December 7th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Garnering some of the most intense controversy over genetic modification, the Aquabounty AquAdvantage salmon—which would be the nation’s first GMO animal allowed into the food system if approved by the FDA—may have to pull the plug on the project due to dwindling cash.
Read More:GMO Salmon Company Running Out of Cash
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 26th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
A lawsuit brought about by 83 food and agriculture groups will finally face off with Monsanto at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. early next year.
Read More:Monsanto Ordered to Federal Court Over Seed Patents
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 19th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Pesticide-resistant rootworms that have recently become a problem for Midwest farms growing Monsanto’s genetically modified corn are now showing tolerance to Syngenta’s GMO corn and chemicals as well, cites new research.
Read More:Rootworms Developing Cross-Resistance to Various GMO Crops & Pesticides
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 26th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
While the merits of a recent study on genetically modified organisms conducted by the University of Caen in France are still being scrutinized by the scientific community and the biotech industry, government officials in France say they will not change their opinion on Monsanto’s NK603 GMO corn variety, which is currently allowed for sale in the country.
Read More:France Won’t Ban Monsanto’s GMO Corn
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
October 7th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
New data published in the recent issue of the journal Environmental Sciences Europe finds that U.S. farmers are using significantly more applications of toxic pesticides than in 1996 when pesticide intensive genetically modified crops were first widely introduced, reports Reuters.
Read More:GMOs Put Pesticide Use On the Rise, New Study Finds
September 10th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Genetically modified glow-in-the-dark Electric Green Tetra fish pose a risk to non-GMO native species and have raised concerns with environmental advocacy groups, reports the Washington Post.
Read More:One Fish, Two Fish, Glow in the Dark Genetically Modified Pet Fish?