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EU Beekeepers Stage Win Against GM Crop Producers


World  (tags: europe, GoodNews, government, GMO crops, bees, honey, HumanRights )

Kathy
- 1386 days ago - dw-world.de
The EU's highest court may classify honey containing traces of genetically modified material as "food produced" from modified plants. Such a ruling may enable beekeepers with hives close to GM crops to seek damages.



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Penelope P. (222)
Thursday March 10, 2011, 6:47 pm
good
 

Sue Matheson (76)
Thursday March 10, 2011, 7:04 pm
double good.
 

Julie P. (149)
Thursday March 10, 2011, 7:10 pm
Beekeepers are providing a public service, as they facilitate pollination of 1/3 of our food supply. As such, they should be provided every protection.
 

Sue H. (5)
Thursday March 10, 2011, 7:29 pm
Good on the bee keepers!
 

Fran away F. (117)
Friday March 11, 2011, 7:10 pm
GOOD!!!! I wish US judges consistently had as much sense about GM crop contamination as this advocate general.
 

Dana B. (133)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 9:54 am
If we could only do that here in the USA
 

Marcla G. (108)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 10:18 am
WINNING!!!! (Sorry...I had to LOL)
 

Bee S. (208)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 10:43 am
Very Well said, Julie P.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 11:33 am
LOL @ marcia.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 11:44 am
Finally some good news....I hope Monsanto has to pay up big time. Guess that will never happen in the US..
 

. (0)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 12:09 pm
Right on Olivia! Noted and thanks!
 

Mike S. (86)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 12:14 pm
Great news indeed! Thank you very much for posting Kathy.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 12:33 pm
Good news.
 

Brenda Towers (0)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 12:39 pm
Very interesting news!
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 12:41 pm
Why are we unable to achieve these things here in the US? Are we an Oligarchy? Our voices not heard, our needs not met, our concerns not heeded? And yet, they take our money?
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 1:26 pm
Good luck to Thomas Radetzkki & his action griup takibk on Monsanto - they will need it! I hope there is a follow up to this so we will know how it turns out.
 

Jane H. (138)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 1:44 pm
glad to hear it.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 2:00 pm
Rooting for the bee-keepers!
 

Betsy Bee (1038)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 2:04 pm
Thank you, Diane, for telling me about this article. I sent you a green star. Good for the EU beekeepers. I have to live way out in a rural area to protect my bees from nicotene based pesticides and GM crops.
 

John Y. (100)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 2:04 pm
Very interesting news.
 

Hannah Theresa Weyland (8)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 2:55 pm
At least here in Europe we are becoming more environmentally aware and prepared to do something about it.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 4:09 pm
If our politicians, government officials and judges were not so corrupt we would not have to worry about what these GM products are doing to our land, water and our health. These GM products may even be modifying our genes.
 

Gloria H. (88)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 4:10 pm
Sting it to em EU! Bee strong! I wish Americans would rally too, but we are like grubs waiting for our politicians and advertisers to drone on and on about how wonderful GMO is for our collective health. -Sigh-. From a country that used to brag about individualism and valor, we have evolved into spineless, apathetic, goo.
 

(0)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 4:24 pm
This would be a great strike against GMO !
I wish the US would take heed and see how much smarter they are in Europe!
 

Olga K. (0)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 4:56 pm
yes, instead of GM "patented seed" owners stealing "their" seed back from independent farmer's crop, they should be put in their place for contaminating organic plants with their modified crap.
 

Hartson Doak (33)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 5:04 pm
Maybe this is what is causing hive collapse?
 

Cor v. (1)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 6:04 pm
What happened to the old saying "the polluter pays"?
 

Mark H. (33)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 6:27 pm
So let's go Americans and demand an end to crop monoculture -nonsustainable - polluting-nutrient degrading-monopolistic-anti small farmer AG policy.
 

Mark H. (33)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 6:36 pm
We totally CAN Dana...but we need to fight TOGETHER w/ a lot of little $ and steady grass roots loud and intelligent pressure on lawmakers and in the super market with our choices as EVERY sale is reported for ordering and trends. We NEED the birds and bees in so many ways!
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 7:34 pm
Shared. I can't say enough about bees, butterflies, & bats!
 

Deborah L. (70)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 8:01 pm
Wonder how much of this GMO type food we eat that we don't know about and what will it do to us, our children and grand children?
 

HELEN V. (52)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 10:29 pm
good move- but the article warns that the beekeepers have won for the time being... I am very concerned with the power that Monsanto wields and the pressure that they can place on govt.
 

Lori K. (56)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 12:22 am
Good, but maybe they should look at the bigger picture, and realize that if genetically modified crops are destroying bees, then maybe they are destroying all of us and should be done away with.
 

Jon Stewart (37)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 9:59 am
It wouldn't surprise me to learn that Monsanto launched a war to eradicate bees, promoting it as a way to keep the pesky bee population under control and prevent cross-pollination... sort of like slaughtering wild bison to keep the cow population safe from Mad Cow disease.
A nice plate of Soylent Green, anyone?
 

Julie W. (22)
Monday March 14, 2011, 3:04 am
I do hope this bill goes through - it aint over yet!
 

Eugene C. (3)
Monday March 14, 2011, 9:21 pm
Seems Monsanto is still in the spotlight.....Isn't it amazing, a company can cause so much destruction and so much pain and yet still be continuing with seemingly so little resistance. We just have to keep the pressure on when ever and however we ca,.they have to be stopped! This isn't the first time that insects have been affected my GM crops and for all we know there are millions of insects ingesting these mutations and we are not even aware of it....yet!
 

Juliette Calderone (91)
Monday March 14, 2011, 10:49 pm
Very good . noted , shared
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 1:41 pm
Very good news.
 
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