February 14th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
With genetically modified seeds dominating the U.S. agricultural corn industry—from food to fuel—the incidents of farmer violations are also on the rise according to recent data released by the Agricultural Biotechnology Stewardship Technical Committee—a coalition of multinational corporations dominating the GMO industry including Monsanto, Dow, Syngenta and DuPont.
Read More:GMO Corn Farmer Violations Triple Over Last Year
October 1st, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Canadian grocery stores may be selling unlabeled genetically modified corn on the cob despite surveys that indicate more than 80 percent of Canadians want to see mandatory labeling on all foods containing GMOs.
Read More:Oh Canada! Unlabeled GMO Corn Found in Supermarkets
September 2nd, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Adding to the controversy over the sustainability of genetically modified organisms comes news that some bugs are now becoming resistant to GMO corn with pesticides built into their DNA marketed by Monsanto.
Read More:Bugs Outsmart Monsanto, Adapt to GMO Corn
August 11th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Brazilian cropland planted with genetically modified soybeans, corn and cotton seeds are now outpacing the nation’s conventional crop growth, according to a new review conducted by the consulting firm Celeres.
Read More:Brazil’s GMO Crop Growth Outpacing Conventional
August 4th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Monsanto, the biotech company that manufacturers glyphosate-based pesticide resistant genetically modified seeds, has announced changes in safety procedures for handling its GMO corn after the death of two Illinois teens and injuries to six other workers.
Read More:2 Teen Workers Die in Monsanto Cornfield, 6 More Injured
August 3rd, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Genetically modified foods, such as Monsanto’s Roundup Ready corn and soy, may have a negative affect on human digestive systems, particularly the intestinal bacterial balance, leading to allergies and a number of diseases, says a recent article published by the Alliance for Natural Health.
Read More:A Kick in the Gut? GMO Foods Alter Digestive Systems
July 23rd, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Nearly one thousand acres of genetically modified corn discovered growing throughout parts of Hungary were destroyed earlier this month, according to the deputy state secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development, Lajos Bognar.
Read More:Hungarian Farmers Lose Thousands of Acres of Illegal GMO Corn
February 14th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
A genetically modified (GM) corn variety developed exclusively for ethanol use in fuel was approved last week by Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack, amidst a chorus of food manufacturers concerned the biotech corn will contaminate non-GMO crops.
Read More:New GMO Corn Variety for Ethanol Production Gets USDA Approval