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Global Citizens Tribunal to Put Monsanto on Trial

Global Citizens Tribunal to Put Monsanto on Trial

  PARIS, France, December 6, 2015 (ENS) – Global food, farming and environmental justice groups are joining forces to put biotech crop giant Monsanto on trial for ecocide and crimes against nature and humanity at the International...

 

Too Toxic: EPA Rejects Dow’s Herbicide Enlist Duo

Too Toxic: EPA Rejects Dow’s Herbicide Enlist Duo

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 25, 2015 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will vacate its approval of the Dow AgroSciences herbicide Enlist Duo after determining that its combination of chemicals could be more...

 

U.S. Approves First Transgenic Animal for Human Food

U.S. Approves First Transgenic Animal for Human Food

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 20, 2015 (ENS) – Over the objections of millions of Americans, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a genetically engineered animal food. Atlantic salmon engineered for faster than normal growth...

 

African Women in Agribusiness Resolve to Take Action

African Women in Agribusiness Resolve to Take Action

  By Charles Mkoka DURBAN, South Africa, November 13, 2015 (ENS) – Women as key producers of food for African households will no longer cry, Estherine Fotabong assured a conference for women in agribusiness in Durban last week. “Now...

 

Eating Hot Dogs, Ham, Red Meat Raises Cancer Risk

Eating Hot Dogs, Ham, Red Meat Raises Cancer Risk

  LYON, France, October 27, 2015 (ENS) – Reducing consumption of red meat and processed meats can reduce the risk of colorectal, pancreatic and prostate cancers, finds a new report from the World Health Organization’s cancer...

 

Honey Bee Queens Harmed by Neonicotinoid Pesticides

Honey Bee Queens Harmed by Neonicotinoid Pesticides

  BERN, Switzerland, October 16, 2015 (ENS) – The first study to investigate the effects of neonicotinoid insecticides on honey bee queens finds that these chemicals may contribute to bee colony mortality by affecting queen health....

 

Plastic for Dinner

Plastic for Dinner

  DAVIS, California, October 9, 2015 (ENS) – Roughly one in every four fish sold for human consumption in certain California and Indonesian markets contain plastic fragments or textile fibers in their guts, an international team...

 

Arctic Nations Pledge to Prevent Unregulated Fishing

Arctic Nations Pledge to Prevent Unregulated Fishing

  OSLO, Norway, July 19, 2015 (ENS) – The five states that surround the central Arctic Ocean on Thursday signed a declaration to prevent unregulated commercial fishing on the high seas of the 1.1 million-square-mile so-called “donut...

 

Anti-Poverty Activist Awarded $250,000 World Food Prize

Anti-Poverty Activist Awarded $250,000 World Food Prize

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 2, 2015 (ENS) – Sir Fazle Hasan Abed of Bangladesh has been awarded the 2015 World Food Prize, given in recognition of those whose achievements alleviate hunger and promote global food security. Calling the...

 

Eating Chicken, Not Beef, Yields Climate Benefits

Eating Chicken, Not Beef, Yields Climate Benefits

  GOTHENBURG, Sweden, April 7, 2015 (ENS) -Eating beef is one of the biggest climate villains, but a vegan diet is not necessary to reach climate goals, finds new research from Chalmers University of Technology. A poultry-based diet is...

 

Ingredient in Olive Oil Kills Cancer Cells

Ingredient in Olive Oil Kills Cancer Cells

  NEW YORK, New York, February 17, 2015 (ENS) – Abundant evidence supports the role of olive oil in protecting against heart disease; now scientists have found that extra-virgin olive oil contains an ingredient that kills cancer cells...

 

U.S. Approves First Genetically Engineered Apples

U.S. Approves First Genetically Engineered Apples

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 13, 2015 (ENS) – The first genetically engineered apples were today approved for planting and sale in the United States by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The two approved apple varieties are genetically...

 

Sea Shepherd Chases Toothfish Poachers From Australian Waters

Sea Shepherd Chases Toothfish Poachers From Australian Waters

  MELBOURNE, Australia, February 4, 2015 (ENS) – The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society says one of its ships has chased an illegal toothfish-poaching vessel out of its hunting grounds in Australia’s Exclusive Economic Zone onto...

 

Brazilian Lab Turns Fruits, Veggies Into Edible Plastic

Brazilian Lab Turns Fruits, Veggies Into Edible Plastic

  BRASILIA, Brazil, January 14, 2015 (ENS) – Imagine putting a pizza in the oven without having to remove the plastic casing that protects the pizza from contamination. The plastic film consists of tomatoes and, when heated, it will...

 

European Parliament Backs GMO Choice for Member States

European Parliament Backs GMO Choice for Member States

  STRASBOURG, France, January 13, 2015 (ENS) – New legislation to allow member states of the European Union to restrict or ban the cultivation of crops containing genetically modified organisms on their own territory, even if this...

 

EU Countries Granted the Right to Ban GMO Crops

EU Countries Granted the Right to Ban GMO Crops

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, December 4, 2014 (ENS) – A political agreement on new legislation to allow EU member states to restrict, or ban, the cultivation of crops containing genetically modified organisms, GMOs, on their own territory,...

 

Consensus Reached On Pacific Bluefin Tuna Conservation

Consensus Reached On Pacific Bluefin Tuna Conservation

  APIA, Samoa, December 3, 2014 (ENS) – Pacific fishing nations have reached agreement on new rules for the conservation of Pacific Bluefin tuna, a species that is nearly fished out to serve the lucrative sushi trade. Pacific bluefin...

 

Family Farmers Take Center Stage on World Food Day

Family Farmers Take Center Stage on World Food Day

  ROME, Italy, October 16, 2014 (ENS) – “We have made progress against hunger, but over 800 million people remain undernourished,” said José Graziano da Silva today. As head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture...

 

Consumer Reports Seeks Labeling of GMOs in U.S. Food

Consumer Reports Seeks Labeling of GMOs in U.S. Food

  YONKERS, New York, October 7, 2014 (ENS) – U.S. packaged foods containing corn or soy and labeled “natural” sampled by the product testing group Consumer Reports were found to contain genetically modified ingredients,...

 

Orchards Go to Ruin in Afghanistan’s Khost Province

Orchards Go to Ruin in Afghanistan’s Khost Province

  By Ahmad Shah KHOST, Afghanistan, June 5, 2014 (ENS) – At least half the once-thriving fruit and nut orchards in Khost in southeast Afghanistan have been destroyed, and the rest have fallen into disuse through neglect, according...

 
 
 
 

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