Recent GMO News
11
Nov

Largest international study into safety of GM food launched by Russian NGO (The Guardian)

Originally published by the Guardian by John Vidal November 11, 2014 A Russian group working with scientists is set to launch what they call the world’s largest and most comprehensive long-term health study on a GM food. The $25m three-year experiment will involve scientists testing thousands of rats which will be fed differing diets of a Monsanto […]

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11
Nov

GMO battles over ‘settled’ science spur new study of crops (Reuters)

Originally published by Reuters By Carey Gillam November 11, 2014 (Reuters) – Monsanto Co, the world’s largest seed company, and its brethren of global biotech crop developers are spreading the word that as far as the safety of their genetically modified grain goes, the science is solidly on their side. The message of “settled” science […]

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09
Nov

Is Milk Bad for You? (Daily Mesenger)

Originally published by the Daily Messenger November 9, 2014 Milk has long been extolled as a healthy drink, great for bone-building and preventing osteoporosis. “Drink your milk,” your parents repeatedly told you at the dinner table as a child, and many of us have carried these teachings into adulthood. But are milk’s health benefits grossly overstated? […]

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07
Nov

Genetically engineered crops, glyphosate and the deterioration of health in the United States of America (Journal of Organic Systems)

Originally published by Journal of Organic Systems Volume 9 Number 2, 2014   Abstract A huge increase in the incidence and prevalence of chronic diseases has been reported in the United States (US) over the last 20 years. Similar increases have been seen globally. The herbicide glyphosate was introduced in 1974 and its use is […]

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07
Nov

U.S.D.A. Approves Modified Potato. Next Up: French Fry Fans. (The New York Times)

Originally published by The New York Times By Andrew Pollack November 7, 2014   A genetically modified Innate potato, left, made by J.R. Simplot, next to a bruised conventional potato. Credit Simplot A potato genetically engineered to reduce the amounts of a potentially harmful ingredient in French fries and potato chips has been approved for […]

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06
Nov

Election Day Rundown on Pesticide Restrictions and GE Labeling: Victories and Setbacks (Cornucopia Institute)

Originally published by The Cornucopia Institute November 6, 2014 A mixed day for environmental and public health advocates everywhere, election day, November 4, 2014, brought victories and setbacks. While campaigns to advance public health and environmental protections faltered, as did supportive candidates, bright spots did poke through, leading the way forward for future grassroots efforts. Ogunquit, Maine Pesticide […]

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06
Nov

Monsanto plans challenge to approved ban on GMOs (Maui News)

Originally published by The Maui News By Eileen Chao November 6, 3014 One day after a historic citizens initiative calling for a moratorium on the cultivation of all genetically engineered crops in Maui County passed, Monsanto Hawaii said that it intends to challenge the legality of the ordinance in court. “We are taking immediate steps […]

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05
Nov

Maui Defies Monsanto, Passes Ban on GMO Farming (Bloomberg)

Originally published by Bloomberg By David Knowles and Jack Kaskey November 5, 2014 Score one for the little guy. Voters on the Hawaiian island of Maui passed the nation’s first-ever ballot initiative targeting genetically engineered food following a campaign in which opponents of the measure, including corporate giants Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences, outspent supporters by […]

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05
Nov

Voters Approve Measure P! (Yes on Measure P)

Originally published by Yes on Measure P By GMO Free Humboldt November 5, 2014 EUREKA – The Humboldt County Genetic Contamination Prevention Ordinance, better known as Measure P, has been approved resoundingly by Humboldt County voters. According to final election-night returns posted by the county Elections Office, Measure P received support from more than 59% […]

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04
Nov

Unilever’s Big Push for Healthier Spreads (Good Housekeeping)

Originally published by Good Housekeeping by Jaclyn London November 3, 2014   It’s a big day for butter. Well, it’s actually a big day for I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Today marks the official start of Unilever U.S.’s transformation of its buttery spreads, continuing their elimination of trans fats and incorporating sustainable, non-GMO ingredients. The […]

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