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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 29th, 2015

Keith Ridler | Associated Press 

BOISE – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a potato genetically engineered by Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co. to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine and that still damages crops around the world.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 28th, 2015

By: Barbara Lewis

Monsanto said it would abide by Latvia's and Greece's requests under a new EU opt-out law to be excluded from its application to grow a genetically modified (GM) crop across the European Union, but accused them of ignoring science.

 
Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 27th, 2015

By: Tom Philpott

After four months of hot pursuit, genetically modified seed/pesticide giant Monsanto formally ended its bid to buy rival Syngenta Wednesday—at least for now.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 27th, 2015

By: Philip J. Landrigan, M.D., and Charles Benbrook, Ph.D.

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not high on most physicians' worry lists. If we think at all about biotechnology, most of us probably focus on direct threats to human health, such as prospects for converting pathogens to biologic weapons or the implications of new technologies for editing the human germline.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 27th, 2015

By: Cole Mellino

While Monsanto finds itself in the midst of a handful of current controversies, many people remain unfamiliar with the company’s origins and its history.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 27th, 2015

Labeling food that is genetically modified shouldn't be controversial but the familiar combination of money and politics has made it so. Massachusetts may provide clarity.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 27th, 2015

By: Karen Lo

A food safety group has sued an agency within the USDA for purposely ignoring requests for information on GMO crops for at least 13 years


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 26th, 2015

By: Casey Gillam

A food safety advocacy group sued an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday, saying it illegally withheld public information on genetically engineered crops.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 25th, 2015

By: Mike Stone and P.J. Huffstutter

U.S.-based Monsanto Co (MON.N) sweetened its offer to buy Switzerland's Syngenta AG (SYNN.VX), valuing the company at around $47 billion as it tries to lure the Swiss firm to the negotiating table, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 25th, 2015

By: Dr. Mark Hyman

If 64 countries including Russia and China have transparency in labeling genetically modified foods, or GMOs, why doesn’t the U.S.?

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 25th, 2015

By: Hans-Edzard Busemann

Germany has initiated a move to stop the growing of genetically modified crops under new European Union rules, documents seen by Reuters showed on Monday.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 24th, 2015

By: Christopher Pala

Local doctors are in the eye of a storm swirling for the past three years over whether corn that’s been genetically modified to resist pesticides is a source of prosperity, as companies claim, or of birth defects and illnesses

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 23rd, 2015

By: Prashun Talukdar

“Most the the EU sees its future free of GMO,” Slovenian Agriculture, Forestry and Food Minister Dejan Zidan told the press at the conference on Friday on the eve of Agra, the region’s biggest agriculture and food fair due to be held on Saturday, Xinhua reported.


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