July 19, 2013
REPORT: “The world’s largest seed corporation says it has dropped its bid to get more genetically modified crops onto the European market due to the wide-spread popular opposition. The biotech giant says it will expand its share of the natural seed market instead.
“We will no longer be pursuing approvals for cultivation of new biotech crops in Europe. Instead, we will focus on enabling imports of biotech crops into the EU and the growth of our current business there,” the US-based company said in an email statement.
“Several EU member states, including France, Germany, Austria, Spain, have banned the cultivation of genetically-modified crops….” (story’s link below)
July 19, 2013
Report: “[Russian] protest leader Aleksey Navalny has been freed [from prison] pending appeal along with co-defendent Pyotr Ofitserov on the condition they adhere to travel restrictions. The court ruled Navalny may run in the Moscow mayoral elections despite charges set against him…” (link below)
July 18, 2013
NY Times Op Ed By Nasser al-Awlaki: “Nearly two years later, I still have no answers. The United States government has refused to explain why Abdulrahman was killed. It was not until May of this year that the Obama administration, in a supposed effort to be more transparent, publicly acknowledged what the world already knew — that it was responsible for his death …. My grandson was killed by his own government.” (link below)