March 16th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
With Whole Foods Market’s recent announcement that labeling of all foods sold in its U.S. and Canadian stores containing genetically modified ingredients will be mandatory by 2018, some manufacturers have already begun taking steps to ensure their product offerings are free from GMOs. The latest to join the Non-GMO verified program is Small Planet Foods, a subsidiary of General Mills.
Read More:General Mills’ Small Planet Foods Division Gets Non-GMO Verification
February 27th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
In a 7-2 final vote in the Democratic House committee, a bill that would have required labeling any foods containing genetically modified ingredients was rejected by the state of Colorado last week.
Read More:Another One Bites the Dust: Colorado GMO Label Law Rejected
February 18th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
Furthering his commitment to using biotechnology and genetically modified foods in combating global hunger, Bill Gates has contributed $25 million along with Mexican telecom magnate Carlos Slim, to support the development of new biotech labs at Mexico’s International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center.
Read More:Bill Gates Supports GMO Development with $25 Million
February 16th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
New efforts to combat the spread of the flu are relying on genetic modification—the same controversial technology now widely used in much of our nation’s food supply.
Read More:Preventing the Flu with GMOs? New Flu Vaccine Uses Genetic Modification
February 8th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
The use of the harsh, best-selling chemical pesticide, glyphosate—sold as Monsanto’s Roundup—is causing the widespread growth of resistant ‘superweeds.’ Used on genetically modified crops including Monsanto’s canola, cotton, corn and soy, which dominate much of the nation’s farmland, glyphosate resistant superweeds were first noticed in 2010, spreading out across farms, damaging crops, farm equipment, and requiring the use of increased applications and additional chemicals.
Read More:Herbicide-Resistant ‘Superweeds’ Plaguing Half the Nation’s Farmers
January 21st, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
With concerns growing over genetically modified foods stirred up by a recent French study, the European Food Safety Authority, the European Union’s risk assessment body for food safety, has announced its release of all data on a strain of genetically modified corn engineered by Monsanto on its website.
Read More:European Union Releases Data on Controversial Monsanto GMO Corn Strain
January 9th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
Oral arguments in the case of Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association et al v. Monsanto will be heard this week in Washington, D.C. Plaintiffs in the case—dozens of family farmers—are heading to the nation’s capital in order to attend the hearing, which will be held at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal [...]
Read More:Betting the Farm: Farmers Vs. Monsanto Heads to Court of Appeals
January 2nd, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
They say you can’t go forward without first knowing where you’ve been—and this is perhaps most true in our ever-evolving food system. What were the biggest food trends of 2012? Forbes Magazine chimes in with its assessment.
Read More:A Look Back at 2012′s Biggest Food Trends
December 22nd, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Monsanto, the world’s largest manufacturer of chemical pesticides and genetically modified seeds, has come under attack for secretive methods used in public shareholder meetings, reports Yahoo.
Read More:What is Monsanto Hiding from its Shareholders?
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