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House Republicans propose voluntary non-GMO food label

Mary Clare Jalonick | 
Inspired by the popular “USDA organic” label, House Republicans are proposing a new government certification for foods free of genetically ...

IARC’s cancer classification could axe use of glyphosate in Colombian war on drugs

Joshua Goodman | 
The new labeling of the world’s most-popular weed killer as a likely cause of cancer is raising more questions for ...

Judge considers delaying GM lawsuit in Hawaii

Audrey McAvoy | 
A federal judge said she would consider delaying proceedings for a lawsuit challenging Maui's ban on the cultivation of genetically ...

Is it a GMO? Smart phone scan could address label concerns, but anti-GMOers oppose it

Mary Clare Jalonick | 
In the ever-complicated debate over labeling of genetically modified foods, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack offers this idea: Use your smartphone ...

NY farmers could receive additional legal protection from GMO seed lawsuits

Farmers in New York state would be better protected against lawsuits from biotech companies if genetically modified crops inadvertently grow ...

Syngenta now faces 360 lawsuits from US farmers

Farmers and farm businesses in 20 states have now filed more than 360 lawsuits against agricultural chemicals-maker Syngenta, and hundreds ...

Uncommon year for flu vaccine as effectiveness lower than expected

Mike Stobbe | 
This year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It's only 23 percent effective, which is one of the ...
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Poll: 40% of Americans concerned about GMO in foods; majority favors labeling

Mary Clare Jalonick | 
A majority of Americans support labeling of genetically modified foods, whether they care about eating them or not. But fewer ...

Congress skeptical of benefits of mandatory GMO labeling law

Mary Clare Jalonick | 
The food industry is likely to find a receptive Congress come January in its fight against mandatory labeling of genetically ...

Can biotech help threatened bluefin tuna?

Elaine Kurtenbach | 
Of all the overfished fish in the seas, luscious, fatty bluefin tuna are among the most threatened. Marine scientist Goro ...

Federal judge puts just-passed Maui GMO law on hold

Audrey McAvoy | 
United States Magistrate Judge Barry Kurren ruled last Friday that Maui County may not implement a new law banning the cultivation of ...

Battered by multiple defeats, GMO label backers vow to continue

Gosia Wozniacka | 
Oregon and Colorado became the third and fourth liberal states in the West to reject a GMO labeling measure. A similar ...

Ricin, botulism toxin and plague found in latest NIH deep clean

Lauran Neergaard | 
The National Institutes of Health said it has uncovered a nearly century-old container of ricin and a handful of other ...

Can tobacco plant help cure Ebola?

Malcolm Ritter | 
It's an eye-catching angle in the story of an experimental treatment for Ebola: The drug comes from tobacco plants that ...

Farmers ‘anxiously’ await decision on new herbicide and herbicide-resistant GM crops

Mary Clare Jalonick | 
Faced with tougher and more resistant weeds, corn and soybean farmers are anxiously awaiting government decisions on a new version ...
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Wildlife refuges to phase out GM crops and neonicotinoid pesticides by Jan 2016

Jeff Barnard | 
National wildlife refuges around the country are phasing out genetically modified crops and a class of pesticides related to nicotine ...

Kauai seeks $50,000 more for private attorneys defending anti-GMO, pesticides law

Kauai’s county attorney has asked the county council for more money to defend a new law regulating genetically engineered crops ...

Oregon has no authority over federally approved GM crops, state officials say

Oregon agriculture officials say the state has no authority over genetically modified crops once federal regulators deem them safe for ...

EPA official to Maui GM ban committee: GE papaya safe to eat

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials told a Maui County Council committee they haven't heard of any health issues related to eating ...

Indepedent analysis says Maui could lose hundreds of jobs, millions of dollars if GM ban passes

More than 500 jobs and millions of tax dollars could be lost if a moratorium on the cultivation of genetically ...

Payout deadline approaches for North Carolina forced sterilization victims

Jerome Bailey | 
In 1948, as Naomi Schenck was rushed into a North Carolina operating room because she was having a miscarriage, the ...

Big Food spends millions to defeat GMO labeling in key state New York

David Keppler | 
Agricultural, food and beverage companies have spent millions of dollars to defeat legislation in New York state that would require ...

Oregon maps GM crop fields to establish system for coexistence

Gosia Wozniacka | 
Before residents in southern Oregon overwhelmingly voted to ban genetically modified crops last month, farmers negotiated for months with a ...
Voters ban GMO crops in southern Oregon

Voters ban GMO crops in southern Oregon

Steven Dubois | 
Voters in two southern Oregon counties approved measures to ban genetically engineered crop. Jackson County voters approved a measure by a ...

Argentine neuroscientist who challenged safety of glyphosate in Monsanto’s Roundup dies

Michael Warren | 
Dr. Andres Carrasco, an Argentine neuroscientist who challenged pesticide regulators to re-examine one of the world's most widely used weed ...

Biofuels from corn residue worse than gasoline for climate change in short term

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, ...
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Anti-GMO activists target Hawaii’s critical role in seed research and development

Audrey McAvoy | 
Most of us associate seeds and commodity crops with the Midwest, but Hawaii is crucial to cutting edge research in ...

New Ebola outbreak from novel strain

Marilynn Marchione | 
The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain — evidence that ...
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