Category: GMO – Genetically Modified Organism

India to Monsanto: Share Profits or Get Lost

  Thursday, 17 March 2016 India said that US agricultural biotechnology corporation Monsanto is free to leave the Indian market and lose its 90 percent dominance if it does not want to accept the government-imposed price and royalty cuts for its genetically modified cotton seeds. “It’s now upon […]

GMO Rice Attorneys Can Sue for Millions

“contaminating the U.S. rice supply with “Liberty Link,” a genetically modified rice which had not been approved for human consumption.” By JACK BOUBOUSHIAN ST. LOUIS (CN) – The Eighth Circuit said Riceland Foods may have to give farmers’ attorneys some of the money it won from Bayer CropScience […]

Gene may help reduce GM contamination

Public Release: 19-Feb-2015 Genetically modified crops have long drawn fire from opponents worried about potential contamination of conventional crops and other plants. Now a plant gene discovered by University of Guelph scientists might help farmers reduce the risk of GM contamination and quell arguments against the use of […]

Insecticides foster ‘toxic’ slugs, reduce crop yields

Insecticides aimed at controlling early-season crop pests, such as soil-dwelling grubs and maggots, can increase slug populations, thus reducing crop yields, according to researchers at Penn State and the University of South Florida. “Neonicotinoids are the most widely used insecticides in the world,” said Margaret Douglas, graduate student […]

Brazil to Fight Dengue with GM Mosquitos

// // // © RIA Novosti. Oleg Lastochkin 09:01 24/07/2014 MOSCOW, July 23 (RIA Novosti) – Brazil is going to raise a swarm of genetically modified mosquitos to fight dengue, an acute tropical disease that affects over 50 million people every year, the New Scientist magazine reports. According […]

Bionic plants

CAMBRIDGE, MA — Plants have many valuable functions: They provide food and fuel, release the oxygen that we breathe, and add beauty to our surroundings. Now, a team of MIT researchers wants to make plants even more useful by augmenting them with nanomaterials that could enhance their energy […]

Food and Chemical Toxicology Editor-in-Chief, A. Wallace Hayes, publishes response to letters to the editor / Was Monsanto involved in the retraction?

Contact: Meghan Jendrysik m.jendrysik@elsevier.com 617-397-2845 Elsevier Cambridge, MA, December 10, 2013 – The following statement will be published in the journal, Food and Chemical Toxicology, alongside a selection of letters to the editors regarding the decision to retract the paper by Séralini et al.(Séralini et al., 2012). In […]

Journal withdraws controversial French Monsanto GM study : Even though “no evidence of fraud or intentional misrepresentation of the data.”

Source: Reuters – Thu, 28 Nov 2013 10:37 PM Author: Reuters * Hundreds of scientists criticised Seralini’s paper * Journal editor asked to see raw data in investigation * Paper withdrawn due to concerns about sample size * “No evidence of fraud or intentional misrepresentation” Opponents claim “The […]

Monsanto’s unapproved GMO wheat, which made its way onto an Oregon field and is feared to have contaminated US wheat supplies, was stored at a US government-controlled facility until at least late 2011.

Monsanto unapproved GMO wheat govt-stored up to 2011     Published time: June 30, 2013 10:40                                                                             AFP Photo / Jean-Francois Monier Monsanto’s unapproved GMO wheat, which made its way onto an Oregon field and is feared to have contaminated US wheat supplies, was stored at a US government-controlled […]

Monsato GMO crops damage red blood cells, organs

Photo: EPA Studies are now showing that Monsanto crops damage red blood cells which are responsible for delivering oxygen to the body. And without functioning red blood cells, our bodies are in critical condition — desperate for life support.  The bad news about Monsanto can seem like an overwhelming […]