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Rights Group Urges Indian Probe into Land Protest Deaths

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International is calling for a fair and thorough government probe into the deaths of three people during a protest by farmers in western India. The three were killed Tuesday when police opened fire on some 500 farmers demonstrating against the acquisition of land for a water pipeline project in Maharashtra state. Witnesses say police […]

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Landmark Lawsuit Tests Limits for Growers of GM Foods

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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A landmark lawsuit in Australia is raising new questions about the responsibilities of growers of genetically modified crops. West Australia GM farmer Michael Baxter is being sued by his lifelong friend and neighbor Steve Marsh after some modified canola seed blew onto the neighbor’s farm. That caused Marsh to lose his license to sell organic […]

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