As lawmakers continue to tackle approval of genetically modified salmon, scientists have developed yet another genetically modified animal that might one day be approved for human consumption: chickens.
The EU has kept genetically modified (GM) crops out of its country’s much more so than other nations. But recent industry pressure and soft politicians have started changing course. The [ … ]
How much is food safety worth to U.S. lawmakers? The agricultural biotech industry has spent over half a billion dollars ($572 million) in the last 10 years on Congressional lobbying [ … ]
There have been numerous studies conducted showing that genetically engineered crops are not safe for us or for our environment and that they potentially threaten the future of our food chain. All of the European Union (EU), and many other countries around the world, have instituted either serious restrictions or bans on the use of GMOs. All EU countries require genetically engineered ingredients to be labeled.
The story in the Unites States is very different.
The Economist magazine is sponsoring an online debate about whether biotechnology is sustainable. It’s not quite the same old GMO vs. organic farming argument. The Economist has rounded up some of the top people in the field to state their position for or against. There’s room there for your own rebuttals and arguments, if you choose. And there’s a poll.
The outcry over FDA considering allowing genetically modified salmon for human consumption has almost overshadowed another GM animal that’s up for approval: the Enviropig.
The Genetically Engineered Organism Liability Act (H.R. 5579) has a few other names that illuminate what Rep. Dennis Kucinich wants to cover in this bill – Genetically Engineered Technology Farmer [ … ]
Rep. Dennis Kucinich has been busy this summer. On Jun 23, the same day he introduced the Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act (H.R. 5577), he also introduced the [ … ]
On June 23 of this year, Rep. Dennis Kucinich introduced the Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act (H.R. 5577). The Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act is intended: [ … ]
Monsanto’s got a great reputation in the world of people who read beyond the label. (Yes, that’s sarcasm.) Monsanto’s latest score is that they have to (and have actually agreed [ … ]
Does Monsanto own Seeds of Change? I hear this question a lot. It shows up on message boards around the internet. It’s even been passed to me as an email [ … ]
[social_buttons] Monsanto’s new Vistive Gold soybeans lack omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential to the human body. They have been shown to improve cardiovascular function and assist in [ … ]
All of the European Union nations, Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand and many other countries require the mandatory labeling of foods that contain genetically modified ingredients–the U.S. does not. As [ … ]