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Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Nigeria: ERA Condemns FG's Plan to Distribute GMO Seeds to Farmers
AllAfrica.com Tue, 14 Apr 2009 23:52 PM PDT
THE Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth, Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has condemned plans by the Federal Government to distribute Genetically Modified Crops to Nigerian farmers in the current farming season, saying the decision is at the instance of biotech firms that want to dictate Nigeria's food needs for profit motives only.

Germany bans GM maize
Nature Tue, 14 Apr 2009 17:54 PM PDT
State defies European Union directive on genetically modified crops.


Gene-Altered Crops Do Little for Yields, Group Says (Update2)
Bloomberg Tue, 14 Apr 2009 17:45 PM PDT
April 14 (Bloomberg) -- Genetically engineered crops do little to improve yields and instead promote the proliferation of herbicide-resistant weeds that actually curb production, according to a study by the Union of Concerned Scientists.

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