Parrita becomes Costa Ricas 65th municipality to ban GMO crops

first_imgNo related posts. The municipality of Parrita, on Costa Rica’s central Pacific coast, unanimously approved on Nov. 7 a ban on the planting of genetically modified crops. The ordinance was officially ratified and went into effect on Monday.Parrita is the 65th municipality to pass an ordinance banning GMOs in some form, and only 16 municipal governments in Costa Rica do not have such bans. While many environmental groups have declared that Costa Rica is almost completely GMO-free, without a national law, the ordinances are almost entirely unenforceable. GMO projects already approved by the country’s Agriculture and Livestock Ministry are allowed to continue even in areas with active bans.Lawmakers are in the process of drafting a national moratorium bill for GMO projects that would halt future genetic modification plans. In June, the Ombudsman’s Office brought a case before the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court that could result in a complete constitutional ban of all GMO crops in the country.   Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Larry Fitzgerald caught passes Thursday from a guy

first_imgLarry Fitzgerald caught passes Thursday from a guy that would be everyone’s consensus pick to be the Arizona Cardinals quarterback in 2011. It wasn’t Kevin Kolb, Kyle Orton or even Marc Bulger. It was Kurt Warner.Here is where most people would blow things out of proportion and start rumors of his return to the NFL as the Cardinals’ savior. Not us. We know better … thanks to Warner’s Twitter account. Comments   Share   Don’t get any ideas… But went & threw the fball today w/ @LarryFitzgerald & some of young guys… Haven’t done that since I retired!less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet ReplyKurt Warnerkurt13warner @kurt13warner looked great out there throwing the ball to us today!!! #comeback ???????less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet ReplyBeanie WellsBeanieWells26 Kurt we got ideas! Lol RT @LarryFitzgerald: Hmm lol RT @kurt13warner: Don’t get any ideas.Threw the ball 2day w/ (cont) http://tl.gd/aij4seless than a minute ago via ÜberSocial Favorite Retweet ReplyKerry Rhodeskerryrhodes Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaycenter_img In a perfect world Warner never would have left the Cardinals after the 2009 season and the team would have made the playoffs last year. Unfortunately in the real world he walked away to spend time with his family and to start a broadcasting career.Would Warner coming back fix all the Cards problems? Probably. Too bad it won’t happen.Regardless of if you told us not to get any ideas Kurt, we have and it looks like Fitzgerald, Beanie and Rhodes may have also. Too bad their nostalgic thoughts about how it use to be and how far the Cards have fallen in just one year. Not optimistic ones of you coming back. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Just because Kurt told us all not to read too much into his return to the football field, that didn’t stop current Cardinals from at the very least giving the former signal caller a hard time.Fitzgerald, running back Beanie Wells and safety Kerry Rhodes made sure to tweet Warner and let him know it peaked their interest.last_img read more