Recent GMO News
02
Sep

The Public Health Ramifications of GMOs and Herbicides (Mercola)

Originally published by Dr. Mercola  by Dr. Mercola September 1, 2015   On August 20, 2015, Philip J. Landrigan, M.D., and Charles Benbrook, Ph.D. published a paper1,2 in the one of the most prestigious medical journals, the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) on the topic of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), herbicides, and public health, […]

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31
Aug

Growing Doubt: A Scientist’s Experience of GMOs (Independent Science News)

Originally Published by Independent Science News by Jonathan R. Latham, PhD August 31, 2015 By training, I am a plant biologist. In the early 1990s I was busy making genetically modified plants (often called GMOs for Genetically Modified Organisms) as part of the research that led to my PhD. Into these plants we were putting […]

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27
Aug

Latvia, Greece win opt-out from Monsanto GM Crop (Reuters)

Originally Published by Reuters by Barbara Lewis August 27, 2015 Monsanto said it would abide by Latvia’s and Greece’s requests under a new EU opt-out law to be excluded from its application to grow a genetically modified (GM) crop across the European Union, but accused them of ignoring science. Under a law signed in March […]

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27
Aug

Monsanto Halts Its Bid to Buy Rival Syngenta – For Now

Originally Published by Mother Jones by Tom Philpott August 27, 2015 After four months of hot pursuit, genetically modified seed/pesticide giant Monsanto formally ended its bid to buy rival Syngenta Wednesday—at least for now. Earlier in the week, Monsanto had sweetened its offer for the Swiss agrochemical behemoth—most famous for its controversial atrazine herbicide and […]

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26
Aug

U.S. regulator sued for withholding information on GMO crops (Reuters)

Originally published by Reuters by Carey Gillam August 25, 2015 A food safety advocacy group sued an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday, saying it illegally withheld public information on genetically engineered crops. The lawsuit, brought by the Center for Food Safety (CFS) against the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service […]

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25
Aug

Pesticides linked to bee decline for first time in a countrywide field study (Guardian)

Originally published by the Guardian by Alison Benjamin August 20, 2015 The new study provides the first evidence of a link between neonicotinoid pesticides and escalating honeybee colony losses on a landscape level. The study found the increased use of a pesticide, which is linked to causing serious harm in bees worldwide, as a seed […]

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24
Aug

Germany starts move to ban GMO crops – ministry letter (Reuters)

Originally Published by Reuters by Hans-Edzard Buseman August 24, 2015 Germany has initiated a move to stop the growing of genetically modified crops under new European Union rules, documents seen by Reuters showed on Monday. German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt has informed German state governments of his intention to tell the EU that Germany will […]

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23
Aug

Pesticides in paradise: Hawaii’s spike in birth defects puts focus on GM crops (Guardian)

Originally published by the Guardian by Christopher Pala August 23, 2015 Pediatrician Carla Nelson remembers catching sight of the unusually pale newborn, then hearing an abnormal heartbeat through the stethoscope and thinking that something was terribly wrong. The baby was born minutes before with a severe heart malformation that would require complex surgery. What worried […]

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23
Aug

Pesticides in paradise: Hawaii’s spike in birth defects puts focus on GM Crops (The Guardian)

Originally Published by The Guardian by Christopher Pala August 23, 2015 Pediatrician Carla Nelson remembers catching sight of the unusually pale newborn, then hearing an abnormal heartbeat through the stethoscope and thinking that something was terribly wrong. The baby was born minutes before with a severe heart malformation that would require complex surgery. What worried […]

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22
Aug

EU Wants To Keep Europe GMO Free (Focus News)

Originally Published by Focus News by Prashun Talukdar August 22, 2015 The European Union (EU) said it wants to keep Europe free of genetically modified crops as ministers and other officials from 15 EU and Western Balkans gathered for an international conference in Slovenia. “Most the the EU sees its future free of GMO,” Slovenian […]

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