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Nobel Scientists Ask Greenpeace to Abandon Campaign Against Genetically Modified Crops

More than 100 Nobel laureates—about a third of those living—signed a letter urging the environmental advocacy group to end its opposition to the cultivation of genetically modified food.

Posted on Jul 1, 2016 READ MORE


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Genetically Modified Crops Can Thrive as the World Warms

Plants genetically modified to take advantage of hotter temperatures and increased carbon dioxide could cut fertilizer use and raise yields to alleviate global food shortages.

Posted on Apr 4, 2016 READ MORE



Neil Young Donates $100,000 in Support of Vermont’s GMO Disclosure Law

“I’m just a rock ’n’ roller who believes people should know what they’re eating,” the legendary singer said of his pledge.

Posted on Jul 20, 2015 READ MORE



Oregonians Are ‘Mad as Hell’ About Trade Deals That Threaten Their Food Supply

Angry over losing a ballot measure to label GMO foods, Oregon residents are urging Sen. Ron Wyden to say no to fast-tracking the TPP and the TTIP.

Posted on Mar 27, 2015 READ MORE



Save Us From Our Frankensteins, Genome-Editing Scientists Urge

A new laboratory technique enables biologists to “edit” the genetic makeup of entire species for purposes ranging from the benevolent to the nefarious, with the “potential to cause ecological mayhem,” Antonio Regalado reports in MIT Technology Review.

Posted on Jul 19, 2014 READ MORE


World in the Grip of Big Agri-Food









Posted on Mar 25, 2014 ENLARGE



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Monsanto, the TPP and Global Food Dominance

Global food control has nearly been achieved at grave cost to our health, and if the Trans-Pacific Partnership passes, control over not just our food but our health, our environment and our financial system will be in the hands of transnational corporations.

Posted on Nov 28, 2013 READ MORE



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The First GMO-Free Restaurant?

Chipotle Mexican Grill was the first U.S. restaurant chain to label which of its menu items contained genetically engineered ingredients. Now the company is taking its “food with integrity” approach one step further.

Posted on Jul 28, 2013 READ MORE


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Posted on May 31, 2013 ENLARGE



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Supreme Court Sides With Monsanto Over Soybean Farmer

The justices Monday ruled that Indiana farmer Vernon Bowman infringed Monsanto’s patent for genetically modified soybeans when he bought some of those seeds from a local grain elevator and used them for a second, late-season crop.

Posted on May 14, 2013 READ MORE


Michael Hudson on Obama, Social Security and Mean Mrs. Thatcher

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Economist Michael Hudson attacks Obama’s proposed cuts. Also on the program: the fight to keep Monsanto from polluting Hawaii’s natural wonders, a college degree ain’t what it used to be, and a new movie documents the legal showdown over medical marijuana.

Posted on Apr 14, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN



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Michael Hudson on Obama, Social Security and Mean Mrs. Thatcher

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Economist Michael Hudson attacks Obama’s proposed cuts. Also on the program: the fight to keep Monsanto from polluting Hawaii’s natural wonders, a college degree ain’t what it used to be, and a new movie documents the legal showdown over medical marijuana.

Posted on Apr 14, 2013 READ MORE



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What You Need to Know About the Terrifying Monsanto Protection Act

In case you haven’t yet heard of the so-called Monsanto Protection Act, it’s a horrific piece of legislation that is tantamount to a huge corporate giveaway to the agricultural biotech giant Monsanto.

Posted on Mar 28, 2013 READ MORE



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Soybean Farmer Takes Monsanto to Supreme Court

A single 75-year-old Indiana soybean farmer in rural southwestern Indiana is taking on the multibillion dollar agricultural giant over the issue of who controls the rights to seeds planted in the ground.

Posted on Feb 9, 2013 READ MORE



California’s Food Fight: To Label or Not to Label GMOs

Of the 11 initiatives before the 2012 California electorate, one drawing perhaps the most attention is Proposition 37, on the labeling of food containing genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.

Posted on Oct 24, 2012 READ MORE


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