genetically modified food
Mar 21, 2013 — Congress on Thursday approved stopgap funding legislation that includes language explicitly granting the USDA authority to override a judge's ruling against genetically modified crops. Critics denounce the measure as the "Monsanto Protection Act." But it seems to be codifying powers the USDA already has exercised in the past.
Mar 7, 2013 — A rice enriched with beta-carotene promises to boost the health of poor children around the world. But critics say golden rice is also a clever PR move for a biotech industry driven by profits, not humanitarianism.
Jan 15, 2013 — Many farmers are worried that the biotech giant will sue them if a patented gene gets accidentally incorporated into their crops. But in a departure, one Monsanto lawyer says that only farmers that specifically take advantage of the company's technology would face a lawsuit.
May 14, 2012 — A new analysis of the labeling initiative, which may go on the ballot in November, shows that it would create a complex and nuanced set of restrictions for food companies on what "natural" food is.
Mar 27, 2012 — A coalition calling itself Just Label It released the results today of a survey it commissioned from The Mellman Group, a national pollster. The survey found that 91 percent of voters favor the labeling of food with genetically modified ingredients.
Mar 12, 2012 — All of our food crops are descended from plants that once grew wild. But the line that separates a despised weed from a valuable crop is sometimes a very fuzzy one.
Feb 27, 2012 — The Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association and several other plaintiff growers do not use Monsanto seeds, but had hoped that the federal judge would agree that Monsanto should not be allowed to sue them if pollen from the company's patented crops happened to drift into their fields.
Dec 12, 2011 — The long-running regulatory saga of a company's application to sell bioengineered salmon does not seem headed toward a conclusion.
Oct 17, 2011 — Scientists and regulators have concluded time and time again that labeling genetically modified foods is unnecessary because they are no different than other foods. But food policy experts say just label them, already, so people can make their own choices.