Recent GMO News
27
Apr

European Commission Fails to Regulate New GMOs after Intense US Lobbying (Sustainable Pulse)

Originally Published by Sustainable Pulse by Sustainable Pulse April 21, 2016 The European Commission has shelved a legal opinion confirming that a new breed of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) must undergo rigorous safety testing and labelling. This follows intense lobbying by the US government. Internal Commission documents and correspondence obtained by NGOs under freedom of […]

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27
Apr

Nestlé Removes GMO Ingredients from Top Ice Cream Brands (Sustainable Pulse)

  Originally Published by Sustainable Pulse by Sustainable Pulse April 21, 2016 Food giant Nestlé announced Wednesday that it is removing all genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) from six of its top selling ice cream brands, in a move to “evolve with consumer preferences”. Nestlé stated; “On a journey to evolve with consumer preferences and offer […]

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27
Apr

Colombia to Resume Use of Glyphosate in Cocaine Fight (EcoWatch)

  Originally Published by EcoWatch by Lorraine Chow April 20, 2016 A government official in Colombia announced that the country will once again use the controversial herbicide glyphosate to destroy illegal coca plantations, the crop used to make cocaine. But instead of aerial fumigation by American-piloted crop dusters, glyphosate will be applied manually by eradication […]

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27
Apr

GMO Mushroom Sidesteps UDSA Regulations (EcoWatch)

  Originally Published by EcoWatch by Lorraine Chow April 19, 2016 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said it will not regulate the potential cultivation and sale of a genetically modified (GMO) mushroom the same way it regulates conventional GMOs because the mushroom was made with the genome-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9. Thanks to a new gene-editing […]

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12
Apr

France to Ban Glyphosate Weedkillers Due to Health Risks (Ecowatch)

Originally Published by Ecowatch by Lorraine Chow April 8, 2016 France is banning glyphosate mixed with certain adjuvants (additives) due to its perceived risks to human health. The move comes less than two months after Ségolène Royal, France’s minister of ecology, sustainable development and energy, called for the ban. According to Weber, ANES made the decision after the European […]

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12
Apr

97% of Endangered Species Threatened by 3 Common Pesticides (Ecowatch)

Originally Published by Ecowatch by Lorraine Chow April 9, 2016 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its first-ever analysis on the effects of three common pesticides—chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion—on endangered and threatened species and designated critical habitat nationwide. The resounding conclusion? Pesticides are terrible for them. According to the report, malathion and chlorpyrifos harms an astounding […]

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12
Apr

5 Disturbing Facts Big Food Doesn’t Want You to Know (Alternet)

Originally Published by Alternet by Martha Rosenberg April 4, 2016 From mercury in tuna and wood pulp in parmesan cheese to ground beef treated with ammonia to retard E. coli (“pink slime”), the press does a good job exposing the dangerous and deceptive practices of Big Food. The problem is, the public forgets about the […]

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12
Apr

It’s Round 2 in GMO Labeling Fight (Huffpost Politics)

Originally Published by Huffpost Politics by Carey Gillman April 5, 2016 Ding! Round 2 in Washington’s GMO labeling battle is underway. Though many of those pushing for mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically engineered ingredients have been celebrating victory after last month’s failure of a Senate bill that would block such labeling, the on-the-ground […]

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11
Apr

Africa’s Traditional Crops Under Threat as Big Ag, Gates Foundation ‘Donate’ GMO Technology (EcoWatch)

Originally Published by EcoWatch by Lorraine Chow April 6, 2014 A new report from the African Centre for Biodiversity, a nonprofit that aims to protect the continent’s biodiversity and food production system, accuses the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and GMO companies including Monsanto of introducing GMO […]

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11
Apr

Smucker’s Voluntarily Labels GMO Traces In Peanut Butter (The Alternative Daily)

  Originally Published by The Alternative Daily by Tanya Rakhmilevich April 8, 2016 At The Alternative Daily, we’ve reported on the growing demand for GMO transparency and labeling — polls say that about 90 percent of Americans want GMOs clearly labeled. Since the passing of Vermont’s labeling law last year, more and more companies are […]

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