Victories

Mexican farmers block Monsanto Law to privatize plants and seeds

May 29, 2012

Progressive small farmer organizations in Mexico scored a victory over transnational corporations that seek to monopolize seed and food patents.

Monsanto guilty of chemical poisoning

February 13, 2012

A French court on Monday declared US biotech giant Monsanto guilty of chemical poisoning of a French farmer, a judgment that could lend weight to other health claims against pesticides.

Save Climate and Double Food Production With Eco-Farming
UXBRIDGE - Eco-farming could double food production in entire regions within 10 years while mitigating climate change, according to a new U.N. report released Tuesday in Geneva.

Monsanto Defeated in Germany
Strict Liability and Public Access to Information upheld

Relief as Monsanto abandons GM canola in South Africa
The African Centre for Biosafety (ACB) is relieved to learn that Monsanto has withdrawn its application to conduct GM canola field trails in South Africa.

USA : Federal Court Rescinds USDA Approval of Genetically Engineered Sugar Beets
Order Bans Planting or Sale of Controversial Crop. Court Denies Monsanto Request to Allow Continued Planting.

Bayer finally gets the message – we don’t want GE!
It has taken a long time - 8 years to be precise. In 2002 Bayer first applied for approval for Brazilian farmers to be allowed to grow their genetically engineered (GE) rice.

It’s moratorium on Bt brinjal: Jairam
RESPONSIVE TO SOCIETY: Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh addresses a press meet in New Delhi on Tuesday.

French body says Monsanto maize needs more study
More research is needed into Monsanto’s (MON.N) genetically modified maize MON 810, the only biotech crop commercially grown in Europe, to assess its environmental impact, a French advisory body said.

South African Government rejects GM potato
In a damning and ground breaking ruling, South Africa’s GM body, the Executive Council (EC), has rejected attempts by the Agriculture Research Council (ARC) to bring GM potatoes to the South African market.

GM-free label launched
A voluntary GM-free food label, launched by GM free Ireland, is the latest mark available for Irish food.

France prepares voluntary ’GMO-free’ labels
France is set to create a set of voluntary ’GMO-free’ labelling schemes to help conventional agricultural producers to distinguish their produce in the market, it emerged this week.

Transgenic aubergines put on ice, Indian minister delays approval of GM crop.
Stiff opposition from activists has persuaded the Indian government to put off commercial release of the country’s first genetically modified (GM) food crop, despite clearance from the nation’s top biotechnology regulator.

Ireland adopts GM-free zone policy
In Brussels, Friends of the Earth Europe’s GMO campaign co-ordinator Helen Holder said "All around Europe, countries are putting up bans or other limits to growing genetically modified crops and the Irish government is to be congratulated. The EU should drop genetically modified food and crops, and instead support green farming which is good for the economy and for the planet".

South African Government rejects GM potato
Johannesburg - In a damning and ground breaking ruling, South Africa’s GM body, the Executive Council (EC), has rejected attempts by the Agriculture Research Council (ARC) to bring GM potatoes to the South African market

Monsanto guilty in ’false ad’ row
France’s highest court has ruled that US agrochemical giant Monsanto had not told the truth about the safety of its best-selling weed-killer, Roundup.

Judge Rejects Approval of Biotech Sugar Beets
A federal judge has ruled that the government failed to adequately assess the environmental impacts of genetically engineered sugar beets before approving the crop for cultivation in the United States. The decision could lead to a ban on the planting of the beets.

Victory: Court rules GM alfalfa can cause irreversible harm
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the planting of GE alfalfa can cause potentially irreversible harm to organic and conventional crops. Monsanto’s petition to rehear was denied in full.

Via Campesina: Farmers resistance growing - 100 actions around the world !
(Jakarta, April 16 2009) Farmers’ and peasants’ organisations, landless workers, rural women and youth are mobilising on April 17th for the International Day of Peasant’s Struggle (1). This year, up to 100 actions including demonstrations, street theater, video screenings, direct action, conferences, art shows, local food markets, publications and exchanges... are being organised by the international farmers’ movement Via Campesina, its friends and allies (2).

Victory: Germany bans Monsanto’s MON 810 maize!
Germany is to ban cultivation and sale of maize with genetically modified organisms (GMOs), German Agriculture Minister Ilse Aigner said on Tuesday.

Victory: Luxembourg bans GM corn MON810
During Sunday’s action day "Luxemburg and the greater region without biotechnology", Health Minister Mars Di Bartolomeo announced the government’s decision to ban the GM corn variety MON810.

Monsanto Profiteering Condemned by President of the U.N. General Assembly!
Some very powerful points here from the President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, made at the opening of the High-level Event on the Millennium Development Goals at the U.N. in New York.

EU states cannot cover up GMO sites, court rules.
European Union member states cannot cover up the location of sites where genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) have been released, even if they fear that the information could provoke public disorder, the EU’s highest court ruled Tuesday. "The information relating to the location of the release can in no case be kept confidential," and public-order considerations "cannot constitute reasons capable of restricting access to the information," the European Court of Justice (ECJ) said.

Federal Court Upholds Ban on Monsanto’s Genetically Engineered Alfafa
The decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals forces the U.S. Department of Agriculture to issue an environmental impact statement on Roundup Ready alfalfa seeds, which are made by ag giant Monsanto and would be planted exclusively by Forage Genetics International.

CALIFORNIA’S FIRST PROTECTIONS FOR FARMERS FROM THREATS OF GENETIC ENGINEERING BECOME LAW
Monsanto’s intimidation tactics no longer legal Sept. 29, 2008 - A landmark piece of legislation protecting California’s farmers from liability was signed by Governor Schwarzenegger on Sept. 27, 2008