|Billions of Gallons Used to Frack “Monster Wells,” Even in Drought Areas|
Environmental Working Group - 11/18/2014. By Shannon Van Hoesen - The oil and gas industry insists that hydraulic fracturing of natural gas and oil wells does not threaten America’s water supplies. But a new report by Environmental Working Group finds that hundreds of “monster wells” across the country were fracked with 10 to 25 million gallons of water each – and many that used the most water were in drought-stricken areas.
|Trade deals criminalise farmers' seeds|
Grain - 11/18/2014. What could be more routine than saving seeds from one season to the next? After all, that is how we grow crops on our farms and in our gardens. Yet from Guatemala to Ghana, from Mozambique to Malaysia, this basic practice is being turned into a criminal offence, so that half a dozen large multinational corporations can turn seeds into private property and make money from them.
|Syngenta facing dozens of lawsuits over GMO seed|
ABC News - 11/18/2014. By David Pitt, AP - Des Moines: Agrochemicals giant Syngenta is facing a growing number of lawsuits challenging its release of a genetically modified corn seed that China had not approved for import, with losses to farmers estimated to be at least $1 billion.
|Armyworm resistance to GMO crops seen in U.S. – study|
Reuters - 11/17/2014. By Carey Gillam - Crop-devouring armyworms are showing increasing resistance in some U.S. farm fields to a popular type of genetically modified crop that should kill them, scientists said on Monday.