PROTECTING CHILDREN AND ADULTS FROM TOXIC PESTICIDES
JANUARY: The OCA alerted the readers of Organic Bytes about Dow Chemical and the EPA meeting behind closed doors to remove the ban on the toxic termite pesticide Dursban.
Munich, March 8, 2005. In a landmark decision today, the European Patent Office upheld a decision to revoke in its entirety a patent on a fungicidal product derived from seeds of the Neem, a tree indigenous to the Indian subcontinent. The historic action resulted from a legal
challenge mounted ten years ago by three Opponents:
MEXICO CITY Mexico has passed legislation that authorises the planting and selling genetically modified (GM) crops. The Mexican congress's upper house (the Senate), passed the law on 15 February, with 87 votes in favour, 16
against and 6 abstentions.
MAD COW REGULATIONS: A LONG TIME COMING
Last January, after the first case of Mad Cow Disease was discovered in the U.S, the federal government tried to alleviate consumer concerns by announcing new regulations that would forbid the feeding of blood, slaughterhouse wastes, and manure to cows.
ACTION ALERT--TERMINATE THE TERMINATOR
Consumer, farmer, and environmental organizations across the globe are mobilizing to stop the legalization and commercialization of the controversial Terminator Gene Technology, whereby seeds are genetically engineered to become sterile or commit suicide after one growing season.
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To be considered 'Organic,' the cows that produce our precious organic milk must be able to feed on pasture land, not be confined expediently, as in other forms of factory farming. Also, be aware that Mad Cow prions are now being discovered in muscle ('meat'), not just in brains, spinal cords, in new experiments. Check the details.....