December 16th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger
A few weeks ago, I received an email from a PR person identifying herself as writing on behalf of Monsanto, the multinational biotech company that’s so vilified, there’s an annual “March Against Monsanto” event
December 2nd, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
Wheat allergies and celiac disease seem to become more prevalent every year. Have we suddenly become intolerant to gluten, or is something else going on
November 27th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger
This is the time of year where we give thanks for what we have, most importantly, our friends and family. We gather around and celebrate with food and drink. Food news stories have been at the center of much discussion this year. From GMO labeling laws to soda taxes, things are getting better in our food system, even while some aspects of it are getting worse (looking at you, Monsanto!)
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
November 19th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
USDA recently approved a new GMO potato. Will we see GMO potatoes on store shelves? And are they safe
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
October 31st, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger
Monsanto is misunderstood. At least, it feels like it could have a better relationship with Millennials. But instead of learning how to twerk, or getting Taylor Swift to do an ad campaign for GMOs, it has hired a Director of Millennial Engagement
June 6th, 2014 | by Jennifer Kaplan
14 year-old Rachel Parent, who is an activist and founder of Kids Right To Know, challenges Kevin O'Leary to debate about GMO transparency, labeling, research and Monsanto.
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
March 1st, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
This week's food news is maddening, if you don't happen be a sociopath who loves animal cruelty; but on the bright side, if you adore ag-gag laws and think accountability, food safety, and the First Amendment are all for the (antibiotic-resistant-disease-ridden) birds, then you're in for a treat! Monsanto offers up some rather obnoxious distractions to this ag-gag foolishness -- unfortunately for human kidneys, Monarch butterflies, and pretty much that whole 'environment' thingie. But before diving in to all those noxious Big Ag news fumes, let's talk about progress: yes, some exists! For all the good, bad and ugly in the food world, get your news fix here!
February 1st, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
Should a man lose his home for the crime of growing food? Are Monsanto shareholders joining the GMO labeling fight? Just how comfortable are we with kids going hungry? Is Walmart the real victim of recent food stamp cuts? Have we, in fact, lost our minds as a society? Read on, for answers to some of these questions and mounting evidence regarding others. Get your weekly food news update here!
January 10th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
Last week the USDA released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on newly developed 2,4-D resistant genetically modified corn and soybean traits. As the internet exploded with pro-biotech advocacy celebrating the move towards deregulation of yet another GMO product line, I couldn't help noticing the number of straw men participating in the debate! Just so the 'no thank you' side of the unfolding 2,4-D debacle is fairly represented, here's why some sustainability enthusiasts don't consider this potential 'alternative' even a little tiny bit preferred