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(Last updated 26 July 2005)

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Boycott Bayer 26 July 2005 - Bayer withdraws GMO oilseed rape (FoE)
26 July 2005 - Weed discovery brings calls for GM ban (Guardian, UK)
25 July 2005 - GM crops created super weed, say scientists (Guardian, UK)
18 July 2005 - GM canola creates foreign customer concerns (ABC News, Australia)
15 July 2005 - Farmers slam Bayer Cropscience for contamination (NCF)
19 March 2005 - Biotech firm rejects GM crop (FoE)
21 November 2004 - GM firms finally give up on planting in Britain (Independent, UK)
18 November 2004 - Last GM seeds pulled from list (FWi)
14 July 2004 - Bayer pays $66 million in price-fix case (Reuters)
30 June 2004 - FoE joy as Bayer drops legal action (Guardian, UK)
14 June 2004 - NCGA: StarLink lawsuit moving closer to resolution (P&TCN)
3 June 2004 - Bayer pulls out of GM canola trials (ABC News, Australia)
2 April 2004 - GM food crops get taken off the menu (The Australian)
31 March 2004 - Bayer CropScience discontinues GM forage maize in the UK (Bayer CropScience)
31 March 2004 - Bayer deals blow to GM crops (BBC News) GM crop growing has been shelved for the 
'forseeable future', according to the government.
31 March 2004 - GM giant abandons bid to grow crops in Britain (Independent, UK)
31 March 2004 - Biotech Firm Scraps GM Maize Growing Plans (PA News)
30 March 2004 - Beckett is blamed as Bayer bins GM plan (Financial Times, UK)
24 March 2004 - GM maize sunk by Welsh Assembly (GM Free Cymru)
23 March 2004 - High visibility "Boycott Bayer" campaign launched by GM activists (Boycott Bayer)
29 February 2004 - Cereal killer: GM giant culls top jobs in Europe (Independent on Sunday, UK)
9 February 2004 - Wales blocks go-ahead for Britain's first GM crop (Guardian, UK)
19 December 2003 - Six UK GM seed applications withdrawn by Bayer (FoE)
18 December 2003 - Bayer pulls GM seed applications in UK (Reuters)
28 September 2003 - Top GM food company abandons British crop trials (Observer, UK)
16 September 2003 - Company That Cloned Sheep to Sell Assets and Shut Down (NY Times)
4 September 2003 - Bayer won't buy Monsanto (Farmers Weekly)
30 July 2003 - StarLink corn still shows up (Omaha World)
25 April 2003 - GM protesters block gates (BBC News)
25 April 2003 - Environmental Activists Blockade GM Crops Company (GEN)
23 April 2003 - Bayer, Lilly, DuPont, Dow may face apartheid lawsuit in 2-3 months (AFX)
16 April 2003 - Big fines seen in US probe of 2 drugmakers (Boston Globe)
7 March 2003 - Bayer Slammed With $100 Million Lawsuit (ABC News)
25 February 2003 - Bayer hits decade low on Baycol insurance worries (Reuters)
24 February 2003 - Bayer shares fall as Baycol woes mount (Reuters)
23 February 2003 - Documents suggest Bayer knew Baycol problems (CNN)
7 February 2003 - Biotech firms pay $110 million to settle StarLink lawsuit (AP)
7 February 2003 - US farmers reach $110 million StarLink settlement (Reuters)
30 January 2003 - Shares in Bayer plummet by more than 6 per cent (FAZ)
21 January 2003 - Historic claim against PCB producers (FoE Norway)
12 January 2003 - Chemical giant paid students to drink pesticides (Ottawa Citizen)
27 December 2002 - Japan finds StarLink in US corn cargo (Reuters)
12 September 2002 - Bayer Plans to Cut Another 4,700 Jobs (Dow Jones)
27 August 2002 - Bayer Responsible in the Pesticide Poisoning Deaths of 24 children (CBG)
7 August 2002 - Bayer to cut further jobs at CropScience (FT)
10 June 2002 - Starlink contamination found in USAID food shipment (FoE)
16 May 2002 - Aventis moves to stop release of pesticide details (Financial Times UK)
16 May 2002 - Biotech firm takes UK govt to court on data release (Reuters)
29 April 2002 - Belgium refuses licence for Aventis GMO crop test (Reuters)
15 April 2002 - Consumer-Environmental Coalition Files Legal Action Seeking Criminal Investigation of Monsanto and Aventis (CFS)
20 March 2002 - $9m settlement paid to consumers over StarLink contamination (Chemical Week)
17 March 2002 - German GM giant to exploit opening in Britain's relaxed environmental laws (Hoovers)
17 March 2002 - German GM giant to exploit opening in Britain's relaxed environmental laws (Independent UK)
29 January 2002 - GM protestors blockade Bayer on day of Wall Street launch (CBG)
12 February 2002 - Glufosinate a herbicide used with genetically modified crops: Ignored side effects (Professor Joe Cummins)
11 January 2002 - Western Canada organic farmers sue Monsanto, Aventis over modified canola (AFP)
11 December 2001 - The federal government reports on measures it has taken to keep StarLink corn out of Canada (Canada Newswire)
7 December 2001 - Huntingdon Life Sciences Customer Aventis Exposed (SHAC)
22 November 2001 - Bayer in 7.25 bln euro loan to fund Aventis buy (LPC)
18 September 2001 - Lawsuit filed against corn producers (AP)
15 September 2001 - Aventis CropScience pays claims to farmers, elevators (Des Moines Register)
7 September 2001 - Starlink ghost seen chasing Asia away from US corn (Reuters)
7 September 2001 - Dutch Farmers Say Bayer Vaccine Caused Sick Cows (Reuters)
13 August 2001 - Bayer drug linked to more deaths (BBC News)
10 August 2001 - Bayer to cut more than 4,000 jobs (BBC News)
9 August 2001 - Bayer confirms profits slump (BBC News)
8 August 2001 - Bayer shares plunge (BBC News)
8 August 2001 - Heart drug pulled after deaths (BBC News)
8 August 2001 - Bayer withdraws Baycol (FDA)
7 August 2001 - Critics
flay U.N.'s corporate partners (Inter Press)
28 July 2001 - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Rejects Biotech Corn as Human Food (Washington Post)
18 July 2001 - Witness tells scientists biotech corn to blame for allergic reaction (AP)
5 July 2001 - FDA Alerts Stores Over White Biocorn (AP)
4 July 2001 - Engineered Corn Found In White Tortilla Chips (Washington Post)
29 June 2001 - Aventis to sell CropSciences to BASF, Bayer (Reuters)
11 June 2001 - Aventis wants to sell Ag Biotech sector but who wants to buy a biotech seed company? (Des Moines Register)
8 June 2001 - Taco Bell Franchisees to Get $60 Million (Reuters)
"As part of their agreement, FRANMAC, Tricon and the taco shell suppliers will join together to seek damages from those responsible for the introduction of StarLink corn into the U.S. supply chain, the company said."
25 May 2001 - Japan food recall revives StarLink biotech scare (Reuters)
3 May 2001 - Aventis reprimanded for GM safety breach (just-food.com)
27 April 2001 - Green group urges EU ban on Aventis gene corn (Reuters)
22 March 2001 - USDA begins buying StarLink-tainted seed (Reuters)
20 March 2001 - FACTBOX - StarLink tainted corn from 1999, 2000 crops (Reuters)
18 March 2001 - Starlink bio-corn said to be in 430 million bushels (Reuters)
9 March 2001 - USDA predicts lower corn exports while Greenpeace finds more StarLink contamination (Crop Choice News)
7 March 2001 - USDA to buy seed tainted with StarLink bio-corn (Reuters)
1 March 2001 - USDA won't confirm presence of StarLink in corn seed (Reuters)
1 March 2001 - Leading US farm group demands Starlink-free corn seed (Reuters)
1 March 2001 - StarLink found in corn seed (CropChoice News)
14 February 2001 - US corn growers warned of new StarLink problem (Reuters)
13 February 2001 - Aventis chiefs in GM blunder sacked (Guardian UK)
13 February 2001 - Farmers Warned: Avoid Biotech Corn (AP)
8 February 2001 - Iowa farmer files StarLink lawsuit against Aventis (Reuters)
8 February 2001 - Japan asks USDA increase StarLink testing-official (Reuters)
6 February 2001 - North Dakota organic farmers worry about biotech contamination (Crop Choice News)
2 February 2001 - Nebraska farmers file StarLink corn lawsuit (Reuters)
1 February 2001 - Japan consumer group says finds StarLink in food (Reuters)
26 January 2001 - Japan, U.S. fail to resolve StarLink test gap (Reuters)
23 January 2001 - U.S. states ink StarLink bio-corn pact with Aventis (Reuters)
18 January 2001 - Aventis asks EPA to cancel StarLink corn registration (Reuters)
16 January 2001 - USDA investigating origin of StarLink found by Japan (Reuters)
12 January 2001 - StarLink contamination found in beer ingredient-FDA (Reuters)
9 January 2001 - USDA wants more StarLink corn tests (AP)
9 January 2001 - Starlink fallout could cost billions (Toronto Star)
5 January 2001 - Aventis says has paid "millions" over gene-altered corn (Reuters)
20 December 2000 - Bayer Fined $136K Over Exposure to Methylenedianiline (MDA) (AcuSafe)
19 December 2000 - Japan Again Finds StarLink, Asks U.S. to Halt Shipment (Reuters)
19 December 2000 - Allergy fears trigger action on GM maize (Bangkok Post)
11 December 2000 - USA: Time has come to assess full impact of StarLink (justfood.com)
11 December 2000 - Gene-Altered Corn Changes Dynamics of Grain Industry (New York Times)
11 December 2000 - StarLink "possibility" stalls trainload sale off the farm (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
9 December 2000 - Genetically engineered corn affects Cheetos supply (AP)
4 December 2000 - Aventis to repay grain handlers for bio-corn (Reuters)
4 December 2000 - Negligence Suit Is Filed Over Altered Corn (New York Times)
24 November 2000 - Company Says Tracing Problem Corn May Take Weeks (New York Times)
22 November 2000 - Disaster Of The Day: Aventis Corn Monster (Forbes)
23 November 2000 - Aventis gets short shrift over release of modified corn (Nature)
23 November 2000 - Aventis faces $6m bill after soya fails (Financial Times UK)
21 November 2000 - Farm groups want Aventis held liable for bio-corn (Reuters)
20 November 2000 - Farmers warned to be careful what type of corn they plant next season (AP)
20 November 2000 - Aventis stumbles anew on Brazil soy market (Reuters)
17 November 2000 - Biotech Corn Hurting U.S. Exports (AP)
17 November 2000 - UK's GM corn marketing plan scrapped (ENS)
16 November 2000 - Green and dying (The Economist)
16 November 2000 - USDA Says U.S. Corn Exports Hurt by StarLink Chaos (Reuters)
14 November 2000 - Starlink Woes Worsen at Home and Abroad (CropChoice News)
13 November 2000 - SOUTH KOREA: KFDA considers its Starlink recall "proper" (Reuters)
10 November 2000 - Korea Recalls Starlink Contaminated Food (Reuters)
10 November 2000 - IATP Calls for StarLink Investigation (IATP)
27 October 2000 - Federal Officials Blame Aventis For Biotech Corn Found in Food (Wall Street Journal)
26 October 2000 - Aventis, Not Farmers, Should Be Held Liable For Contamination of Conventional Corn Fields (PR Newswire)
25 October 2000 - Third brand of taco shells contains StarLink (UPI)
25 October 2000 - Growers of biotech corn say they weren't warned (Des Moines Register)
24 October 2000 - Talk of biotech corn in US cargo rattles Japan (just-food.com)
24 October 2000 - Farmers Worried About Modified Corn (AP)
24 October 2000 - Elevator says it lost at least $15,000 when ADM rejected corn with StarLink genetics (Des Moines Register)
20 October 2000 - After Uncertainty, Aventis Says it Will Buy Commingled Starlink (CropChoice News)
20 October 2000 - Not All Biotech Corn Accounted for (AP)
21 October 2000 - EU backs Italy in GM food ban (Bloomberg)
15 October 2000 - StarLink corn controversy will explode on USDA, U.S. farmers (Farm and Food File)
13 October 2000 - First It Was Kraft, Now Mission's Pulling Food From Shelves (AP)
10 October 2000 - Aventis Admits Growing Unauthorized GM Seed in UK (ENS)
10 October 2000 - Price fixing vitamins costs company millions (BBC News)
3 October 2000 - GM fodder firm will not give evidence (Times UK)
1 October 2000 - Mother fights GM maize seed being listed before full trials (Sunday Times, UK)
30 September 2000 - European Company Will Buy Entire Crop of Corn in Recall (New York Times)
25 September 2000 - Kraft Taco Shell Puts Focus On Biotechnology Oversight (Wall Street Journal)
25 September 2000 - Nothing Corny About GM Crop (AP)
22 September 2000 - Kraft Recalls Taco Bell Shells with Biotech Corn (Reuters)
22 September 2000 - Kraft foods announces voluntary recall of all Taco Bell taco shell products from grocery stores (Kraft)
21 September 2000 - ACGA: Industry Should Pay to Segregate | Genetic ID Responds to Aventis Attack (CropChoice News)
18 September 2000 - Government Probes Biotech Corn Allegation (AP)
17 September 2000 - Biotech Critics Cite Unapproved Corn in Taco Shells (Washington Post)
6 September 2000 - GM crops 'worse than Nuclear waste' (Guardian UK)
2 September 2000 - Biotech backers feel targeted by rice bill (Sacramento Bee)
1 August 2000 - Newly announced Lincolnshire GM trial will use a banned chemical (Gaia Trust)
27 July 2000 - From boom to bust in three seasons - the rapid rise and fall of GE markets (Dr Christine Dann)
10 July 2000 - GM crops destroyed at trial farm (PA News)
17 May 2000 - Honey Has Been Contaminated by GM Crops (Independent UK)
14 April 2000 - Austria bans Aventis gene-modified maize (Reuters)
6 April 2000 - Peer's 'moral' duty to tear up GM crops (Guardian UK)
4 April 2000 - Peer admits destroying GM crop (BBC News)
11 January 2000 - Bayer Pays for Making Unsubstantiated Claims About Aspirin (ABC News)
20 December 1999 - Rocky Outlook for Genetically Engineered Crops (New York Times)
18 February 1999 - German Bayer company named in Nazi lawsuit (BBC News)
5 February 1998 - Bayer fined for untimely report of chemical release (EPA Environmental News)
9 October 1996 - Bayer Corporation to pay $500,000 penalty and perform two environmental projects to settle EPA toxics complaint



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