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How the US Is Bullying El Salvador Into Using Monsanto's GMO Seeds

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Our government is missing the chance to correct past mistakes and to partner with the Salvadoran people as they journey toward a just and peaceful society. The American people can do better.

El Salvador: We Can Help Usher in a New Era of Peace with Justice

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Could we somehow take part, not in "fixing" the existing problems, but in accompanying the Salvadoran people on their journey toward a peaceful and just society?

GM Proponents Claim Genetic Engineering Is Just an Extension of Natural Plant Breeding

Lesley Daunt | Posted 05.12.2014 | Home
Lesley Daunt

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have been controversial since they were first introduced into the food supply in the mid-'90s. For those who are...

Apparently Monsanto Is Having A Lot Of Fun Naming Its Seeds

Alison Spiegel | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green

"Obsession," "Passion," and "Temptation," don't really shout "corn," but those are real names for some of Monsanto's sweet corn [pdf] varieties. "You ...

Monsanto Profits Drop Amid Controversy

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2013 | Business

June 26 (Reuters) - Monsanto Co said on Wednesday that its quarterly profit fell, but sales remained on an upswing, and the world's largest seed com...

Farmers Lose To Monsanto In Seed Contamination Lawsuit

Reuters | Posted 08.10.2013 | Green

By Carey Gillam June 10 (Reuters) - Monsanto Co. on Monday won another round in a legal battle with U.S. organic growers as an appeal...

Monsanto Announces $1.48 Billion Profit Amid 'Monsanto Protection Act' Controversy

HuffPost/AP | Posted 04.03.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — Monsanto says its net income increased 22 percent in the second quarter on strong sales of its biotech seeds. The agricultural produ...

A Breakdown Of The GMO Debate

Posted 03.26.2013 | Green

From the Boulder iJournal's Troy Hooper: BOULDER — Ever since genetically modified organisms entered the mainstream in 1996, Alfalfa's has tried ...

Monsanto, DuPont Settle GMO Seed Battle

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2013 | Green

* DuPont gains broad licensing of Monsanto technology * DuPont to pay minimum $1.75 bln in royalties * Companies agree t...

Patenting Death

Randall Amster | Posted 05.15.2013 | Green
Randall Amster

It increasingly appears that Monsanto is patenting death, perhaps even more so than life. Their patent rights should not trump the rights of people to procure safe, healthy, living foods.

Joe Satran

Monsanto, As Goliath, Faces Small-Town Farmer In Supreme Court GMO Battle | Joe Satran | Posted 02.22.2013 | Green

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Vernon H. Bowman v. Monsanto Co, a six-year-long legal battle between a 75-year-old Indian...

Monsanto's Transgenic Soy Sowing Misery In Latin America

VOXXI | Susana Baumann | Posted 01.22.2013 | Latino Voices

Early this month, Monsanto, the agribusiness global corporation reported tripling its profits of biotech corn seeds in Latin America. It was a scary t...

Occupy Protesters vs. Monsanto

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 02.29.2012 | Green

Protesters assembled in front of the Washington, D.C. offices of agricultural biotech giant Monsanto Wednesday, in response to a federal judge's dismi...

High Price of Monopoly: Why American Farmers Must Buy From Just One Seed Company

John W. Boyd Jr. | Posted 04.22.2012 | Green
John W. Boyd Jr.

Monsanto's monopoly limits farmers' choices and threatens our livelihoods. But America's antitrust laws were enacted to protect us from this very situation. These laws are premised on the belief that competitive markets produce the best products, and they need to be enforced.

Can Monsanto Police Itself?

Andrew Gunther | Posted 08.15.2011 | Home
Andrew Gunther

Rather than encourage the sustainable use of pesticides, too often agrochemical companies seek only to maximize short-term sales and profits.

Organic Farm Groups Sue Monsanto

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 05.31.2011 | Green
Alison Rose Levy

Family farmers filed suit against Monsanto yesterday to protect themselves from future accusations of patent infringement when Monsanto's genetically modified seed contaminates their crops.