Jeremy Marsh

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GMO labeling would be outlawed by new bill in Congress

State-led efforts to mandate GMO labels are blossoming like a field of organic tulips, but members of Congress are trying to mow them down with …

Agriculture

Hawaii's Big Island Bans All GMO Crops and Biotech Companies

<i>GMO photo from Shutterstock</i><p>Hawaii is a growing center for genetically modified crops, as large biotech companies like Syngenta, Monsanto, Pioneer, …

Organisms

French ban on GMO maize cultivation gets final approval | Reuters

PARIS, May 5 (Reuters) - The French parliament gave final approval on Monday to a law prohibiting the cultivation of any variety of genetically modified maize in the European Union’s top grain producer, where a majority of people remain strongly opposed to foods based on genetically modified …

Vermont Becomes First State To Require GMO Labeling

By Carey Gillam<p>May 8 (Reuters) - Vermont on Thursday became the first U.S. state to mandate labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms as Governor Peter Shumlin signed a law that is widely expected to be challenged in court by some food and agriculture companies.<p>The law, set to take …

South Sudan sides 'recruit 9,000 children to fight'

<b>More than 9,000 child soldiers have been fighting in South Sudan's brutal civil war, UN human rights chief Navi Pillay has said.</b><p>Both the army and rebel forces had recruited the children, she said.<p>Ms Pillay said South Sudan faced the threat of a famine, but there was an "apparent lack of concern" on …

Africa

Vatican to debate teachings on divorce, birth control, gay unions

Contraception, cohabitation, divorce, remarriage and same-sex unions: They're issues that pain and puzzle Roman Catholics who want to be true to both their church and themselves.<p>Now those issues are about to be put up for debate by their leader, a man who appears determined to push boundaries and …

China cracks down on Christianity, demolishing church that symbolized resistance to Communists’ grip on religion

Demolition teams have destroyed a Chinese church that has become a symbol of resistance to the Communist Party’s draconian grip on religion, …

Ukraine's restive east slipping from government's grasp | News Home | Reuters

HORLIVKA, Ukraine (Reuters) - Pro-Moscow separatists seized government offices in more Ukrainian towns on Wednesday, in a further sign that authorities in Kiev are losing control of the country’s eastern industrial heartland bordering Russia.<p>Members of Ukraine's State Security Administration (R) …