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India air pollution 'cutting crop yields by almost half' — Nov 3, 2014

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Agriculture hit by both urban and rural pollution as wheat and rice yield decrease significantly, study finds. Researchers analysed yields for wheat and rice alongside pollution data, and concluded significant decreases in yield could be attributed to two air pollutants, black carbon and ground level ozone. The finding has implications for global food security as India is a major rice exporter.

Supreme Court Hands Monsanto Victory Over Farmers on GMO Seed Patents and Ability to Sue - January 14, 2014

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Monsanto has effectively gotten away with stealing the world’s seed heritage and abusing farmers for the flawed nature of their patented seed technology,” said Murphy. “This is an outrage of historic proportions and will not stand.
The US Supreme Court upheld biotech giant Monsanto’s claims on genetically-engineered seed patents and the company’s ability to sue farmers whose fields are inadvertently contaminated with Monsanto materials.

Agrochemical companies sue to block anti-GMO law in Hawaii - January 11, 2014

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The war against biotech crops and pesticides won't be over soon... Three of the world's largest agrochemical companies have filed a lawsuit in Hawaii to block a law enacted on the island of Kauai in November to limit the planting of biotech crops and the use of pesticides.
DuPont, Syngenta and Agrigenetics Inc, a company affiliated with the Dow AgroSciences unit of Dow Chemical Co, filed suit Friday in U.S. district court in Honolulu. The suit claims the action in Kauai is unconstitutional and seeks an injunction permanently barring enforcement of provisions of the law.

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  1. India air pollution 'cutting crop yields by almost half'by Azeen Ghorayshi | theGuardian | Nov 3, 2014