Wednesday, December 3, 2014


Recount of Oregon GMO labeling measure begins

KATU - ‎12 hours ago‎
A hand recount began Tuesday for the Oregon ballot measure that would require labels for genetically modified foods. Counties have until Dec. 12 to complete the count where the first tally showed Measure 92 was narrowly defeated.

Montana senator calls for GMO labeling for food

Great Falls Tribune - ‎7 minutes ago‎
Tester, who is also an organic farmer from Big Sandy, said that consumers have the right to know what's in the food they eat. He supports the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act, which requires manufacturers to label genetically engineered foods.

How Monsanto's Big Data Push Hurts Small Farms

Mother Jones - ‎4 hours ago‎
The payoff for growers can be huge: Monsanto estimates that farmers typically make 40 key choices in the course of a growing season—what seed to plant, when to plant it, and so on.


USAMRIID using genetically engineered cows to fight virus

Frederick News Post (subscription) - ‎9 hours ago‎
Scientists at SAB Biotherapeutics Inc. in South Dakota grew human antibodies in genetically engineered cows, which received an experimental vaccine against the virus.

Business Day|USDA Approves Modified Potato. Next Up: French Fry Fans.

New York Times - ‎Nov 8, 2014‎
A potato genetically engineered to reduce the amounts of a potentially harmful ingredient in French fries and potato chips has been approved for commercial planting, the Department of Agriculture announced on Friday.

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 ...

Hawaii GMO ban overturned

Capital Press - ‎21 hours ago‎
U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Kurren has now invalidated that ban because it is pre-empted by state laws that govern agriculture, much like Kauai County's regulations that mandated pesticide buffers and mandatory reporting of genetically modified organisms.

Watch the Intelligence Squared GMO Debate

Biofortified Blog - ‎9 hours ago‎
Tune in Wednesday, December 3rd for a debate on GMOs. Intelligence Squared is hosting a debate between four individuals from two opposing camps, addressing the question of whether or not we should grow genetically engineered foods.

State, Kauai set up panel to study GMO pesticide impacts

Hawaii News Now - ‎6 hours ago‎
The meta-question if you will is are people being harmed from pesticides being sprayed by GMO companies?" said Peter Adler, a veteran mediator who will oversee the project.

Here's How Your Neighborhood Voted on the GMO-Banning Measure P

Lost Coast Outpost - ‎16 hours ago‎
The results of last month's general election were certified by the Board of Supervisors this morning, which means that Kim Bergel is now your officially official next representative from Eureka's Third Ward on the Eureka City Council.

Minnesota schools serve up non-GMO lunches as “educational” event

Genetic Literacy Project - ‎2 hours ago‎
Just when the backlash over first lady Michelle Obama's school lunch menu leveled off, students in a handful of Twin Cities schools got a taste of what could be another controversial food fad.

Drs. Oz and Roizen: Why we favor labeling GMO foods

Buffalo News - ‎Nov 28, 2014‎
We believe you deserve to know as much as possible about the food you put on your plate and feed your families. That's why we're in favor of labeling GM foods. Some 61 countries around the world, including most of Europe, do … but not the United State ...

British opposition toward GMO food softening

Genetic Literacy Project - ‎Dec 2, 2014‎
On a damp Sunday afternoon shoppers at Tesco, a supermarket, in south London seem uninterested in discussing genetically modified (GM) food. Several shrug at the idea, or profess ignorance. One insists she only buys organic stuff, but only if it is not ...

Are some Minnesota schools out to lunch over GMOs? - ‎Dec 2, 2014‎
“Having the GMO awareness day for our district was to really show that whether you agree with consuming GMOs or not, consumers should have the right to make that choice,” said Laura Metzger, Westonka schools' director of food and nutrition services.

Head of Monsanto talks about battle over GMOs

KITV Honolulu - ‎Nov 28, 2014‎
Despite a nearly $8 million campaign, Maui County voters agreed to temporarily ban the growth of genetically modified organisms until the county deems it safe. That almost immediately triggered a lawsuit by GMO seed companies Monsanto and Dow ...

Sorry Dr. Oz and Jenny McCarthy: More scientific proof vaccines, GMOs don't ...

Genetic Literacy Project - ‎Dec 1, 2014‎
Corroborating the fact that GMOs and vaccines don't cause autism, scientists have now linked mutations in over a hundred genes to autism in two recent studies published in Nature.

Can precaution about GMOs really prevent potential disaster?

Genetic Literacy Project - ‎Dec 2, 2014‎
Taleb et al. apply the PP to the problem of genetically modified food, or GMOs, and conclude that the technology shouldn't be used.

Monsanto Sues Maui for Direct Democracy, Launches New PR Campaign

PR Watch - ‎Nov 24, 2014‎
Residents of Maui County, Hawai'i voted on November 4 to ban the growing of genetically modified (GMO) crops on the islands of Maui, Lanai, and Molokai until scientific studies are conducted on their safety and benefits.

UPDATE: Monness Crespi Hardt Downgrades Monsanto

Benzinga - ‎22 hours ago‎
"We are downgrading Monsanto from Buy to Neutral, due to the findings from our seventh Annual Seed Dealer Survey, which came back the most negative for the seed industry in the history of the survey," Shaw wrote.

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