11. April 2013 18:26
The politics of genetically modified food has created a rift in a policy-setting committee of the influential Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that demonstrates the difficulty in finding anyone — anywhere — who doesn’t already have an opinion on the issue.
A dietitian workin... [More]
9. April 2013 21:16
The biotech industry rejoiced along with biotech seed companies and farmers supportive of genetically modified organism (GMO) crops when President Obama signed a budget bill with a rider authorizing the secretary of agriculture to temporarily allow continued growing of crops previously approved ... [More]
3. April 2013 20:45
Genetic engineering in agriculture has disappointed many people who once had hopes for it. Excluding, of course, those who’ve made money from it, appropriately represented in the public’s mind by Monsanto. That corporation, or at least its friends, recently managed to have an outrage... [More]
21. March 2013 01:29
Whole Foods Market Inc, Trader Joe's and other food retailers representing more than 2,000 U.S. stores have vowed not to sell genetically engineered seafood if it is approved in the United States, a new advocacy group said on Wednesday.The announcement from the Campaign for Genetically Engineere... [More]
2. November 2012 22:05
While Monsanto may have grabbed the headlines for the millions of dollars they have poured into the effort to defeat California’s Proposition 37, which would require the labeling of genetically engineered foods, they’re not the only major global agricultural behemoth meddling with Califo... [More]
2. November 2012 17:39
The U.S. seed industry said Wednesday it was a step closer to establishing a broad framework for the handling of genetically modified seed technology as product patents expire.
The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) and the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) said they have c... [More]
18. October 2012 23:50
CIVIL society groups yesterday petitioned the government to ensure that genetically modified food in the country is labelled to protect consumers.
The activists, who marched from Uhuru Park's Freedom Corner to Harambee House and the Office of the Prime Minister before proceeding to Parliament... [More]
12. October 2012 20:09
One of the more interesting things we will learn on Nov. 6 is whether or not there is a “food movement” in America worthy of the name — that is, an organized force in our politics capable of demanding change in the food system. People like me throw the term around loosely, partly b... [More]
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]
20. July 2011 01:42
Transgenic salmon may not be as interested in the opposite sex as their wild, robust counterparts – but they do have enough sex drive to alter natural populations.
That’s the conclusion of a team of Canadian scientists who observed the breeding behavior of laboratory-reared, genet... [More]