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1 0.93 Flawed safety assessment of genetically engineered milk hormone (rBGH)
Size: 21KB , URL: http://www.psrast.org/bghcanad.htm
Summary:The article below reveals that the approval 1993 by FDA (the US Food and Drug Adminsitration), of genetically engineered Bovine Growth Hormone (BGH) for use on cows to increase milk production was serioulsy flawed.In late 1993, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave permission for Monsanto corporation to market rBGH, a genetically-engineered hormone that is injected into dairy cows to make them produce more milk. Consumer's Union (publisher of CONSUMER REPORTS magazine) and other U.S. consumer groups have called for a Congressional investigation into FDA's 1993 decision to approve rBGH.

Last modified: 11 APR 1999
2 0.91 IGC Alert-Revitalized Bovine Growth Hormone Campaign
Size: 11KB , URL: http://www.igc.org/igc/en/aa/99012827650/aa3.html
Summary:IGC posts lists of headline/alert items on its website to share the content of the IGC Networks with IGC subscribers and the public. IGC cannot warrant or control the quality or accuracy of information posted to the IGC networks or website.IGC subscribers are bound to the IGC subscriber agreement which gives IGC discretion to remove defamatory, offensive or unlawful materials from the IGC Networks or website.

Last modified: 02 APR 1999
3 0.87 Fagan's Papers
Size: 93KB , URL: http://www.psrast.org/jflabel.htm
Summary:Much of the discussion about appropriate labeling of foods and food ingredients and additives produced by biotechnology has focused on foods produced using recombinant DNA techniques. For this discussion, foods, food ingredients, and additives produced through recombinant DNA technologies will be referred to as "genetically engineered," "recombinant," or "transgenic" foods.19. If mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods is not mandated, it is inevitable that voluntary labeling of non-genetically engineered foods will be occur.

Last modified: 11 APR 1999
4 0.87 http://www.psrast.org/news/nov98.htm
Size: 48KB , URL: http://www.psrast.org/news/nov98.htm
Summary:If you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it. The November 1998 issue of Alternative Medicine magazine has a great article on genetically engineered foods. In a victory for consumers the European Commission is to introduce much wide-ranging regulations on the labeling of genetically modified (GM) foods.

Last modified: 16 MAR 1999
5 0.87 http://www.psrast.org/news/dec98.htm
Size: 26KB , URL: http://www.psrast.org/news/dec98.htm
Summary:[There is presently] a lobbying campaign here by US company [Monsanto] against genetic food labeling and testing. FOOD CAMPAIGN" is supported by 1.7 million Japanese consumers demanding that their Government prohibits GMO food, and at least clearly labels all GMO food. The study, "FDA Medical Officers Report Lower Standards Permit Dangerous Drug Approval," surveyed 53 out of the 172 FDA medical officers.

Last modified: 16 MAR 1999
6 0.87 Earth Island Institute: Earth Island Journal: Fall 98
Size: 12KB , URL: http://www.earthisland.org/eijournal/fall98/fe_fall98-greenreapers.html
Summary:UK - On July 4, five women dressed in protective suits "openly and accountably" pulled up 200 genetically engineered sugar beets from a Monsanto "test field" at Model Farm, Oxfordshire. He said that Monsanto officials had not told him that the canola seed he had contracted to grow was genetically engineered.New Zealand vs. Monsanto NEW ZEALAND - In 1997, Monsanto assured the New Zealand public that the introduction of genetically engineered crops like its Roundup® Ready soybean would help reduce the use of chemical herbicides.

Last modified: 12 FEB 1999
7 0.87 Greenwash Awards | Monsanto
Size: 10KB , URL: http://www.corpwatch.org/trac/greenwash/monsanto.html
Summary:-- CEO Robert Shapiro, Monsanto 1996 Environmental Review. Meanwhile, in other fora, notably the World Trade Organization, the world's mighty global corporations had mercilessly pursued their own objectives: free trade, liberalized investment and control over technology.As the company's CEO Robert Shapiro writes in the introduction to Monsanto's 1996 Environmental Review, the use of genetically engineered crops "will help immensely in closing the gap between hungry people and adequate food supplies."

Last modified: 01 MAR 1999
8 0.87 Genetic Engineering, Factory Farming, Organics -- by Ronnie Cummins and Ben Lilliston / Rural America / In Motion Magazine
Size: 24KB , URL: http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/geff.html
Summary:Canadian government officials announced that they were not going to allow Monsanto's controversial recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH or rBST) to be injected into Canada's dairy cows.In what the Financial Times of London characterized on February 23 as a "public relations disaster for transgenic foods," global resistance to Monsanto and genetic engineering (GE) has sharply intensified over the past 60 days.As reported previously Monsanto Under Attack: Global Pressure Builds Against Monsanto, the international anti-GE movement is rapidly developing into a serious threat to Monsanto and other biotechnology titans.

Last modified: 25 MAR 1999
9 0.87 MonNews
Size: 4KB , URL: http://www.antenna.nl/aseed/monsanto/news.html
Summary:Health Canada has rejected Monsanto's bovine growth hormone.The Canadian government called for reports by human and animal health committees to examine the safety of the product.Monsanto has announced  that it will challenge the government decision.

Last modified: 26 JAN 1999
10 0.87 Monsanto and Fox TV Unite to Suppress Journalists' Free Speech by Ronnie Cummins / Rural America / In Motion Magazine
Size: 7KB , URL: http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/fox.html
Summary:On April 2, 1998, two award-winning Florida TV producers, Jane Akre and Steve Wilson, held press conferences in Tampa and Tallahassee to announce a lawsuit against a Fox TV network television station, WTVT.The reporters sued Fox for firing them after they refused to broadcast false reports about Monsanto's controversial genetically engineered Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH or rBST).Shortly before the original TV series was to run, an attorney from Monsanto contacted Fox TV and demanded that the script be altered.

Last modified: 17 AUG 1998
11 0.87 Monsanto Under Attack / Part 2: Global Pressure Builds Against Monsanto -- by Ronnie Cummins / Rural America / In Motion Magazine
Size: 27KB , URL: http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/monprob2.html
Summary:NGOs (non-government organizations) including the Karnataka State Farmers Association have called on Monsanto to get out of India, and for the government to ban field tests and imports of genetically engineered seeds and crops.On November 6 the influential Thailand Biotech Centre admitted that "genetically engineered foods and agricultural products may pose a health hazard. The Consumers Union of Japan and other NGOs continue to call for mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods and crops.

Last modified: 15 DEC 1998
12 0.87 Monsanto Under Attack: Setbacks from Brazil, to Canada, to the U.K. -- by Ronnie Cummins / Rural America / In Motion Magazine
Size: 15KB , URL: http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/monprob.html
Summary:"It's a gradual process of allaying public fears and obtaining more public acceptance," says Monsanto U.K public and government affairs director Anne Foster.A failed $35 billion merger with American Home Products (AHP). In the United States Monsanto has begun receiving adverse publicity for prosecuting farmers for saving Monsanto's patented herbicide-resistant "Roundup Ready" soybean seeds.

Last modified: 15 DEC 1998
13 0.82 Genetically Engineered Foods - Safety assessment and Labelling
Size: 21KB , URL: http://www.psrast.org/ctsafety.htm
Summary:The rules for safety assessments of GE foods were designed with the purpose of making rapid approval possible.The scientific committee of the European Commission admits deficient safety of Genetically engineered foods [EL]  .[EL] A critique of the European expert recommendations for safety assessment of GE foods in the European Union (EU).

Last modified: 08 JUL 1999
14 0.82 Fatal Flaws in Food Safety Assessment: Critique of The Joint FAO/WHO Biotechnology and Food Safety Report
Size: 101KB , URL: http://www.psrast.org/fao96.htm
Summary:food, or cross-pollinate with non-engineered food crops.components of the product, as in herbicide-resistant transgenic plants. food produced by genetic engineering (GE) biotechnology.

Last modified: 07 JUL 1999
15 0.82 IGC Headline-GE Crops Uprooted In Scotland
Size: 23KB , URL: http://www.igc.org/igc/en/hl/9905102798/hl1.html
Summary:2) The World's first GE test site sabotage action.(April 24, 1987) 3) More Genetically Engineered Crops Uprooted in Scotland.4) Vermont Tower Scaled to Protest Monsanto.

Last modified: 09 JUL 1999
16 0.82 IGC Headline-GE Crops Uprooted In Scotland
Size: 23KB , URL: http://www.igc.org/igc/en/hl/99051022931/hl1.html
Summary:2) The World's first GE test site sabotage action.(April 24, 1987) 3) More Genetically Engineered Crops Uprooted in Scotland.4) Vermont Tower Scaled to Protest Monsanto.

Last modified: 09 JUL 1999
17 0.82 IGC Headline-Milk Hormone Considered By Codex Commission In Rome
Size: 14KB , URL: http://www.igc.org/igc/en/hl/99070513167/hl7.html
Summary:"UDDER CONFUSION" from THE ECONOMIST July 3, 1999 Milk was on the menu in Rome this week at a meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, a joint body of the Food and Agriculture Organisation and the World Health Organisation.IGC posts lists of headline/alert items on its website to share the content of the IGC Networks with IGC subscribers and the public. IGC subscribers are bound to the IGC subscriber agreement which gives IGC discretion to remove defamatory, offensive or unlawful materials from the IGC Networks or website.

Last modified: 09 JUL 1999
18 0.82 Changing Lanscapes
Size: 20KB , URL: http://www.cnt.org/tnw/18/182farm.htm
Summary:Progressive farm organizers have knit together a coalition of groups that regularly lobby for sustainable agriculture, expanded rural credit opportunities and fundamental changes in the way our government subsidizes farming.The Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture (CSA) and the National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) have formed national linkages among hundreds of groups dedicated to promoting environmentally and economically sustainable family farming.All told, the U.S. Department of Agriculture budget (authorized by the farm bill) totaled $62 billion last year, of which 57 percent went to nutrition programs.

Last modified: 09 APR 1999
19 0.82 New articles and materials at the site "Genetically Engineered Food - Safety Problems"
Size: 8KB , URL: http://www.psrast.org/newart.htm
Summary:Scientists warn: Genetically Engineered Crops might be a Threat to Soil Fertility.FDA records support the lawsuit challenging its policy (June 1999)   [EL]   FDA records delivered to the court reveal the agency declared genetically engineered foods to be safe in the face of disagreement from its own experts--all the while claiming a broad scientific consensus supported its stance.An expert committee of the European Union admits lacking safety of Genetically engineered foods.

Last modified: 29 JUN 1999
20 0.82 UN - Changing Consumption and Production Patterns - News and Trends
Size: 47KB , URL: http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/cpp16.htm
Summary:Welcome to the Bulletin Board on "Changing Consumption and Production Patterns"! This page provides selected information on projects, initiatives, suggestions, and ideas for making consumption and production patterns more sustainable. The thesis also proposes alternative scenarios for projecting future food consumption and traveling patterns, their environmental consequences, and measures required to make them more sustainable.

Last modified: 25 JUN 1999
21 0.82 Resurgence 195 - The Monsanto Machine by Jennifer Kahn
Size: 14KB , URL: http://www.gn.apc.org/resurgence/issues/kahn195.htm
Summary:You may have heard about recent investigations in your area concerning farmers, or others helping farmers, illegally save and replant patented biotech seed such as Roundup Ready® soybeans.Saving and replanting seed with these patented biotech traits is seed piracy. Following a recent seed piracy investigation, David Chaney of Reed, Ky., admitted to illegally saving and replanting Roundup Ready soybeans.

Last modified: 24 JUN 1999
22 0.82 Biotechnology
Size: 40KB , URL: http://www.activistnet.org/ResourcePages/Biotechnology.html
Summary:Australian Gene Ethics Network A federation of groups and individuals in Australia who promote critical discussion and debate on the environmental, social and ethical impacts of genetic engineering technologies. Genetic Engineering and Its Dangers Contains links to information about genetic engineering, genetically engineered foods, genetic engineering in warfare, Major organizations concerned with genetic engineering are also listed. Greenpeace International Genetic Engineering Campaign Home Page Greenpeace Genetic Engineering Campaign Greenpeace Report - Not Ready for Roundup: Why Consumers Should Avoid...

Last modified: 18 JUN 1999
23 0.82 Environment News: Healing Our World: Got Milk? I Hope Not.
Size: 22KB , URL: http://ens.lycos.com/ens/jan99/1999L-01-25g.html
Summary:In a powerful blow to chemical giant Monsanto, Canada rejected the use of the genetically engineered bovine growth hormone (BGH) last week.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of BGH in 1993, ignoring protests that the drug harmed animals and posed a significant risk to milk consumers.BGH is a classic example of corporate greed and a tainted U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Last modified: 24 JUN 1999
24 0.82 Rural America - In Motion Magazine
Size: 30KB , URL: http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/ruralnf.html
Summary:Rural America is an In Motion Magazine column co-edited by the Missouri Rural Crisis Center. The Missouri Rural Crisis Center is a statewide organization of farmers and their families with thirteen chapters around the state of Missouri. Meet the co-editors of Rural America, Rhonda Perry and Roger Allison.

Last modified: 21 JUN 1999
25 0.82 In Motion Magazine Index by Region - MidWest
Size: 18KB , URL: http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/regionmw.html
Summary:Rural America Link here to a very extensive series of articles by family farmers and environmentalists organizing to defend themselves against corporate farming. Monsanto Under Attack: Part 2 Global Pressure Builds Against Monsanto India, New Zealand, Hungary, Australia, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Philippines, Malaysia, Mexica, Brazil, Argentina, Austria, United Kingdom, United States,Canada, Germany, Ireland, E.U. Ronnie Cummins Little Marais, Minnesota Monsanto Under Attack: Setbacks from Brazil, to Canada, to the U.K. Ronnie Cummins Little Marais, Minnesota Slouching Toward Biodevastation: A Biotech Century?U.S. Organic Sales Boom as Consumer Alarm Over Food Safety Increases Ronnie Cummins Little Marais.

Last modified: 21 JUN 1999
26 0.82 Corporate Watch Magazine 2
Size: 14KB , URL: http://www.oneworld.org/cw/cw2mag/pages/cw2f3.html
Summary:THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST GENETIC ENGINEERING It's food, Jim, but not as we know it... If we let them win their battle to force us to accept genetically engineered produce, reports Mark Lynas, the course of life on planet Earth may be changed for ever.Many in the chemicals and food industry argue that genetic engineering is no different from farmers' age-old traditional cross-breeding methods.

Last modified: 15 JUN 1999
27 0.82 Corporate Watch Magazine 8
Size: 8KB , URL: http://www.oneworld.org/cw/cw5a6mag/pages/cw5gu2.html
Summary:Creative and flexible forms of global organisation are being developed to resist the World Trade Organization (WTO) and related global monstrosities.Phil McLeish observed some of these developments at the International Autumn University on North-South Relations and the Environment: "Surviving in a Gloablised World" in Aachen, Germany organised by Play Fair Europe!Global Institutions like the World Trade Organisation (WTO) are rapidly seizing control of our economic, governmental and social systems and no one´s even talking about it.

Last modified: 15 JUN 1999
28 0.82 Why hazardous substances may appear in genetically engineered food
Size: 12KB , URL: http://www.psrast.org/molbeng.htm
Summary:Genetic engineering causes two drastic changes in the cell of the recipient organism:. The insertion may occur in the middle of a DNA-code sequence that instructs the creation of an important protein.But the promoter gene may not promote only the activity of the inserted gene, but may influence the activity of other neighbouring genes.

Last modified: 13 APR 1999
29 0.82 http://www.psrast.org/news/july&aug98.htm
Size: 41KB , URL: http://www.psrast.org/news/july&aug98.htm
Summary:Several scientists, including Dr. Chopra, wrote an internal Health Canada report about the hazards to human safety of genetically engineered Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH)(*), which is injected into cows to increase milk production.Substantive equivalence of genetically engineered materials has been claimed by all field testing or selling genetically engineered seeds!Shiva said the campaign would begin by making farmers and consumers aware of the dangers from genetically engineered crops flooding Indian markets, threatening consumers' health, farmers' livelihoods and the environment.

Last modified: 16 MAR 1999
30 0.82 http://www.psrast.org/news/april0698.htm
Size: 57KB , URL: http://www.psrast.org/news/april0698.htm
Summary:WASHINGTON, March 30 (Reuters) - Two bipartisan congressmen urged Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman on Monday to revise the department's proposed standards for organic foods and ban the use of irradiation, sewage sludge or bioengineered technology. ``They need to find out what organic means to the consumer now -- and it doesn't mean radiated engineered and sludge-fertilized food,'' the letter said. Activists are also in the midst of a campaign, called "Down with Genetically Engineered Food," that was launched in November 1996 to press Tokyo for tighter regulations on genetically modified food.

Last modified: 16 MAR 1999
31 0.82 http://www.psrast.org/news/april1698.htm
Size: 70KB , URL: http://www.psrast.org/news/april1698.htm
Summary:Source Farmers Guardian (UK): Organic farmers cam make gross margins which are fifteen percent higher than those used on conventional holdings, according to research published this week. NEW FEARS ON GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD. (Representing Environmental Health Officers) Under the European Union Novel Food Regulation (!

Last modified: 16 MAR 1999
32 0.82 Subject: GE - The Unholy Alliance by Dr Mae-Wan Ho (part 1)
Size: 45KB , URL: http://www.psrast.org/mahounho.htm
Summary:Genetic engineering biotechnology is inherently hazardous.tomato genetically engineered to prolong shelf-life.genes and human cell lines from indigenous peoples.

Last modified: 11 APR 1999
33 0.82 Monsanto's Hormonal Milk Poses Serious Risks of Breast Cancer, Besides Other Cancers, Warns Professor of Environmental Medicine at the University of Illinois School of Public Health.
Size: 4KB , URL: http://www.psrast.org/bghcpc.htm
Summary:Monsanto's Hormonal Milk Poses Serious Risks of Breast Cancer, Besides Other Cancers, Warns Professor of Environmental Medicine at the University of Illinois School of Public Health.Apart from breast cancer, an accompanying editorial warned that elevated IGF-1 levels are also associated with greater than any known risk factors for other major cancers, particularly colon and prostate.Higher rates of breast, besides colon, cancer have been reported in patients with gigantism (acromegaly) who have high IGF-1 blood levels.

Last modified: 04 APR 1999
34 0.82 http://www.psrast.org/diffbrd.htm
Size: 17KB , URL: http://www.psrast.org/diffbrd.htm
Summary:testing to ensure satisfactory safety for genetically engineered foods. as possible, unexpected harmful effects of genetically engineered foods. safety assessment methods may fail to detect unexpected harmful molecules.

Last modified: 11 APR 1999
35 0.82 SUMMARY ON THE QUESTION OF ANTIBIOTICS RESISTANCE DUE TO GENTETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD
Size: 14KB , URL: http://www.psrast.org/antibiot.htm
Summary:BACTERIA WITH KANAMYCIN RESISTANCE GENES CROSSRESISTANT TO VALUABLE ANTIBIOTICS. The proponents for GMO foods have maintained that the Kanamycin resistance marker genes, often used in genetically engineered food, are of no practical importance as Kanamycin is of little use today.The proponents for GMO foods have maintained that there are no possibilities for transfer of antibiotics resistance genes from food to bacteria in the gut.

Last modified: 11 APR 1999
36 0.82 Genetically Altering the World's food
Size: 16KB , URL: http://www.psrast.org/rachelrev.htm
Summary:On January 14, after an 8-year scientific review, Canada rejected Monsanto corporation's request for approval of its genetically altered milk hormone, rBGH, a drug that makes dairy cows produce 10% more milk than normal. [1] This was a serious setback for Monsanto because rBGH was the company's first genetically-engineered product and Monsanto had hoped international acceptance of rBGH would smoothe the way for its other genetically-engineered farm crops like cotton, tomatoes, potatoes, rice, corn, and soybeans. Both inside and outside the U.S., Monsanto is selling two basic varieties of genetically-modified seeds: "Roundup Ready" seeds that have been genetically modified to withstand a heavy soaking with Monsanto's best-selling herbicide, Roundup (glyphosate).

Last modified: 11 APR 1999
37 0.82 Biotechnology: Articles and Items
Size: 7KB , URL: http://www.oneworld.org/saep/subject/biotek/biotecarticles.htm
Summary:Recent Biotechnology Publications Information supplied by Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly. Further examines the "revolving door" between Monsanto and government agencies; Monsanto's public relations campaigns; and the corporation's lack of transparency.Reviews Australian bio-industrial development; agricultural biotechnology in Australia; transgenic cotton; the human genome project; bioprospecting, biopiracy and intellectual property rights; trends in genetics reporting and the role of public relations in biotechnology; as well as public response.

Last modified: 29 APR 1999
38 0.82 New Internationalist magazine exposes Monsanto's empire - Monsanto is a transnational corporation responsible most recently for genetically engineered soya beans
Size: 5KB , URL: http://www.oneworld.org/ni/issue293/monsanto.html
Summary:This year Monsanto will become two separate companies: a $5.3 billion life-sciences company and a $2.7 billion chemical company.These include seed companies, especially cotton and maize; Agracetus, a major agricultural biotechnology company and Biopol Business which has genetically engineered plants to produce plastic.For example, Monsanto owns Stoneville Pedigreed, the second-largest cotton-seed company.

Last modified: 12 MAY 1998
39 0.82 foxy
Size: 9KB , URL: http://www.oneworld.org/index_oc/news/usa4270598.html
Summary:The lawsuit raises the issue of editorial control of WTV's management to allegedly manipulate a script which would present viewers with a distorted view of the health implications of synthetic recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH), an artificial hormone which causes the cow's mammary glands to produce more milk.According to Wilson and Akre's suit, their story was prepared to be broadcast in February 1997, but executives changed their minds after Monsanto hired a renowned New York attorney to complain to Fox Television.In a letter the Monsanto attorney stated that 'In the aftermath of the Food Lion Verdict, such [criticisms of Monsanto] would alone be cause for concern'.

Last modified: 01 JUN 1998
40 0.82 usa
Size: 8KB , URL: http://www.oneworld.org/index_oc/news/usatest.html
Summary:The lawsuit raises the issue of editorial control of WTVTís management to allegedly manipulate a script which would present viewers with a distorted view of the health implications of synthetic recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH), an artificial hormone which causes the cowís mammary glands to produce more milk.According to Wilsonís and Akreís suit, their story was prepared to be broadcast in February 1997, but executives changed their minds after Monsanto hired a renowned New York attorney to complain to Fox Television.In a letter the Monsanto attorney stated that ìIn the aftermath of the Food Lion Verdict, such [criticisms of Monsanto] would alone be cause for concernî.

Last modified: 28 MAY 1998
41 0.82 OneWorld News Service - Freedom of Expression
Size: 164KB , URL: http://www.oneworld.org/news/world/expression.html
Summary:Two Zimbabwean journalists charged with publishing false information have appeared in court for the first time since their post-torture treatment in the UK. The president of a press union in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been detained by police officers in connection with a series of articles about the country's embattled leader. The Committee to Protect Journalists is pressing Eritrea to free imprisoned journalist Ruth Simon, one of the five winners of the media rights group's 1998 International Press Freedom Awards.

Last modified: 14 MAY 1999
42 0.82 Genetic Engineering- quotes
Size: 10KB , URL: http://www.oneworld.org/guides/biotech/GE_quotes.htm
Summary:But how long will it be before the inherently random techniques used in this technology also trigger a change in plant gene expression which is damaging to human health?"To use genetic engineering to manipulate plants, release them into the environment and introduce them into our food chain is scientifically premature, unsafe and irresponsible." "Genetic engineering is often justified as a humane technology, one that feeds more people with better food.

Last modified: 12 FEB 1999
43 0.82 newsRU
Size: 21KB , URL: http://antenna.nl/aseed/monsanto/newsRU.html
Summary:Health Canada refused to approve rBST in Canada in January 1999. Controversy has also erupted following evidence that a scientist representing Canada on the Jecfa panel was suggested by Monsanto. Monsanto's application to the EU for the importation and cultivation of genetically engineered Bollgard and Ready Round Up cotton varieties have been rejected by the Member State Expert committees. Monsanto owns Sementes Agroceres S.A., a large Brasil seed corn company, that controls about 30% of Brasil's seed corn market, according to a Monsanto Press release.

Last modified: 30 MAR 1999
44 0.82 Earth Island Institute: Earth Island Journal - World Reports (Winter/Spring 1998-1999)
Size: 9KB , URL: http://www.earthisland.org/eijournal/winter99/wr_winter99rbgh.html
Summary:The Monsanto Roundup: Did Monsanto Fake rBGH Science?CANADA - In 1993, the US Food and Drug Administration had to decide whether to permit farmers to inject Monsanto's recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) into dairy cows to artificially increase milk production.The fuse was lit when Canadian government scientists were called in to review the science behind Monsanto's rBGH research.

Last modified: 27 APR 1999
45 0.82 Monsanto's Roundup Ready Cotton Bombs in the USA by Ronnie Cummins - Rural America / In Motion Magazine
Size: 8KB , URL: http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/cotton.html
Summary:The Mississippi Department of Agriculture announced Aug. 18 it is investigating complaints that Monsanto Co.'s herbicide resistant "Roundup Ready" cotton isn't "growing properly" in some fields in Mississippi.In September cotton farmer complaints increased significantly, with reports of bolls prematurely falling off thousands of acres of cotton plants in Mississippi, Tenessee, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Similar class action suits were initiated last year in Texas and Louisiana by farmers who planted Monsanto's Bt (1) cotton.

Last modified: 13 MAY 1999
46 0.82 Impacts of Roundup chemical and Roundup Ready soybeans - Ronnie Cummins, Rural America/In Motion Magazine
Size: 7KB , URL: http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/monsanto2.html
Summary:Farmers who plant Roundup Ready soybeans are hurting themselves as well as other soybean farmers economically, they are extending their bondage to Monsanto corporate America's chemical treadmill--that is the increasing use of expensive, ultimately ineffective, toxic chemicals on America's farmland -- and they are further eroding the trust between family farmers and consumers that must exist if we are ever to see farmers get a fair price for their products and consumers get food like our grandparents ... As farmers know there is a cancer epidemic in America's heartland--partly resulting from exposure to chemicals like Roundup, and partly from ingesting contaminated food and drinking water. The PFC's primary strategy is to help build a national and international consumer/farmer/ labor/progressive retailer boycott of genetically engineered and chemically contaminated foods and crops.

Last modified: 13 MAY 1999
47 0.82 Women's Action Agenda 21
Size: 41KB , URL: http://iisd1.iisd.ca/women/action21.htm
Summary:As long as Nature and women are abused by a so-called "free market" ideology and wrong concepts of "economic growth," there can be no environmental security.We are outraged by the inequities among children the world over, with millions denied food, shelter, health care, education and opportunities for a full and productive life.We believe that basic human rights include access to clean air and water, food, shelter, health, education, personal liberty, and freedom of information.

Last modified: 16 JUL 1996
48 0.82 IISD - Trade and Sustainable Development - Research Guide
Size: 70KB , URL: http://iisd1.iisd.ca/TRADE/dance.htm
Summary:The Committee on Trade and Environment of the WTO has made little progress in resolving most of the difficult issues before it.There has been little progress in the CTE on market access, which covers environmentally damaging trade barriers (developed country escalating tariffs, quotas, subsidies, marketing agreements).Such efforts include scientific and legal environmental training, technology transfer at concessional rates, action on debt relief, and increased official development assistance.

Last modified: 02 MAR 1999
49 0.82 PCDForum Article #6 February 1, 1994
Size: 8KB , URL: http://iisd1.iisd.ca/pcdf/1994/06KORTEN.HTM
Summary:Presented to the public as a trade agreement intended to promote global prosperity through free trade, it is far more.This provision thus obligates each member country to revise any national or local laws in conflict with the provisions of the GATT. Essentially any local or national health, safety or environmental standards that exceed international standards set by an unelected body may be challenged as trade barriers unless the offending government can prove to the satisfaction of the WTO panel that a number of narrowly restrictive provisions have been satisfied.

Last modified: 07 JUL 1996
50 0.82 Researching Corporations | Sectoral Resources on TNCs
Size: 44KB , URL: http://www.corpwatch.org/trac/resrch/sector.html
Summary:Worldwatch Institute (1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036 USA, tel.202-452-1999, fax 202-296-7365, http://www.worldwatch.org/worldwatch) is a research institute on global environmental and some social issues and trends.It offers substantive information on many industrial sectors in which TNCs play an integral role and publishes a bi-monthly magazine, an annual book, State of the World, and numerous reports (US$5 each) on issues including: mining; fisheries; biodiversity; the military; population; energy including fossil fuels, nuclear power and alternative power sources; toxic pollution; and motor vehicles.

Last modified: 01 MAR 1999
51 0.82 News | Monsanto's Milk Hormone Linked To Cancer?
Size: 13KB , URL: http://www.corpwatch.org/trac/corner/worldnews/other/173.html
Summary:Monsanto's Milk Hormone Linked To Cancer? Two veteran news reporters for Fox TV in Tampa, Florida have been fired for refusing to water down an investigative report on Monsanto's controversial milk hormone, rBGH (recombinant bovine growth hormone). In recent years, evidence has accumulated indicating that rBGH may promote cancer in humans who drink milk from rBGH-treated cows.

Last modified: 01 MAR 1999
52 0.82 News | Genetic engineering
Size: 10KB , URL: http://www.corpwatch.org/trac/corner/worldnews/other/223.html
Summary:Four and a half years after the first genetically engineered (GE) food was forced onto the marketplace in the U.S. (Monsanto's still controversial recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone rBGH), global "life science" corporations are celebrating.Recent polls show 80-95% of consumers in the industrialized world demanding labeling of GE foods--primarily so that they can avoid buying them. In a national poll by Novartis in February of 1997, a full 93% of Americans said that all genetically engineered foods should be labeled.

Last modified: 01 MAR 1999
53 0.82 News | UK: Pulp Non-Fiction
Size: 9KB , URL: http://www.corpwatch.org/trac/corner/worldnews/other/237.html
Summary:After the pulping of the Monsanto issue, the editors of The Ecologist then found another printer who printed a second run of 16,000 copies.Monsanto says it did not contact the printer prior to the pulping of the issue and that it has not contacted the retailers.Goldsmith believes that Monsanto contacted the printer before the printer decided to pulp the issue.

Last modified: 01 MAR 1999
54 0.82 News | Monsanto's Enemies Score Direct Hits
Size: 9KB , URL: http://www.corpwatch.org/trac/corner/worldnews/other/238.html
Summary:SAN FRANCISCO, California, October 28, 1998 (ENS) - Monsanto Corporation CEO Robert Shapiro was struck in the face with a tofu creme pie on Tuesday night at the State of the World Forum conference in the Fairmont Hotel.The vegan tofu creme pie "symbolized the millions of acres of Monsanto's genetically-engineered soybean crops and other 'Frankenfoods' coming to harvest this season," according to a statement by the Biotic Baking Brigade. Consumer acceptance of engineered food has collapsed in Europe since 1997, when Monsanto's herbicide-resistant Roundup Ready soya beans were shipped to Europe mixed with ordinary soya.

Last modified: 01 MAR 1999
55 0.82 News | India: Monsanto's Cremation Starts in Karnataka
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Summary:Sindhanoor, India, 28 November 1998. - Today the farmers of Karnataka will reduce to ashes one of the illegal field trials that the criminal organisation Monsanto is carrying out in the country.No single biosafety measure (e.g. buffer zone around the genetically engineered cotton to reduce biopollution, construction of a fence around the field, etc) was undertaken by the Mahyco Monsanto.If convicted, Monsanto, the world's leading producer of genetically modified foods and British based sub-contractor Perryfields Holdings Ltd face heavy fines.

Last modified: 01 MAR 1999
56 0.82 News | EU: Outrage Over Monsanto's Underhand Tactics
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Summary:In a letter to the Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (Jecfa), London-based Consumers' International demanded the agency void its approval of the bovine growth hormone BST.The Observer reported that Miller, a former Monsanto BST analyst, took part in the Jecfa review of the hormone. The Observer also reported that Monsanto had sued several hundred US farmers for 'seed piracy' - planting seeds taken from crops originally grown from Monsanto's copyrighted genetically modified seeds.

Last modified: 16 MAR 1999
57 0.82 News | Monsanto's Vice President Top Candidate For Commissioner of FDA
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Summary:are Monsanto brands of the neurotoxin aspartame.NutraSweet was Searle which was acquired by Monsanto in l985.to have their Dr. Weldon become FDA Commissioner to approve it?

Last modified: 01 MAR 1999
58 0.82 Christian Aid Reports - Selling Suicide
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Summary:India illustrates the vulnerability of farmers when wonder crops fail, GM or not.The marketing power of companies like Monsanto in India explains why farmers might make inappropriate and irreversible choices.Brazil demonstrates how hard it is for farmers and communities to make their own choices about GM crops when faced with an avalanche of corporate lobbying and marketing.

Last modified: 10 MAY 1999
59 0.82 GM Foods
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Summary:LONDON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Twenty international scientists on Friday urged more research into genetically modified foods and demanded the reinstatement of a British researcher who found that rats fed on GM potatoes suffered a weakened immune system. * Bloomberg News reported on February 13 that EU authorities had rejected Monsanto's request to grow GE Roundup Ready and Bollgard Bt cotton plants in Europe.* On Feb. 23 India's Supreme Court ruled that all field trials of Monsanto's genetically engineered Bt Cotton must be halted.

Last modified: 07 MAY 1999
60 0.82 GM Foods
Size: 29KB , URL: http://www.cat.org.uk/ata/GMrant.tmpl
Summary:LONDON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Twenty international scientists on Friday urged more research into genetically modified foods and demanded the reinstatement of a British researcher who found that rats fed on GM potatoes suffered a weakened immune system. * Bloomberg News reported on February 13 that EU authorities had rejected Monsanto's request to grow GE Roundup Ready and Bollgard Bt cotton plants in Europe.* On Feb. 23 India's Supreme Court ruled that all field trials of Monsanto's genetically engineered Bt Cotton must be halted.

Last modified: 07 MAY 1999
61 0.82 IGC Headline-Global Resistance Mounts Against Monsanto GE Foods
Size: 32KB , URL: http://www.igc.org/igc/en/hl/9903086559/hl11.html
Summary:As reported previously in Food Bytes (#13 & #15 ), the international anti-GE movement is rapidly developing into a serious threat to Monsanto and other biotechnology titans. * Bloomberg News reported on February 13 that EU authorities had rejected Monsanto's request to grow GE Roundup Ready and Bollgard Bt cotton plants in Europe.* On Feb. 23 India's Supreme Court ruled that all field trials of Monsanto's genetically engineered Bt Cotton must be halted.

Last modified: 07 MAY 1999
62 0.82 Healthcare - a column of In Motion Magazine
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Summary:This In Motion Magazine section is co-edited by Nora Cody.First Do No Harm: A Consumer Health Advocate's Cautionary Tales by Nora Cody examines current issues in health and medical research, with a special focus on women's health topics.U.S. Organic Sales Boom as Consumer Alarm Over Food Safety Increases Ronnie Cummins, Little Marais.

Last modified: 05 MAY 1999
63 0.82 Global Action Intensifies Against Monsanto the Gene Giants -- by Ronnie Cummins and Ben Lilliston / Rural America / In Motion Magazine
Size: 32KB , URL: http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/geff2.html
Summary:*Attorneys from the Center for Food Safety are contributing to a strategic, precedent-setting seed patenting lawsuit in U.S. federal court.According to the March 3 Wall Street Journal, "Biotech Industry Shivers at Threat to Seed Patents" the lawsuit has thrown Monsanto and the other biotech corporations into a panic.On March 11, the Consumers Union of Japan issued a report on increasing anti-GE food activities in Japan.

Last modified: 05 MAY 1999
64 0.82 GM Foods
Size: 29KB , URL: http://www.cat.org.uk/ATA/GMrant.tmpl
Summary:LONDON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Twenty international scientists on Friday urged more research into genetically modified foods and demanded the reinstatement of a British researcher who found that rats fed on GM potatoes suffered a weakened immune system. * Bloomberg News reported on February 13 that EU authorities had rejected Monsanto's request to grow GE Roundup Ready and Bollgard Bt cotton plants in Europe.* On Feb. 23 India's Supreme Court ruled that all field trials of Monsanto's genetically engineered Bt Cotton must be halted.

Last modified: 23 APR 1999
65 0.82 GM Foods
Size: 29KB , URL: http://www.cat.org.uk/ata/GMrant.tmpl
Summary:LONDON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Twenty international scientists on Friday urged more research into genetically modified foods and demanded the reinstatement of a British researcher who found that rats fed on GM potatoes suffered a weakened immune system. * Bloomberg News reported on February 13 that EU authorities had rejected Monsanto's request to grow GE Roundup Ready and Bollgard Bt cotton plants in Europe.* On Feb. 23 India's Supreme Court ruled that all field trials of Monsanto's genetically engineered Bt Cotton must be halted.

Last modified: 23 APR 1999
66 0.82 Idealist Search Results
Size: 6KB , URL: http://www.idealist.org/cgi-bin/IS/detailed.pl?org!Health+Action+Network+Society+of+Canada
Summary:Mission: To investigate, examine, compare, and research all methods, types, and systems of preventative or alternative health care and natural therapeutics To promote and protect health and well-being.Description: A handful of dedicated lay people began the Health Action Network Society [HANS] in 1984 to offer a comprehensive source of information and to provide genuine service to the individual on alternative health.Description: Looking for people in the Burnaby, BC Canada area who are good writers, and who would like to write articles about alternative health or natural therapeutics for a publication called Health Action which is published every three months by the society.

Last modified: 18 APR 1999
67 0.82 Idealist Search Results
Size: 1KB , URL: http://www.idealist.org/cgi-bin/IS/detailed.pl?prog!Health+Action+Network+Society+of+Canada!Alternative+Health
Summary:Description: A handful of dedicated lay people began the Health Action Network Society [HANS] in 1984 to offer a comprehensive source of information and to provide genuine service to the individual on alternative health.HANS is a good resource if people want to join a support group or if they want clarification of health issues such as Mercury Amalgams, fluoridation, chlora- mination, chlorination, mammography, food additives such as biotechnology, food irradiation, Bovine Growth Hormone, and more.HANS acts as an information and referal service and does not recommend, diagnose, or prescribe.

Last modified: 18 APR 1999
68 0.82 newsRU
Size: 21KB , URL: http://www.antenna.nl/~aseedeur/monsanto/newsRU.html
Summary:Health Canada refused to approve rBST in Canada in January 1999. Controversy has also erupted following evidence that a scientist representing Canada on the Jecfa panel was suggested by Monsanto. Monsanto's application to the EU for the importation and cultivation of genetically engineered Bollgard and Ready Round Up cotton varieties have been rejected by the Member State Expert committees. Monsanto owns Sementes Agroceres S.A., a large Brasil seed corn company, that controls about 30% of Brasil's seed corn market, according to a Monsanto Press release.

Last modified: 30 MAR 1999
69 0.82 newsRU
Size: 21KB , URL: http://www.antenna.nl/aseed/monsanto/newsRU.html
Summary:Health Canada refused to approve rBST in Canada in January 1999. Controversy has also erupted following evidence that a scientist representing Canada on the Jecfa panel was suggested by Monsanto. Monsanto's application to the EU for the importation and cultivation of genetically engineered Bollgard and Ready Round Up cotton varieties have been rejected by the Member State Expert committees. Monsanto owns Sementes Agroceres S.A., a large Brasil seed corn company, that controls about 30% of Brasil's seed corn market, according to a Monsanto Press release.

Last modified: 30 MAR 1999
70 0.82 E-mail, Opinions and Discussion / Part 3 - In Motion Magazine
Size: 70KB , URL: http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/feed2.html
Summary:If you have any opinions, suggestions or ideas you would like to send to In Motion Magazine please click here.I like your inclusive definition of affirmative action as including various programs that benefit different socioeconomic and ethnic groups differently. I am doing a web page project at the University of Texas at Austin on the rhetoric of affirmative action.

Last modified: 20 DEC 1998
71 0.82 More Biotech Blunders: Mutant Cotton, Supercharged Cigarettes and Cows by Ronnie Cummins / Rural America / In Motion Magazine
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Summary:This means that cotton farmers are unlikely to be buying any more of RhonePoulenc's genetically engineered, bromoxynil-resistant cotton seeds." The Vermont rBGH disclosure bill calls for any supplier of rBGH who sells or distributes the controversial genetically engineered hormone to be licensed by the state.This would enable retailers and consumers to determine which of Vermont's milk and dairy products were gene-altered.

Last modified: 26 APR 1998
72 0.82 Food Co-ops Take Control by Paul Sturtz - Rural America / In Motion Magazine
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Summary:MRCC's (Missouri Rurasl Crisis Center) board met in Moberly on October 7, 1995 marking the first time a board meeting has been hosted by a chapter. Moberly is one of six MRCC food cooperatives.Board, staff and members sat at a large roundtable in the basement of the Coates St. Presbyterian Church and freely exchanged views on the food co- operative and other MRCC programs.

Last modified: 23 APR 1998
73 0.82 Slouching Toward Biodevastation: A Biotech Century? by Ronnie Cummins / Rural America / In Motion Magazine
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Summary:Four and a half years after the first genetically engineered (GE) food was forced onto the marketplace in the U.S. (Monsanto's still controversial recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone rBGH), global "life science" corporations are celebrating.If the "Monsanto/American Model" of Biotechnocracy cannot be forced down the throats of European and Japanese and, ultimately, North American consumers (i.e. no labeling or required safety-testing of GE foods and crops) then the Biotech Century, at least in terms of agricultural production, will be stillborn.Recent polls show 80-95% of consumers in the industrialized world demanding labeling of GE foods--primarily so that they can avoid buying them.

Last modified: 08 OCT 1998
74 0.82 IGC Headline-Canadian GP Leader To Attend Int'l GE Conference In India
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Summary:"For too long the dialogue around genetically engineered foods and crops has been around the issue of labelling," said Russow, "The call for labelling fails to address the health, social equity, ecological, and economic issues inherent in genetically engineered foods.Given the unattended consequences of this technology and the global commitment to the precautionary principle it becomes an imperative to institute a complete ban on genetically engineered foods. There is sufficient concern about genetically engineered foods and sufficient anticipatory scientific concern about the possible interaction of genetically engineered crops with existing organisms to justify the banning of genetically modified foods and crops.

Last modified: 13 APR 1999
75 0.82 IGC Headline-RACHEL Report On Genetically Altering The World's Food
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Summary:GENETICALLY ALTERING THE WORLD'S FOOD . Last year when the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposed national standards to define what "organically grown" means, Monsanto and USDA proposed to allow genetically-modified crops to be labeled "organic. "Wherever Monsanto seeks to sow, the U.S. government clears the ground," writes Lambrecht, who calls the U.S. government Monsanto's "most powerful ally.

Last modified: 09 APR 1999
76 0.82 IGC: EcoNet Highlights
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Summary:U.S. law requires logging on public lands to be economically viable, but the lawsuit charges that current Forest Service logging programs actually cost taxpayers money.INDIAN FARMERS DESTROY MONSANTO CROPS In a well-publicized action, Indian farmers in the state of Karnataka have launched a civil disobedience movement against genetically engineered crops.Corporate Watch on Monsanto's greenwashing Third World Network for effects on the South OneWorld's links collection.

Last modified: 25 MAR 1999
77 0.82 IGC | Monsanto's Cremation Starts in Karnataka
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Summary:Monsanto's Cremation Starts in Karnataka.Indian farmers in the state of Karnataka are burning Monsanto's genetically-engineered crops to protect their own livelihoods. * In the United States Monsanto has begun receiving adverse publicity for prosecuting farmers for saving Monsanto's patented herbicide-resistant "Roundup Ready" soybean seeds.

Last modified: 25 MAR 1999
78 0.82 IGC: EcoNet Highlights
Size: 38KB , URL: http://www.igc.org/igc/en/hg/
Summary:U.S. law requires logging on public lands to be economically viable, but the lawsuit charges that current Forest Service logging programs actually cost taxpayers money.INDIAN FARMERS DESTROY MONSANTO CROPS In a well-publicized action, Indian farmers in the state of Karnataka have launched a civil disobedience movement against genetically engineered crops.Corporate Watch on Monsanto's greenwashing Third World Network for effects on the South OneWorld's links collection.

Last modified: 25 MAR 1999
79 0.82 News | EU: Outrage Over Monsanto's Underhand Tactics
Size: 8KB , URL: http://www.corpwatch.org/trac/corner/worldnews/other/320.html
Summary:In a letter to the Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (Jecfa), London-based Consumers' International demanded the agency void its approval of the bovine growth hormone BST.The Observer reported that Miller, a former Monsanto BST analyst, took part in the Jecfa review of the hormone. The Observer also reported that Monsanto had sued several hundred US farmers for 'seed piracy' - planting seeds taken from crops originally grown from Monsanto's copyrighted genetically modified seeds.

Last modified: 16 MAR 1999
80 0.82 ENVIRONMENT-FOOD: Activists Fight Pro-Biotech Advertising
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Summary:By Danielle Knight WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (IPS) - Environmentalists are counter-attacking Monsanto, the bio-technology giant that launched an advertising blitz aimed at convincing the world that its new seed and pesticide products are safe.''Monsanto trusts its genetically engineered potato to kill off the Colorado potato beetle, but whether humankind's enduring relationship to food crops is being imperiled by biotechnology is the big question,'' the magazine article said.In the United States, environmentalists and organic farmers feared that Monsanto's 'New Leaf Superior Potatoes' grown throughout the country, would weaken the efforts of organic farmers to fight potato beetles.

Last modified: 13 NOV 1998
81 0.82 Researching Corporations | Sectoral Resources on TNCs
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Summary:Worldwatch Institute (1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036 USA, tel.202-452-1999, fax 202-296-7365, http://www.worldwatch.org/worldwatch) is a research institute on global environmental and some social issues and trends.It offers substantive information on many industrial sectors in which TNCs play an integral role and publishes a bi-monthly magazine, an annual book, State of the World, and numerous reports (US$5 each) on issues including: mining; fisheries; biodiversity; the military; population; energy including fossil fuels, nuclear power and alternative power sources; toxic pollution; and motor vehicles.

Last modified: 01 MAR 1999