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.
May 22nd, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
The U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco upheld a lower-court ruling stating that the USDA correctly categorized Monsanto’s GMO Roundup-ready alfalfa as not needing regulation.
Read More:Monsanto’s Roundup-Ready GMO Alfalfa Gets Court Support
September 20th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
As California heats up over Proposition 37, the November 2012 ballot initiative that could see the state adopt mandatory labeling for all foods containing genetically modified ingredients, new research adds startling cancer concerns to the discussion.
Read More:Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide Causes Cancer in Study
August 20th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Farmers are battling “superweeds” and pests like the rootworm that have developed tolerance to Monsanto’s chemical pesticide Roundup in recent years. As an alternative, farmers began relying on stronger herbicides, including 2,4-D—a major ingredient in Agent Orange. But that too has recently begun to show signs of pest resistance, a new study finds.
Read More:Super Pests Becoming Resistant to Roundup and Agent Orange
July 23rd, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
After years under consideration by the USDA, the agency’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has finally approved the deregulation of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready genetically modified sugar beets.
Read More:Monsanto’s GMO Roundup Ready Sugar Beets Get Final USDA Approval
September 9th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
New findings released by the U.S. Geological Survey show the presence of pesticides—notably Monsanto’s pervasive glyphosate-based Roundup—as well as its degradation byproducts and trace amounts of antibiotics routinely fed to livestock, in watersheds and rainwater samples throughout the Mississippi Basin.
Read More:Run for Cover, Monsanto’s Roundup Found in Raindrops
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 24th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Efforts to make California the first state to require mandatory labeling of all genetically modified foods are underway with growing support from organizations including the Organic Consumers Association and the Right2Know March.
Read More:California Voters Hope to Have a Say in GMO Labeling in 2012
August 15th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled last month that chemical pesticides used by conventional farmers that cross property lines contaminating neighboring organic farms could be considered trespassing, nuisance and negligence, entitling organic farmers to retributions.
Read More:Victory for Organic Farmers: Court Rules Drifting Pesticides are Trespassers