Browsing the "Monsanto" Tag

Why I Didn’t Return Monsanto’s Phone Call

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


21 Food News Stories From 2014 to Make You Feel Grateful for Progress

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!)


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


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


Top News from the Food Front: Childhood Obesity, Idaho Ag-Gag, & Monsanto’s (cough) ‘Sustainability’

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!


Top News from the Food Front: 10 Stories Savvy Foodies Need to See!

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!


USDA Recommends Deregulation of 2,4-D Resistant GMO Crops: What’s the Big Deal?

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



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