(Reuters) – A Chinese consumer backlash against genetically modified (GMO) crops is beginning to dent demand for soy oil, the nation’s main cooking oil, and could spell crisis for the multi-billion-dollar crushing industry, which depends on GMO soybeans from the United States and elsewhere.
Reuters-Chinese consumenten willen geen gentech soja-olie meer kopen en zien uit naar vervanging zoals zonnebloem- of pindaolie. Dit is een klap voor de Amerikaanse en Braziliaanse soja-industrie die de gentech sojabonen exporteert.
Last week eight scientists told two California judges that the evidence points them in one direction: Exposure to Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller can cause non-Hodgkin lymphoma (a potentially deadly cancer) in humans.
It’s now up to U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria and California State Court Judge Ioana Petrou to decide whether to believe the scientists and allow hundreds of lawsuits against Monsanto go to trial—or deny cancer victims their day in court, based on Monsanto’s claims that Roundup is safe. MORE
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