SUMMARY: "Starbucks customers and activists came out to participate in a demonstration calling on the company to stop sourcing milk from cows fed genetically modified crops. GMO Inside, a campaign led by Green America, a national consumer advocacy group, held this demonstration as part of a national campaign to increase awareness and visibility around the issue of genetically modified crops used for animal feed."
SUMMARY: "Advocates of genetically engineered crops claim they will help us “feed the world” by improving crop yields. But is there any actual evidence that GE crops have actually delivered better yields than conventional breeding techniques?"
Advocates of genetically engineered crops claim they will help us “feed the world” by improving crop yields. But is there any actual evidence that GE crops have actually delivered better yields than conventional breeding techniques?
SUMMARY: "Genetically engineered moths may give farmers a new way to control pests without spraying pesticides."
Genetically engineered moths may give farmers a new way to control pests without spraying pesticides.
Diamondback moths and their larvae cause up to $5 billion in damage to broccoli, cabbage and other cole crops each year, particularly in areas where they can survive over winter due to mild temperatures.
Scientists at Oxitec, a British biotech company, have inserted a gene into the moth that kills female larvae.
Groups globally mobilize to stop commercial release of genetically engineered eucalyptus trees in Brazil and US
Campaign to STOP GE Trees expands to four continents
For Immediate Release
20 August 2014
New York - Two unprecedented applications are pending that, if approved, would allow the commercial sale of millions of genetically engineered (GE) eucalyptus trees for development into vast industrial GE tree plantations in the US and Brazil. The Campaign to STOP GE Trees  is expanding and mobilizing to stop these and all large-scale releases of GE trees into the environment.
WASHINGTON, Aug 20 2014 (IPS) - The U.S. and Brazilian governments are moving into the final stages of weighing approval for the commercialisation of genetically engineered eucalyptus trees, moves that would mark the first such permits anywhere in the world.
The Brazilian government is slated to start taking public comments on such a proposal during the first week of September. Similarly, U.S. regulators have been working on an environmental impact assessment since early last year, a highly anticipated draft of which is expected to be released any day.
As the genetically modified food wars wage on, another bombshell has been quietly waiting to drop: We could soon start genetically modifying people.
There has been a lot of confusion around this controversial issue, but as we are now facing a historic crossroads, it is important to set the record straight.