In news that will surprise few anti-GMO activists, farmers across the United States are ditching biotech seeds, as yearly hikes in GM seed prices put them out of reach.
There’s a lot wrong with our food system, but things are beginning to get better. Here’s some recent food news that you can feel good about!
The drug free meats debate misses the point. To feed the world, we need to eat more plants.
“We need to feed the world” is biotech’s favorite marketing slogan. It paints proponents of sustainable agriculture as extremists who care more about shopping at Whole Foods than helping the hungry. And it’s so, so wrong.
Monsanto settled several lawsuits alleging that the company failed to properly isolate their GMO wheat resulting in contamination of the wheat supply.
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.
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?
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!).
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.
USDA recently approved a new GMO potato. Will we see GMO potatoes on store shelves? And are they safe?
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.
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.
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.