GMO News


Monsanto name gone but Bayer’s commitment to GMOs and pesticides remains

Bayer and Monsanto are completing their $66 million merger or “marriage made in hell” as activists call it, and Bayer will ditch the Monsanto name. “Bayer will remain the company name,” Bayer said in a statement. “Monsanto will no longer be a company name. The acquired products will retain their brand names and become part […]

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Environmentalists and farmers seek court decision halting use of Dow’s “Agent Orange” pesticide

A coalition of environmental organizations and farmers represented by the Center for Food Safety (CFS) and Earthjustice recently filed new legal papers in federal court seeking the reversal of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) approval of Dow Chemical’s toxic pesticide, Enlist Duo. The novel pesticide is a combination of glyphosate and 2,4-D, to be sprayed over the […]

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Scientist deconstructs “Zombie GMO Myths”

In a recent popular blog, Dr. Jonathan Foley, a global environmental scientist and executive director of the California Academy of Sciences, debunked the most common myths about genetically modified foods. Foley wrote the blog, “Zombie GMO Myths,” after being contacted by reporters to discuss GMOs. He said the reporters always ask the same few questions, which he […]

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China in no hurry to approve GM food crops

China’s Ministry of Agriculture says no genetically modified food crops have been approved, and if they are, they will have to be grown observing all laws and regulations. Spokesman Pan Xianzheng added, “Only through safe inspection and assessment can a genetically modified breed receive the MOA safety certificate.” China is prioritizing consumer opinion on GMOs […]

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U.S., EU regulators approve Bayer-Monsanto merger, U.S. farmers concerned

“Merger from hell” creates world’s largest agribusiness corporation The U.S. Justice Department recently announced that it would allow German drugs and pesticides group Bayer AG to acquire Monsanto Co. in a controversial $62.5 billion deal, after the companies agreed to sell more assets to win antitrust approval. This follows the European Commission also saying it […]

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