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FDA Budget Includes Millions For Promoting GMOs By
In a move that was secured because of the government’s desperation to avoid a shutdown, a bill that was passed by the Senate 79 to 18 earlier this month included an allocation of $3 million for the FDA to lead a campaign aimed at...
Iraq’s Agricultural Industry Was Pillaged, Its Farmers Devastated, But It’s Still Free Of GMO Seeds By
DOVER, Delaware — (Insights) I delivered a presentation about Iraq at the Green Festival in Chicago in May 2008. In that presentation, “Ain’t Nothin’ Green About the Green Zone: The Impact of War and Occupation on Iraqi Farmers,” I discussed the history of...
Court Rules Feds Cannot Prevent Local Governments From Banning GMO’s By
This past Friday, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a highly anticipated decision on whether federal and Hawaii state laws supersede the authority of individual counties to regulate the use of genetically modified crops and pesticide use. Hawaii, though...
Sonoma County Voter Success Leads To Largest GMO-Free Zone In U.S. By
It’s taken some time for word to spread due to the focus on Presidential-elect Donald Trump, but on November 8th, voters in Sonoma County successfully passed Measure M to make growing genetically modified crops illegal. Measure M passed 55.9% to 44.1% in the county, and...
Despite Ongoing Effects Of Agent Orange, Vietnam Embraces Monsanto GMO’s By
Vietnam — Vietnam’s Agriculture Minister has asked the country to embrace Monsanto 55 years after the company dumped 20 million gallons of Agent Orange there. One of Monsanto’s former companies, among nine contractors responsible for creating Agent Orange, sprayed...
Japan, South Korea Halt Wheat Imports Following Discovery Of Tainted Monsanto Crop In US By
MINNEAPOLIS — The discovery of unapproved GMO wheat in a Washington state farmers’ field could have serious consequences for U.S. exports of the staple crop. On July 29, the USDA published a statement from its Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), confirming...
GMO Labeling Bill Passes Senate, Headed For House Vote By
On Thursday, the U.S. Senate approved the “Agriculture Biotechnology Solution” bill  which will require foods containing genetically modified ingredients to be labeled with words, pictures, or a QR code that must be scanned by a smartphone. The Senate voted 63 to...
March Against Monsanto Takes Manhattan As Global Protests Approach By
NEW YORK — Shoppers and tourists in Times Square will be alerted to the dangers of genetically modified organisms thanks to a new billboard campaign. The anti-GMO billboard, sponsored by March Against Monsanto, is slated to run from April 25 to May 25 in the Manhattan...
Monsanto’s GMO Soybean Faces Rejection In US, Patent Battle In Argentina By
ST. LOUIS — Monsanto, the controversial biotech seed giant, keeps running into trouble on the lucrative GMO soybean market this year. Although 94 percent of U.S. soybean crops come from genetically modified seeds, Monsanto’s latest offering isn’t meeting with...
USDA okays Monsanto’s herbicide-resistant GMO corn w/o permits By
The US Department of Agriculture will end regulation of Monsanto’s genetically-modified corn that is engineered to resist the company’s herbicide, the federal regulator said. Farmers will now be able to plant the corn strains without permits. The action, announced...