March 4th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
A change in the way the USDA rules on regulatory reviews of genetically modified foods spells good news for biotech companies. The new changes will speed up the review process phase in approving plants and animals created through genetic modification.
Read More:Want More GMOs? No Problem! USDA to Cut Approval Time in Half
June 21st, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Lima, the capital of Peru has declared itself a “GMO-free zone” through a municipal ordinance issued on June 16th. The announcement comes in response to a controversial government declaration that has the potential to blanket the country with deregulated genetically modified organisms.
Read More:Lima, Peru: ‘We’re A GMO-Free Zone!’
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
June 6th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
The USDA must complete an Environmental Impact Study before Monsanto’s GM sugar beets will be allowed to continue being grown for commercial use, a federal appeals court decided in late May.
Read More:Monsanto’s GM Sugar Beets Require Further Testing Says Court