GMO

Dicamba Damage Roars Back for Third Season in a Row

Dicamba Damage Roars Back for Third Season in a Row

University weed scientists have reported roughly 383,000 acres of soybean injured by a weedkiller called dicamba so far in 2018, according to University of Missouri plant sciences professor, Kevin Bradley. Dicamba destroys mostly everything in its path except the crops that are genetically engineered (GE) to resist it. The drift-prone chemical can be picked up […]

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    NTP Scientist: Glyphosate Formulations ‘Much More Toxic’ Than Chemical Itself

    NTP Scientist: Glyphosate Formulations ‘Much More Toxic’ Than Chemical Itself

    Amid conflicting scientific studies and growing public concern over the impacts of the world’s most widely used herbicide, the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) has launched research to examine the health risks of glyphosate and glyphosate-formulations. “Due to the multiple interpretations of evidence on the potential health risks of glyphosate exposure, major public concern about […]

    Proposed GMO Food Labeling Could Leave 100 Million Americans in the Dark

    Proposed GMO Food Labeling Could Leave 100 Million Americans in the Dark

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Thursday released the long-awaited proposed regulations for the mandatory disclosure of foods produced using genetic engineering (GE or GMO), which it calls “bioengineered foods.” The regulations come out of a 2016 law signed by President Obama prohibiting existing state GE labeling laws, such as Vermont’s, that required on-package […]

    Glyphosate Detected in Granola and Crackers, FDA Emails Show

    Glyphosate Detected in Granola and Crackers, FDA Emails Show

    Scientists with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ( FDA) have found traces of a ubiquitous and controversial weedkiller in granola, crackers and other everyday foods, according to internal documents obtained by The Guardian through a freedom of information request. The FDA has tested food samples for glyphosate for “two years, but has not yet […]

    Monsanto Bullies EPA on Glyphosate Ruling

    Monsanto Bullies EPA on Glyphosate Ruling

    By Violet Batcha The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA) is seeking public input on the health impacts of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. But despite mounting evidence, the EPA continues to ignore glyphosate’s hazards, and it looks like Monsanto’s under-the-table influence may be a reason why. Monsanto has launched a campaign […]

    Germany to Put ‘Massive Restrictions’ on Monsanto Weedkiller

    Germany to Put ‘Massive Restrictions’ on Monsanto Weedkiller

    German Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner announced Tuesday she is drafting regulation to stop use of glyphosate in the country’s home gardens, parks and sports facilities, Reuters reported. The minister also plans to set “massive restrictions” for its use in agriculture, with exemptions for areas that are prone to erosion and cannot be worked with heavy […]

    Report: Monsanto May Leave India After Losing GMO Cotton Patent

    Report: Monsanto May Leave India After Losing GMO Cotton Patent

    Could Monsanto’s six-decade presence in India be coming to a halt? On Wednesday, the Delhi High Court ruled that the biotech giant cannot claim patents for Bollgard and Bollgard II, its genetically modified cotton seeds, in the country. Citing India’s Patents Act of 1970, the court said that plant varieties and seeds cannot be patented, […]