July 7th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Challenging the claims by the biotech industry that genetically modified foods are safe for human health and the environment, a new report presents evidence to the contrary and stirs up controversy, as its authors are genetic engineers themselves.
Read More:Genetic Engineers Slam GMO Industry Claims in New Report
April 3rd, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
In what appears to be an attempt to help the nation’s children understand—and even embrace—emergent biotechnology via companies like Monsanto and Dow’s genetically modified seeds (mainly corn, soy, canola and cotton), the companies have employed the power of story to convey a positive message about the controversial agricultural practice to our nation’s youth.
Read More:Monsanto Wrote A Book…For Your Kids
March 29th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
A group of farmers have appealed a judge’s ruling that dismissed the group’s case filed against Monsanto in March 2011. The case, brought about by the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association, challenged the multinational seed and chemical company’s patents on genetically engineered seed technology and the ongoing threats to farmers who frequently face lawsuits from Monsanto for patent infringement.
Read More:Farmers Appeal Case Against Monsanto’s GMO Seed Patents
February 29th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
A major victory came for Monsanto last week as a Manhattan judge hearing the case brought about by a group of organic farmers ruled in favor of the chemical and seed giant by dismissing the allegations from the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association.
Read More:Major Victory for Monsanto, Organic Farmers’ Rights Denied
January 10th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Genetically modified organisms have come to be synonymous with corn and soy (and the brands behind the recent proliferation of GMOS such as Monsanto). But the practice of altering DNA and cellular structures doesn’t stop at plant seeds; researchers at the Oregon National Primate Research Centre at Oregon Health and Science University have successfully genetically modified monkeys.
Read More:Shock the GMO Monkey? Lab Creates Genetically Modified Rhesus
December 2nd, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
A ban on planting genetically modified crops in France was annulled last week, shocking a nation that prides itself on being known as the world’s gourmand with a focus on fresh and whole foods. The decision to overturn the ban came as the government cited a failure in being able to establish the reason for the rushed initial ban and the lack of any conclusive scientific evidence that genetically modified foods pose human health or environmental risks.
Read More:Pardon? Monsanto GMO Ban Overturned in France
November 28th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Claims that the Naked Juice Company is falsely advertising its products as ‘all natural’ despite a number of synthetic ingredients, has landed the Monrovia, CA-based company with several class action federal lawsuits.
Read More:Naked But Not Transparent: Hidden GMOs Land Juice Company with Lawsuits
November 7th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
/>National Wildlife Refuge land in eight states planted with genetically modified crops is the target of a lawsuit filed against the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service by a number of food and safety groups last week.
Read More:National Wildlife Refuges Center of New Lawsuit Over GMOs
November 4th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
One of the only major global crops to avoid the dominating influence of the biotech industry, wheat farmers around the world are now facing serious threats of being replaced by corn, soy and other genetically engineered crops unless the industry adopts GM wheat, according to Shannon Schlecht, director of policy at the U.S. Wheat Associates.
Read More:Wheat Industry Pushes Farmers to Adopt GMO Technology
October 27th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Monsanto, the world’s largest seed manufacturer known for its sprawling genetically modified crops such as corn, cotton, soy and canola, is now setting its sights on your salad bowl, with seeds for commonly grown produce items its newest focus.
Read More:Seedy Business: Monsanto’s All Up in Your Salad?