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Monsanto Baffled About GMO Wheat Survival

Agricultural Goliath Monsanto says it doesn’t know how an herbicide-resistant strain of wheat it supposedly stopped researching in 2004 made its way onto an Oregon field.

Posted on Jun 5, 2013 READ MORE



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High Food Prices Drive Unrest, Study Says

An old argument says that full or empty bellies lead to contentment or revolt. Recent research supports that claim, showing that spikes in global food prices have coincided with the surge of social unrest and political instability seen recently in North Africa and the Middle East. (more)

Posted on Aug 22, 2011 READ MORE


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Food, Not Bombs

Remember when North Korea loomed menacingly as the next big nuclear threat on the world stage, with cognac-swilling Communist Kim Jong Il starring as the latest dictator du jour? What a difference a few years can make: The North Korean government has now demonstrated its willingness to halt the country’s nuclear weapons program and has begun accepting food shipments from the U.S. and increased aid from the World Food Program.

Posted on Jun 30, 2008 READ MORE


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