Tag Archives: GMO

January 06

Cheerios now GMO-free: will it make a difference? Not likely.

WASHINGTON D.C., January 6, 2014—General Mills announced Thursday that original Cheerios will be made without genetically modified (GMO) ingredients. While environmentalists and activists are calling the move by the Minneapolis-based food giant a major victory, the change does not necessarily signal a shift in General Mills’ business practices regarding GMOs or GMO labeling. According to […]

June 01

GE salmon and wild brown trout breed, creating hybrid fish

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2013 ― A recent study by Canadian researchers reveals genetically engineered (GE) salmon can breed with wild trout, creating a hybrid fish that may pose a serious environmental threat. As AquaBounty’s AquAdvantage GE salmon approaches Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, many activists and consumers are pressing for more research. AquAdvantage Atlantic salmon is engineered […]

June 01

Big victory for Monsanto in Supreme Court patent case

WASHINGTON, DC, May 14, 2013 – In a unanimous ruling Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court held that an Indiana farmer had infringed on Monsanto’s patent rights by planting genetically modified soybeans he purchased from a grain elevator instead of the company or its authorized dealers. Biotech giant Monsanto produces and sells a genetically modified soybean that […]

June 01

Frankenfoods: The debate over genetically modified (GM) foods

WASHINGTON, DC, April 15, 2013- Also known as genetically engineered (GE), genetically modified (GM) foods have passionate opponents as well as supporters.  Unfortunately, clear and reliable information about GM foods and their impact, especially regarding health effects, is difficult to come by. Derived from genetically modified plants or animals, GM foods are created in a laboratory […]

April 18

Frankenveggies: Monsanto Protection Act passes Senate

From my column at Communities @ Washington Times WASHINGTON, March 25, 2013 — Last week, the U.S. Senate approved HR 933, a short term funding measure designed to avoid a March 27 government shutdown.  Hidden within HR 933 is section 735, the “Farmer Assurance Provision.” Called the “Monsanto Protection Act” by critics, this section gives the USDA the power […]