Browsing the "GMOs" Category

Monsanto’s GMO corn is failing

December 3rd, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

Monsanto’s genetically modified (GMO) corn is the crack cocaine of agriculture. It gives a great temporary high, but in the [&hellip

The trouble with Monsanto and GMO – Dr David Suzuki spells it out

October 16th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

In honor of World Food Day, I thought it was important to take a look at the issue of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO). I've been asked why we're writing so much about Monsanto and GMO. I'm not a geneticist. If I say "We don't know enough about this," I'm just one guy. So I'll let a geneticist answer those questions. But David Suzuki is one of the top geneticists in the world, and he says, "Because we aren't certain about the effects of GMOs, we must consider one of the guiding principles in science, the precautionary principle. Under this principle, if a policy or action could harm human health or the environment, we must not proceed until we know for sure what the impact will be. And it is up to those proposing the action or policy to prove that it is NOT harmful."

Exposed: Federal funding for GMO salmon?

October 8th, 2011 | by Dan Bacher

Why are our tax dollars going to subsidize the creation of Frankenfish? It's bad enough the government has totally failed to do any kind of regulation for genetically modified organisms (GMOs), including blocking attempts to at least mandate labeling for these artificial and barely-tested foods . But why on earth should taxpayers have to subsidize the hugely-profitable companies that are developing them

India sues Monsanto for biopiracy

September 30th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

For two decades, Monsanto has been able to take living organisms, insert genes into them, and then patent them as its own intellectual property. And nobody has challenged this - until now. The government of India has filed suit against Monsanto - for violating India's Biological Diversity Act (BDA). It's the first time a company has been sued by a government for acts of biopiracy

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