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Organic Farmers Discuss GMO Tolerance

Posted February 14, 2014   Organic farmers are discussing how to deal with contamination from genetically modified (GMO) crops and “tolerance...

Illinois Lawmaker to Push GMO Labeling

Posted February 7, 2014   An Illinois lawmaker says he will pursue legislation requiring labeling for genetically modified (GMO) foods, according...

UC-Davis Strawberry Lawsuit on Hold for Settlement Negotiations

Posted February 5, 2014   University of California officials say a lawsuit over the rights to berry research and varieties is...

Monsanto Supports Industry Standards for Farm Data

Posted February 4, 2014   Monsanto Co. recently stated its support for industry-wide standards for managing farm data, according to an...

Monsanto Shareholders Consider GMO Proposals

Posted January 29, 2014   Monsanto shareholders considered two proposals related to genetically modified (GMO) foods at their annual meeting on...

Biotech Companies Sue Kauai County over GMO Disclosure Law

Posted January 16, 2014   Agricultural biotechnology companies, Dow, Syngenta, BASF, and DuPont Pioneer, have filed a lawsuit to block the...

Monsanto Says Biotech Wheat Moving Closer to Market

Posted January 13, 2014   Monsanto recently announced that it was making progress on the development of herbicide-tolerant wheat, advancing the...

FDA Declines Judges’ Request to Define “Natural”

Posted January 10, 2014   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently decline requested by three federal judges to determine...

USDA Seeks Comments on Deregulation of New Herbicide Resistant Seeds

Posted January 8, 2014   Last week, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recommended the deregulation of genetically engineered...

USDA Reopens Comment Period for GE Apples

Posted January 7, 2014   USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently announced that it will reopen the comment...

USDA Approval of Biotech Apples Likely

Posted December 19, 2013   An apple variety which has been bioengineered to resist browning is likely to be approved by...

FBI Arrests Suspects Charged with Stealing Seed Technology

Posted December 17, 2013   In a case of agricultural espionage, federal prosecutors recently announced that the FBI arrested several individuals...

GMA Urges FDA to Act on “Natural” Food Labeling

Posted December 17, 2013   The Grocery Manufacturers Association has called on the FDA to draft a rule defining the term...

Fed Official Suggests Farmers Pursue GMO Crop Standards

Posted December 12, 2013   After China rejected U.S. corn shipments, a top U.S. Federal Reserve official suggested that farmers consider...

FDA to Announce Decision on Genetically Modified Salmon

Posted December 11, 2013   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to announce its decision on genetically modified...

Hawaiian Islands Move to Limit GMO Crops and Pesticides

Posted December 9, 2013   The Hawaiian island of Maui will consider a bill that would require companies to disclose when...

APHIS Action on Biotech Varieties

Posted November 11, 2013   USDA’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently published two biotechnology reglulatory actions for a Monsanto...

New Hampshire Legislature Considers GMO Labeling Bill

Posted November 11, 2013   The New Hampshire state legislature is currently considering a bill that would require labeling for genetically...

Kauai Mayor Vetoes GMO, Pesticide Disclosure Bill

Posted November 7, 2013   The mayor of Kauai, Hawaii, Bernard Carvalho Jr., recently announced his decision to veto Bill 2491,...

WA Early Results Show Defeat of GMO Food Labeling Initiative

Posted November 6, 2013   Early results of Washington state’s food labeling initiative, which would have required labels for foods and...