Recent GMO News
15
Dec

Seeds of Truth: Vandana Shiva and the New Yorker (Independent Science News)

Originally published by Independent Science News by Dr. Vandana Shiva December 15, 2014 (A response to the article ‘Seeds of Doubt’ by Michael Specter in The New Yorker) I am glad that the future of food is being discussed, and thought about, on farms, in homes, on TV, online and in magazines, especially of The […]

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11
Dec

Study: Histopathological changes in the Brain Tissue of Africa Catfish exposure to Glyphosate Herbicide (AJOL)

Originally published by African Journals Online By N O Erhunmwunse, S A Ekaye, M O Ainerua, E E Ewere One hundred and twenty normal post juvenile catfish (Clarias gariepinus) of both sexes with a mean weight of 135.44±1.99 g and mean length of 28.32±0.844 cm were purchased from Osayi farm. They were kept in 60 […]

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10
Dec

Farmer interest in non-GMO beans, corn grows (Tri-State Neighbor)

Originally published by Tri-State Neighbor by Gene Lucht December 10, 2014 A strong interest by farmers in growing non-GMO soybeans next year may be leading to lower premiums offered by buyers of the product. Wayne Hoener, vice president of sales for eMerge, a Des Moines-based seed company that sells non-GMO corn and soybean seed to […]

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05
Dec

Top Soil Could Be Gone In 60 Years If Degradation Continues, UN Official Warns (Huffington Post)

Originally published by the Huffington Post By Christ Arsenault December 5, 2014 ROME, Dec 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Generating three centimeters of top soil takes 1,000 years, and if current rates of degradation continue all of the world’s top soil could be gone within 60 years, a senior UN official said on Friday. About […]

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04
Dec

Watch What It’s LIke to Be a Factory-Farmed Chicken (Mother Jones)

Originally published by Mother Jones By Tom Philpott December 4, 2014 UPDATE: North Carolina farmer Craig Watts heard from the Perdue, the gigantic chicken processor for whom he grows his birds under contract, just hours after the below video early Thursday morning release, reports the veteran agribusiness journalist Chris Leonard. And Perdue isn’t pleased—on Thursday, […]

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12
Nov

WATCH: The Great Challenge: Farming, Food and Climate Change (NY Times)

Originally published by the New York Times Michael Pollan November 12, 2014   There are two faces of the climate-food system connection: how food is a key driver of climate change, responsible for between 20–30 percent of greenhouse gases, and then the very hopeful research on how changes in agriculture hold the potential not just to […]

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11
Nov

Largest international study into safety of GM food launched by Russian NGO (The Guardian)

Originally published by the Guardian by John Vidal November 11, 2014 A Russian group working with scientists is set to launch what they call the world’s largest and most comprehensive long-term health study on a GM food. The $25m three-year experiment will involve scientists testing thousands of rats which will be fed differing diets of a Monsanto […]

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11
Nov

GMO battles over ‘settled’ science spur new study of crops (Reuters)

Originally published by Reuters By Carey Gillam November 11, 2014 (Reuters) – Monsanto Co, the world’s largest seed company, and its brethren of global biotech crop developers are spreading the word that as far as the safety of their genetically modified grain goes, the science is solidly on their side. The message of “settled” science […]

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09
Nov

Is Milk Bad for You? (Daily Mesenger)

Originally published by the Daily Messenger November 9, 2014 Milk has long been extolled as a healthy drink, great for bone-building and preventing osteoporosis. “Drink your milk,” your parents repeatedly told you at the dinner table as a child, and many of us have carried these teachings into adulthood. But are milk’s health benefits grossly overstated? […]

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07
Nov

Genetically engineered crops, glyphosate and the deterioration of health in the United States of America (Journal of Organic Systems)

Originally published by Journal of Organic Systems Volume 9 Number 2, 2014   Abstract A huge increase in the incidence and prevalence of chronic diseases has been reported in the United States (US) over the last 20 years. Similar increases have been seen globally. The herbicide glyphosate was introduced in 1974 and its use is […]

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