GMO

EU to Livestream Public Hearing on Monsanto Papers

EU to Livestream Public Hearing on Monsanto Papers

By Jennifer Sass Without much fanfare on this side of the Atlantic, the European Union is actively and effectively pushing back on one of the biggest bullies in the corporate sandbox, Monsanto. This week in Brussels the European Parliament’s Environment and Agriculture committees will hold a public hearing on The Monsanto Papers, documents released through […]

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    C02 and Food: We Can’t Sacrifice Quality for Quantity

    C02 and Food: We Can’t Sacrifice Quality for Quantity

    Bigger isn’t always better. Too much of a good thing can be bad. Many anti-environmentalists throw these simple truths to the wind, along with caution. You can see it in the deceitful realm of climate change denial. It’s difficult to keep up with the constantly shifting—and debunked—denier arguments, but one common thread promoted by the […]

    European Glyphosate Safety Report Copy-Pasted Monsanto Study

    European Glyphosate Safety Report Copy-Pasted Monsanto Study

    Two years ago, the debate over glyphosate‘s link to cancer took a surprising turn when the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) infamously rejected the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer’s March 2015 classification of the weedkiller as a possible carcinogen. However, new reporting from the Guardian reveals that the European agency’s recommendation […]

    Monsanto-Bayer Merger Yet to Close After Self-Imposed Deadline

    Monsanto-Bayer Merger Yet to Close After Self-Imposed Deadline

    A year ago today, Bayer AG and Monsanto Co. announced its historic multi-billion merger to form the world’s largest integrated seeds and pesticide company. However, as Bloomberg BNA reports, the companies have not been able to meet its self-imposed, one-year deadline due to political and regulatory scrutiny. The deal is unlikely to close soon, as […]

    Trump Administration Sued Over GMO Food Labeling

    Trump Administration Sued Over GMO Food Labeling

    Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a federal lawsuit Sunday against the Trump administration for its failure to comply with the 2016 federal law on the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) food. Sec. of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are charged with implementing the new labeling rules, and part of […]

    Arkansas Could Become First State to Ban Dicamba

    Arkansas Could Become First State to Ban Dicamba

    The herbicide dicamba, which has been linked to devastating crop damage around the U.S., could be banned in Arkansas next year. The Arkansas Dicamba Task Force has recommended a cut-off date for the use of the highly drift-prone and volatile herbicide by next April 15 for the 2018 season. The state agriculture department has logged […]

    What Netflix’s Okja Gets Right About Big Food

    What Netflix’s Okja Gets Right About Big Food

    By Samantha Henry Netflix’s recent, original feature film Okja has triggered a bit of disruption amongst both those in the film industry and enthusiasts in the food movement. The movie targets several issues concerning the current state of our food system, and could be a great watch for those curious about where our food system […]