Recent GMO News
16
Sep

$27 Million Spent to Defeat GMO Labeling Thus Far in 2014 by the GMA (Nation of Change)

Originally published by Nation of Change by Christina Sarich Monday 15 September 2014 Source article   We must be posing a real threat – biotech has tripled their spending in the first six months of 2014, to defeat GMO labeling measures. That’s a lot of wasted cash spent to try to continue dumping glyphosate and […]

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16
Sep

Herbicide and Insecticide Use on GMO Crops Skyrocketing While Pro-GMO Media Run Interference (Huffington Post)

Originally published by Huffington Post David Bronner, President, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps 09/15/2014 Source article   Former EPA Senior Scientist’s New Article Sets Record Straight Michael Specter’s recent articles bashing Vandana Shiva and the labeling of genetically engineered foods (Seeds of Doubt and The Problem with G.M.O. Labels, 8/25/14) in the New Yorker are the […]

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15
Sep

GMO safety, weed control top concerns as U.S. study kicks off (Reuters)

Originally published by Reuters Carey Gillam Sep 15, 2014 Source article   (Reuters) – Agriculture experts raised a number of concerns with genetically modified crops, including safety and spreading weed resistance, at the first public meeting of a U.S. government sponsored study of genetically engineered crops held Monday. The study, led by the National Research […]

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12
Sep

What the Annie’s Acquisition Means to Shareholders and Spoonholders (Robyn O’Brien)

Originally published by Robyn O’Brien September 11, 2014 Source article   The announcement that General Mills would acquire Annie’s Homegrown sent the food world spinning. There was an allergic reaction, and within hours of sharing the news, Annie’s Facebook page had over 9,000 comments. To consumers, it was an emotional grenade. As I dug into […]

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11
Sep

Vietnam to plant genetically modified corn as questions linger (Thanh Nien News)

Originally published by Thanh Nien News By An Dien September 11, 2014 Source article     Vietnam has green-lighted the cultivation of its first genetically modified (GM) corn crop after leaving a number of disturbing questions unanswered. “I want to ask the agriculture minister what benefits genetically modified organisms will bring to Vietnamese farmers,” said […]

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09
Sep

General Mills to Buy Annie’s for $820 Million in Cash (NY Times)

Originally published by The New York Times By WILLIAM ALDEN September 8, 2014 Source article     Annie’s Homegrown, the organic food company known for its mac and cheese and earthy vibe, is joining the General Mills empire. General Mills, whose stable of brands includes Pillsbury, Cheerios, Haagen-Dazs and Nature Valley, said on Monday that […]

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08
Sep

Canadian Beekeepers Sue Neonicotinoid Makers Bayer, Syngenta for C$450 Million (Bloomberg BNA)

Originally published by Bloomberg BNA Monday, September 8, 2014 By Peter Menyasz Source article   Sept. 5 — Canadian beekeepers have filed a class action lawsuit against Bayer CropScience Inc. and Syngenta Canada Inc. claiming C$450 million ($414 million) in damages for negligence related to the use of neonicotinoid insecticides. The lawsuit, which also names […]

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04
Sep

Guatemala defies ‘Monsanto Law’ pushed by US as part of trade agreement (RT)

Originally published by RT September 03, 2014 Source article   The highest court in Guatemala has suspended the controversial ‘Monsanto Law,’ a provision of a US-Central American trade agreement, that would insulate transnational seed corporations considered to have “discovered” new plant varieties. The Constitutional Court suspended on Friday the law – passed in June and […]

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03
Sep

U.S. GMO labeling foes triple spending in first half of this year over 2013 (Reuters)

Originally published by Reuters By Carey Gillam Wed Sep 3, 2014 Source article   (Reuters) – Opponents of mandatory labeling for foods made with genetically modified organisms spent more than $27 million in the first six months of this year on GMO-related lobbying, roughly three times their spending in all of 2013, according to an […]

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03
Sep

German Supermarket Giants Demand Return to GMO-Free Fed Poultry (Global GMO Free Coalition)

Originally published by Global GMO Free Coalition Posted on Tue 2 Sep, 2014 Source article     It was announced last Thursday that the German supermarkets, with a broad consensus, recently demanded from the German Poultry Association (ZDG) to stop using GMO feed for both egg and poultry meat production, starting from January 1st 2015. […]

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