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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 01st, 2015

By: Michael Grey

Group from movement for landless people in Brazil claims GM crops ban is a victory over corporate influence


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 01st, 2015

By: Lydia Wheeler

Consumer groups are pressuring retail giant Costco to publicly promise not to sell genetically modified salmon even if it’s approved by federal regulators.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 01st, 2015

By: Jonathan Latham

Are GMOs safe? Up to a point, writes Jonathan Latham - provided you're not eating them.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 30th, 2015

Long-term intake of the Monsanto’s most popular Roundup herbicide, even in very small amounts lower than permissible in US water, may lead to kidney and liver damage, a new study claims.

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.


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