November 4th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
While California anxiously awaits next Tuesday’s vote that could pass Proposition 37–the measure that would require the labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms—the countdown continues for what could be the first FDA approved GMO animal, AquaBounty’s AquAdvantage Salmon.
Read More:Private Biotech Firm Investing in GMO Salmon
October 9th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Monsanto will face farmer Vernon Hugh Bowman in front of the Supreme Court, the justices announced last week, agreeing to hear the dispute brought about by an appeal from Bowman—an Indiana soybean farmer targeted by the biotech industry giant.
Read More:Soy Farmer and Monsanto Head to the Supreme Court Over Patent Rights
May 3rd, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
In efforts to address the nation’s challenges when it comes to health, energy and the environment, The White House has released a National Bioeconomy Blueprint designed to “strengthen bioscience research as a major driver of American innovation and economic growth.”
Read More:Obama’s ‘Bioeconomy Blueprint’ Paves Way for More GMOs
September 30th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
For the first time in history, a country is accusing a company of stealing indigenous plants in order to attempt to create a genetically modified version. While no formal charges have been filed yet, India is claiming that a pending lawsuit would prove that ‘biopiracy’ has been committed by the world’s largest seed company, Monsanto.
Read More:Slumcrop Millionaires: Monsanto Faces Biopiracy Lawsuit for Stealing India’s Eggplant
June 8th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
In a recently released report by an international group of scientists funded by Earth Open Source, the team of researchers conclude that as far back as the 1980s, regulators knew that exposure to the glyphosate-based pesticide commonly marketed as Monsanto’s Roundup causes birth defects.
Read More:Monsanto’s Roundup Pesticide Link to Birth Defects Hidden from Public