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Experts: Non-GMO Certification of GMO-Derived Sweetener Sets a ‘Dangerous Precedent’

Experts: Non-GMO Certification of GMO-Derived Sweetener Sets a ‘Dangerous Precedent’

By Ken Roseboro Consumer advocates and non-GMO food experts have criticized the non-GMO certification of Cargill’s EverSweet sweetener by NSF’s Non-GMO True North program because the product is derived from a genetically engineered yeast and should be considered a GMO. Sold by Cargill, EverSweet is described as a “next generation, zero calorie sweetener.” It is […]

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    Conflicts of Interest Found in Many GMO Studies

    Conflicts of Interest Found in Many GMO Studies

    One of the main concerns of the anti-GMO crowd is the supposed outsized influence that the biotech industry has over academia, science and public policy. For instance, you might have heard of the term “Monsanto shill“—which refer to professors, scientists and politicians who are paid to push certain products. 13 Academics Who Are Shills for […]

    Trump’s Pick for China Ambassador a ‘Big Gift to Big Ag’

    Trump’s Pick for China Ambassador a ‘Big Gift to Big Ag’

    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has been nominated to serve as U .S. Ambassador to China in Donald Trump‘s Administration, a pick that has some of Big Ag’s biggest players celebrating. Donald Trump has chosen Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as ambassador to China. Twitter Branstad is the longest-serving governor in U.S. history with 22 non-consecutive years […]

    New York Times Takes Critical Look at False Promise of GMOs

    New York Times Takes Critical Look at False Promise of GMOs

    An article in Sunday’s New York Times has struck a blow to the argument that genetically modified (GMO) crops will help “feed the world.” A New York Times report concluded that, compared to Western Europe, the United States and Canada have “no discernible advantage” in yields after embracing GMOs.Flickr Investigative reporter Danny Hakim’s piece argues […]

    Vietnam Welcomes Monsanto’s GMOs Despite Horrific Legacy of Agent Orange

    Vietnam Welcomes Monsanto’s GMOs Despite Horrific Legacy of Agent Orange

    By Christina Sarich One of Monsanto‘s former companies, among nine contractors responsible for creating Agent Orange, sprayed more than 20 million gallons of the herbicide on an area of South Vietnam about the size of the state of Massachusetts between 1962 and 1971. In a caustic plot twist, the Vietnamese government says it hopes to […]

    Monsanto and the Poisonous Cartel of GMOs in India

    Monsanto and the Poisonous Cartel of GMOs in India

    India is steeped in a synthesized controversy created by Monsanto on the first GMO crop supposedly approved for commercialization. Engaged in litigation on many fronts, Monsanto is trying to subvert India’s patent laws: Protection of Plant Variety and Farmers Right Act, Essential Commodities Act and Competition Act. It is behaving as if there is no […]

    Experiments Involving Genetically Engineered Animals Are Skyrocketing

    Experiments Involving Genetically Engineered Animals Are Skyrocketing

    By Nika Knight Experiments involving genetically engineered animals have nearly tripled in Germany in the past 10 years, driven by a burgeoning global industry that involves inventing and patenting genetically altered species for scientific research, says a new study commissioned by Germany’s Green Party and conducted by the research group Testbiotech. A GMO mouse with […]

    Corporate Money Wins: GMO Labeling Bill Betrays Consumers

    Corporate Money Wins: GMO Labeling Bill Betrays Consumers

    On March 12, 1930, Mahatma Gandhi and a small band of supporters set off on a 241-mile march across western India. Gandhi had devised the walk as an act of nonviolent protest against the British colonial government’s salt monopoly, which placed tariffs on the mineral and forbid Indians from producing it. Upon arriving at the […]

    Monsanto’s Unapproved GMO Wheat Found Growing in Washington State

    Monsanto’s Unapproved GMO Wheat Found Growing in Washington State

    Monsanto‘s experimental genetically engineered wheat has been found growing in a field in Washington state, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed last week. This discovery not only raises concerns over GMO contamination, it could be another legal headache for Monsanto, as the agritech giant has paid millions to settle recent lawsuits over illegal GMO […]