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Grain Traders Rejecting New Soybeans Developed by Monsanto

Monsanto continues to expect EU approval for new soybean seeds in the ‘near future’<p>U.S. grain companies plan to reject Monsanto Co.’s new genetically modified soybeans because of concerns that they could disrupt international trade without a key regulatory approval from the European Union.<p>Trade …

Agriculture

No amount of 'free from' labelling will make processed food good for you | Marion Nestle

Campbell’s is phasing BPA out of its cans. That, and GMO-labelling initiatives, are all great, but canned foods still aren’t fresh, local or sustainable<p>If a company wants customers to buy its products, it must make products customers want to buy.<p>Americans these days don’t want artificial and …

Processed Food

USDA Deregulates Two Lines of Genetically Engineered Corn From Monsanto, Syngenta

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said last week it will allow farmers to plant two new strains of genetically modified (GMO) corn, one …

As Corn and Soy Pile Up, Here’s Why U.S. Farmers Will Plant More

Illinois farmer David Erickson admits that what he and many U.S. farmers are about to do doesn’t seem to make much sense. With bulging stockpiles of …

FDA Finally Agrees To Test Food For Monsanto's Glyphosate Weedkiller

The World Health Organization has declared the herbicide, widely used in farming, a probable carcinogen in humans.<p>The Food and Drug Administration will begin testing corn, soybeans and other foods for the presence of glyphosate, the world's most widely used herbicide, according to the blog Civil …

Organic Farmer Dealt Final Blow in Landmark Lawsuit Over Monsanto's GMO Contamination

Steve Marsh, an organic farmer in Western Australia, has lost his final bid in his landmark genetic modification contamination lawsuit against his …

Agriculture

Why This Farm Mom Doesn't Feel Guilty About Her Kids' Food

Mommy guilt. We’ve all been there. Formula or breast milk? Do I let baby cry it out? Is it my fault baby isn’t sleeping through the night? Did I eat something that gave baby a stomach ache? Should I return to work after six weeks of maternity leave, or wait twelve weeks? Should I go back to work at …

Gene editing could create medicines and self-fertilising crops. But are we facing another GM food-style furore?

The technique could transform life for farmers and Parkinson’s sufferers. But critics insist it remains unproven – and the EU may end up blocking it<p>Outside Norwich, in a refrigerated cupboard in the basement of the John Innes Centre, racks of glass tubes filled with bright green shoots have been …

Genetics

Monsanto and BASF may reap more from partnership after Syngenta sale | Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Monsanto MON.N could seek to expand in agricultural chemicals by deepening its partnership with Germany’s BASF (BASFn.DE) after losing out to ChemChina in its bid to buy seeds and pesticides firm Syngenta SYNN.VX.<p>Flags of the German chemical company BASF are pictured in …

China cracks down on illegal GM crops ahead of Syngenta deal

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese officials have issued warnings to seed dealers and farmers not to use unapproved genetically modified seeds in the country's main crop belt, shortly after Greenpeace said it had found widespread GM contamination in corn.<p>The unprecedented action by rural authorities in …

Are you leaning towards Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton?

It’s a two horse race for the Democratic nomination, and we want your help explaining the contrasting appeal of the two remaining candidates<p>Donald Trump’s defeat may have dominated international headlines after he was relegated to second place in the Iowa caucuses, but an equally fascinating story …

Middle-class

FDA Claims New GM Potatoes are Safe: But Would You Eat it?

<b>The Food and Drug Administration has recently given a green light to a genetically modified potato engineered to resist a pathogen that is</b> …

Agriculture

Will major food industry campaign undermine mandatory GMO labeling?

Dive Brief:<p>Food industry players are making their opinions known regarding the effects of mandatory labeling being sought by state governments, like …

Organisms

Anti-GMO research may be based on manipulated data

Authors appear to have reused data, pretended it was from different experiments.<p>An ongoing investigation at the University of Naples in Italy is …

New FDA Import Ban Means GMO Salmon Won’t Be Sold in U.S. Anytime Soon

When the Food and Drug Administration approved the commercial sale of genetically engineered AquaAdvantage salmon in November, the agency made an …

Agriculture

Monsanto: We Support GMO Labeling

Monsanto (NYSE:MON), a global provider of agricultural products for farmers, says they support efforts to label genetically modified organisms despite reports that say the chemical company is trying to block legislation.<p>“We aren’t. There’s a lot of confusion around labeling and I think it surprises …

GMOs haven’t delivered on their promises — or risks

Arriving home after work a few summers ago, agricultural economist Matin Qaim found several disturbing messages on his home phone. A study by Qaim …

Agriculture

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Female brain is not wired for weight loss, scientists conclude

Hormones responsible for regulating appetite, physical activity and energy expenditure work differently in men and women according to new research<p>For women, shedding the pounds can feel like a unending struggle of dieting and exercise with little results.<p>But a new study suggests that there could be …

Monsanto's Genetically Engineered Roundup Ready Alfalfa Has Gone Wild

By Bill Freese<p>A recent study by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists shows that genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa has gone wild, in a …

Agriculture

Seattle to Monsanto: We're Taking You to Court

From 1935 to 1979, the notorious agribusiness Monsanto was the sole manufacturer of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) in the country – nasty chemicals …

Seattle

Seattle Sues Monsanto Over PCB Contamination, Becomes 6th City to Do So

Seattle joins the growing list of cities in the American West that has slapped Monsanto with a PCB lawsuit. PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, is a …

Monsanto