A win in the US.

Have you heard the good news? The US Senate has stripped the “Monsanto Protection Act” from the government spending bill currently under debate.

This is a huge win! The policy rider that fast-tracks genetically engineered crops — and undermines safeguards for farmers — is set to expire on September 30. Monsanto & Co. have been pressing hard for an extension, but thanks to thousands of people across the country raising their voices on this important issue, it looks like they’re not going to get it.

Let’s keep it up! » These days, companies like Monsanto are more determined than ever to maintain their stronghold on food and farming. But together, we’re making real strides toward a fair, safe, democratic food system. Will you donate today to continue important work like this?

The “Big 6” pesticide and GE seed corporations — Monsanto, DuPont, Bayer, Syngenta, BASF and Dow — already control a majority of global agricultural markets. The latest research shows they hold 60% of the commercial seed market and 76% of pesticide sales worldwide. By pushing policies like the “Monsanto Protection Act,” they make it clear that they’re hungry for even more.

PAN and True food.

From the ABC on-line. The IPCC and its climate report.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-09-27/steffen-ipcc-report/4984656

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-09-27/human-role-in-global-warming-now-even-clearer-latest-ipcc-report/4985878

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24292615

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