Recent GMO News
24
Jul

GMO labeling initiative qualifies for Oregon ballot (Statesman Journal)

Originally published by Statesman Journal Anna Staver July 24, 2014 Source article   Oregonians will decide in November whether they want to mandate that companies label genetically modified foods. The Secretary of State’s Office Wednesday certified 118,780 signatures — well above the 87,213 needed to qualify for the 2014 ballot. “In only six weeks, we […]

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24
Jul

New study finds organic foods are healthier than conventionally grown foods (Fox News)

Originally published by Fox News By Deirdre Imus July 23, 2014 Source article     Organic food is controversial, mostly because food is political. People like me who choose to eat organic produce and other foods grown and raised without poisons, carcinogens, heavy metals, other harmful toxic chemicals, and genetically engineered food are constantly forced […]

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23
Jul

EU Lawmakers Advance GMO Restrictions (Courthouse News Service)

Originally published by Courthouse News Service July 23, 2014 Source article   (CN) – The European Union moved a step closer to tighter controls on genetically modified organisms, after the EU Council voted Wednesday to give member states the power to restrict or prohibit GMOs for any reason. Last month, EU environmental ministers announced an […]

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22
Jul

GM golden rice paper to be retracted amid ethics scandal (GM Watch)

Originally published by GM Watch by Claire Robinson 18 July 2014 Source article     AT LONG LAST, the serious breaches of medical and scientific ethics of the GM golden rice trials on Chinese children appear to have been recognised – in this case, by the journal that published the research paper reporting the experiments. […]

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21
Jul

The Register’s Editorial: It’s time for Congress to require GMO labeling (Des Moines Register)

Originally published by Des Moines Register July 20, 2014 Source article   A fight is brewing between America’s consumers and the giant businesses that grow and manufacture our nation’s foods. At issue is the use of so-called GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, in those foods. The fight over genetic engineering boils down to this underlying […]

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17
Jul

Good News for the Bees: The Government Ends Pesticide Use in Some Wildlife Refuges (Take Part)

Originally published by Take Part By Todd Woody July 16, 2014 Source article Environmentalists praise the phaseout of neonicotinoids linked to bee deaths but press for a nationwide ban.     In another sign that the United States government is starting to take the plight of the bees seriously, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service […]

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15
Jul

Truthout Interviews Dr. Jeff Ritterman on Roundup and Chronic Kidney Disease (Truthout)

Originally published by Truthout by Ted Asregadoo Sunday, 13 July 2014 Source article   Watch the video on Truthout here >> Dr. Jeff Ritterman discusses the latest research linking glyphosate, the key ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, to an epidemic of chronic kidney disease in many parts of the world. One of the most popular […]

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14
Jul

Salvadoran Farmers Successfully Oppose the Use of Monsanto Seeds (Truthout)

Originally published by Truthout Tuesday, 08 July 2014 By Dahr Jamail, Truthout Source article     Farmers across El Salvador united to block a stipulation in a US aid package to their country that would have indirectly required the purchase of Monsanto genetically modified (GM) seeds. Thousands of farmers, like 45-year-old farmer Juan Joaquin Luna […]

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14
Jul

Bollworms develop resistance against Bt cotton crop

Originally published The Dawn By Jamal Shahid July 14, 2014 Source article   ISLAMABAD: Farmers and agriculture scientists are alarmed by the destructive attack of bollworms this year that seem to have developed resistance against the genetically-modified (GM) cotton crop. The surprise comes especially when different species of bollworms, such as American, Pink and Spotted […]

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14
Jul

Herbicide-resistant weeds trouble Midwestern farms (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Originally published by St. Louis Post-Dispatch July 13, 2014 Source article ELSBERRY, Mo. (AP) — Midwestern farmers are increasingly running into aggressive varieties of weeds that can’t be killed by a popular herbicide that revolutionized modern farming nearly two decades ago. Critics say the emergence of so-called superweeds — ones that have developed a resistance […]

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