Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

“Food Evolution” Documentary Supports GMOs, but Not Science

The recently released documentary “Food Evolution” fails at exploring the central issue of the safety of the most common genetically engineered (GE) crops. Any reasonable discussion about the science of GMOs and the products they were designed to use must include such debate.

Interactive Toolkits Unpack the Histories of Pesticides

A team of researchers with the Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN) has created a series of interactive educational tools to explore the histories of widely-used pesticides, including glyphosate, dicamba, and 2,4-D.

Herbicide Dicamba Can Stay Volatile for 36 Hours, Arkansas Researchers Say

Farmers in nearly a dozen states are complaining about dicamba, the primary ingredient of a new Monsanto herbicide, blowing into their fields and allegedly ruining their crops.

Did Monsanto Write Malawi’s Seed Policy?

Malawi’s new draft seed policy, crafted in part by a Monsanto official, defines ‘seed’ as one that is quality certified, overriding the common cultural understanding of the term seed, and preventing local farmers from selling or displaying farm-saved seed at local seed fairs.

The Trump Administration’s False Promise to Rural America

If future GMO crops are to play positive environmental and social roles, they must be developed and deployed under policies and other conditions that favor and value agro-ecology, rural society, food sovereignty, and the environment over corporate control and excessive profit.

Monsanto Faces Labor Law Violations Class Action Suit

Seed-corn workers brought a first of its kind class action suit against seed giant Monsanto for violations to two federal labor laws the day after the release of a two-year investigation into labor violations in the seed-corn industry.

Watch: CSIS Webcast on the Future of African Food Security

The Center for Strategic and International Studies’ (CSIS) is hosting a live webcast and discussion, from 9 to 10:30 am EST on April 6, to explore the role of biotechnology in the future of African food security.

Financial Conflicts of Interest Revealed in a Federally Backed Report

Some committee members that collaborated on a federally funded National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) report were found to have financial conflicts of interest (COIs). The 2016 report assessed the adverse effects of genetically engineered crops and their accompanying technologies.

Celebrating International Day of Rural Women 2016

On October 15, the world celebrates rural women and their essential roles in sustainable development.

New Scorecard: Olive Garden Gets F for Inaction on Antibiotics

“Chain Reaction” report from Friends of the Earth details which American chain restaurants adopted policies restricting antibiotics use by their suppliers.

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