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GMO

Pesticides on fruits and vegetables could account for 49 percent loss in sperm
A major study of men’s sperm found that those who ate regular quantities of fruit and vegetables that had pesticide residue on them had half the sperm count of men who ate less, a new study showed.

31.03.2015 03:48

Gluten-free wheat? Research aims to create new grains amid rise of celiac disease
Kansas farmers are funding a genetic research project aimed at developing gluten-free grains, as an increasing number of Americans are being diagnosed with an autoimmune condition preventing them from safely digesting wheat, barley and rye.

23.03.2015 21:45

FDA approves GMO apples, potatoes that don’t bruise or brown as being safe to eat
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved apples and potatoes which are resistant to bruises and don’t go brown as safe to eat. Consumer and environmental groups are concerned that such products could have unknown risks to human health.

22.03.2015 20:09

Monsanto settles 7 lawsuits after 2013 GMO-wheat scare
Agrochemical giant Monsanto has settled class action lawsuits with farmers in seven states over genetically modified wheat incident in 2013. Without any admission of liability the company will pay some $350,000 in donations to agricultural schools.

19.03.2015 03:41

GMO labeling bill gets another shot in Rhode Island
A bill has been introduced in the Rhode Island Legislature that would require labeling of any genetically-engineered ingredients in food consumed by humans.

09.03.2015 15:38

​‘Values, not science’: British MPs attack EU anti-GM policy, demand power to regulate
British MPs want powers to regulate genetically-modified (GM) crops, deeming current EU law “not fit for purpose.”

26.02.2015 09:49

GM apples that resist browning approved by US govt
GMO apples that resist browning have been approved as safe to eat, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), rebuffing efforts by the anti-GMO lobby to reject the fruit.

13.02.2015 20:28

GMO labeling bill to face stiff agribusiness opposition after reintroduction in Congress
A federal bill that would mandate the accurate labeling of genetically-engineered ingredients in food or beverages sold in the US has been revived in Congress, the latest for the popular “right to know” movement that faces formidable corporate opposition.

13.02.2015 15:17

‘GM is safe, green groups are not being honest’ – ex-EU scientist
Environmental campaigners are not being “honest” in their arguments against genetically modified (GM) crops, the former chief scientific adviser to the European Commission has said.

03.02.2015 14:59

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