How many times do you hear people say: "Well, it must be safe because the government allows it?" But can you rely on that? Maybe a look at some of the foods and food practices that are permitted in the U.S. and banned in
In what could be a huge blow to Monsanto and a boon for small farms, a federal judge issued a ruling in Missouri stating that the US Fish and Wildlife shouldn't have allowed genetically modified crops on a national wildlife refuge.
Soy is one of the big three genetically engineered crops along with corn and canola. Since its introduction to farmers in 1992 90% of the soy grown in the United States has been bought from Monsanto and comes Roundup Ready.
The third profile of people on Obama's Green Team is of Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture. While some in the green community may have preferred a more radical choice to head the USDA--TreeHugger presented what Food Democracy Now considered to be
A blood thinning drug called ATryn, which is made from the milk of genetically altered goats, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration last Friday—making it the first drug made from genetically engineered animals ever to be
With the public comment period just ended, the US Department of Agriculture is set to approve the use of GMO corn for use in ethanol production. This would be the first time that the USDA approved a crop genetically
The German chemical giant BASF has announced the development of "a new generation of genetically altered crops, by precisely manipulating the plant's own DNA without inserting foreign genes." BASF refers to the
Now that this year's Oscar nominations are out, debate will rage about which films deserved it, which actors should have received a nod, and who should (or shouldn't) win. While these food films flew under the Academy's radar, at least when it came
In North America it's virtually impossible to know if what you're eating contains genetically engineered (GE) ingredients. But, it's a good bet that if you eat processed food at least one of the ingredients in what you're eating has been
With the honeymoon phase of support for first generation biofuels (those derived from food crops such as corn, soybeans, etc) pretty much over, and research into second generation fuels (cellulosic fuels and those derived from
Belgian design collective Draw Me A Sheep notes:
'Round' is perfect in nature, but 'square' is perfect for industrial standard. To illustrate, square tree would enable wood industry to lose less material, to cut easier with machines and to
Wired appears impressed at the growth and change in turkeys and corn;
Most everything on your plate has undergone tremendous genetic change under the intense selective pressures of industrial farming. Pilgrims and American Indians ate foods called
A few weeks ago the Guardian went to town on genetically modified food, suggesting "their development has the potential to save lives" and lambasting Prince Charles as "a very modern Marie Antoinette" for his opinions about organic food and the dangers
The Leonardo Academy has announced the first meeting of the stakeholder group that will develop "a national consensus standard for sustainable agriculture in the United States". Scientific Certification Systems, who developed
What does wheat want? That's a question scientists in Switzerland have to ponder now that the country is mandating that geneticists conduct their experiments with consideration to a plant's feelings, according to The Wall
No genetically modified crops are grown commercially in Japan, perhaps one of the countries in the world with the strongest consumer opposition to "unnatural" GM foods. Yet, Monsanto and the US government continue their shameless push for the stuff.