June 15th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
The mysterious GMO Monsanto Roundup Ready wheat found growing in an Oregon field a few weeks ago has led to an expected number of lawsuits from wheat farmers whose sales have been hurt by the discovery.
Read More:Monsanto’s GMO Wheat Bakes Up Loaves of Lawsuits
June 10th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
Mysterious Monsanto Roundup Ready GMO wheat found growing in an Oregon field last month appeared to be an isolated incident, but the company is actually testing GMO wheat in Hawaii and North Dakota.
Read More:Monsanto Still Testing GMO Wheat Strains in U.S.
June 8th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
After Monsanto’s genetically modified Roundup Ready wheat strain was discovered growing in an Oregon field mysteriously, stalling exports of one of the most important U.S. crops, a Kansas farmer has filed a lawsuit against the biotech giant.
Read More:Mystery GMO Wheat Breeds Negligence Lawsuit Against Monsanto
June 6th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
It passed through the legislature by a 134 to 3 vote, technically making Connecticut to become the first U.S. state with a law requiring food manufacturers to label products containing genetically modified ingredients. But the law comes with some unusual conditions that could prevent it from ever taking effect.
Read More:Can You Help Connecticut Become the First State with a GMO Labeling Law?
June 4th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
Ben & Jerry’s, the popular ice cream maker from Vermont, has announced that GMOs will be removed from all of the company’s products by the year’s end. Currently, 80 percent of Ben & Jerry’s offerings are already GMO-free.
Read More:The Real Americone Dream? Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Out GMOs for Good
June 1st, 2013 - Lacy
Fallout for U.S. wheat exports has begun following the USDA’s announcement that non-approved GMO wheat had been discovered growing on a farm in Oregon, with Japan announcing that it will halt all Western wheat imports and the EU strongly recommending that member states test wheat imports from the US.
Read More:Fallout Starts for Wheat Farmers after GMO Wheat Found in Oregon
May 31st, 2013 - Lacy
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) discovered an unapproved variety of genetically engineered glyphosate-resistant wheat in samples taken from a farm in Oregon. The variety was the same as one that Monsanto grew in test plots in 16 states from 1998 to 2005. There are no genetically engineered wheat varieties currently approved for sale in the U.S. or any other country.
Read More:Unapproved GMO Wheat Found Growing in Oregon
May 29th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
Rootworms, which have cost corn farmers excessive crop losses, are showing resistance to genetically modified Bt corn, leading to a rise in pesticide use and not the decline promised by biotech companies.
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May 28th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
Fifty-two countries and more than 430 cities around the world had one major thing in common on Saturday: Thousands of people gathered to participate in the March Against Monsanto protests over genetically modified seeds and biotech companies including the poster-corporation for GMOs: Monsanto.
Read More:March Against Monsanto Rallies Held in More Than 50 Countries
May 23rd, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
Being dubbed the “Monsanto Protection Act 2.0″ an amendment added into the 2013 Farm Bill could prevent individual states from passing their own GMO labeling laws.
Read More:2013 Farm Bill Amendment Aims to Kill State GMO Label Laws