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Category: Food Safety :: GMOs
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Gene-edited food quietly arrives in restaurant cooking oil 13.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
The Minnesota-based company, Calyxt, said it can't reveal its first customer for competitive reasons, but CEO Jim Blome said the oil is "in use and being eaten."
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How to Save America's Oranges From an Incurable Disease 12.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
We might be able to avoid the $50 glass of O.J. after all.
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Gene-Edited Chickens Are Here 7.2.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

The first gene-edited chickens are scheduled to hatch at the Roslin Institute at The University of Edinburgh in Scotland. The designer birds have been modified to resist flu, which spreads rapidly among CAFO (concentrated animal feeding operation) birds and has the potential to be transmitted to humans.

New Study Confirms: Degenerative Food & Farming System Poses Mortal Threat 29.1.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

A new study calling for a “radical rethink” of the relationship between policymakers and corporations reinforces what Organic Consumers Association and other public interest groups have been saying for years: Our triple global health crises of deteriorating public health, world hunger and global warming share common root causes—and that the best way to address these crises is to address what they all have in common: an unhealthy, inequitable food system perpetuated by a political and economic system largely driven by corporate profit.

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People strongly against GMOs had shakier understanding of food science, study finds 26.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
GMO opponents say they want more rigorous testing by the FDA. But the study reinforces the idea that people may be reticent to learn facts they find morally upsetting, says one of the researchers.
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Bees Are Facing Yet Another Existential Threat 26.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Reveal and produced in collaboration with the Food & Environment Reporting Network, an independent nonprofit news organization. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. While soybean farmers watched the drift-prone weed killer dicamba ravage millions of acres of crops over the last two years, Arkansas beekeeper Richard Coy noticed a parallel disaster […]
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Listen: Dr. Michael Hansen on Genetically Engineered Food 19.1.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

This week’s Earth Watch guest on the Sojourner Truth Radio Show was Dr. Michael Hansen, a Senior Staff Scientist with Consumer Reports for more than 20 years. Dr. Hansen and host Margaret Prescod discussed a disclosure rule issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in late 2018 that will not help consumers easily identify food that has been genetically engineered or that contains genetically modified ingredients (GMOs), according to Consumer Reports. 

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National Western Stock Show celebrates “Year of Yards” as big changes loom for Denver institution 10.1.2019 Denver Post: Business
National Western organizers are putting special emphasis on the Stock Show's core purpose in 2019, dubbing it the "year of the yards." Big changes -- a billion dollar's worth -- are coming over the next four plus years, including the relocation of the stock yards from the site they have sat on for more than five decades to property to the north
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8 types of ag-tech startups with the right ingredients for sustainability 9.1.2019 GreenBiz.com
Here are some of the promising ventures being backed by the likes of Tyson, Campbell Soups and Danone.
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Scientists improve on photosynthesis by genetically engineering plants 5.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Ever since Thomas Malthus issued his dire prediction in 1789 that population growth would always exceed food supply, scientists have worked to prove him wrong. So far, they’ve helped farmers to keep pace by developing bigger and better varieties of crops and other agricultural innovations.

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USDA Gives Food Makers Until 2022 to Label Products With GMOs 21.12.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The new rules for labeling “bioengineered foods” mark a win for companies that asked for more time before disclosing use of the controversial crops.
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Organic farming with gene editing: an oxymoron or a tool for sustainable agriculture? 19.10.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Many farmers cultivating organic crops believe that genetically modified crops pose threats to human health. It's not that simple.
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Nestlé to Explore Options for Skin-Health Unit 20.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Nestlé is exploring strategic options for its skin-health unit, a business analysts say could fetch $4.1 billion, its latest move to narrow its focus to food and beverages as it faces pressure from an activist investor.
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How much a life? Monsanto trial exposes risks of Roundup herbicide 23.8.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
"This case is way bigger than me. I hope it gets the attention that it needs." -- Dewayne Johnson, former school groundskeeper awarded $289 million in damages from Monsanto As a Saskatchewan resident for many years, I often heard the phrase "Roundup Ready." It was coined as if it were a harmless jingle for soda pop. The ad still rings in my ears. All farmers know of Roundup, the most effective weed killer. Most urbanites do as well. The way the corporate giant Monsanto has marketed, promoted, and created an artificial need for Roundup is a true story of profiteering and avarice. Now, finally, even some courts are accepting that it likely kills much more than just weeds and that Monsanto has acted to cover up concerns about the safety of Roundup. A few years ago, Dewayne Johnson, a courageous man and one who is also dying of cancer, launched a lawsuit against Monsanto. In early August, Johnson had his day in court -- and won. He showed that David can still take down Goliath -- something that some of us ...
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How much a life? Monsanto trial exposes safety risks of Roundup herbicide 23.8.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
"This case is way bigger than me. I hope it gets the attention that it needs." -- Dewayne Johnson, former school groundskeeper awarded $289 million in damages from Monsanto As a Saskatchewan resident for many years, I often heard the phrase "Roundup Ready." It was coined as if it were a harmless jingle for soda pop. The ad still rings in my ears. All farmers know of Roundup, the most effective weed killer. Most urbanites do as well. The way the corporate giant Monsanto has marketed, promoted, and created an artificial need for Roundup is a true story of profiteering and avarice. Now, finally, even some courts are accepting that it likely kills much more than just weeds and that Monsanto has acted to cover up concerns about the safety of Roundup. A few years ago, Dewayne Johnson, a courageous man and one who is also dying of cancer, launched a lawsuit against Monsanto. In early August, Johnson had his day in court -- and won. He showed that David can still take down Goliath -- something that some of us ...
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How much a life? Monsanto trial exposes safety risks of company's herbicide 23.8.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
"This case is way bigger than me. I hope it gets the attention that it needs." -- Dewayne Johnson, former school groundskeeper awarded $289 million in damages from Monsanto As a Saskatchewan resident for many years, I often heard the phrase "Roundup Ready." It was coined as if it were a harmless jingle for soda pop. The ad still rings in my ears. All farmers know of Roundup, the most effective weed killer. Most urbanites do as well. The way the corporate giant Monsanto has marketed, promoted, and created an artificial need for Roundup is a true story of profiteering and avarice. Now, finally, even some courts are accepting that it likely kills much more than just weeds and that Monsanto has acted to cover up concerns about the safety of Roundup. A few years ago, Dewayne Johnson, a courageous man and one who is also dying of cancer, launched a lawsuit against Monsanto. In early August, Johnson had his day in court -- and won. He showed that David can still take down Goliath -- something that some of us ...
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How do Americans view genetic engineering of humans, animals? Men and women disagree, survey finds 17.8.2018 Philly.com News
Most favor certain health-promoting changes, such as correcting inherited diseases that would affect newborns or altering animals so that they can grow organs for people who need them. But crafting luminous pets and smarter babies would be taking the science too far, a majority of respondents said.
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Two important stories about seed and Monsanto 20.6.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Food & Health For decades, pockets of resistance around the world have been tracking and educating general publics about farmers' right to seed and the importance of not allowing corporations to patent seed or to manipulate genetic material for pure speculation and gain. Behind most of these stories of resistance has been the far-reaching control exercised by corporate giant Monsanto, particularly when it comes to demanding royalties on seed (harken back to Percy Schmeiser ) and modifying seed to be resistant to glysophate, a chemical pesticide it produces and sells under the brand of Roundup. Yes, we have all heard it said: Roundup Ready! Catchy and scary at the same time. This week two stories once again are showing how carelessness in food production and a lax regulatory framework, as well as popular pressure and resistance on food issues, can have dramatic results. These stories run deep. Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) has been monitoring the regulatory climate around genetically ...
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As Shipping Costs Soar, Supply Chains Get a Makeover 17.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Retailers and manufacturers are taking stock of their transportation costs and exploring alternatives as a capacity crunch in freight is driving up prices and causing shipping delays.
Synthetic biology hacks the code for sustainability 31.5.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
A mashup of biology, engineering and chemistry is creating food, materials and chemicals with sweeping implications for sustainable business.
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