GMO


A Hole in the Regulation of GMOs that Kudzu Could Fit Through

, , former senior scientist, Food and Environment

A little-noticed, almost nonchalant, article in the Columbus Dispatch last week portends substantial environmental and economic mischief. Read more >

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Fait Accompli—USDA Decision on Herbicide-Resistant Crops Betrays Farmers and the Public

, former senior scientist, Food and Environment

On Friday, January 3, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This clears the way for approval of engineered soybeans and corn resistant to the herbicide 2,4-D, pending a final EIS and pesticide tolerances from EPA. Read more >

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Monsanto Supersizes Farmers’ Weed Problem

, senior analyst, Food and Environment

So now the Monsanto Company thinks its bad reputation with the public is primarily an air time problem. As the agribusiness giant’s Chief Technology Officer (and recent World Food Prize winner) Robert Fraley told Politico recently, Monsanto has been “absolutely riveted and focused on giving technology and tools to farmers to improve their productivity and yield and we haven’t spent nearly the time we have needed to on talking to consumers and talking to social media.”

Seriously?? Read more >

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Tackling the Epidemic of Herbicide-Resistant Weeds with Sustainable Solutions

, former senior scientist, Food and Environment

Weeds that have developed resistance to glyphosate herbicide used with Monsanto’s engineered herbicide resistance trait have reached epidemic proportions. A recent survey puts the area infested by these weeds at 61 million acres, and increasing rapidly. Read more >

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Do We Need GMOs?

, former senior scientist, Food and Environment

Most observers agree that we are facing big obstacles to producing enough food sustainably in coming decades. Issues of distribution and food justice remain paramount, but production must also be adequate, and the huge impact that agriculture has on the environment must be reversed. Read more >

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