USA: CONSUMERS CALL ON STARBUCKS TO STOP SOURCING MILK FROM COWS FED WITH GMO

Actions/Protests in the News

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."

GMOS FEEDING THE WORLD OR FAILING TO YIELD?

GE Plants and Crops

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?

USA: BIGGEST PROPONENTS OF GMO LABELING IN OREGON LAUNCH THEIR FIRST ADS

Regulation

SUMMARY: "The group that has raised the most money in the fight over labeling genetically modified foods in Oregon launched its first ads on Tuesday."

The group that has raised the most money in the fight over labeling genetically modified foods in Oregon launched its first ads on Tuesday.

Escalating the weed wars

GE Failures & Contaminations

By The Times Editorial Board

The way to deal with so-called superweeds isn't by escalating the arms race against them
Monsanto is developing a new generation of herbicide-resistant crops able to withstand a third weed killer

Saving America’s Citrus: Can it be Done Without GMOs?

Genetically Engineered Trees

Ben McLean is oddly optimistic for someone fighting, daily, to save his company. The Florida farmer and vice president of Uncle Matt’s Organic says he has seen the fruit on around a third of his citrus trees turn green, hard, and inedible.

ENGINEERED MOTHS COULD REDUCE PEST POPULATION

Genetically Engineered Insects

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.

GMO experiments receive questionable oversight

Industry & Government Collusion

Central Coast corn used for varied experiments

Washington -- At a secret location among the vineyards of California's Central Coast, a plot of genetically engineered corn is producing proteins for industrial and pharmaceutical uses, including an experimental vaccine for hepatitis B.

Groups globally mobilize to stop commercial release of genetically engineered eucalyptus trees in Brazil and US

Genetically Engineered Trees

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 [1] is expanding and mobilizing to stop these and all large-scale releases of GE trees into the environment.

U.S., Brazil Nearing Approval of Genetically Engineered Trees

Genetically Engineered Trees

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.

Should We Open the Door to Genetically Modified Babies?

GE & People

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.

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