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  • Will Vermont’s GMO Labeling Law Stick?

    GMO labeling advocates rejoiced at the news that Vermont’s Senate and House both approved a “no strings attached” mandatory labeling bill for foods containing GMOs sold in the state. The bill now goes to Governor Shumlin’s desk to be signed into law. It will go into effect on July 1, 2016. More

  • South Africa to Monsanto: GMO Crops Aren’t Producing More Sustainable Food

    South Africa’s Advertising Standards Authority has ordered biotech giant Monsanto to immediately withdraw an advertisement it’s been running on the country’s Radio 702 channel. The decision comes after the African Centre for Biosafety submitted a complaint to the ASA after the ad was aired and found to be inappropriate. More

  • Fight GMOs With Occupy Monsanto

    Occupy Monsanto is an internationally decentralized movement seeking to force GMO labeling and keep big biotech’s influence out of food policy in government. More

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    Monsanto To Gain Immunity?

    The “Monsanto rider” is situated to allow Monsanto all the freedom in the world, literally, to plant whatever they feel like, whenever they feel like. More

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    GMO Lawsuit Goes to Australian Supreme Court

    Organic farmer Steve Marsh filed suit against his GM canola farmer neighbor last year after the neighbor’s crops contaminated his organic fields, causing him to lose certification over 70% of his farm. Now that suit is headed for the Supreme Court. More

  • Foodie Profiling: Monsanto Lobbying Makes Bank

    U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter recently asked 60 food businesses last week to release details about their policies on antibiotics in meat and poultry, but more than half of do not employ Washington D.C. lobbyists. More

  • Is Whole Foods Market in Bed with Monsanto?

    Whole Foods and other companies from the Organic Elite no longer oppose the mass commercialization of GE crops, such as Monsanto’s controversial Roundup Ready alfalfa, and are prepared to sit down and cut a deal for “coexistence” with Monsanto and USDA biotech cheerleader Tom Vilsack. More

  • Corn Rootworm Now Resistant to Monsanto’s Genetically Modified Corn

    As Ken Roseboro wrote earlier today, Monsanto GM sweet corn is about to be much more ubiquitous in the U.S. Interestingly, this announcement comes at about the same time as the release of a new study out of Iowa State University showing that some organisms that are supposed to be repelled by this GM corn are becoming resistant to it (and passing on that resistance to their offspring). More

  • Labeling Genetically Modified Foods

    This comes up from time to time. Should we or should we not label genetically-modified ingredients in our food? Most people like to know what’s in their food, whether it’s the basic ingredients, the nutrient content of the final product, or even how it’s grown. Accurate ingredients lists and nutrition facts are required by law. Legislation requiring the labeling of genetically modified foods is the logical next step. More

  • Monsanto Pulled to Court by India for “Biopiracy”

    Monsanto and India don’t have a very cozy relationship. Monsanto came in on the promise of cheaper crops, alleviating hunger, and so on and so on. India found out before long that they got totally ripped off and screwed by the agribusiness multinational giant. Thousands upon thousands upon thousands of Indian farmers have actually committed suicide in response to Monsanto’s screw-you (with a smile), give-money-to-us genetically modified (GM) crops.

    The latest in this long, sad saga is that the National Biodiversity Authority of India (NBA) is suing Monsanto, Mahyco, and other collaborators who were involved in “accessing and using local brinjal varieties in developing Bt Brinjal without prior approval of the competent authorities” (aka biopiracy). More

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    Mutant Tomatoes: a GMO Discussion

    To eat GMOs or not to eat GMOs – that is the question. We tried to offer some subjective reporting, but as it turns out, we are all fairly clear that we prefer non-GMO, non-GE food. More

  • Toxin from GM Crops Found in Human Blood, Canadian Scientists Find

    When you let the GMO industry police itself and evaluate the safety of its own products, you are bound to get something different than if you had (or let) independent scientists do so. I’ve covered the scientific limitations of GMO studies commissioned or conducted by the GMO industry before, as well as 13 scientific studies that have identified a link between GMOs and organ disruption. News is out now that may be even more disturbing. More

  • Greenwashing Genetically Modified Crops

    One of the biggest weapons in GMO companies’ arsenal is the claim they make repeatedly that genetically modified (GM) crops are needed to help feed to world in the face of global climate change. There’s one problem with this claim, though — it’s total greenwashing and untrue. More

  • Monsanto GM Sugar Beets (and Alfalfa) Approval: Why This is Bad News

    We have a great post going up tomorrow morning on the USDA’s recent approval of Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) — “genetically engineered” (“GE”) if you live in Europe — sugar beets and GM alfalfa from Ken Roseboro, editor of The Organic & Non-GMO Report. It will cover health concerns (based on scientific studies), environmental concerns, legal concerns, considerable threats to organic farmers and consumers, and the USDA’s decision to ignore public concerns and comments from hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens. But I wanted to chime in on this with a few comments of my own. More

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    Over 1 Million Petition EU to Stop GM Crop Approvals

    The EU has kept genetically modified (GM) crops out of its country’s much more so than other nations. But recent industry pressure and soft politicians have started changing course. The European Commission unveiled plans in the summer to allow the production of GM crops in some member countries. Additionally, even before that, the EU (in […] More

  • Biotechnology Industry Spends Over Half a Billion Pushing GMOs

    How much is food safety worth to U.S. lawmakers? The agricultural biotech industry has spent over half a billion dollars ($572 million) in the last 10 years on Congressional lobbying and campaign contributions pushing controversial projects like genetically modified (GM), aka genetically engineered (GE), crops and “food animals” (and the amount Big Biotech is putting […] More

  • UK Declares Milk and Meat from Cloned Animals Safe

    The UK declared last Thursday that milk and meat from cloned animals are safe for human consumption.  The Food Standards Agency says: “The evidence showed no differences in composition between the meat and milk of conventional animals, clones or their progeny and is therefore unlikely to present any food safety risk.” This is contrary to […] More

  • GM Salmon WON’T Feed Hungry World Populations

    Genetically modified organism (GMO) proponents constantly proclaim that GMOs will help feed the hungry and solve world hunger. This is one supposed benefit of genetically modified (GM) salmon as well. But a recent report out of Europe, GE Salmon Will Not Feed the World, says otherwise. Food & Water Watch reports: GE* Salmon Will Not […] More

  • Bt Corn Benefits Non-GM Corn

    A new study published in Science found that Bt corn provides economic benefits for farmers who plant non-GM corn in nearby fields. It sounds great, but is that the whole story? More

  • The Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act – H.R. 5577

    On June 23 of this year, Rep. Dennis Kucinich introduced the Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act (H.R. 5577). The Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act is intended: To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the Federal Meat Inspection Act, and the Poultry Products Inspection Act to require that food that […] More

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