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Oct 24, 2014

Police in Ferguson committed human rights abuses: Amnesty report

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – Police in Ferguson, Missouri, committed human rights abuses as they sought to quell mostly peaceful protests that erupted after an officer killed an unarmed black teenager, an international human rights organization said in a report released on Friday.

The Amnesty International report said law enforcement officers should be investigated by U.S. authorities for the abuses, which occurred during weeks of racially charged protests that erupted after white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, 18, on Aug. 9.

Oct 23, 2014

Autopsy of slain Missouri teen shows close-range gunshot

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – The official autopsy on an unarmed black teenager whose killing by a white police officer in August set off protests in Ferguson, Missouri, suggests he sustained a gunshot wound to the hand from close range, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

The autopsy report, obtained by the newspaper and published on its website late on Tuesday, comes as a St. Louis County grand jury considers charges against Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Oct 23, 2014

Critics of Dow herbicide sue U.S. EPA over approval

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – A coalition of U.S. farmer and environmental groups filed a lawsuit on Wednesday seeking to overturn regulatory approval granted last week for an herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences.

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in California, argues that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did not adequately analyze the impact of one of the new herbicide’s active ingredients, 2,4-D, before granting approval on Oct. 15 to Dow’s Enlist Duo herbicide.

Oct 22, 2014

Critics of Dow herbicide ingredient sue U.S. EPA over approval

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – A coalition of U.S. farmer and environmental groups filed a lawsuit on Wednesday seeking to overturn regulatory approval granted last week for a herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences.

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in California, argues that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did not adequately analyze the impact of one of the new herbicide’s active ingredients, 2,4-D, before granting approval on Oct. 15 to Dow’s Enlist Duo herbicide.

Oct 22, 2014

Autopsy of slain Missouri teen shows close-range gunshot: report

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – A government autopsy of the unarmed black teenager whose killing by a white police officer set off months of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, suggests he suffered a gunshot to the hand from close range, according to a copy of the autopsy published by the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

The autopsy results could buttress claims by supporters of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson that the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, 18, was justified.

Oct 21, 2014

Missouri governor forms commission to look at Ferguson unrest

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – Missouri Governor Jay Nixon said Tuesday he was setting up a special commission to examine the social and economic conditions in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson that have fed ongoing race-related protests following the police killing of an unarmed black teenager in August.

The St. Louis area has seen demonstrations almost daily since the Aug. 9 killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson. Thousands of people have participated in protests that at times have turned violent and at one point prompted the governor to call out the National Guard.

Oct 17, 2014

GMO labeling foes spend big on campaigns in Oregon, Colorado

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – Opponents of GMO food labeling proposals on the ballot next month in Oregon and Colorado have contributed roughly $20 million for campaigning against the proposed laws, nearly triple the money raised by supporters of the initiatives, campaign finance reports show.

Both measures would require labels on foods made with genetically engineered crops, which are common in the United States. Voters in Colorado and Oregon weigh in on the issue in mid-term election voting on Nov. 6.

Oct 15, 2014

U.S. EPA approval of Dow herbicide breaks law, critics say

Oct 15 (Reuters) – U.S. regulatory approval on Wednesday for
a Dow AgroSciences herbicide to be used with new genetically
modified crops outraged critics, who say the approval violates
environmental law and will create a host of problems for people
and animals.

The Environmental Protection Agency gave final approval to
Dow’s Enlist Duo herbicide developed to be used with Dow’s
Enlist GMO corn and soybeans. The herbicide is
approved immediately for use in six states, and the EPA is
evaluating expansion to additional states.

Oct 15, 2014

EPA approval of Dow herbicide violates law, critics charge

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – U.S. regulatory approval granted Wednesday to Dow AgroSciences’ new herbicide to be used with new genetically modified crops, outraged critics who say the approval violates environmental law and will create a host of problems for people and animals.

The Environmental Protection Agency gave final approval on Wednesday to Dow’s Enlist Duo herbicide developed to be used with Dow’s Enlist GMO corn and soybeans.

Oct 15, 2014

EPA approves Dow’s Enlist herbicide for GMO soy, corn

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – The Environmental Protection Agency gave final approval on Wednesday to a new herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences that has faced broad opposition, ordering a series of restrictions to address potential environmental and health hazards.

EPA said it was applying “first-time-ever restrictions” on its approval of the herbicide, called Enlist Duo, which is designed to be used with new genetically modified crops developed by Dow AgroSciences, a unit of Dow Chemical.

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