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USDA Releases Final GMO Labeling Standard

USDA Releases Final GMO Labeling Standard

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Thursday announced its long-awaited rule on the labeling of foods containing genetically engineered, or GMO, ingredients. Just don’t expect the letters GMO to appear on these products. Under the new “National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard,” such items will feature the term “bioengineered” or BE foods. From Jan. 1, […]

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    Cheerios, Quaker Oats and Snack Bars Test Positive for Glyphosate

    Cheerios, Quaker Oats and Snack Bars Test Positive for Glyphosate

    An environmental advocacy group has discovered yet more traces of a potentially cancer-causing chemical in popular oat breakfast and snack food marketed to children. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) announced Wednesday that tests it commissioned found glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto‘s Roundup weed killer, in nearly 30 General Mills and Quaker brand products made […]

    Judge Upholds Historic Monsanto Verdict But Lowers Damages

    Judge Upholds Historic Monsanto Verdict But Lowers Damages

    A San Francisco judge made a surprise ruling Monday and upheld a jury’s verdict that Monsanto‘s Roundup weedkiller gave a California groundskeeper cancer, and that the company failed to warn him of the danger, CNN reported. Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos had issued a tentative ruling Oct. 10 ordering a new trial over the punitive […]

    Monsanto Seeks to Undo $289M Roundup Verdict as 8,700 Similar Lawsuits Await

    Monsanto Seeks to Undo $289M Roundup Verdict as 8,700 Similar Lawsuits Await

    Monsanto will ask a San Francisco judge on Wednesday to throw out a jury’s $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who claimed the company’s glyphosate-based weedkillers, Roundup and Ranger Pro, caused his non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos, who oversaw the trial, has the power to overturn the verdict, reduce the award […]

    Publisher: Roundup Studies Failed to Fully Disclose Monsanto’s Role

    Publisher: Roundup Studies Failed to Fully Disclose Monsanto’s Role

    A scientific journal issued a rare “Expression of Concern” and requested corrections from authors involved in a group of papers that determined Monsanto‘s controversial herbicide glyphosate is safe, Bloomberg reported. The editor-in-chief and publisher of Critical Reviews in Toxicology said Wednesday that the five articles, which were published in the journal’s 2016 supplemental issue, failed […]

    Christopher Walken, Christina Ricci to Star in Anti-GMO Movie

    Christopher Walken, Christina Ricci to Star in Anti-GMO Movie

    Hollywood actors Christopher Walken and Christina Ricci are set to star in the new “anti-GMO” movie Percy, Deadline reported. The film is based on the true story of Percy Schmeiser, a canola farmer from Saskatchewan, Canada who was sued by agriculture giant Monsanto over patent infringement in 1998. Walken will play the title character and […]

    How to Host a Party That’s Fun and Food-Allergy Friendly

    How to Host a Party That’s Fun and Food-Allergy Friendly

    By Melissa Massello Whether you believe that people with restricted diets are insufferable hipsters or canaries in a coalmine, the rise in food allergies is an alert to major problems in our food chain—and the reality is that no social gathering centered on a meal can ignore the fact that people have different requirements. But […]

    West Texas Vineyards Hit by Herbicide Drift

    West Texas Vineyards Hit by Herbicide Drift

    Wine makers in West Texas are reeling from herbicide drift injuries on their grapevines, an emerging threat to the state’s $13 billion a year industry, NPR’s Morning Edition reported Tuesday. The damage likely originates from use of Monsanto’s dicamba and Dow’s 2,4-D formulations on nearby cotton fields. The companies sell cotton seeds that are genetically […]