Monsanto mounts an aggressive GMO PR campaign

by jeeg 19. March 2015 21:42
  You may have heard that popular scientist Bill Nye has mysteriously revised his outlook on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Several years ago, the children’s show host advocated for the labeling of genetically modified foods, citing concerns about what GMOs could do t... [More]

Will Monsanto Save the Monarch Butterfly?

by jeeg 3. March 2015 23:29
Monarch butterflies are in trouble. These popular insects, which have captured the public imagination with their several-thousand mile migrations, have been steadily disappearing for the past 20 years. Now, Monsanto says it wants to help turn the tide. Can the seed and pesticide giant seen by many... [More]

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]

U.S. Government Ties El Salvador USD 277 M Aid Package to Monsanto’s GMO Seeds

by jeeg 17. June 2014 23:07
  The President of the El Salvadoran Center for Appropriate Technologies (CESTA), Ricardo Navarro, has demanded that the U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, Mari Carmen Aponte, stops pressurizing the Government of El Salvador to buy Monsanto’s GM seeds rather than non-GMO seeds from domest... [More]

Ralph Nader Is Building An Army To Battle Corporate Greed

by jeeg 28. March 2014 20:35
  The AFL-CIO, in a 2012 survey of chief executive wages, found that the average CEO in the United States was compensated 354 times what the average worker received — the highest level of wage disparity among all of the nations the AFL-CIO examined. At a time when the real value on emp... [More]

Rounding Up Scientific Journals

by jeeg 14. January 2014 22:38
Scientific Journal publishing reached a low point in November, when the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology retracted a study by Gilles-Eric Séralini and colleagues at Caen University in France. The study, published in November 2012, assessed the effect of feeding rats corn genetically... [More]

Journal's retraction of rat feeding paper is a travesty of science and looks like a bow to industry

by jeeg 3. December 2013 21:24
Elsevier's journal Food and Chemical Toxicology has retracted the paper by Prof. Gilles-Eric Séralini's group which found severe toxic effects (including liver congestions and necrosis and kidney nephropathies), increased tumor rates and higher mortality in rats fed Monsanto's genetical... [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]

Monsanto puts $4.6 million into fight against GMO labeling

by jeeg 11. September 2013 21:26
Monsanto has contributed $4.6 million to fight Initiative 522, the measure on this fall’s ballot that would require labeling of genetically engineered foods sold at retail. The contribution, reported Monday to the state’s Public Disclosure Commission, was made last week and bring... [More]

GMO corn failing to protect fields from pest damage: report

by jeeg 29. August 2013 22:24
Researchers in the key corn-growing state of Illinois are finding significant damage from rootworms in farm fields planted in a rotation with a genetically modified corn that is supposed to protect the crop from the pests, according to a new report. Evidence gathered from fields in two Illinois c... [More]
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