HEALTH

The Revolving Door: FDA and the Monsanto Company

February 11, 2013 1

According to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), its responsibilities include “[p]rotecting the public health by assuring that foods are safe, wholesome, sanitary and properly labeled.” This responsibility entails regulating a large number […]

GOVERNMENT

Nearly Half of All US Farms Now Have Superweeds

February 9, 2013 1

Last year’s drought took a big bite out of the two most prodigious US crops, corn and soy. But it apparently didn’t slow down the spread of weeds that have developed resistance to Monsanto’s herbicide […]

HEALTH

Farmer’s Use of Modified Seeds Reaches Supreme Court

February 8, 2013 4

By developing and inserting a glyphosate- resistant gene into plant DNA, Monsanto Co. has created premium seeds of soybean, canola and cotton able to withstand its Roundup herbicides and similar weed killers. In the agribusiness […]

ENVIRONMENT

DOJ Mysteriously Quits Monsanto Antitrust Investigation

February 3, 2013 8

There’s an age-old tradition in Washington of making unpopular announcements when no one’s listening—like, you know, the days leading up to Thanksgiving. That’s when the Obama administration sneaked a tasty dish to the genetically modified […]

ENVIRONMENT

The GMO Seed Cartel

February 1, 2013 0

How biotechnology companies monopolize seed markets, escalate seed prices, and eliminate farmer choice This is the first of a 2-part series The introduction of genetically modified crops has corresponded with increasing monopolization of seed by […]

ENVIRONMENT

EPA Confirms Rootworm Resistance in Corn

January 18, 2013 1

WORTHINGTON, Minn. — The Environmental Protection Agency has verified for the first time that some corn rootworms have developed resistance to genetically modified corn sold by Monsanto. Rootworm resistance is suspected in a number of […]

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