Showing posts from June 3, 2013

Illegal GM Wheat Contamination Discovered in US

Canadian Biotechnology Action Network The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed that Monsanto’s unapproved genetically modified (GM, also called genetically engineered) herbicide tolerant wheat was found growing in a farmer’s field in the state of Oregon. Details here. A field of non-GM wheat  in Canada. PLT photo. Related stories: Scientists Find Holes In Monsanto GM Wheat Denial . Japan halts imports of U.S. wheat after USDA's shock finding of genetic pollution from GMOs

World’s Largest Pork Producer Could be Sold to a Chinese Company

Grist - a beacon in the smog In Smithfield, Va., on Wednesday, locals were shocked to discover that their town’s namesake, Smithfield Foods, founded in 1936 as a single meatpacking plant and now the largest pork producer in the world, is poised to be sold to Chinese meat company Shuanghui International. If approved by federal regulators, the $4.7 billion deal would be the biggest takeover in history of an American company by a Chinese one. Details here.