Cargill’s Meddling in California Politics Goes Beyond Food

by jeeg 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]

Seed companies nearing deal on off-patent GMO technology

by jeeg 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]

Study finds tumors in rats fed on Monsanto's GM corn

by jeeg 20. September 2012 01:31
In a study that prompted criticism from other experts, French scientists said on Wednesday that rats fed on Monsanto's genetically modified (GM) corn or exposed to its top-selling weedkiller suffered tumors and multiple organ damage.     Gilles-Eric Seralini of the University of C... [More]

Modified Crops Tap a Wellspring of Protest

by jeeg 8. February 2012 22:04
SILENT in flannel shirts and ponytails, farmers from Saskatchewan and South Dakota, Mississippi and Massachusetts lined the walls of a packed federal courtroom in Manhattan last week, as their lawyers told a judge that they were no longer able to keep genetically modified crops from their fiel... [More]

The Very Real Danger of Genetically Modified Foods

by jeeg 11. January 2012 21:14
Chinese researchers have found small pieces of ribonucleic acid (RNA) in the blood and organs of humans who eat rice. The Nanjing University-based team showed that this genetic material will bind to proteins in human liver cells and influence the uptake of cholesterol from the blood. The type... [More]

Pests Resistant To Genetically Modified Corn

by jeeg 29. December 2011 19:07
One of the nation’s most widely planted crops — a genetically engineered corn plant that makes its own insecticide — may be losing its effectiveness because a major pest appears to be developing resistance more quickly than scientists expected. The U.S. food supply is not in... [More]

U.S. approves Monsanto drought-tolerant GM corn

by jeeg 26. December 2011 19:59
Monsanto's genetically engineered, drought resistant corn is deregulated, the U.S. Agriculture Department said Thursday, clearing the variety for sale. USDA approved the variety after reviewing environmental and risk assessments, public comments and research data from Monsanto. Corn is the m... [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]

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]

Indian National Biodiversity Authority to take action against Bt Brinjal biopiracy

by jeeg 10. August 2011 20:04
The development of Bt Brinjal was a case of biopiracy, according to the National Biodiversity Authority (NBA). According to sources, the NBA has finally concluded its year-long investigation and recommended action against the U.S. agribusiness giant, Monsanto, and its Indian collaborators, who... [More]
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