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Food industry looks to Congress as GMO labeling law nears

posted on February 5, 2016 at 3:53 PM

The food industry is pressuring Congress to act before the state of Vermont requires food labels for genetically modified ingredients. Full Story

GM salmon approved for human use

posted on November 20, 2015 at 5:17 PM

GM salmon approved for human use
The FDA made history this week, approving genetically modified salmon for human consumption. The Food and Drug Administration’s move clears the way for the AquAdvantage salmon, a fast-growing fish that will be raised in land-based farms and put... Full Story

Farmer Corn Trade Lawsuits Against Syngenta Reach 2,000

posted on November 6, 2015 at 5:13 PM

About 2,000 farmers, grain handlers and corn exporters have filed lawsuits against Swiss biotechnology company Syngenta now that a federal judge has ruled their cases have merit to move forward. Full Story

Biotechnology takes center stage in Senate committee

posted on October 23, 2015 at 2:34 PM

Biotechnology takes center stage in Senate committee
For the first time in a decade, the U.S. Senate convened a committee hearing on biotechnology. Full Story

Market to Market (July 24, 2015)

posted on July 24, 2015 at 7:37 PM

Market to Market (July 24, 2015)
Full Program: Congress takes a swipe at a patchwork of GMO labeling laws. Country of Origin gets another look despite rulings by the WTO, and an innovative program helps horseback riders find their way home. Market analysis with Mark Gold. Full Story

Next-generation GMOs: Pink pineapples and purple tomatoes

posted on April 2, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves alongside more traditional products. Full Story

Monsanto to pay $350K to settle more wheat-related lawsuits

posted on March 20, 2015 at 4:32 PM

Monsanto said Wednesday it will pay about $350,000 to settle class action lawsuits brought by farmers in seven states over genetically modified wheat. Full Story

Republicans Yield Big Harvest on Election Day

posted on November 7, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Republicans Yield Big Harvest on Election Day
Election night turned into a “grand ol’ party” Tuesday as Republicans took back the majority in the U.S. Senate and built on their lead in the House. Full Story

Balance of Power in Play on Tuesday

posted on October 31, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Balance of Power in Play on Tuesday
The balance of power in the U.S. Senate is in play next week when 36 of the seats are up for grabs. Republicans need a net gain of six seats to take control of the chamber. Additions could be made in states like Iowa with the retirement of Tom... Full Story

Maui Voters to Decide Whether to Ban GMO Crops

posted on October 31, 2014 at 2:57 PM

Dozens of Maui mothers are going door-to-door to urge voters to back a ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops because they think they are unsafe. Full Story

Market to Market (October 31, 2014)

posted on October 31, 2014 at 2:08 PM

Market to Market (October 31, 2014)
Full Program: Voters in Colorado and Oregon consider mandatory labeling of GMO Foods. Despite fewer cows in the parlor, September dairy production rises into record territory. We’ll soar into the wild blue yonder to examine the role of drones in maximizing... Full Story

Appeals court revives Syngenta, Bunge GMO lawsuit

posted on October 24, 2014 at 1:51 PM

A federal appeals court gave agricultural chemical-maker Syngenta Seeds hope Monday that it may be able to proceed with a lawsuit against grain storage and transportation company Bunge North America for refusing to accept one of Syngenta's... Full Story

USDA: Genetically modified wheat found in Montana

posted on October 3, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Unregulated genetically modified wheat has popped up in a second location in the United States, this time in Montana, the Agriculture Department said Friday. Full Story

Oregon Hopes To Be First State To Map GMO Fields

posted on June 20, 2014 at 2:45 PM

If the mapping goes ahead, Oregon would be the first state to map fields and mandate preventive measures for modified crops. Advocates say Oregon could become a model for the rest of the nation. Full Story

New York is central in modified-food label debate

posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Agricultural, food and beverage companies have spent millions of dollars to defeat legislation in New York state that would require labels on food containing ingredients from genetically modified crops, highlighting the state's key role in the... Full Story
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