|Biosecurity Board suspends entry of 26 GMOs to Turkey|
Hurriyet Daily News (Turkey) - 4/27/2013.By Hacer Boyacıoglu - The Biosecurity Board has decided to ban the entry of 26 genetically modified organisms (GMOs) into Turkey amid ongoing debates about whether genetically modified rice passed through customs.
|Farmworkers Dig Into the New ‘Blue Card’ Plan|
In These Times - 4/27/2013. By Michelle Chen - Last week, immigrants’ rights groups finally got the papers they’ve been waiting for, an 844-page whopper of a bill that attempts to “fix” the immigration system by promising a little bit to everyone: businesses get workers, workers get jobs and millions of undocumented people get an opportunity to gain citizenship.
|Insecticide firms in secret bid to stop ban that could save bees|
The Guardian [UK] - 4/27/2013. By Damian Carrington - Europe is on the brink of a landmark ban on the world's most widely used insecticides, which have increasingly been linked to serious declines in bee numbers. Despite intense secret lobbying by British ministers and chemical companies against the ban, revealed in documents obtained by the Observer, a vote in Brussels on Monday is expected to lead to the suspension of the nerve agents.