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Anti-GM campaigners have welcomed a decision by biotechnology giant Monsanto to pull out of the European seed cereal business.
The announcement came as the Government published its report into GM crop trials and its effects on the environment and wildlife.
Monsanto, the huge US company that has pioneered GM crops, issued a statement which announced its "intention to exit from its European cereal seed business".
Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...
The journal which published this apologized this morning for the old news. Interestingly, the original date was 2003, not 2012. But interestingly, I clicked on the Daily News website to the article and it did show 2012, but as of last night was corrected to 2003. Here is the journal's explanation:
Dear NaturalNews readers,
We have a depressing correction to make this morning. Our "victory against GMOs" story about the UK turns out to be old news rather than good news.
We had ran a search for "Monsanto" on the Daily Mail website, and it turned up our source story, dated February 3, 2012.
But as it turns out, that was some sort of date glitch on the Daily Mail website, and that article was actually published in 2003!
We have a captured screen shot from the Daily Mail's own search engine, showing the incorrect date on the article. View it here: www.naturalnews.com...
(For those of you in the USA looking at this photo, remember that in the UK, the day and month are reversed, so 03/02 means February 3rd, not March 2nd.)
Monsanto contacted us this morning and insisted they had not retreated from the UK at all, and in fact they had made great strides in the UK and across Europe. We have also since confirmed with Daily Mail that this story is from 2003, not 2012.
So, my friends, I regret to inform you that things are far worse than we had hoped. GMOs have not been defeated in Europe, and our optimism was mistaken. This is a lesson in misplaced optimism, it seems...
I truly regret the confusion this has caused, but of course it was not intentional on our part. We thought we were quoting an article from today, February 3rd, 2012.
On the side of actual good news, it is true that an anti-GMO rally is scheduled for February 21 in Hawaii: www.naturalnews.com...
Hey Monsanto/ADM/Cargil if you keep killing us with your junk, whose pockets will you pick for your profits in the future?
The Independent newspaper reports that there is a notice in the cafeteria of the Monsanto pharmaceutical factory is High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, advising customers “as far as practicable, GM soya and maize (has been removed) from all food products served in our restaurant. We have taken the steps to ensure that you, the customer, can feel confident in the food we serve.”