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GE crops, neonicotinoids banned from refuges

  • Blog Post by: Jim Williams
  • August 22, 2014 - 10:48 AM

From a news release received this morning (Friday)

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has announced that genetically engineered (GE) crops and bee and bird-toxic neonicotinoid pesticides will be banned in National Wildlife Refuges. Crops are planted to feed wildlife in some refuges. The ruling impacts more than 150 million acres of federal land.

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Beekeepers in Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula are celebrating a major victory over Monsanto. A district judge withdrew the corporate's permit to plant genetically engineered Roundup-ready soybeans on 625,000 acres of cropland. The judge determined that GMO crops pose a major threat to honey production.

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