GMO News

Brazilian scientist called for suspension of GM mosquito trial, said Oxitec treated local population exposed to mosquitoes with contempt

An article in the Brazilian newspaper Rede Brasil Atual said that Dr. José Maria Gusman Ferraz, a member of Brazil’s biosafety commission (CTNBio), which approved the GM mosquito project, called on his fellow regulators to suspend the release of the mosquitoes until further health and environmental impact studies were done. In particular, he highlighted the […]

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GMO mosquitoes spreading out of control in Brazil

According to a new scientific publication, genetically engineered mosquitoes produced by the biotech company Oxitec (Intrexon) have escaped human control after trials in Brazil. They are now spreading in the environment. The yellow fever mosquitos (Aedes aegypti) are genetically engineered to make it impossible for their offspring to survive. After release they were supposed to mate […]

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“Modified: A Food Lover’s Journey Into GMOs” receives James Beard documentary film award

Filmmaker Aube Giroux recently was honored with the James Beard Award (the “Oscars” of the food world) for her work exploring the labeling of genetically modified foods. A decade-long labor of love, “Modified: A Food Lover’s Journey Into GMOs” follows Aube and her mother Jali Giroux, whose shared love of food leads them into a […]

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New report documents impacts of GMO contamination in Canada

Since genetically modified crops were introduced into Canadian agriculture almost 25 years ago, GMO contamination has had significant economic consequences, according to a recent report published by the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) and the SaskOrganics’ Organic Agriculture Protection Fund (OAPF) Committee. The report calls for action to prevent future contamination incidents.  “GM Contamination in Canada: The failure to contain living modified organisms […]

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Oregon legislature may let farmers sue for contamination from GMO crops

The Oregon legislature is considering a bill that would let farmers sue companies such as Bayer and Syngenta if those companies’ genetically engineered (GMO) seeds contaminate other crops. Such contamination hurts farmers of organic and non-GMO crops because they lose premium prices for their crops if they are tested and found to contain GMOs. GMO […]

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