December 22nd, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Monsanto, the world’s largest manufacturer of chemical pesticides and genetically modified seeds, has come under attack for secretive methods used in public shareholder meetings, reports Yahoo.
Read More:What is Monsanto Hiding from its Shareholders?
December 11th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Monsanto’s controversial restrictive seed-saving policy has landed the agrochemical giant in another legal battle. Filed by the Center for Food Safety and Save our Seeds, the organizations challenged Monsanto’s right to sue farmers for alleged patent infringement.
Read More:Monsanto Seed Patent Issues Sprout Up Over Pending Supreme Court Case
December 8th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Thousands of outraged consumers took to Facebook to share their concern over genetically modified organisms found in General Mills’ popular Cheerios brand of cereal over the last week.
Read More:Cheerios Facebook Page Under Attack Over GMO Ingredients
December 6th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
The recent rise in food allergies may have a cause, according to new research from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: pesticides common in tap water.
Read More:Food Allergies Connected to Pesticides Leaching into Water Supplies
November 28th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has announced it is in the processing of approving an unfunded risk participation in Monsanto, the U.S.-based largest seed company in the world, to the tune of $40 million U.S. dollars.
Read More:GMOs Banned in Europe, But Monsanto Receives $40 Million from EU Bank
November 21st, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Californians still lamenting the failure of Proposition 37 got a little morale boost this week when WillametteLive.com (an Oregon-based website) reported that Kaiser Permanente—the nation’s largest healthcare organization—advised its members about the dangers of consuming foods containing genetically modified organisms.
Read More:Nation’s Largest Health Care Provider Warns Members to Avoid GMOs
November 17th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
The battle to get genetically modified foods labeled is not going away, even despite Proposition 37′s failure in California earlier this month. Focus is now routing back to federal regulations with the Just Label It campaign urging the FDA to take action. The latest support for the campaign comes via an all-star cast of celebs and musicians making the case in a recent Just Label It video.
Read More:GMO Labeling Focus Turns To Washington with New Celeb Video
November 14th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Californians fretting over the failure of Proposition 37 in the election earlier this month may soon be seeing foods that contain GMOs labeled as such anyway.
Read More:Prop 37′s Backlash: DIY GMO Labels Popping Up in California Stores
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 28th, 2012 - Lacy
Dean Foods, parent company of Horizon organic milk, Silk, and WhiteWave foods has invested more than $250,000 in the fight against Prop 37—the California ballot measure that would require labeling of GMO foods—and the Cornucopia Institute is calling them out.
Read More:Milk Money: Dairy Farmers Asked to Urge Horizon Milk to Support Prop 37