by Rebekah Wilce
In an advance that makes history, Vermont’s House of Representatives passed a bill on May 10 requiring foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to be labeled. This is the furthest any such legislation has made it through the legislative process in the United States.
By Robert Barnes
Are some Americans being poisoned from food contamination of a heavily used herbicide?
A recent peer-reviewed study of the herbicide Roundup appearing in the scientific journal Entropy indicates that this may be so.
By Elliott Gue
With demand for corn, soybeans and other agricultural commodities continuing to grow and the supply of arable land in decline, farmers need to maximize their harvests. Agribusiness giant Monsanto (MON 0.00%) is one of our favorite food-related plays. Its innovative genetically-modified (GM) seeds are critical to producing more crops from less acreage.
By:Ethan A. Huff
For years, DuPont has alleged that Monsanto is a threat to innovation, as the biotechnology bully dominates large and growing segments of industrialized agriculture. And DuPont has been correct in this assessment, which became the crux of its legal argument against Monsanto.
The Monsanto Protection Act, essentially both written by and benefitting Monsanto Corporation, has been signed into law by United States President Barack Obama. The infamous Monsanto Corporation will benefit greatly and directly from the bill, as it essentially gives companies that deal with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and genetically engineered (GE) seeds immunity to the federal courts, among other things.
By: Belen Fernandez
Many argue that Monsanto’s contributions in India have led to a “suicide economy” [EPA]
The website of US-based biotech giant Monsanto boasts that the corporation qualifies as “a sustainable agriculture company”.
By Tom Philpott
There’s an age-old tradition in Washington of making unpopular announcements when no one’s listening—like, you know, the days leading up to Thanksgiving. That’s when the Obama administration sneaked a tasty dish to the genetically modified seed/pesticide industry.
By Whit Richardson
Three people, Monsanto, the USDA and WHO, walk into a bar. Wait a minute. Those aren’t people! Yes, they are. At least one of them is. The US Supreme Court declared that corporations are people, so Monsanto at least is a person. The jury is still out on the other two.
by: Summer Tierney
As if its costly genetic tampering with the whole natural world weren’t brazen enough, Monsanto continues to bully and intimidate farmers across the United States, hoping this time to push its agenda through the highest court in the justice system.
By: Severine Kirchner
Question: What’s better for your health, old candy bars or Monsanto’s genetically modified corn? The answer may surprise you. It certainly surprised certain members of the Animal Kingdom.
The Supreme Court has taken up a case where an Indiana farmer was ordered to pay more than $84,400 for infringing on Monsanto’s patented genetically engineered seeds.
By Aviva Shen
A new lawsuit over harmful levels of the coolant polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs) in Massachusetts school buildings is forcing biotech firm Monsanto Company to revisit its unsavory past.
By Gar Smith
Several years ago, I sat in a San Francisco screening room with other local film critics to watch China Blue, the second documentary in Micha X. Peled’s ambitious Globalization Trilogy.
By: Cassandra Anderson
Monsanto, Bill Gates, the Rockefellers, Craig Venter and other investors are working behind-the-scenes to bring genetically engineered (GE) algae to market with products that include fuel, animal feed made with manure, human food and vaccines.
by: Ethan A. Huff
The Monsanto company has forged a new partnership with Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company whose primary focus seems to be on figuring out how to best crack the genetic code so as to manipulate the way genes inherently express themselves.
by: Ethan A. Huff
The recent release of the first ever study to independently and honestly evaluate the long-term effects of eating Monsanto’s genetically-modified (GM) corn has sparked massive outcry around the world against the continued use of this genetic poison in the food supply.
Following in the footsteps of nations like France and Russia, South Africa may soon be the latest nation to enact a ban on Monsanto’s GMO corn that was recentlylinked to tumor development and organ damage in rats.
By: Elizabeth Renter
What if the pesticides and herbicides being sprayed on your food was causing your sperm to die? What if GMO crops had the same effect? What would it mean for humanity if this “modern food marvel” (as Monsanto would like you to think) was actually making men infertile, and eventually wipe us out?