Monarch butterfly endangered, is Monsanto to blame?

by jeeg 18. February 2015 23:43
  The US Fish and Wildlife Service issued a press release on how the monarch butterfly has been nearly wiped out due to loss of habitat related to agricultural practices. The monarch population has also been affected by more than just agricultural advances. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Se... [More]

Opponents of genetically modified foods assail carve-out in House spending bill

by jeeg 16. September 2013 21:09
Food safety advocates are assailing House Republicans for including a controversial carve-out for biotechnology companies in a government funding bill. The stopgap spending bill, which has an uncertain future in the House, would leave intact the so-called “Monsanto Protection Act”... [More]

Groups petition FDA to require labeling of GMO food

by jeeg 5. October 2011 21:46
The Center for Food Safety said Tuesday it has filed a legal petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration seeking mandatory labeling for foods made from genetically engineered crops, a move long opposed by big biotech companies.   "They should label the foods and let consumers kn... [More]

Wait, Did the USDA Just Deregulate All New Genetically Modified Crops?

by jeeg 11. July 2011 21:31
It's a hoary bureaucratic trick, making a controversial announcement on the Friday afternoon before a long weekend, when most people are daydreaming about what beer to buy on the way home from work, or are checking movie times online. But that's precisely what the US Department of Agriculture ... [More]

USDA Gives Green Light to GE Alfalfa

by jeeg 24. February 2011 00:07
In late January, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) secretary Tom Vilsack announced approval of the commercial cultivation of genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa. The decision came after a long debate—and legal battle—over the safety of GE alfalfa. Those who oppose... [More]

We Stand in Opposition to GE Alfalfa

by jeeg 1. February 2011 22:18
We stand united in opposition to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) decision to once again allow unlimited, nationwide commercial planting of Monsanto's genetically engineered (GE) Roundup Ready alfalfa, despite the many risks to organic and conventional farmers. Last spring more tha... [More]

FDA claims GMO salmon is safe

by jeeg 5. September 2010 00:48
A salmon genetically engineered to grow quickly is safe to eat and poses little risk to the environment, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday. The assessment makes it more likely that the fish will become the first genetically modified animal to enter the American food supply. Food... [More]

Court Rules Against GM Sugar Beets

by jeeg 14. August 2010 13:13
A federal district court judge revoked the government’s approval of genetically engineered sugar beets Friday, saying that the Agriculture Department had not adequately assessed the environmental consequences before approving them for commercial cultivation. The decision, by Judge Jeff... [More]

Supreme Court Case a Defeat for Monsanto's Ambitions

by jeeg 22. June 2010 19:42
It should be no surprise that Monsanto's PR machine is working hard to spin the truth in this morning's decision in the first-ever Supreme Court case on genetically engineered crops (Monsanto v. Geertson Seed Farms). Despite what the biotech seed giant is claiming, today's ruling isn't close t... [More]
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