Legal Liability Problems

New Report Challenges GM Industry Myths
Farming Online, 19 June 2012

"The report GMO Myths and Truths is a detailed study covering everything from the genetic engineering technique through to an analysis of the benefits of GM foods and crops. The report is heavily referenced, allowing the reader to determine the validity of the authors’ conclusions. The section on GM crops’ impact on the farm and environment seriously questions the benefits of growing these crops, citing examples of increased pesticide use, pest resistance, inconclusive yield benefits and their value in feeding the worlds increasing population..... weighing in at over 120 pages ... it’s not the weight that makes for uncomfortable reading but the detailed critique of many of the supposed benefits of GM technology and the fact that these have all been brought together in one report. What makes it even more difficult to ignore is the credentials of the authors concerned, these are not your light-weight anti-everything tree huggers but acclaimed scientists. This should open up the debate at a high level on the benefits of GM crops and be essential reading not just for policy makers. The questions raised in this report are too numerous and serious to be simply disregarded."
New report challenges GM industry myths
Farming Online, 19 June 2012

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GM rice spreads, prompts debate in China
AFP, 15 June 2011

* Contamination of rice crops in the United States with an unapproved GM variety has lead to millions of dollars being paid out in compensation to affected farmers by biotech company Bayer following a court ruling (Bloomberg, 4 December 2009)

Farmers told GM crops are 'too dangerous to insure'
Canadian NFU seeks GM pollution liability justice

Cross-Pollination Leads to Triple Herbicide Resistance ISB News Report
EU farmers liable for GM damage
NFU Mutual won't insure GM crop trial risks
Monsanto sues Nelson farm: A North Dakota family's frustrations with genetically engineered soybeans

Illinois Asks Dealers Not to Sell A Controversial Monsanto Corn Seed
Monsanto fears GM liabilities
National Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Starlink Producer
StarLink fiasco wreaks havoc in the heartland
Schmeiser v Monsanto Canola pollution case - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
US farmers raise GM legal, marketing and production questions
EU Farmers to be liable for GM food claims
Farmes can't get GM risk insurance cover
Swiss farmers seek compensation for seed contaminated by GM
Updates and details on Percy Smeicher V Monsanto law suit
photo of surviving volunteer GM canola plants in Canada after spraying with Roundup!
Canadian NFU fights 'genetic pollution'
Canadian GM pollution case
GM maize pollination risk
GM oilseed rape pollen travels at least 4.5 km
Tesco to ban produce from GM trial sites
Why consumers do not want to eat genetically engineered foods
Tryptophan GMO toxicity incident - $2 billion in claims for deaths and disease
EU proposes farmer liability for GMO hazards
Insurance risks from genetic engineering
Chartered Surveyor Monthly on GM legal liability problems
Land values at risk from GM crops
RICS Land Values Report
GENE TRANSFER BETWEEN CANOLA (Oilseed Rape) AND RELATED WEED SPECIES - full research paper: University of Idaho, and other references
Other farm property rights violation issues associated with this technology

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