Monday, 21 March 2011

Canada Kills Genetically Modified Alfalfa - at Least for Now

By Barry Wilson, TheWesternProducer - Mar 14, 2011
As MPs began debating a proposal for a moratorium on genetically modified alfalfa, agriculture minister Gerry Ritz said there is no prospect GM alfalfa will be approved. Full story here.

New Lawsuit Filed Against the USDA for GM Alfalfa Deregulation

March 18th, 2011 - By Heather Whitehead - CivilEats
Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by Sam Beebe
The Center for Food Safety and Earthjustice have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture, arguing that the agency’s recent unrestricted approval of genetically engineered, “Roundup Ready” Alfalfa was unlawful. Full story here.

At least 80 million children under one are at risk of diseases such as diphtheria, measles and polio as COVID-19 disrupts routine vaccination efforts

World Health Organization A WHO photo. Agencies call for joint effort to safely deliver routine immunization and proceed with vaccination ...