GMO’s

21 Sep: Cloned Salmon – Labeling Is Not the Issue: Safety and Ethics Are

Two days of public hearings have passed on the approval of the first genetically engineered (GE) animal intended for human consumption, the AquAdvantage GE salmon — including a U.S. Food and drug Administration (FDA) hearing today to discuss whether or not these GE fish should be labeled as such if they are approved; a 60-day public comment period on the labeling issue will be open until November 22, 2010. But the question of labeling presupposes that allowing is a done deal, despite the fact that the FDA has made up its mind in the absence of proof of any kind, much less anything resembling definitive evidence of safety: for salmon, for the environment and for humans.

07 May: Introducing Jeffrey Smith

Jeffrey Smith is author of Seeds of Deception, the world’s bestselling and #1 rated book on the topic of GMO’s. Mr. Smith is the Executive Director of the Institute for Responsible Technology, whose Campaign for Healthier Eating in America is designed to create the tipping point for consumer rejection of GMOs, forcing them out of our food supply. He is…

27 Jan: US Association of Physicians Calls for Moratorium on GMO Foods

The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) has just issued a call for an immediate moratorium on Genetically Manipulated (GMO) Foods. In a just-released position paper on GMO foods, the AAEM states that ‘GM foods pose a serious health risk’ and calls for a moratorium on GMO foods. Citing several animal studies, the AAEM concludes ‘there is more than a…

17 Dec: Amid Monsanto’s Antitrust Troubles, Another Study Questions the Health Effects of GMOs

By Tom Philphot via www.grist.com December 16, 2009 Pity executives at genetically modified seed giant Monsanto. Not only are they having to knock heads with Department of Justice lawyers over the company’s business practices, but some of their most-cherished PR talking points are being obliterated by researchers. In the past few months, we’ve learned that its much-vaunted technologies don’t really…

09 Dec: Genetically Modified Rice Trial Cost Bayer $2 Million

By Jane Akre via www.injuryboard.com It is the first in a series of test cases challenging the promises of agricultural biotechnology. Bayer CropScience LP must pay about $2 million to two Missouri farmers after an experimental genetically engineered variety of rice, called LibertyLink, contaminated their crops. The federal case has been in a St. Louis court for about a month…

09 Oct: Monsanto a Focus of US Antitrust Investigation

original link: www.npr.org By CHRISTOPHER LEONARD AP Agribusiness Writer ST. LOUIS October 8, 2009 (AP) The Justice Department is investigating whether Monsanto Co. violated antitrust rules in trying to expand its dominance of the market for genetically engineered crops. Monsanto has provided interviews and documents to the Justice Department, company spokesman Lee Quarles said. He said the department has questioned…