Browsing the "GMOs" Tag

Is Monsanto the Next Tech Company?

November 21st, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

Monsanto, the much hated poster-company for the biotech industry, may soon take on another industry: information technology. That’s what Robb Fraley, Monsanto’s chief technology officer says. “I could easily see us in the next five or 10 years being an information technology company,” he says in Grist


Maui GMO Moratorium Passes in a Close Race

November 5th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

There was some not-so-great GMO news from yesterday's election, but in Hawaii non-GMO advocates have something to celebrate! The Maui GMO moratorium passed by a narrow margin


Will Vermont’s GMO Labeling Law Stick?

April 27th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

GMO labeling advocates rejoiced at the news that Vermont’s Senate and House both approved a “no strings attached” mandatory labeling bill for foods containing GMOs sold in the state. The bill now goes to Governor Shumlin’s desk to be signed into law. It will go into effect on July 1,


More People Shop ‘Non-GMO’ Than Organic, Research Finds

April 26th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

The organic food industry may be growing faster than any other segment in recorded history, but these day, it turns out more people are shopping for “non-GMO” products, even though they’re not exactly sure what it means


South Africa to Monsanto: GMO Crops Aren’t Producing More Sustainable Food

March 23rd, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

South Africa's Advertising Standards Authority has ordered biotech giant Monsanto to immediately withdraw an advertisement it's been running on the country's Radio 702 channel. The decision comes after the African Centre for Biosafety submitted a complaint to the ASA after the ad was aired and found to be inappropriate


It Was Just a Matter of Time: PepsiCo Ditches ‘Natural’ for ‘Simply’

February 14th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

In the tsunami-like wake of lawsuits filed against major food brands for misuse of the word "natural" to market unnatural synthetic and genetically modified ingredients in products like Wesson Oil and Pepperidge Farm's Goldfish (which also don't contain any goldfish if anyone else wants to jump in on another class action suit), PepsiCo has decided to drop its use of "natural" for a simpler word. Literally. "Simply."



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