Monsanto in Ukraine: IMF loan for Ukraine may give GMO giant a backdoor into EU

RT
Published time: August 30, 2014 15:33

Ukraine’s bid for closer ties with the west could come at a cost. With the IMF set to loan the country $17 billion, the deal could also see GMO crops grown in some of the most fertile lands on the continent, warns Frederic Mousseau.

Very few, not least the Ukrainian population are aware of these details, but according to Mousseau, who is a Policy Director at The Oakland Institute, in return for the cash, Ukraine could very well become a test ground for GMO crops in Europe, something the rest of the European Union has been looking to prevent. RT caught up with the Frenchman, whovoicedhis concerns at what may lay ahead.

RT: When this $17 billion deal is approved by the IMF and the Ukrainian ban on GM crops is lifted, does that mean it is just a matter of time before Ukrainian farmers grow modified crops?

Frederic Mousseau: This is very likely because there is a lot of pressure from the bio-technological industry, such as Monsanto, to have these approved in Ukraine. It is also part of the EU Association Agreement, which has a particular article which calls for the expansion of bio-technology and GMOs in Ukraine. Continue reading Monsanto in Ukraine: IMF loan for Ukraine may give GMO giant a backdoor into EU

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Cannabis-Based Batteries Could Change the Way We Store Energy Forever

Earth We Are One
September 1, 2014

As hemp makes a comeback in the U.S. after a decades-long ban on its cultivation, scientists are reporting that fibers from the plant can pack as much energy and power as graphene, long-touted as the model material for supercapacitors. They’re presenting their research, which a Canadian start-up company is working on scaling up, at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society. Continue reading Cannabis-Based Batteries Could Change the Way We Store Energy Forever

8 Simple and easy home remedies for sunburn

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By Rosalina
August 29, 2014 at 05:32pm EDT

Summertime brings with it the chance to swim in the pool, go canoeing, walk on the beach – and to get sunburned! These burns are one of the least attractive parts of the warm weather season, but the good news is that there are plenty of things that most people already have around the house that can help treat the sunburn and get the healing process started. 8 treatments are listed below. Continue reading 8 Simple and easy home remedies for sunburn