Monsanto settled several lawsuits alleging that the company failed to properly isolate their GMO wheat resulting in contamination of the wheat supply.
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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.
Menu labeling may be coming soon, but unfortunately GMO labeling in Oregon isn’t happening right now thanks to big money from big food. Monsanto, Dow, DuPont and other big food corporations spent $20 million to defeat Measure 92, Oregon’s GMO labeling intiative, and it looks like their misinformation campaigns were effective.
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.
Final election results are still coming in, but as of right now, it doesn’t look like GMO labeling is going to pass in Oregon or in Colorado.
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.
The majority of so-called “natural” foods tested by Consumer Reports turned out to contain GMOs—genetically modified organisms that by definition, do not occur naturally.
A new study conducted by Consumers Union found that the median cost of GMO labeling would be $2.30 per person per year or about $0.06 cents day. Consumers Union, the public policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, recently released the findings of a study of the real costs of GMO labeling. The study came […]
Cargill’s Truvia Natural Sweetener has settled lawsuits alleging that Truvia products are not “natural” because Truvia ingredients actually contain highly processed ingredients or ingredients originating from GMOs. Two separate lawsuits challenging the labeling and marketing of Cargill’s Truvia Natural Sweetener products are about to be settled. Consumers allege that they were misled by labeling stating that Truvia ingredients—including […]
Please imagine me using my best Jerry Seinfeld voice when I ask: What is the deal with GMO free food packaging? But really. What is it? Why does it matter?