Viewpoint: How Monsanto could end up profiting from dicamba herbicide drift fiasco

Viewpoint: How Monsanto could end up profiting from dicamba herbicide drift fiasco

By mid-October, state departments of agriculture nationwide had received 2,708 complaints from soybean farmers who claimed their fields had been damaged by ...
GM Arctic Apple promises to 'dramatically reduce' consumer food waste

GM Arctic Apple promises to ‘dramatically reduce’ consumer food waste

I’m an apple loyalist—I pack one as an after-lunch snack nearly every day of the week. So I jumped at ...
Senator Elizabeth Warren sounds off on Monsanto-Bayer merger

Senator Elizabeth Warren sounds off on Monsanto-Bayer merger

Back in September 2016, US agribusiness titan Monsanto and German chemical conglomerate Bayer agreed to a $66 billion merger, making way ...
Will herbicide drift damage push non-GMO farmers to buy dicamba-resistant seeds?

Will herbicide drift damage push non-GMO farmers to buy dicamba-resistant seeds?

About 4 percent of all soybean crops planted in the United States have been damaged by a weed killer this ...
Viewpoint: Do neonic traces found in world honey pose problems to bees or humans?

Viewpoint: Do neonic traces found in world honey pose problems to bees or humans?

The last taste of honey you enjoyed likely came from bees exposed to neonicotinoids, the world’s most widely used class ...
Scientists criticize IARC for withholding data showing glyphosate herbicide does not cause cancer

Scientists criticize IARC for withholding data showing glyphosate herbicide does not cause cancer

According to a new Reuters investigation, Aaron Blair, the scientist who led IARC's [the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a ...
Organic industry fears Republicans are targeting National Organic Program

Organic industry fears Republicans are targeting National Organic Program

Back in December [2016], the Freedom Caucus [a group of US House Republicans] released a "recommended list of regulations to ...
Agriculture secretary front-runner Ted McKinney seen likely to promote crop biotechnology

Agriculture secretary front-runner Ted McKinney seen likely to promote crop biotechnology

Ted McKinney, [former] director of global corporate affairs for Elanco Animal Health, a division of pharma giant Eli Lilly; [former] ...
Sustainably produced 'cow's milk' made using genetically engineered yeast coming to your breakfast table

Sustainably produced ‘cow’s milk’ made using genetically engineered yeast coming to your breakfast table

...[T]he next trend for [milk] isn't a plant-based alternative: It's cow's milk—with a twist. Though nearly identical to the stuff you ...
Incoming Trump Administration faces key food policy challenges

Incoming Trump Administration faces key food policy challenges

Here are some stories [to track] in the coming year: Mind-bending agribusiness deals. For more than a decade, the global ...
Mother Jones: New York Times report on GMOs used misleading statistics

Mother Jones: New York Times report on GMOs used misleading statistics

[Editor's note: A recent article in the New York Times claims that GMO crops have not lived up to their ...
Mark Bittman: Obama 'did virtually nothing in eight years' on food policy

Mark Bittman: Obama ‘did virtually nothing in eight years’ on food policy

...[L]ike nearly every election before it, the current one has been nearly 100 percent free of any debate around the ...
WikiLeaks shows how Big Organic's Gary Hirshberg 'bought' Clinton's support for GMO labeling

WikiLeaks shows how Big Organic’s Gary Hirshberg ‘bought’ Clinton’s support for GMO labeling

The latest WikiLeaks dump of Democratic Party emails shows that one prominent Big Organic player gets his emails answered by ...
No need to fear GM mosquitoes, Mother Jones attests

No need to fear GM mosquitoes, Mother Jones attests

Humans have made plenty of such blunders trying to control pests. Hawaii's mongoose infestation, Australia's poisonous cane toads, and Canada's thistle-eating ...
How Monsanto's 'big bet' on dicamba tolerant GMOs may have backfired

How Monsanto’s ‘big bet’ on dicamba tolerant GMOs may have backfired

. . . . Back in April, [Monsanto] bet big on dicamba, announcing a $975 million expansion of its production facility. . . The chemical ...
Baby making moves from bedroom to the laboratory

Baby making moves from bedroom to the laboratory

The future of baby-making is not in a bed, or in the back seat of a car. It's in a ...

Will CRISPR gene editing lead to new era of ‘personalized eugenics’?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Today's geneticists are able ...
Mother Jones' Tom Philpott visits Monsanto headquarters

Mother Jones’ Tom Philpott visits Monsanto headquarters

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. I normally cover the ...

Tom Philpott: GMOs safe, but pesticide concerns argue for ‘right to know’ labeling

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Over the past few ...
Presidential candidates largely ignoring food, farm policy. What should we ask them?

Presidential candidates largely ignoring food, farm policy. What should we ask them?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The 2016 presidential election ...
Is embryonic gene editing research slippery slope to designer babies?

Is embryonic gene editing research slippery slope to designer babies?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. On February 1, scientists ...
Whatever happened to golden rice?

Whatever happened to golden rice?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. "This Rice Could Save ...

Dow-Dupont merger creates agricultural giant

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. U.S. chemical titans Dow ...

Is Monsanto’s focus on crop biotechnology backfiring?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Pity Monsanto, the genetically ...
Industrial agriculture, not GMO cotton, root of India farmer suicide problem

Industrial agriculture, not GMO cotton, root of India farmer suicide problem

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Since the mid-1990s, around 300,000 ...
Dangerous chemicals causing sex changes in frogs? Yes, natural ones

Dangerous chemicals causing sex changes in frogs? Yes, natural ones

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. It's not easy being ...
Gene editing could end cruelty to dehorned dairy cows--unless GMO opponents derail it

Gene editing could end cruelty to dehorned dairy cows–unless GMO opponents derail it

Most of the roughly 9 million dairy cows in the United States have been dehorned—with an iron, clippers, or caustic ...

Could Africa’s own indigenous ‘superfoods’ rival GMOs?

Superfoods exist in Africa thanks not to the genius and beneficence of a foreign company, but rather through millennia of ...