Wednesday, January 7, 2015


New York Times - ‎3 hours ago‎

WASHINGTON - Monsanto said Wednesday that its earnings fell 34 percent in the first fiscal quarter as South American farmers cut back on planting corn, reducing demand for the company's biotech-enhanced seeds.
Indianapolis Star - ‎6 hours ago‎

Some academics and activists are concerned about the unknown effects of pervasive use of GMOs, but there's little science that says genetically engineered foods are unsafe.

RT - ‎Jan 5, 2015‎

A British farmer who farmed the only herd of Nazi-engineered cows in the country has been forced to cull the number of his herd after they became too aggressive and tried to attack his staff.
GenomeWeb - ‎Jan 2, 2015‎

Crop developers are leveraging new genetic engineering technologies to skirt regulatory oversights, alarming some who fear that the lack of controls could have unexpected consequences, The New York Times' Andrew Pollack reports.

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎2 hours ago‎

“To use conventional corn, non-GMO, I'd have to till, apply pre-emergence herbicide. It's more economical and more convenient to use GMO corn on real ground. I only use it because I felt like I had to. My seed supplier said, 'Kirk it's harder and ...
Capital press - ‎20 hours ago‎

Idaho legislators and agricultural industry leaders are aware of the efforts in other states to require mandatory labeling of GMO products at the retail level or ban the planting of genetically modified crops, said Sen. Bert Brackett, a Republican ...
Design & Trend - ‎Jan 4, 2015‎

"If you take genetic material from a plant and it's not considered a pest, and you don't use a transformation technology that would sort of violate the rules, there's a bunch of stuff you can do that at least technically is unregulated," said Jim ...
The Ozarks Sentinel - ‎Dec 29, 2014‎

Since then thousands of applications for experimental genetically-modified (GM) organisms, including quite bizarre GMOs, have been filed with the US Patent Office alone, and many more abroad. Furthermore ... You may have, at the time, known exactly how ...
Al Jazeera America - ‎Jan 4, 2015‎

Genetically engineered seeds were first approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1982, GMO products first hit grocery stores in 1994, and GMO crops were planted on more than 100 million acres by 1999. So have they delivered on Fraley's promises ...
Augusta Free Press - ‎Jan 1, 2015‎

On a recent WWBT TV 12 news segment, Virginia Farm Bureau Federation representatives explained that genetically modified crops are no different from conventional crops.

Food Business News (registration) - ‎Jan 1, 2015‎

Those for and those against the mandatory labeling of foods with ingredients developed through bioengineering squared off at a House subcommittee hearing on Dec. 10 called to draw attention to H.R.

Coeur d'Alene Press - ‎35 minutes ago‎

Every week we seem to get more and more questions on GMO's. This is the second column we are writing about them, because it has been such a controversial topic, with widespread debates about whether labeling should be mandatory.
Southeast Farm Press - ‎Jan 6, 2015‎

Genetically modified organisms and other modern technology are a must for feeding a growing world population. More land must be put into agricultural production to meet global food security challenges.
RINF Alternative News - ‎20 hours ago‎

The UK government and its associated bureaucracy is colluding with powerful global agritech corporations to get genetically modified organisms (GMOs) into Britain (see here). Politicians and officials whose views of GMOs are based on ignorance or whose ... - ‎Jan 6, 2015‎

MONSANTO CO has improved earnings per share by 34.0% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years.
Wall Street Journal - ‎20 hours ago‎

“Buy land,” goes the old saw, “they're not making any more of it.” While that advice hasn't always worked out in the short run, companies like Monsanto Co. are poised to benefit from it in the long run. The world's growing population combined with a ...
Hoosier Ag Today - ‎14 hours ago‎

Rick Vierling A successful run for the Corn Rootworm Management Program is now leading to an expansion of the program to cover all of the pests that can impact corn. (subscription) - ‎4 hours ago‎

Monsanto (NYSE: MON) reported Q1 EPS of $0.47, $0.12 better than the analyst estimate of $0.35. Revenue was $2.87 billion, versus expectations of $2.80 billion and $3.14 billion posted in the same period last year. - ‎Jan 6, 2015‎

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Monsanto (MON) , the world's largest seed producer, owning about 27% all seeds used in modern agricultural farming, will continue to make money, despite concerns about a year-over-year decline in U.S.

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎Jan 4, 2015‎

It has been declared 'the International Year of the Soil,' but the year ahead, according to Dr. Vandana Shiva, will also see key developments in the global fight to overthrow corporate power with true democracy.

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