Agriculture

"Monsanto Sued Small Farmers To Protect Seed Patents, Report Says"

"The agricultural giant Monsanto has sued hundreds of small farmers in the United States in recent years in attempts to protect its patent rights on genetically engineered seeds that it produces and sells, a new report said on Tuesday."

Source: Guardian, 02/13/2013

"Pig Manure Reveals More Reason To Worry About Antibiotics"

"There's a global campaign to force meat producers to rein in their use of antibiotics on pigs, chickens and cattle. European countries, especially Denmark and the Netherlands, have taken the lead. The U.S. is moving, haltingly, toward similar restrictions. Now the concerns about rampant antibiotic use appear to have reached China, where meat production and antibiotic use have been growing fast."

Source: NPR, 02/12/2013

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