STATEMENT OF THE HUNGER STRIKERS (May21, 2003) (5/31/2003) Yesterday, we began the 24-hour Indignation Fast against the Macapagal-Arroyo government and Monsanto, joined by supporters from many parts of the country and of the world. Together, we are ending that fast today, as well as the 30 days of hunger strike against Bt corn, and sealing our common commitment to continue the fight against Bt corn and other genetically-engineered foods until victory is at hand.
Philippine govt urged to sanction harmful use of Bt corn (5/27/2003) KORONADAL CITY - A Catholic Church-backed umbrella organization here opposing the propagation and commercialization of the controversial Bacillus Thuringiensis (Bt) corn urged the Arroyo government to formulate penalty mechanisms in case something goes wrong with the use of transgenic corn.
Cargill and Codexis sign research collaboration for industrial biomaterials platform (5/20/2003) MINNEAPOLIS and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill Incorporated and Codexis, Inc. today announced an agreement to develop a novel biochemical platform that will enable production of specialty chemicals, polymers and other industrial chemicals using agricultural raw materials. The collaboration will take advantage of Codexis' proprietary MolecularBreeding(TM) directed molecular evolution technologies and Cargill's expertise in developing and commercializing biological processes.