Following allegations last week that millions of American children are being exposed to a suspected carcinogen through a raft of popular oat-based foods, New York Senator Chuck Schumer has now accused the FDA of withholding information on a weed killer...
Economic interests have been given precedence over public health
The decision to retract research linking the consumption of herbicide and genetically modified crops to cancer in rats was based on 'double standards' and pressure from the GM food industry, claims the man behind the study.
Monsanto faces the loss of billions of euros in revenues from its genetically-modified (GM) soy in Brazil after the country’s Supreme Court ruled that any decision reached in a local court case should apply nationally.
The European Court of Justice this week ruled that Monsanto cannot claim patent protection in Europe for inactive DNA sequences in imported GM soymeal, a judgement that lawyers believe could stimulate more imports of produce with inactive DNA.
The European Food Safety Authority has issued positive opinions on the safety of Monsanto’s MON 810 corn trait and Roundup Ready 2 corn product, giving the firm confidence that Europe could become more accepting of genetic modification.
Consumption of genetically modified corn may lead to infertility, according to a new study commissioned by the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, and carried out by Veterinary University Vienna.
Agro-chemical giant Monsanto has ended a long-running dispute with
Syngenta over soy and corn seeds by entering into a licensing
agreement that will allow its Swiss rival to use its technology in
its soy seed activities.
Biotechnology companies Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences have teamed
up to launch what they claim to be the industry's first eight-gene
stacked combination in corn, which the firms say will further
expand their presence in the GM...
Agro-firms Monsanto and Bayer CropSciences have entered into a
series of new agreements, which could result in crops that contain
two of the leading herbicide technologies - Roundup Ready and
Europe is edging slowly towards GM acceptance, according to
Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant, who underscored the continent's strategic
importance and said his company is laying the groundwork should a
policy-change come to pass.
Biotechnology firms Monsanto and BASF have entered into a research
and development agreement that aims to pool the companies'
resources in an effort to bring a greater number of traits to the
market at a faster speed.
News that a variety of GM corn produced signs of liver and kidney
toxicity in rats should be a wake-up call for better testing and
more transparency from biotechs, if GMOs are to be accepted by
increasingly sceptical consumers.
Leading US biotechnology firm Monsanto has announced that it will
provide free access to some of its soybean breeding technology, a
move it expects will help identify pest resistant soybeans and
Argentina's government joins a group of meat producers in Denmark
in a court battle against Monsanto over genetically modified soy,
one that has led to imported supplies being held up at the EU's
Biotech giant Monsanto is to develop new versions of its reduced
trans-fat Vistive soybean with the aim of improving shelf life and
flavor of soy oil, lowering saturated fat content and enhancing the
bean with Omega-3.
Biotech giant Monsanto announced a smaller net loss for the first
quarter of 2005 than the same period last year thanks mainly to
increasing seed sales, but legal problems are still proving
expensive for the company.
Ministers in the EU recently blocked a move by biotech giant
Monsanto to launch a GM corn onto the market but finding a
favourable response in less cynical countries the firm said
yesterday that Argentina had given the green light.
If the biotech industry had first launched foodstuffs bursting with
health benefits for the consumer it is likely that shoppers might
have more readily accepted genetically modified foods, so claims
the former head of the US Food...
US biotech crop pioneer Monsanto is to suspend the introduction of
the world's first biotech wheat, amid public outcry at the possible
risks of genetically modified crops and at Monsanto's aggressive
marketing tactics, writes...
Commercially savvy and biotech rich company Monsanto is waging a
war on the waist, with impeccable timing. Following hot on the
heels of new FDA rules requiring food manufacturers to imminently
reveal the amount of trans-fat on food...
Monsanto, the giant biotech group, has said it will make public its
genetic soybean technology as part of a pledge to help the industry
engineer a high-tech soybean with better yields, higher protein and
The latest campaign against genetically modified foods took place
in Canada on Tuesday when consumer groups, scientists and farmers
joined forces to demand the federal government postpone approval of
genetically modified wheat.