Stories tagged with GMOs

Industrial Agriculture

‘Bitter Seeds’ documentary reveals tragic toll of GMOs in India

A new film offers an intimate look at the lives of farmers who become so mired in debt growing genetically modified seed they take their own lives.

Food

FDA to GMO labeling campaign: What million signatures?

Last week, the Just Label It campaign says they turned in 1 million signatures asking the FDA to label genetically engineered foods. The agency says it received a little under 400. What's going on here?

Food

Monsanto picture book teaches kids about the wonders of biotech

A kids' activity book funded by Monsanto and other biotech firms explains how biotechnology is "a really neat topic [that is] helping to improve the health of the Earth and the people who call it home."

Food

Make yourself useful: Five food actions in five minutes

We've collected some of the most important things you can do to speak up for a greener food system right now.

Animals

New Center for PostNatural History is a museum of human influence on nature

It makes sense that there would be a museum to chronicle just how much we’ve messed with plants, animals, the climate, and in general the world around us. The Center for PostNatural History, opening this week in Pittsburgh, is that museum.

Scary Food

GMO-labeling game plan: California or bust!

GMO labeling advocates have tried a variety of tactics this year; get the rundown on what hasn't worked so far and what just might.

Industrial Agriculture

Farmers advance in their suit against Monsanto

In one corner you have the biotech seed giant, in the other you have 83 non-GMO seed producers, farmers, and agricultural organizations who want Monsanto to stop suing and threatening them.

Food

Bill Gates wants to solve hunger caused by climate change with GMOs

Gates has done his research on the problems climate change is already causing for the global food supply. But he thinks more GMOs, not holistic, soil-based climate change mitigation, is the answer.

Industrial Agriculture

Monsanto’s new seeds could be a tech dead end

In response to Roundup-resistant "superweeds," Monsanto is rolling out a generation of seeds that will also withstand an old, toxic pesticide called 2,4-D, one of the main ingredients in Agent Orange.

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