Showing posts with label GMOs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label GMOs. Show all posts

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

CFIA fast-tracked tests on genetically modified salmon eggs for exports, documents suggest

CBCnews
Documents show inspectors with the Canada Food Inspection Agency scrambled to meet deadline for time-sensitive salmon egg test. Story here.



A wild Atlantic salmon. Photo credit - Wikipedia.

Friday, 4 November 2016

EPA Re-Affirms Decision to Allow Toxic Chemical Concoction on Next Generation of GMO Crops

EcoWatch

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has re-approved and proposed a dramatic expansion of the use of the toxic pesticide Enlist Duo after only a cursory review of troubling data showing the two chemicals in the pesticide combine to have "synergistic" effects that are potentially harmful to endangered species and the environment. Story here.

Sunday, 31 July 2016

USDA Confirms Unapproved GMO Wheat Found in Washington State

THEWESTERN
PRODUCER

Genetically modified wheat developed by Monsanto Co, and never approved by federal regulators, has been found growing in a Washington state farm field, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said on Friday. Story here.

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Venezuela’s Food Revolution

New Internationalist
That South American country has fought off big agribusiness and promoted agroecology, explains Nick Dearden. More here.
North America, on the other hand, embraces "Big Ag," with its warts, excesses, hazards and all. PinP photo.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Roundup-Ready Alfalfa Goes Wild in the US West

ECOLOGIST

A USDA study shows that a GM alfalfa has gone wild in alfalfa-growing parts of the West. More here

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Austria and Italy Fully Ban GM Crops With EU Opt-Out

AgroNews

Austrian Health Minister Sabine Oberhauser and a number of Italian Ministries have confirmed that both countries are officially requesting an opt-out from growing the eight varieties of  GM maize permitted or set to be permitted at the EU level, thus there will now be a full ban on GM crops in both countries under new EU regulations. Story here.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

No, GMOs Didn't Create India's Farmer Suicide Problem, But…

Mother Jones

Some anti-GMO activists have blamed the high suicide rate directly on biotech seeds—specifically, cotton tweaked by Monsanto to contain the Bt pesticide, now used on more than 90 percent of India's cotton acreage.

GMO enthusiasts, by contrast, counter that Monsanto's patented seeds are a boon to India's cotton farmers: They've boosted crop yields, driven down pesticide use, and alleviated rural poverty.

So which is it? Story here.

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Pesticides in Paradise: Hawaii's Spike in Birth Defects Puts Focus on GM Crops

theguardian
Local doctors are in the eye of a storm swirling for the past three years over whether corn that’s been genetically modified to resist pesticides is a source of prosperity, as companies claim, or of birth defects and illnesses. Story here.

Sunday, 30 August 2015

GMOs, Herbicides, and Public Health

New England Journal of Medicine

The science and the risk assessment supporting the Enlist Duo decision are flawed. The science consisted solely of toxicologic studies commissioned by the herbicide manufacturers in the 1980s and 1990s and never published. Story here.

RELATED:"A Canadian Senior Citizen's Open Letter to the Minister of Agriculture"

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Scientists Seek Review of Glyphosate, Allege ‘Flawed’ Regulations

Manitoba Co-Operator

Reuters — U.S. regulators have relied on flawed and outdated research to allow expanded use of an herbicide linked to cancer, according to a column published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday. Story here.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Condemnation After UK Lifts Ban on Bee-Killing Neonics

CommonDreams

Temporary reversal on pesticide will allow farmers to access harmful chemicals for 120 days. Story here.

Monday, 29 June 2015

Scientists oppose GMO Biocolonization of Costa Rica

Agro Pages

Personalities from the eco-scientific and organic agriculture environments are speaking up against the letter from the American Embassy, in which the Costa Rican government is put under pressure to adopt transgenic seeds. Story here.

Saturday, 27 June 2015

GM Wheat No More Pest-Resistant Than Ordinary Crops, Trial Shows

The Guardian
GM wheat designed to repel aphids is no more effective at repelling the bugs than standard varieties a major field trial has revealed. Story here.


Thursday, 18 June 2015

Pope Francis Slams GMOs and Pesticides for Environmental and Social Damage

Sustainable Pulse

Pope Francis slams both GMOs and pesticides in a draft of his major environmental document that was leaked Monday. He has also called for the financing of independent and interdisciplinary research to study GMOs. Story here.

ALSO, READ THE ENCYCLICAL LETTER, 
LAUDATO SI’ 
OF THE HOLY FATHER, FRANCIS
ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME .

Monday, 11 May 2015

Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth Confirmed in Southwest Nebraska, US

AgroNews
Palmer amaranth is a broadleaf annual weed that has created significant problems for growers in the Mid-South US over the past 10 years due to its prolific seed production and resistance to glyphosate. Story here.


Superweed rendering 
by Paul Hoppe

Beyond Covid 19. Are we risking yet another pandemic if we continue to embrace "assembly-line" livestock production into the future?

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