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GMO potato seeks FDA approval, opponents say safety risks remain
A new genetically modified potato is closer than ever to arriving in American grocery stores, but while advocates claim it can actually reduce the risk of cancer, opponents say not nearly enough is known to ensure public safety.

29.01.2015 04:24

'Genetic firewall' discovery to make GMOs containable, scientists say
Scientists believe they have created a breakthrough in genetic engineering. They have come up with bacteria, which can’t survive without a manmade chemical, so genetically modified organisms wouldn’t be able to live outside their intended area.

24.01.2015 13:36

Monsanto agrochemicals cause genetic damage in soybean workers – study
Soybean workers exposed to the agrochemicals like glyphosate, the main component in Monsanto’s ‘Roundup’ herbicide and other biocides, suffer from elevated DNA and cell damage, according to a new study.

22.01.2015 15:07

Food fight: Has the EU endorsed its own genetic modification?
Not unsurprisingly as the fuel of humanity, food elicits heated debate. Meanwhile, European unity has fragmented around genetic modification: what’s next?

20.01.2015 14:00

‘We are fed up!’: Thousands march against TTIP & GMOs in Berlin (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
A broad alliance of farmers, ethical consumers, and anti-capitalist activists staged a march through Berlin that numbered up to 50,000, to denounce the proposed TTIP treaty between the US and EU, and mass farming technologies.

17.01.2015 19:03

EU to pick which GMO it grows after new bill passed overwhelmingly
EU member states will now be able to decide for themselves whether to produce GM crops, according to a new law, which is already stoking controversy. They can now ban even the cultivation of crops approved by the European Food Safety Authority.

14.01.2015 13:31

‘Dodgy deal’: Euro MPs’ vote opens way for GM crops in Britain
Members of the European Parliament have voted in favor of allowing genetically modified (GM) crops to be grown across the EU on a large scale for the first time.

13.01.2015 11:52

​Food 2.0? Britain needs GM crop revolution – Tory minister
Britain should gear up for the next ‘agricultural revolution’ and adopt GM crops, the Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss said on Wednesday.

08.01.2015 09:42

Monarch butterfly may be listed as endangered species after 90% population drop
The US government may add the Monarch butterfly to the Endangered Species list following a catastrophic loss of its population over last decades due to habitat decrease from cultivation of genetically engineered crops and climate change.

31.12.2014 03:32

Iraq vet death, Pirate Bay, WikiLeaks: 14 most-underreported news stories of 2014
Seven countries bombed in six years, net neutrality remains up in the air, the death of a TV reporter in Turkey, and the unsolved tragedy of the Odessa massacre: just a few of RT’s top 14 underreported stories to slip through the MSM cracks in 2014.

28.12.2014 19:00

Oregon GMO-labeling initiative defeated by Monsanto-sponsored groups
Supporters of an Oregon ballot initiative requiring labels on genetically-modified food acknowledged defeat on Thursday after an automatic recount failed to sway the results of November’s vote and a judge denied their plea for a count of rejected ballots.

12.12.2014 15:04

Illegal pro-GMO observers accused of disrupting Oregon labeling law vote count
Amid a recount of Oregon’s ballot initiative over labeling of genetically-modified foods, the pro-agribusiness contingent, known as the No on 92 Coalition, tried to illegally place out-of-state election observers in at least four counties, opponents say.

05.12.2014 16:55