Friday, November 21, 2014


GMO ballot measure 'too close to call' - ‎54 minutes ago‎
The Oregon ballot measure concerning GMO labeling is now too close to call, according to FOX 12 political analyst Tim Hibbitts.

ADM Sues Syngenta Over Genetically Engineered Corn

Wall Street Journal - ‎Nov 19, 2014‎
Archer Daniels Midland Co. sued Syngenta AG over losses the grain trader and processor said it suffered after Syngenta sold genetically engineered corn in the U.S. that had yet to win approval in China. ADM said Syngenta's push to sell its biotech corn ...

'Monsanto uses Indian farmers to contaminate world with GMO crops'

RT (blog) - ‎5 hours ago‎
By persuading Indian farmers to buy genetically modified organism (GMO) seeds Monsanto spreads its genetically engineered crops around the world so that no one can compete with pure non-GMO products after that, anti-GMO activist Jeffrey Smith, told RT.

This Worm Is Genetically Engineered to Spin Spider Silk

Modern Farmer - ‎Nov 19, 2014‎
And bushwhacking through the jungle to harvest the best wild spider webs isn't cost effective. For a genetic engineer daydreaming of spider silk produced in a commercially viable way, it doesn't take long to connect the dots to the docile, communal ...

Genetically Engineered Crops, Monsanto's Glyphosate and the Deterioration Of ...

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎Nov 17, 2014‎
The herbicide glyphosate was introduced in 1974 and its use is accelerating with the advent of herbicide-tolerant genetically engineered (GE) crops. Evidence is mounting that glyphosate interferes with many metabolic processes in plants and animals and ...

EarthTalk: Assessing the risks of genetically engineered crops

The Rock River Times - ‎Nov 18, 2014‎
Twenty-one countries and the European Union have instituted policies requiring foods created using genetic engineering (GE) be labeled accordingly so consumers can know what they're putting into their mouths.

In Kenya, Calls Grow to Lift Controversial GMO Ban

Voice of America - ‎21 hours ago‎
NAIROBI—. With a virus threatening the crops of up to 70 percent of Kenya's maize farmers, a number of lawmakers are calling for the country's controversial ban on GMOs - genetically modified organisms - to be lifted for the sake of food security. If ...

Dr. Dani Segal speaks about GMO's in Vernon - ‎10 hours ago‎
Dr. Dani Segal, PhD Certified Holistic Nutritionist, recently spoke to the Warwick Valley Gardeners about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO's) to a very enthusiastic crowd. The talk "OMG...GMOs are HERE! The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing but the ...

Idaho Cattle Association backs GMO feed

Capital press - ‎22 hours ago‎
John Hall, superintendent of the University of Idaho's Nancy M. Cummings Center in Salmon, discusses the need for the Idaho Cattle Association to take a stance in support of GMO feed Nov. 18 during the organization's annual convention and trade show in ...

Farmers growing GMO alfalfa sue to overturn Jackson County ban - ‎1 hour ago‎
Jackson County voters passed an ordinance by a 2-to-1 margin that bans anyone from growing GMO crops, which goes into effect June 6, 2015.

Americans Buy Organic, Non-GMO Food Without Knowing What It Means ...

Medical Daily - ‎18 hours ago‎
When they asked consumers how they felt about GMOs, 59 percent of respondents said they were concerned about GMOs, but only 32 percent were able to define what a GMO was. A GMO is a food altered inside of a laboratory. Scientists will remove a gene ...

How GMO Crops Can Be Good for the Environment

Businessweek - ‎Nov 18, 2014‎
Among the winners in this month's elections, along with the Republican candidate in just about every competitive race, were foods containing genetically modified organisms. Ballot initiatives that would have mandated the labeling of GMOs on store ...

Buchanan: We know far too little about the safety of GMOs

MetroWest Daily News - ‎9 hours ago‎
Like many people, I've long wondered about the safety of genetically modified organisms. They've become so ubiquitous that they account for about 80 percent of the corn grown in the United States, yet we know almost nothing about what damage might ...

Germany to press EU for national right to ban GMOs before 2015 harvest

Reuters - ‎Nov 14, 2014‎
German farm minister Christian Schmidt said "social-economic reasons" should be taken into account to allow a European Union country to ban GMO crops even when the bloc had approved the crops as safe. This would allow bans based on opposition from ...

Monsanto Is Using Big Data to Take Over the World

Mother Jones - ‎Nov 19, 2014‎
You probably know Monsanto as the world's leading producer of genetically engineered seeds—a global agribusiness giant whose critics accuse it of everything from boosting our reliance on pesticides to driving Indian farmers to suicide.

Monsanto plans $75M expansion at Muscatine Roundup plant - ‎9 hours ago‎
Monsanto is planning to invest just under $75 million into its Muscatine plant that produces Roundup herbicide. The Iowa Economic Development Authority Board will consider a request from Monsanto on Friday for state incentives to help finance the ...

Farming in the face of climate change? Monsanto has an app for that

Grist - ‎Nov 20, 2014‎
You probably know Monsanto as the world's leading producer of genetically engineered seeds - a global agribusiness giant whose critics accuse it of everything from boosting our reliance on pesticides to driving Indian farmers to suicide.

Reverend Billy invites you to an organic Thanksgiving dinner at Monsanto HQ

Treehugger - ‎19 hours ago‎
Want to do something really different for Thanksgiving this year? Come have an organic dinner on the lawn of Monsanto's World Headquarters and watch the latest show from Rev. Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir. Regardless of whether or not the corporate ...

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