GMO

Jet Fuel From Sugarcane? It’s No Flight of Fancy

Jet Fuel From Sugarcane? It’s No Flight of Fancy

By Deepak Kumar, Stephen P. Long and Vijay Singh The aviation industry produces two percent of global human-induced carbon dioxide emissions. This share may seem relatively small—for perspective, electricity generation and home heating account for more than 40 percent—but aviation is one of the world’s fastest-growing greenhouse gas sources. Demand for air travel is projected […]

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    It’s a Fact: ‘Peel Back the Label’ Is Bound to Fail

    It’s a Fact: ‘Peel Back the Label’ Is Bound to Fail

    About 10 years ago, Monsanto’s genetically engineered bovine growth hormone, rBST or rBGH, was in trouble. Leading dairy processors and major supermarket chains, such as Wal-Mart, Costco, Kroger and Safeway were banning the use of rBST in dairy production. Monsanto had big plans for rBST, which is injected into cows to increase milk production. But […]

    Your Candy Shouldn’t Be the Scariest Thing About Halloween

    Your Candy Shouldn’t Be the Scariest Thing About Halloween

    In just a few days, kids and adults alike will slip into fantastical costumes, adorn their homes with fake spider webs and plump pumpkins and gobble down sugary candy from dawn to dusk. This Halloween, you can avoid stomach-churning tricks in your treats by opting for organic and non-GMO candy. What’s in my candy? By […]

    Human Exposure to Glyphosate Has Skyrocketed 500% Since Introduction of GMO Crops

    Human Exposure to Glyphosate Has Skyrocketed 500% Since Introduction of GMO Crops

    Glyphosate—the most widely applied herbicide worldwide and the controversial main ingredient in Monsanto‘s star product Roundup—is not just found on corn and soy fields. This pervasive chemical can be detected in everyday foods such as cookies, crackers, ice cream and even our own urine. In fact, researchers from the University of California San Diego School […]

    European Parliament Votes to Ban Glyphosate in 28 Countries

    European Parliament Votes to Ban Glyphosate in 28 Countries

    The European Parliament, representing 28 countries and more than 500 million people, voted Tuesday in support of phasing out glyphosate over the next five years and immediately banning its use in households. “The European Parliament has correctly acknowledged the magnitude of glyphosate’s risks,” said Nathan Donley, a senior scientist with the Center for Biological Diversity. […]

    Ben & Jerry’s to Introduce Glyphosate-Free Ice Cream

    Ben & Jerry’s to Introduce Glyphosate-Free Ice Cream

    Ben & Jerry’s announced it will stop using ingredients made with crops that are chemically dried with glyphosate—the primary ingredient in Monsanto’s widely used Roundup weedkiller—and will source 100 percent organic dairy following reports that several of its flavors tested positive for the controversial chemical. In a statement, the company said it was “disappointed” to […]

    Monsanto’s ‘Jaw-Dropping’ Deception Exposed in ‘Whitewash’

    Monsanto’s ‘Jaw-Dropping’ Deception Exposed in ‘Whitewash’

    By Stacy Malkan Carey Gillam’s new book is available now from Island Press: Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science. Gilliam’s Whitewash is a hard-hitting investigation into the most widely used agrichemical in history, based on 20 years of research and scores of internal industry documents. For decades, glyphosate […]