Stories tagged with GMOs

Industrial Agriculture

Feds to farmers: Grow GMO beets or face sugar shortage

The good news: The USDA finally released an environmental impact review of genetically engineered sugar beets. The bad: Monsanto has already crowded out other seed makers.

Food

Faked Alaska: Is genetically modified salmon coming soon to a table near you?

Despite opposition from environmentalists, food advocates, and 46 members of Congress, GMO salmon appears to be continuing its slow crawl along toward FDA approval.

Food

Monsanto WISHES it could make corn this cool

“Glass Gem” corn looks almost CGI, but it actually comes out of the ground that way. It’s the product of a small farm and a …

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.