Recent GMO News
15
Sep

The Monsanto–Bayer tie-up is just one of seven; Mega-Mergers and Big Data Domination Threaten Seeds, Food Security (ETC Group)

Originally published by the ETC Group September 15, 2016 Wednesday’s confirmation that Monsanto and Bayer have agreed to a $66 billion merger is just the latest of four M&A announcements, but at least three more game-changing mergers are in play (and flying under the radar).  The acquisition activity is no longer just about seeds and […]

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15
Sep

FDA Finds Monsanto’s Weed Killer In U.S. Honey (Huffington Post)

Originally published by the Huffington Post  September 15, 2016 by Carey Gilliam The Food and Drug Administration, under public pressure to start testing samples of U.S. food for the presence of a pesticide that has been linked to cancer, has some early findings that are not so sweet. In examining honey samples from various locations […]

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11
Aug

China backs GMO soybeans in push for high-tech agriculture (Reuters)

Originally published by Reuters  August 10, 2016 China will push for the commercialization of genetically modified soybeans over the next five years as it seeks to raise the efficiency of its agriculture sector, potentially boosting output of the crop by the world’s top soy importer and consumer. China, which has spent billions of dollars researching […]

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10
Aug

Millions Spent, No One Served: Who Is to Blame for the Failure of GMO Golden Rice? (Independent Science News)

Originally published by Independent Science News  August 10, 2016 by Angelika Hilbeck & Hans Heren   The recent Nobel laureates’ letter accusing Greenpeace of a “crime against humanity” for opposing genetically modified (GMO) golden rice reveals a deep division not only between civil societies and some science circles but also within the science community – a division […]

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08
Aug

If GMO ‘Labels’ Are Buried in QR Codes, Few Consumers Will See Them (Take Part)

Originally published by Take Part by Jason Best When was the last time you used your smartphone to scan a QR code in the grocery store? If you answered “Never,” “Can’t remember,” or—not unreasonably—“What the heck is a QR code?”, you’re by no means alone. A recent survey from the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University […]

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06
Aug

New Labeling Law for Genetically Engineered Food Considered a Major Civil Rights Setback (Afro)

Originally published by Afro August 6, 2016 by Alexis Taylor Millions of Americans will be left in the dark when it comes to the genetically modified organisms (GMO) or genetically engineered (GE) foods they are unknowingly purchasing and ingesting from grocery store shelves around the country. In a move that will undoubtedly leave millions of […]

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06
Aug

FDA Approves Releasing Oxitec’s GM Mosquitoes in Florida to Fight Zika Virus (Tech Times)

Originally published by Tech Times  August 6, 2016 by Rhodi Lee As the mosquito-borne Zika virus continues to spread and pose threats in Florida, U.S health regulators have greenlighted a plan to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes with the aim of reducing the population of the disease-carrying insects. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) […]

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05
Aug

GMO labeling law forces question: Change labels or contents? (Portland Herald Press)

Originally published by the Portland Herald Press August 5, 2016 by Joyce M. Rosenberg NEW YORK — A new law that requires food makers to label the packaging of any products that contain genetically modified ingredients has small and medium-sized manufacturers facing some big decisions. Should they try to provide the information on the label […]

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01
Aug

Japan, S. Korea suspend U.S. wheat until new test in place (Capital Press)

Originally published by Capital Press August 1, 2016 by Matthew Weaver Japan and South Korea will defer new purchases of U.S. wheat until they can implement a new test for genetically engineered wheat, a U.S. Wheat Associates spokesman says. Twenty-two genetically engineered wheat plants were found in a fallow Washington state field. The discovery is […]

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29
Jul

Obama signs bill requiring labeling of GMO foods (Star Tribune)

Originally published by the Star Tribune  July 29, 2016 by Mary Claire Jalonick, AP WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill that will require labeling of genetically modified ingredients for the first time. The legislation passed by Congress two weeks ago will require most food packages to carry a text label, […]

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