July 19th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
The rampant planting of genetically modified seeds is threatening the survival of monarch butterflies, the orange and black speckled species common—and critical—to Midwest farmers, according to a new study published in the journal Insect Conservation and Diversity.
Read More:Monarch Butterflies: Latest Victims of Monsanto
June 21st, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Lima, the capital of Peru has declared itself a “GMO-free zone” through a municipal ordinance issued on June 16th. The announcement comes in response to a controversial government declaration that has the potential to blanket the country with deregulated genetically modified organisms.
Read More:Lima, Peru: ‘We’re A GMO-Free Zone!’
May 13th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
A new video interview by Food Democracy Now’s David Murphy and Dr. Don Huber, Purdue Professor Emeritus and plant pathologist, reveals Huber’s startling discovery of an un-named new pathogen found to be causing health problems in livestock fed genetically modified corn and soy.
Read More:New Pathogen Discovery Linked to Monsanto’s Roundup Ready Seeds
April 15th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Monsanto, the biotech giant at the forefront of the ever-expanding genetic modification of foods largely through their glyphosate pesticide resistant Roundup Ready seeds, is now facing a lawsuit filed by a group of 60 farmers and agriculture businesses.
Read More:Farmers File Class Action Lawsuit Against Monsanto
January 9th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Tom Vilsack, the USDA Agriculture Secretary, is urging a compromise between parties rooted in an argument over genetically modified foods. In a letter he sent to both those on the pro side of GMO and those vehemently anti-GMO, he called for cooperation and compromise.
Read More:USDA Ag Secretary Calls For Compromise on GM Debate