High risks, few rewards for Mexico with Monsanto's maize

by jeeg 28. May 2014 01:32
  I'd come to Mexico to investigate the ongoing controversy over the proposed introduction of genetically modified (GM) maize into the birthplace of this important global food crop. The issue was hot, because last October a Mexican judge had issued an injunction halting all experimental a... [More]

Food Fight in China Over GM Crops

by jeeg 13. December 2013 20:05
  OF THE many thousands of usually small protests that break out in China every year, few relate to national policy. Many consider the risk of challenging the central government too great. But the entrance to the agriculture ministry is a gathering spot for occasional demonstrations. T... [More]

Roundup, An Herbicide, Could Be Linked To Parkinson's, Cancer And Other Health Issues, Study Shows

by jeeg 26. April 2013 20:22
Heavy use of the world's most popular herbicide, Roundup, could be linked to a range of health problems and diseases, including Parkinson's, infertility and cancers, according to a new study.The peer-reviewed report, published last week in the scientific journal Entropy, said evidence indicates ... [More]

Monsanto wins lawsuit against Indiana soybean farmer

by jeeg 22. September 2011 19:51
Monsanto Co., the world's largest seed company, has prevailed in another lawsuit against a U.S. farmer, earning a ruling from a federal appeals court that protects Monsanto's interests even when its patented seeds are sold in a mix of undifferentiated " commodity" seeds. The U.S. Court o... [More]

Monsanto official Beaten by farmers in India over Failed GMO Bt Cotton Seeds

by jeeg 2. August 2011 19:09
We have reported in the past an alarming suicide rate among farmers in India that is connected to the failure of American GMO (genetically modified organism) cotton seeds. Monsanto, the U.S. company responsible for Agent Orange, a cancer-causing chemical sprayed on the jungles of Vietnam, is... [More]

Pigging out on genetically modified pork

by jeeg 27. January 2011 01:33
Genetically engineered pork may one day become a part of your local grocer's food list. But who's to decide whether or not this product should be on the shelves? It's a question before officials in both Canada and the U.S., thanks to Canadian researchers who have developed a genetically modif... [More]

Debate rages on over production of GM products

by jeeg 15. December 2010 20:34
Every time Zhao Fengxia shops for cooking oil, she checks the label to make sure she is buying non-genetically-modified (GM) soy oil. “I am not sure whether GM food is safe or not. It just sounds scary,” said Zhao, a 47-year-old food safety-conscious consumer who works in a Beijin... [More]

Genetically Modified Pigs: Coming Soon to Your Dinner Plate?

by jeeg 6. October 2010 23:14
The outcry over FDA considering allowing genetically modified salmon for human consumption has almost overshadowed another GM animal that’s up for approval: the Enviropig. Researchers at the University of Guleph in Canada have genetically engineered a pig that creates fewer pollutants i... [More]
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