Recent GMO News
28
Aug

After 90 Percent Decline, Federal Protection Sought for Monarch Butterfly (Center for Biological Diversity))

Originally published by Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Food Safety, Xerces Society August 26, 2014 Source article   Genetically Engineered Crops Are Major Driver in Population Crash WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity and Center for Food Safety as co-lead petitioners joined by the Xerces Society and renowned monarch scientist Dr. Lincoln Brower filed […]

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28
Aug

Kenya: Healthy Soils, Better Yields, Says Report (All Africa)

Originally published by All Africa By Agatha Ngotho 26 August 2014 Source article   Improved soil health, embracing best farm practices and better access to fertilisers has helped million of farmers double and triple crop yields according to a new report. This is despite the steady drain of essential nutrients from African soils looming as […]

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26
Aug

Federal Judge: Kauai’s GMO Law Is Invalid (AP – Huffington Post)

Originally published by Associated Press on Huffington Post By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, AP 08/25/2014 Source article     HONOLULU (AP) — A Kauai County law requiring companies to disclose their use of pesticides and genetically modified crops is invalid, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Kurren ruled in favor of four seed […]

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25
Aug

Cancer deaths double in Argentina’s GMO agribusiness areas (Ecologist)

Originally published by Ecologist Lawrence Woodward 24th August 2014 Source article Sharply increased levels of crop spraying in Argentina’s most intensively farmed areas have resulted in a public health disaster, writes Lawrence Woodward, with large increases in cancer incidence. And it’s all the result of the widespread use of GMO crops engineered for herbicide resistance. […]

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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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