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Monsanto GMO wheat contamination discovered in Montana
​Monsanto’s experimental genetically modified wheat has been discovered growing in the second US field in Montana, about a year after the discovery of the company’s unapproved crop growing in Oregon disrupted US wheat exports.

27.09.2014 02:15

EPA does not have to address call to mandate labeling of hazardous pesticide ingredients - judge
​The US Environmental Protection Agency does not need to face claims that it should require the labeling of potentially hazardous inert ingredients in pesticides, a federal judge has ruled. The agency dodged dissenting pro-health groups for eight years.

22.09.2014 16:59

​Monsanto in Ukraine: IMF loan for Ukraine may give GMO giant a backdoor into EU
Ukraine’s bid for closer ties with the west could come at a cost. With the IMF set to loan the country $17 billion, the deal could also see GMO crops grown in some of the most fertile lands on the continent, warns Frederic Mousseau.

30.08.2014 14:43

Govt approves fines for improper GMO labeling
The Russian cabinet has approved the bill introducing heavy fines for businessmen who violate the rules on obligatory marking of foodstuffs containing genetically-modified products.

19.08.2014 07:27

GMO-labeling movement poised for ballot initiative in Colorado
Supporters for the labeling of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in Colorado delivered a petition on Monday with about twice the number of signatures required for a ballot initiative to appear before voters in November.

05.08.2014 15:38

Neil deGrasse Tyson escalates defense of GMO products after YouTube video goes viral
After a short video clip went viral last month of American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson defending GMO foods, the scientist took to his Facebook page to publish a statement speaking further on the subject.

04.08.2014 18:27

‘Chill out!’ Neil deGrasse Tyson defends GMO foods (VIDEO)
Acclaimed American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has a message for opponents of genetically-modified foods: “Chill out!”

31.07.2014 14:29

Brazilian farmers demand Monsanto refund their money for GMO crops that don't work
Brazilian farmers are asking Monsanto and other producers of pest-resistant corn seeds to reimburse them for money spent on additional pesticides when the bugs killed the crops instead of dying themselves.

30.07.2014 19:02

Pesticides linked to honeybee decline are affecting other species, scientists say
Neurotoxic pesticides blamed for the decline of honeybees is also harming butterflies, worms, fish, and birds, and contaminating habitats worldwide which are crucial for food production and wildlife, scientists have concluded after a four-year assessment.

24.06.2014 11:47

Ben & Jerry’s joins Vermont’s fight for GMO labeling
As Vermont gears up to defend its first-in-the-nation labeling law concerning food that contains genetically modified organisms, ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s is teaming up with the state to help raise money for the cause.

17.06.2014 16:36

Genetically modified ‘super banana’ to be tested on Americans
A vitamin-enhanced ‘super-banana’ developed by scientists is to be tested on humans. The trials are to take place in the US over a six-week period. Researchers aim to start growing the fruit in Uganda by 2020.

16.06.2014 15:05

Vermont’s landmark GMO-labelling law target of lawsuit by food trade groups
A group of four national trade organizations sued the state of Vermont over its new law requiring labels on foods with genetically modified ingredients, scheduled to go into effect in July 2016. They claim the requirement is unconstitutional.

13.06.2014 22:11

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