Browsing the "GMO" Tag

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


It’s official: Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide causes birth defects

June 8th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

A new report by some top scientists has nailed it down, and Monsanto isn't going to be happy. The Agri-giant has built its entire business model, including genetically modified (GMO) crops that dominate the US market, around its Roundup brand herbicide. They last thing they want to admit is that it causes birth defects. But that's just what a group of scientists from a diverse group - including Cambridge University, the King’s College London School of Medicine, and the Institute of Biology, UNICAMP, São Paulo, Brazil - have found


Is Europe’s ban on Monsanto’s GMO crops illegal?

March 23rd, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

Monsanto got a big boost in Europe yesterday when a European Union official ruled that the Union's constituent countries couldn't independently ban genetically modified crops (GMOs) on their turf. France and five other EU countries have put a blanket ban on GMOs, citing safety concerns


Europe opening the door to GMO crops

February 9th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

The dominoes continue to fall. The European Union is expected to announce a controversial plan to allow genetically modified crops



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