Recent GMO News
20
Aug

GMO labeling to appear on November ballot – Colorado (9 News)

Originally published by 9 News Allison Sylte August 20, 2014 Source article   KUSA – A ballot measure aimed at labelling genetically modified food has gotten enough signatures to appear on the November ballot, Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler announced Wednesday. The initiative received 145.06 percent of the signatures necessary to make the ballot. […]

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14
Aug

Elementary School Students At Increased Pesticide Risk (Environmental Working Group)

Originally published by Environmental Working Group Thursday, August 14, 2014 By Mary Ellen Kustin, Senior Policy Analyst and Soren Rundquist, Landscape and Remote Sensing Analyst Source article   EWG has determined that 487 elementary schools across America are within 200 feet of a corn or soybean field. This finding is alarming because young children are […]

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13
Aug

Invader Batters Rural America, Shrugging Off Herbicides (New York Times)

Originally published by The New York Times by MICHAEL WINESAUG. August 11, 2014 Source article     WHEATFIELD, Ind. — The Terminator — that relentless, seemingly indestructible villain of the 1980s action movie — is back. And he is living amid the soybeans at Harper Brothers Farms. About 100 miles northwest of Indianapolis, amid 8,000 […]

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12
Aug

Vermont Attorney General Files For Dismissal Of GMO Labeling Lawsuit (WAMC)

Originally published by WAMC Northeast Public Radio By Pat Bradley Mon August 11, 2014 Source article The Vermont attorney general filed a request with the U.S. District Court Friday asking that it dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Grocery Manufacturers Association and other industry groups challenging the state’s new GMO labeling law. Vermont Act 120 […]

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11
Aug

Vineyard operators oppose 2,4-D-resistant crops (Capital Press)

Originally published by Capital Press By Eric Mortenson August 8, 2014 Source article   Pending approval of 2,4-D resistant crops worries wine grape growers.     The USDA’s pending approval of soybean and corn varieties that are genetically-engineered to resist the herbicide 2,4-D doesn’t sit well with Oregon wine grape growers, who say it opens […]

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11
Aug

New GMO Poised for Approval Despite Public Outcry (Rodale News)

Originally published by Rodale News By LEAH ZERBE August 7, 2014 Source article   Millions of Americans and farmers don’t want GMOs. Apparently, USDA doesn’t care.     Despite its own admission that it will cause an up to sevenfold increase in chemical pesticide use, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is poised to […]

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08
Aug

Sweet victory for Mexico beekeepers as Monsanto loses GM permit (Guardian)

Originally published by the Guardian by Nina Lakhani Friday 8 August 2014 Source article Evidence convinced judge of threat posed to honey production in Yucatán – but firm will almost certainly appeal against ruling   A small group of beekeepers in Mexico has inflicted a blow on biotech giant Monsanto, which has halted the company’s ambitions to plant […]

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04
Aug

‘Superweeds’ emerge to challenge farmers (Star Tribune))

Originally published by Star Tribune by: TOM MEERSMAN August 2, 2014 Source article Crops are put at risk by plants that have become resistant to common herbicides     On a research plot near the Rochester airport, Jared Goplen has watched weeds for the past three summers. His specialty is giant ragweed, one of more […]

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31
Jul

Glyphosate linked to gross deformities in piglets (Natural News)

Originally published by Natural News Thursday, July 31, 2014 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer for Natural News Source article (NaturalNews) The main ingredient used in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide is highly toxic to pigs, and a new study published in the journal Environmental & Analytical Toxicology has found that, when piglets consume genetically modified (GM) […]

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29
Jul

Debate on GMO labeling moves to Kansas House race (The Washington Times)

Originally published by The Washington Times By ROXANA HEGEMAN – Associated Press Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Source article   WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – The debate over the labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients has reached a congressional primary contest in south-central Kansas, and outside money is flowing into the heated race over the issue. […]

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