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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 09th, 2015

In an effort to reassure global consumers of Monsanto’s leading product, a team assembled by the agrochemical giant is challenging the World Health Organization (WHO)’s conclusion which deemed Roundup herbicide “probably carcinogenic” to humans.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 09th, 2015

By: Jerome Aning

THE SUPREME Court has stopped the government and private agricultural companies from field testing “Bt talong,” a variety of genetically modified eggplant.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 08th, 2015

By: Rebecca Spector

The food industry is pushing for QR codes instead of clear package labels, leaving consumers without smartphones in the dark.

 


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 08th, 2015

By: Tom Karst

Another version of J.R. Simplot’s Innate biotech potato has been given preliminary approval by federal officials.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 08th, 2015

By: Damian Mann

A proposed settlement of a lawsuit against Jackson County’s ban on genetically engineered crops would allow continued growing of Roundup-ready alfalfa if it has already been planted.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 07th, 2015

By: Steven Dubios

PORTLAND, ORE. - A settlement was reached Monday in a federal lawsuit challenging an Oregon county's ban on genetically engineered crops.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 07th, 2015

By: Russell Blackstock

Superbugs resistant to all antibiotics have spread to Europe for the first time - and they could already be in New Zealand, a senior Kiwi scientist warns.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 07th, 2015

By: Dominique Patton

A Chinese biotech seed firm is aiming to launch the country's first genetically modified corn products overseas on the home turf of the world's top agricultural companies, as Beijing's reticence over GMO food keeps the domestic market off limits. 

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 05th, 2015

A dangerous, hard-to-detect superbug is on the rise, according to a report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The bacterium, which scientists dubbed the “phantom menace,” is antibiotic-resistant.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 04th, 2015

It's hard to believe the levels of deception that Congress and our regulatory officials at the FDA will go to, but in the past several weeks the FDA has approved GMO salmon and denied a citizens' petition by the Center for Food Safety submitted in March of 2012 that called for mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods.

 
Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 04th, 2015

By: Nicholas Wade

An international group of scientists meeting in Washington called on Thursday for what would, in effect, be a moratorium on making inheritable changes to the human genome.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 04th, 2015

By: Jason Best

A staggering majority of Americans think genetically engineered foods should be clearly labeled. Why isn’t D.C. listening? 

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 03rd, 2015

Soybean trading firms in Brazil will have to renegotiate agreements to collect royalties for seed giant Monsanto Co on genetically modified soybeans bought from farmers, the president of industry association Abiove said on Wednesday.


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