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Genetically Modified Food

Mega Biotech Company May Be Forced To Pay Farmers $2 Billion

Posted 06.18.2012 | Food

Five million Brazilian farmers are now closer to winning a $2 billion suit against biotechnology corporate giant Monsanto. The farmers allege the comp...

'This Could Become A Lawsuit Magnet Well Beyond California's Borders'

AP | GARANCE BURKE | Posted 08.12.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — California voters will soon decide whether to require special labels for food made from genetically modified ingredients, in a c...

20 Years Later, the Biotech Brigade Marches on...

Heather Pilatic | Posted 08.04.2012 | Green
Heather Pilatic

When government officials are consistently opposed to the idea of regulation (i.e. the implementation of rules of governance) one wonders what they're doing in their posts... other than jockeying for a better-paid exit when they next waltz through the revolving door.

Most People Fine With Food Biotechnology, Survey Says

Food Safety News | Posted 05.11.2012 | Food

While criticism of genetically modified foods has received widespread media attention in the past few years, consumers remain generally supportive of ...

The Fox (Monsanto) Buys the Chicken Coop (Beeologics)

Richard Schiffman | Posted 07.03.2012 | Green
Richard Schiffman

Why would one of the largest purveyors of pesticides, genetically engineered seeds and agrochemicals want to buy a company which has been seeking solutions to the escalating threats to the world bee population?

Turn the Lights All the Way Up

Gary Hirshberg | Posted 07.02.2012 | Food
Gary Hirshberg

Our food system has been adept at keeping the lights out or at least dimmed. But that is changing. The FDA should start by following the practices of more than 40 other nations and label genetically engineered foods.

Something Historic Is About to Happen

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 04.30.2012 | Green
Dr. Joseph Mercola

I'm pleased to announce that the Money Bomb Against Monsanto has been officially launched!

Lucia Graves

'Agent Orange Corn' Sparks Public Outcry | Lucia Graves | Posted 10.29.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A new kind of genetically modified crop under the brand name of "Enlist" -- known by its critics as "Agent Orange corn" -- has opponents...

Pesticides and Pregnancy

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 06.10.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Should doctors recommend women avoid pesticides during pregnancy as they do cigarettes and alcohol? We think so.

Sick of Being a Guinea Pig for GE Food? Call This Guy

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 06.04.2012 | Food
Wenonah Hauter

If Walmart refuses to stock Monsanto's GE sweet corn, it would send a strong signal that there is no market for this genetically engineered food and could actually stop the seed before it's even planted.

Farmers Appeal Monsanto Lawsuit Decision

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2012 | Green

* Organic growers file notice of appeal * Ruling criticized plaintiffs for creating "controversy" By Carey Gillam ...

1 Million Call On FDA To Label Genetically Engineered Food

Naomi Starkman | Posted 05.27.2012 | Food
Naomi Starkman

A record-breaking one million Americans of all political persuasions have called on the FDA to label genetically engineered foods.

State Makes First Strides In Labeling GMO Food

AP | STEPHEN SINGER | Posted 05.22.2012 | Food

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut took the first step requiring producers to label genetically modified food Wednesday, as a legislative committee ...

Organic Milk: Are You Getting What You Pay for?

Andrew Gunther | Posted 05.13.2012 | Food
Andrew Gunther

At a time when consumers are turning their backs on industrialized farming systems -- and genetically modified (GM) farming in particular -- the new report raises real questions about exactly what people are paying for when they buy organic milk.

Scientists Warn EPA About Monsanto Corn

Reuters | Carey Gillam | Posted 05.09.2012 | Green

By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - A group of plant scientists is warning federal regulators that action is needed to mitigate a growing probl...

GE Foods at a Glance: Just Label It's New Infographic

Naomi Starkman | Posted 05.08.2012 | Food
Naomi Starkman

More than 40 countries -- including China and Russia -- require labels on genetically engineered food. As Americans, we deserve the same opportunity to make informed decisions about what we eat.

So Will That Be the Wild or Patented Salmon?

Peter Hanlon | Posted 05.06.2012 | Green
Peter Hanlon

It looks like 2012 will be the year of two salmons: one a genetically altered "Frankenfish" currently under review by the FDA, and the other an inhabitant of one of the world's last great wild salmon runs.

"Agent Orange" Corn: Biotech Only Winner in Chemical Arms Race as Herbicide Resistant Crops Fail

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 04.23.2012 | Food
Andrew Kimbrell

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is currently deciding whether or not to approve an application by Dow Chemical for its controversial genetically engineered (GE) corn variety that is resistant to the highly toxic herbicide 2,4-D, one of the main ingredients in Agent Orange.

Big Ag's Gifts For 2011

Andrew Gunther | Posted 02.27.2012 | Food
Andrew Gunther

Cheap food comes at a cost. But the good news is that it is not too late to change the way our food is produced.

Lawsuit Claims Frito-Lay Can't Be 'All-Natural' While Containing GMOs

Posted 12.21.2011 | Food

In August, ConAgra was hit with a lawsuit filed by Milberg LLP, arguing that its line of Wesson oils can't be "all-natural" since the oil contains GMO...

Labels Matter! What's in Your Compost & Your Food?

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 02.19.2012 | Food
Annie Spiegelman

Ready to get genetically engineered foods labeled in your supermarket? You've come to the right place!

Green Chile Lovers Upset About Pepper's Future

AP | By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 12.04.2011 | Food

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Mention New Mexican cuisine and mouths start watering. Giant breakfast burritos, plates of enchiladas, tacos and even cheeseburge...

French Council Lifts Ban On Modified Corn

AP | Posted 01.28.2012 | Green

PARIS — France's highest administrative body has annulled rules suspending the planting of genetically modified corn, but two key ministries qui...

Our Pre-Occupied Food Industry: Can America Become a 'Good Food' Nation?

Paula Daniels | Posted 01.22.2012 | Impact
Paula Daniels

This big price of cheap is a paradox that is familiar to many, but in this season, the nested ironies are worth remembering.

Food Safety and Terrorism

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 01.02.2012 | Green
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

Welcome to the wacky, dysfunctional world of the "war on terrorism" -- American division -- post 9/11 -- where inaction on food safety could threaten both the economy and our security.