Monsanto wants to build a 7 acre greenhouse in Arizona and local people there are opposed to the plan as well as a plan by the local county supervisors to cut the biotech giant's property taxes by two thirds.
People Doing Good: Alan Lovewell created a community supported fishery (CSF) subscription service called Real Good Fish, which provides local seafood direct to consumers, in much the same way that community supported-agriculture (CSA) works for produce.
Boulder County officials have decided to phase out the growing of genetically modified crops on public land. The Times-Call reports that county commissioners voted 2-1 Wednesday night to stop growing GMO corn and sugar beets on county-owned farmland.
In the tumultuous week following the 2016 elections, Monsanto and its minions are moving fast to tighten their control over our food and farming system. Emboldened by the prospect of a pro-industrial-agriculture administration, they’re plowing ahead—with total disregard for public health, and blanket dismissal of the warnings pouring in from independent scientists.
More negative impacts of GMOs: A study of GMO cotton varieties shows they disrupt an important beneficial soil fungus apparently due to the genetically engineered Bt insecticide they are engineered to express.
The US Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) and five other Big Ag lobby groups have sent a letter to dairy company Dannon’s chief executive officer criticizing the company for requiring its farmers to use non-GMO feed. What do you think of this?
Health Canada is proposing a ban on almost all uses of a controversial neonicotinoid pesticide called imidacloprid, saying it is seeping into Canadian waterways at levels that can harm insects and the ecosystem.
A coalition of public interest groups filed a formal pre-litigation notice with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that they intend to sue the agency for its approval to release millions of genetically engineered (GE) mosquitoes into the environment.
The rift in the organic food community over the new GMO labeling law was in full view at a recent educational session at Natural Products Expo East. Grassroots GMO labeling advocates, such as David Bronner, CEO of Dr. Bronner’s, accused the Organic Trade Association (OTA) of betrayal, while OTA executive director Laura Batcha defended her group’s action in supporting the law.
Following the release of the report Glyphosate: Unsafe On Any Plate on November 14, which revealed alarming levels of the weedkiller glyphosate in popular American foods, Monsanto supporters went in to full attack mode to protect their number one product, however this time they fell on their own swords within a matter of days.
At an age when many young people are still having their lunches packed by their parents, 15-year-old Abby Kircher launched a nut butter company out of her North Carolina kitchen. She uses natural ingredients such as coconut oil and sweeteners such as honey and fruit sweeteners.
Recent tests on food products have found glyphosate herbicide in high levels, including in Cheerios, the best-selling breakfast cereal and snack for young children marketed by General Mills as being free of genetically modified ingredients, which are commonly treated with glyphosate.