the three which are temporarily banned: clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam. [Edit] Soon after this story broke, I’m feeling cynical about it. Maybe … Continue reading

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Steve Marsh to appeal GM canola contamination case

Steve Marsh is a Western Australian farmer who sued his neighbour Michael Baxter for ‘reckless’ harvesting of GM (genetically modified, genetically engineered) canola (oilseed rape, rapeseed, Brassica napus). Some GM canola seeds ended up on Mr Marsh’s land. Mr Marsh … Continue reading

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Western Australia Supreme Court Declares: “Coexistence” With GMOs Is Impossible

Originally posted on Volatility:
> A judge writing for the supreme court of the state of Western Australia has issued a summary judgement against Steve Marsh, an organic farmer whose certification was revoked when his land was trespassed upon and his…

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Australian organic farmer loses landmark GMO contamination case

Steve Marsh is a Western Australian farmer who sued his neighbour Michael Baxter for ‘reckless’ harvesting of GM (genetically modified, genetically engineered) canola (oilseed rape, rapeseed, Brassica napus). Some GM canola seeds ended up on Mr Marsh’s land. Mr Marsh … Continue reading

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Australian crops with or without genetic modification

Steve Marsh is a Western Australian farmer who sued his neighbour Michael Baxter for ‘reckless’ harvesting of GM (genetically modified, genetically engineered) canola (oilseed rape, rapeseed, Brassica napus). Some GM canola seeds ended up on Mr Marsh’s land. Mr Marsh … Continue reading

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GM canola trial verdict still unknown

Steve Marsh is a Western Australian farmer who sued his neighbour for ‘reckless’ harvesting of GM (genetically modified, genetically engineered) canola (oilseed rape, rapeseed, Brassica napus). The case has attracted attention around the world because it challenges the power of … Continue reading

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Feeding vegetable oils to farmed salmon

Many fish farmers in temperate climates raise Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Salmon are carnivores, fed pellets made from (among other things) wild fish. Wild fish are getting scarcer so a team of scientists, led by Erling-Olaf Koppang at the Norwegian … Continue reading

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GM canola verdict will come soon

Steve Marsh is a Western Australian farmer who sued his neighbour for ‘reckless’ harvesting of GM (genetically modified, genetically engineered) canola (oilseed rape, rapeseed, Brassica napus). If Mr Marsh wins, the chemical and biotech giant Monsanto will seem less invincible … Continue reading

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Steve Marsh genetically modified canola court case transcripts to be made available online

Steve Marsh is the farmer I described yesterday, suing his neighbour for ‘reckless’ harvesting of GM (genetically modified, genetically engineered) oilseed rape (canola, rapeseed, Brassica napus). Today we learn that court transcripts will be available online. I’m grateful to GM … Continue reading

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Are Monsanto’s GM seeds invincible?

Monsanto is a giant company selling chemicals. It also sells seeds. Some of those seeds are for crops genetically modified (GM, genetically engineered) to be grown with Monsanto’s agrochemicals. Monsanto is used to winning legal battles but now a case … Continue reading

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