Monday, September 7, 2015
Kevin Folta, chairman of the horticultural sciences department at the University of Florida, began to correspond regularly with executives at Monsanto in early 2013. He soon teamed up with the company and other industry representatives to defend their genetically engineered crop technologies as they lobbied Congress and other government authorities. Dr. Folta has said he worked as an independent scientist. But Monsanto helped cover his costs.
Biotech Industry's Big Gifts to University of Florida
An Email Relationship Begins
'Misinformation Campaign' Is 'More Than Overwhelming'
Enlisting Academics in P.R. Campaign
Drafting Answers for Academics
Monsanto Relies More on Folta
A Trip to Hawaii to Testify, Paid by Industry
'I Have Not Been Compensated for Any Testimony'
Monsanto Expands Its Efforts
Sending Folta to Washington
Sunday, September 6, 2015
"I think it is important you read this book carefully, assessing for yourself how firmly it is grounded in fact and logic. You may well come to the same conclusion as I have: that Steven Druker is upholding the tradition of good science."– Jane Goodall ...
Little is known about the long-term effects on the soil and people of glyphosatesprayed as part of the Colombian government's anti-cocoa fumigation campaign.
Delegates from around the world will gather to hear from Dr. Vandana Shiva, a global leader in the fight to protect farmers and the food web; John Roulac, activist and founder of super food company Nutiva; professors from UC Berkeley; and other leaders ...
In addition to illegal royalties, the firm owes the families of 'prime aged' working Indian farmers $1.764 trillion. 10722.
As the New York Times reveals today, the “science” served up to legislators considering whether to block state and federal GMO labeling has been cherry-picked by GMO labeling opponents.
The EPA's office of environmental health hazard assessment in California wants to label four chemicals, including the most popular herbicide and key ingredient of Monsanto's Roundup
Two weeks after Scotland announced it would be banning the growth of genetically modified crops on its soil, Germany is moving ahead with a similar plan.
Indigenous and Campesinos From 15 Countries Reject GMOs. The International Meeting on Campesinos Economy and Agroecology in America held a three-day meeting in Mexico City.
Apparently the writer of the letter concerning GMO propaganda (Monitor letters, Aug. 28) has not read the article “GMOs, herbicides and public health” in the Aug. 20 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The article, which was co-authored by a ...
Researchers, led by Gilles-Éric Séralini, a professor of molecular biology at the University of Caen in France, reported cancers and other health impacts from both the corn itself and the herbicide.
In addition to the recent IARC findings, the timing of Drs. Landrigan and Benbrook's positions is critical as both the U.S. and Europe examine GE labeling laws. In the U.S., Congress is considering H.R. 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of ...
The USDA is the subject of a lawsuit brought by the Center for Food Safety (CFS) for its alleged failure to provide records on GMO crops as requested by the group. ... A recent study showed that a GMO label would not necessarily scare off consumers.
According to the Center for Food Safety, it is in Kauai that four of the five big chemical agricultural companies spray 17 times more pesticides per acre than on any cornfield on the U.S.
So far this year, food and beverage companies have spent $51.6 million on a series of lobbying including efforts efforts to defeat GMO labeling laws such as the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 (H.R. 1599), which opponents have dubbed the ..
GMO Foods European Union members Latvia and Greece are the first countries in the 28-member bloc to make use of an opt-out law, allowing them to decide whether or not to grow genetically modified (GMO) crops.
Albert Dess, author of the agriculture committee's opinion, said Thursday's vote “sends a clear message” that the Commission's proposal to allow member states to decide whether or not to restrict or ban the use of GM food and feed on their territory ..."decision is totally flawed"
So much for Europe's efforts to put the junk science surrounding genetically modified (GMO) food to rest. Berlin last week signaled it will prohibit cultivation of GMO crops in Germany, even if the crops have been approved by EU scientific bodies and ...