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New way to protect maize from pathogens

Berna - Many modern crops have lost their ability to produce certain defence chemicals, making them vulnerable to attack by pathogens. Scientists are exploring ways to help protect maize by re-arming it with its ancestral chemical weapons.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Europe moves ahead with GM crops

The European Commission is set to approve a new strain of genetically modified maize. This is despite opposition from most member nations.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Fed official sparks controversy about genetically modified foods

Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher encouraged farmers to carry on with the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food and establish standards for international trade, while a shipment of GMO corn sits off the coast of China.
In the Media by Justin King

Study: Eating peanut butter could prevent future breast disease

Researchers in two major universities and a cancer institute in the United States have found a link between eating peanut butter and a lower risk of breast disease. The researchers found the link between peanut butter and benign breast disease.
In the Media by Mike White

Another study finds GMO corn to be highly toxic

A new study has been leaked which examines genetically modified corn and reveals that the crop contains a startling level of toxic chemicals and just isn't as nutritious as natural corn.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 10 comments

Mexico's decision on GM maize postponed until next year

Mexico - A decision as to a widespread planting of genetically modified (GM) corn or transgenic maize in Mexico will not be made under the outgoing government of President Felipe Calderón. It will now await until sometime next spring.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

European Food Safety Authority dismisses French study of GMO corn

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has rejected a report by French scientists linking genetically modified corn to cancer, saying it cannot accept an "inadequate" report.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 4 comments

Op-Ed: 'Yes on 37' new advert — Your child & Monsanto's 'Pesticide Corn'

Oakland - The 'Yes to 37' campaign has produced another advertising video, which asks whether your children are eating Monsanto's 'Pesticide Corn'.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

After GMO rat study: Russia suspends imports, France investigates

Following the recent rat study on NK603 GMO corn, Russia has suspended imports of Monsanto corn, while France continues investigations into the possible dangers of GMOs to human health.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 17 comments

Video: Telebriefing on animal feeding trial on GM corn & Roundup

Paris - The results of a two-year feeding trial were released yesterday, with details of tumors and mortality in rats, and a telebriefing conference was held which has now been released as an audio file.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Maps released of GMO crop experiments in Spain

Maps have been released, showing various locations in Spain, where permission was requested in 2010 and 2011 to experiment with genetically modified crops.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Drought in Midwest drives corn production down and food prices up

The Midwest is experiencing its worst drought since 1988 , and corn crops are suffering as a result. Shortages are predicted due to the damage already done by the drought. But if drought conditions continue, the damage will be felt deeply by consumers.
In the Media by Wendy Hedrick - 6 comments

Monsanto's Bt corn — breeding superbugs & harming human health

Monsanto's genetically modified Bt corn is having its roots munched by super-rootworms and other superbugs, putting corn crops at risk, and yet more evidence is found of the dangers to human health.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Op-Ed: WikiLeaks exposes corruption as France bans Monsanto’s GMO maize

Coming soon after France bans GMO maize, WikiLeaks cables expose details of 'military-style trade wars' against countries who reject Monsanto GMOs.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 18 comments

Coalition demands probe on Dow & Monsanto GMOs & pesticides

Farmers and food industry representatives are demanding a probe into the potential outcome of a new genetically modified crop in combination with the usage of the 2,4-D pesticide.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Monsanto convinces Nepal to accept GMO corn (updated)

Kathmandu - Notorious agricultural giant Monsanto has teamed up with the Nepalese government to force GMO seeds on to the country's farmers. Protests in Kathmandu ensued.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 11 comments

Scientists warn EPA about Monsanto 'rootworm resistant' corn

Scientists have warned the Environmental Protection Agency that Monsanto's "rootworm resistant" seed is now losing its resistance and is liable to cause crop failures.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

US government approves Monsanto seed experiment across America

Washington - For the first time, the U.S. government has signed off on a large-scale experiment with genetically modified crops from Monsanto engineered corn seed.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 30 comments

Study suggests ancient Peruvians indulged in popcorn

A new discovery in Peru suggests early inhabitants ate corn 1,000 years earlier than previously thought. An unearthing of ancient corncobs, husks, stalks and tassels were unearthed and date back approximately 6,700 to 3,000 years ago.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 4 comments

Corn stolen from moving train

More than 50 tons of corn was stolen from a moving train in Brazil. Police are investigating the incident that occurred in Sao Paulo.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Brazil legislation would increase Amazon rainforest deforestation

Brasil - As new satellite data shows deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest increased almost sixfold in the past year, Brazil's Chamber of Deputies passed a vote which would ease regulations on the Forest Code, allowing farmers to increase deforestation.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 3 comments

Bacteria protein inserted into GM corn found in US waterways

The Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies published research findings in late September showing an insecticidal protein, called Cry1Ab, inserted into genetically modified corn to fight insect predation, was found in US waterways.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 6 comments

Field of illegal GM corn growing in Italy destroyed by activists

While some genetically modified crops are allowed to be cultivated in Europe, Italy has dragged its feet on establishing policies, resulting in a situation where farmers cannot get permission to grow GM corn or potatoes.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 5 comments

Argentine dockworkers strike may cause further wheat price rise

A planned 48-hour strike by Argentine dockworkers may further inflate global wheat prices, following on increases set in motion in the wake of Russian wildfires.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

National Research Council mixed on impacts of GE crops

Genetically engineered crops are said to be profitable for farmers, requiring less inputs and providing greater harvest yields.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 2 comments

New research finds some GM corn can cause organ failure Special

A study published in the International Journal of Biological Sciences asserts three tested varieties of Monsanto's genetically modified corn can cause organ failure, calling for further research.
Digital Journal Report by Stephanie Dearing - 15 comments

Canada's quick approval of SmartStax GE corn being questioned Special

Barely days after the news emerged that Canada and the U.S. had approved a GE corn called SmartStax for commercial use, questions are being raised about the approval made by a Canadian government agency and the lack of approval from Health Canada.
Digital Journal Report by Stephanie Dearing - 3 comments

ISU researchers: Corn new source of swine flu vaccine

Eating corn each day could soon keep the doctor away. A team of researchers at Iowa State University is developing the concept by injecting flu vaccines into the genetic make-up of corn to allow humans and pigs to eat their way to flu resistance.
In the Media by Innika La Fontaine - 1 comment

Pigs, people may soon eat their way to flu resistance

A team of scientists from Iowa State University are conducting research by putting flu vaccines into the genetic makeup of corn.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 5 comments

Ethanol May Require More Water

Ethanol derived from corn requires much more water than was previously thought, according to a study by the researchers at the University of Minnesota. That water need also differs greatly from state to state depending on regional irrigation needs.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 2 comments
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