December 11th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Monsanto’s controversial restrictive seed-saving policy has landed the agrochemical giant in another legal battle. Filed by the Center for Food Safety and Save our Seeds, the organizations challenged Monsanto’s right to sue farmers for alleged patent infringement.
Read More:Monsanto Seed Patent Issues Sprout Up Over Pending Supreme Court Case
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
December 4th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Farmers saving genetically modified seeds from previous harvests for future planting are being tracked down by former police officers for the world’s second largest seed company, DuPont, according to a recent Bloomberg.com article.
Read More:Ex-Cops Now Busting GMO Patent Violators for DuPont
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 23rd, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
A new report released by the USDA’s Advisory Committee of Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture received condemnation by the National Organic Coalition– an alliance of organizations focused on maintaining the integrity of organic standards.
Read More:USDA Report on GMOs “Ill-Conceived” Says the National Organic Coalition
November 17th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
The battle to get genetically modified foods labeled is not going away, even despite Proposition 37′s failure in California earlier this month. Focus is now routing back to federal regulations with the Just Label It campaign urging the FDA to take action. The latest support for the campaign comes via an all-star cast of celebs and musicians making the case in a recent Just Label It video.
Read More:GMO Labeling Focus Turns To Washington with New Celeb Video
November 14th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Californians fretting over the failure of Proposition 37 in the election earlier this month may soon be seeing foods that contain GMOs labeled as such anyway.
Read More:Prop 37′s Backlash: DIY GMO Labels Popping Up in California Stores
November 7th, 2012 - Lacy
California officials have announced that Proposition 37, which would have required the labeling of GMO ingredients on all foods, has been defeated 53–47 percent.
Read More:Prop 37 Defeated in California
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
November 1st, 2012 - Lacy
In the last stretch of the race to pass Proposition 37, which would require labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms in California, several big new players have stepped up to endorse and financially support the effort to pass the measure.
Read More:Major Natural Food Brands Donate to California’s Prop 37 in Final Days Before Vote