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Eco-Terrorism? Hawaii Vandals Hit Modified Papayas

Farmers suspect opponents of genetically altered crops

(Newser) - Hawaii papaya growers think they're the victim of eco-terrorism. Vandals cut down thousands of papaya trees, and farmers suspect that opponents of genetically modified crops are to blame, reports the AP via the Sydney Morning Herald . Most of the papayas grown on the Big Island are modified to protect... More »

French Pols Receive Death Threats—Along With Bullets

(Newser) - Seven French politicians, including President Nicolas Sarkozy, have received death threats accompanied by live ammunition, the Independent reports. The letters, which included 9mm rounds, were signed by an unknown group called Solidarity Earth. Though the name perhaps suggests an environmental group, and anti-terrorism officials are investigating, those in the know... More »

'Domestic Terrorism' Hits Wash.

Radical environmentalists suspected after sign is found at scene of fire

(Newser) - Fire destroyed three multimillion-dollar show homes near Seattle today, and explosives found inside led officials to give the cause as "domestic terrorism," the Post-Intelligencer reports. No one was injured in the fires, which seriously damaged two other houses. A radical environmentalist group apparently left a spray-painted sign criticizing... More »

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