Recent GMO News
30
Sep

Escalating the weed wars (LA Times)

Originally published by LA Times By The Times Editorial Board September 29, 2014     When crops were first introduced that had been engineered to withstand the herbicide glyphosate — better known by the trade name Roundup — the agricultural industry said it would confer a terrific environmental advantage. Glyphosate is a relatively benign herbicide, […]

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26
Sep

USDA: Genetically Modified Wheat Found in Montana (ABC News)

Originally published by ABC News Sep 26, 2014 By MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press   Unregulated genetically modified wheat has popped up in a second location in the United States, this time in Montana, the Agriculture Department said Friday. No genetically engineered wheat has been approved for U.S. farming, and the discovery of unapproved varieties […]

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24
Sep

Harvest of Change (USA Today)

Originally published by USA Today Sharyn Jackson , USA TODAY September 22, 2014 Farm families confront a nation in transition. Tassel-topped stalks across the Midwest corn belt await a harvest of grain that will fuel your car with ethanol, feed livestock that becomes your dinner steak or be processed into foods lining shelves at your […]

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24
Sep

Citywide Ban Of Neonicotinoids Passes In Seattle City Council (Today’s Garden Center)

Originally published by Today’s Garden Center September 23, 2014 Source article   Seattle City Council voted Monday night to pass a ban on the purchase and use of neonicotinoids on city property. According to the ban — Resolution 31548 — the city will not purchase or use any neonicotinoid pesticides for any purpose and will only use […]

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24
Sep

Debunking Popular Myths about GE Crops Portrayed in the Media (Center for Food Safety)

Originally published by Center for Food Safety By Debbie Barker, International Programs Director, Center for Food Safety September 19th, 2014 Source article       Response to The New Yorker “Seeds of Doubt” Article, August 25, 2014 Scientific Review & Contributions: Bill Freese; Doug Gurian-Sherman, Ph.D; Martha Crouch, Ph.D   The recent article, “Seeds of […]

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20
Sep

Another Independent Study Confirms Monsanto’s RoundUp Chemicals are Lethal, Even in Small Doses (Natural Society)

Originally published by Natural Society by Christina Sarich September 20th, 2014   Published just this month in the International Journal of Toxicology, the study “Glyphosate Commercial Formulation Causes Cytotoxicity, Oxidative Effects, and Apoptosis on Human Cells: Differences With its Active Ingredient,” proposes what most of us have already surmised: Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide du jour – […]

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19
Sep

USDA approves weedkiller-resistant soybean, corn seeds (Des Moines Register)

Originally published by The Des Moines Register Mary Clare Jalonick September 18, 2014 Source article   WASHINGTON – The Agriculture Department has approved the use of genetically modified corn and soybean seeds that are resistant to a popular weed killer. However, farmers won’t be able to take full advantage of the seeds until the Environmental […]

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16
Sep

Cross-bred crops get fit faster (Nature)

Originally published by Nature Natasha Gilbert 16 September 2014   Genetic engineering lags behind conventional breeding in efforts to create drought-resistant maize.     Old-fashioned breeding techniques seem to be leading genetic modification in a race to develop crops that can withstand drought and poor soils. As the climate warms and rainfall becomes more erratic, […]

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16
Sep

$27 Million Spent to Defeat GMO Labeling Thus Far in 2014 by the GMA (Nation of Change)

Originally published by Nation of Change by Christina Sarich Monday 15 September 2014 Source article   We must be posing a real threat – biotech has tripled their spending in the first six months of 2014, to defeat GMO labeling measures. That’s a lot of wasted cash spent to try to continue dumping glyphosate and […]

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16
Sep

Herbicide and Insecticide Use on GMO Crops Skyrocketing While Pro-GMO Media Run Interference (Huffington Post)

Originally published by Huffington Post David Bronner, President, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps 09/15/2014 Source article   Former EPA Senior Scientist’s New Article Sets Record Straight Michael Specter’s recent articles bashing Vandana Shiva and the labeling of genetically engineered foods (Seeds of Doubt and The Problem with G.M.O. Labels, 8/25/14) in the New Yorker are the […]

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