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 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 28th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has announced it is in the processing of approving an unfunded risk participation in Monsanto, the U.S.-based largest seed company in the world, to the tune of $40 million U.S. dollars.
Read More:GMOs Banned in Europe, But Monsanto Receives $40 Million from EU Bank
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 19th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Pesticide-resistant rootworms that have recently become a problem for Midwest farms growing Monsanto’s genetically modified corn are now showing tolerance to Syngenta’s GMO corn and chemicals as well, cites new research.
Read More:Rootworms Developing Cross-Resistance to Various GMO Crops & Pesticides
October 28th, 2012 - Lacy
Dean Foods, parent company of Horizon organic milk, Silk, and WhiteWave foods has invested more than $250,000 in the fight against Prop 37—the California ballot measure that would require labeling of GMO foods—and the Cornucopia Institute is calling them out.
Read More:Milk Money: Dairy Farmers Asked to Urge Horizon Milk to Support Prop 37
October 26th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
While the merits of a recent study on genetically modified organisms conducted by the University of Caen in France are still being scrutinized by the scientific community and the biotech industry, government officials in France say they will not change their opinion on Monsanto’s NK603 GMO corn variety, which is currently allowed for sale in the country.
Read More:France Won’t Ban Monsanto’s GMO Corn
October 7th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
New data published in the recent issue of the journal Environmental Sciences Europe finds that U.S. farmers are using significantly more applications of toxic pesticides than in 1996 when pesticide intensive genetically modified crops were first widely introduced, reports Reuters.
Read More:GMOs Put Pesticide Use On the Rise, New Study Finds
October 6th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
A controversial television ad in opposition to Proposition 37, the bill that could make California the first U.S. state to require labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients, was pulled earlier this week.
Read More:Anti-Prop 37 TV Commercial Pulled in California
September 28th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Russian officials have announced a temporary ban on the import and sale of any of Monsanto’s genetically modified corn into the country as a result of a French study released last week connecting the corn with an increased risk of cancer.
Read More:Could Monsanto Start the Next Cold War? GMO Corn Banned in Russia