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Salem-News.com (Nov-01-2013 12:48)

OCA Calls for Boycott of Nestle USA`s Organic Gerber Baby Food and Sweet Leaf Tea

Nestlé was recently caught laundering over $1 million through the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) to defeat Washington State’s I-522 GMO labeling initiative

(FINLAND, Minn. ) - Organic Consumers Association The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) today called on its million-plus network to boycott Nestlé USA’s organic Gerber Baby Food and Sweat Leaf Tea.

Last year Nestlé contributed $1.5 million to help narrowly defeat Proposition 37, a California initiative to label GMOs. This year, rather than openly admit to consumers that the company is trying to hide the truth about the GMO ingredients in its products, Nestlé secretly funneled over $1 million, through the Grocery Manufacturers Association, to the campaign to defeat Washington State’s I-522 GMO labeling initiative.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-12-2013 17:20)

Steve King Earns Most Votes for Monsanto Minion Award

A petition to Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa)...

(WASHINGTON DC) - Rep Steve King Last week, the OCA sent its members a list of seven U.S. Reps and Senators who have worked hard on behalf of Monsanto. We asked consumers to vote for their favorite "Monsanto Minion." Consumers put Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), also known as the Emperor of all Morons, at the top of the list. (Click here to see how all seven ranked).

This week, the OCA joined our ally, Occupy Monsanto, to deliver the awards. Posing as lobbyists, we hand-delivered the awards.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-05-2013 21:57)

American Farmers Appeal to US Supreme Court Over Invalid Monsanto Patents

American Farmers Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court to Seek Protection from Genetic Contamination and Invalidate Monsanto's Patents on Genetically Engineered Crops.

(NEW YORK) - Maine farmer Jim Gerritsen A group of 73 American organic and conventional family farmers, seed businesses and public advocacy groups asked the U.S. Supreme Court today to hear their case against Monsanto Company challenging the chemical and biotech seed giant's patents on genetically engineered seed.

In Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) et al v. Monsanto, the plaintiffs have been forced to sue preemptively to protect themselves from being accused of patent infringement should their fields ever become contaminated by Monsanto's genetically engineered seed, something Monsanto has done to others in the past.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-17-2013 13:15)

U.S. Senate: Label GMOs

Senator Merkley started a petition on the MoveOn website, where anyone can start their own online.petition.

(WASHINGTON DC) - GMO food Whether it's corn on the cob, big juicy tomatoes, or a pint of raspberries, summer is a great time to eat whatever's fresh off the farm—nature's bounty at its finest.

But these days, it seems that food is a bit more complicated. Additives, preservatives, artificial flavorings—not to mention genetically engineered food. Maybe you want to eat 100% organic. Maybe you don't mind some artificial something-or-other.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-09-2013 11:28)

Genetically-Modified Rice Trials in U.S. Contaminate World`s Rice Supply (English & Vietnamese)

Việc thử nghiệm lúa biến đổi gene ở Mỹ gây ảnh hưởng lớn đến nguồn cung gạo của thế giới

(DA NANG Vietnam) - Contaminated rice  in Vietnam New evidence has emerged suggesting that the entire global supply of rice may have already been contaminated by unapproved, genetically-modified (GM) rice varieties manufactured by the American multinational corporation Bayer CropScience.

A recent entry in the GM Contamination Register explains that three different varieties of illegal GM rice were identified in more than 30 countries worldwide.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-03-2013 13:28)

Workshop to Introduce Vietnam`s Circular for GM Crop Biosafety Regulation

Participants to the workshop include representatives from different ministries, experts and scientists from research institutes, universities, and companies.

(DA NANG Vietnam) - Vietnam workshop on GMO The Department of Biodiversity Conservation of the Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA) organized a seminar to introduce Circular No.08/2013/TT-BTNMT dated May, 2013 on June 21, 2013 in Hanoi.

The Circular came into force on July 1, 2013 and stipulates the order and procedures to grant and revoke the certificate of biological safety for genetically modified crops.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-13-2013 22:12)

GMO Wheat in Oregon Threatens Export Income, Japan`s out, Whose Next?

Farmers contend that Monsanto obviously failed to take steps to make sure the genetically engineered plants didn't contaminate regular wheat through cross-pollination.

(EUGENE, OR) - GMO wheat Earlier this month it was reported that an unapproved genetically engineered wheat has been discovered in an Oregon field, and is proving itself to be a threat to our international trade with countries that have concerns about genetically modified foods.

The USDA is actively investigating how it is that the GMO wheat ended up in the field, and are trying to determine whether there was any criminal wrongdoing...

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Salem-News.com (Jun-10-2013 15:52)

Appeals Court Binds Monsanto To Promise Not To Sue Organic Farmers

The Organic Seed plaintiffs’ complaint detailed Monsanto's abusive business and litigation tactics that have put several farmers and independent seed companies out of business.

(WASHINGTON DC) - Gavel Court of Appeals judges affirmed the Southern District of New York's previous decision that the plaintiffs did not present a sufficient controversy to warrant adjudication by the courts.

However, it did so only because Monsanto made repeated commitments during the lawsuit to not sue farmers with “trace amounts” of contamination of crops containing their patented genes.

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Salem-News.com (May-13-2013 23:58)

Family Farmer Group Slams Supreme Court Ruling on Monsanto`s GMO Seed Patents

FDN! Founder Says Government is Complicit in Corporate Takeover of Nation’s Food Supply.

(WASHINGTON DC) - Dave Murphy, Executive Director and founder of Food Democracy Now! Statement by Dave Murphy, Executive Director and founder of Food Democracy Now!

He addresses today’s Supreme Court ruling that farmers could not use Monsanto’s patented genetically-engineered soybeans to create new seeds without paying a fee...

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