Monsanto Drops Bid to Grow GMO Crops in Europe

July 22, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock It’s no secret that European countries are less welcoming of genetically-modified crops than the US is; several European countries, including Germany, France and Italy, have even placed bans on GMO foods. Now, in a sign of just how difficult it has become for GMOs to gain a foothold on the continent, Monsanto recently revealed that it has withdrawn nearly all of its pending applications with the European Commission, basically giving up on selling GMOs in Europe . Read the rest of Monsanto Drops Bid to Grow GMO Crops in Europe Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: agriculture , biotech , corn , Europe , genetic engineering , genetically modified organisms , GM corn , GMO crops , GMO farming , MON810 , Monsanto , Monsanto crops        

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US Military Drops Four Bombs on the Great Barrier Reef

July 22, 2013 by  
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The US military dropped four bombs weighing a total of 4,000 pounds on the Great Barrier Reef as part of a training exercise last week. The bombs, which were unarmed, were supposed to be jettisoned over the nearby Townshend Island , but that mission was aborted when it was reported that hazards made it unsafe to follow through as planned. Instead, the pilots of four AV-8B Harrier jets unloaded their bombs over the World Heritage Site because they were low on fuel and could not land with the heavy load. Read the rest of US Military Drops Four Bombs on the Great Barrier Reef Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: australia , Environment , Great Barrier Reef , natural resources , Nature , News , queensland , UNESCO world heritage site , US drops bombs on Great Barrier reef , us military , US Navy , world’s largest marine reserve        

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