Recent GMO News
27
Apr

Monsanto sued in Los Angeles County for false advertising (Examiner)

Originally published by the Examiner by Nancy Swamson April 21, 2015 Today a class action lawsuit (Case No: BC 578 942) was filed in Los Angeles County, California against the Monsanto corporation. The suit alleges that Monsanto is guilty of false advertising by claiming that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, targets an enzyme only […]

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27
Apr

Food Recalls 2015: Tainted Blue Bell Ice Cream, Sabra Hummus, Trader Joe’s Sausage, Kraft Macaroni And Cheese Among Withdrawn Foods (International Business Times)

Originally published by International Business Times by Elizabeth Whitman April 22, 2015 Every day, or so it would seem, a popular food product is newly marked as inedible due to the presence of bacteria, bits of plastic or other materials that don’t belong in food. Here are six of the most notable food recalls of […]

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27
Apr

Judge Says Vermont Law on Genetically Modified Food Stands (Associated Press)

Originally published by the Associated Press by Dave Gram April 27, 2015 A Vermont law that could make the state the first in the country to require labeling of genetically modified food has been allowed by a federal judge to stand for now despite opposition by food industry groups. U.S. District Court Judge Christina Reiss in Burlington […]

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26
Apr

Chipotle to Stop Serving Genetically Altered Food (New York Times)

Originally published by the New York Times by Stephanie Strom April 26, 2015 In a first for a major restaurant chain, Chipotle Mexican Grill on Monday will begin serving only food that is free of genetically engineered ingredients. “This is another step toward the visions we have of changing the way people think about and […]

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24
Apr

EU approves first new genetically modified crops since 2013 (Reuters)

Originally published by Reuters by Philip Blenkinsop April 24, 2015 The European Union cleared the import of 10 new types of genetically modified crops and two more kinds of cut flowers on Friday, its first authorisations in more than a year after a review of its blocked approval process. The European Commission said it had […]

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24
Apr

Goodall on GMOs “I Truly Believe We’re Poisoning ourselves.” (KUER)

Originally published by KUER  by Andrea Smardon April 24, 2014 Primatologist Jane Goodall is speaking in Salt Lake City at a sold-out event Friday evening about her work and the future of chimpanzees. But in the afternoon, she lent her fame and clout to a more controversial cause. Goodall appeared with Steven Druker, the author […]

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22
Apr

EU proposes GM opt-out for members, angering pro and anti-GM camps (Reuters)

Originally published by Reuters by Philip Blenkinsop April 22, 2015 The European Commission proposed on Wednesday a new law allowing individual EU countries to restrict or prohibit imported genetically modified crops even if they have been approved by the bloc as a whole. The proposal covering GM crops in human food and animal feed upset […]

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02
Apr

Genetically modified food in the UK and TTIP (Open Democracy)

Originally published by Open Democracy by Linda Kaucher April 2, 2015 Following on from the anti-GM activism of the late 1990s and early 2000’s, it is widely believed that there is a ban on GM foods in the UK. However law changes in the EU, potential international trade law tie-ins via the upcoming Transatlantic Trade […]

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01
Apr

EPA expands areas of approved use for Dow’s Enlist Duo herbicide (Reuters)

Originally published by Reuters by Carey Gillam April 1, 2015 The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday more than doubled the number of U.S. states where Dow AgroSciences’ controversial new herbicide can be used. The EPA approved Enlist Duo on Oct. 15 with a series of restrictions aimed at addressing potential environmental and health hazards. At […]

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01
Apr

World-famous scientist Jane Goodall condemns GMO food and fraudulent industry ‘science’ (Natural News)

Originally published by Natural News by Jonathon Benson April 1, 2015 (NaturalNews) If Europe weakens its standards to allow the cultivation and import of untested genetically modified organisms (GMOs), it will be making a monumental and irreversible mistake based on corporate lies and pseudoscience. This was the emphatic warning recently given by primate expert and […]

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