Recent GMO News
11
Feb

Monsanto to Pay $80 Million Neither Admit Nor Deny SEC Accounting Charges

Originally Published in Corporate Crime Reporter by Editor February 9, 2016 Monsanto Company will pay an $80 million penalty and retain an independent compliance consultant to settle charges that it violated accounting rules and misstated company earnings as it pertained to its flagship product Roundup. Three accounting and sales executives  — Sara M. Brunnquell, Anthony […]

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11
Feb

Oregon farmers battle over GMO control (Statesman Journal)

Originally Published by Statesman Journal by Tracy Loew February 10, 2016   Oregon farmers are suffering real financial losses because of contamination from nearby genetically engineered crops, a Legislative committee heard Thursday. “We lose money when we have a GMO contamination event, which I’ve had happen twice,” said Don Tipping, an organic seed grower from […]

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09
Feb

A Probable Carcinogen Is Now the Most Heavily Used Weed Killer in History (TakePart)

Yasuyoshi Chiba/Getty Images Originally Published by TakePart by Jason Best February 2, 2016 One of the promises made at the beginning of Monsanto’s biotech revolution some 20 years ago was that planting crops genetically engineered to withstand weed killer applications would dramatically reduce the amount of chemicals farmers used. So why are we virtually drowning […]

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09
Feb

China Approves Monsanto GMO Soybean Variety for Import (Reuters)

Hugh Grant, Chairman and CEO of Monsanto, participates in a panel discussion at the 2015 Fortune Global Forum in San Francisco, California November 3, 2015. Reuters/Elijah Nouvelage Originally Publishes by Reuters by Karl Plume February 3, 2016 Monsanto Co said on Wednesday it received import approval from China for its new genetically modified Roundup Ready […]

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09
Feb

GM mustard: Centre hits pause button over protests (The Times of India)

Originally Published by The Times of India By Vishwa Moha February 6, 2016 NEW DELHI: Amid strong opposition by citizens’ groups and farmers against a possible move to allow commercial use of genetically modified (GM) mustard, the government on Friday said any decision in this regard would be taken only after “due deliberations” and made […]

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31
Jan

For More Than A Million Food Stamp Recipients, The Clock Is Now Ticking (NPR)

  Originally Published by NPR By Camila Domonoske January 31, 2016 One month down, two to go. For unemployed adults in 22 states, that’s how long they can count on help with the grocery bills: Starting this January, they have three months to find a job or lose their food assistance. SNAP benefits — formerly […]

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07
Jan

We Have a Right to Know What’s in Our Food!  (EcoWatch)

Originally published by EcoWatch by Carey Gillam January 6, 2016 I just don’t get it. Over the more than 20 years I have worked as a business journalist, I’ve always been motivated by a simple premise: Knowledge is power and that power belongs with the public. The spread of information that people can use to […]

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07
Jan

Greenpeace: Chinese Farmers Are Illegally Growing GMO Corn (EcoWatch)

Originally published by EcoWatch by Greenpeace East Asia staff January 6, 2016 <img src=”//b.scorecardresearch.com/p?c1=2&c2=19747360&cv=2.0&cj=1″ /> A Greenpeace East Asia investigation into corn production in Liaoning Province, one of China’s major breadbaskets, has found that 93 percent of random field samples and 20 of 21 samples from grain markets and supermarkets in the area tested positive […]

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07
Jan

Monsanto and Gates Foundation Pressure Kenya to Lift Ban on GMOs (EcoWatch)

Originally published by EcoWatch by Lorraine Chow January 7, 2016 Kenya is on the verge of reversing its ban on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The East African country—which has banned the import and planting of GMOs since 2012 due to health concerns—may soon allow the cultivation of GMO maize and cotton after being pushed for approval by pro-GMO organizations including Monsanto, the agribusiness giant […]

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03
Dec

Message from Paris: We Can Reverse Global Warming (Common Dreams)

Originally published by Common Dreams by Ronnie Cummins December 3, 2015 “Humanity stands at the edge of an abyss. We have destroyed the planet, its biodiversity, our water and the climate, and through this destruction, we have destroyed the ecological context for our survival as a species. Ecological destruction and resource grab are generating conflicts, […]

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