Genetic engineering

EU's GMO revolution: More than half of EU member states opt out of GM crop usage

In the US, farmers have been cultivating GMOs since the 1990s and their consumption is by today widespread across the country. In the EU, on the other hand, usage of GMOs has taken a revolutionary turn after a directive passed in April 2015, which now allows EU...

November 30, 2015

Russian government instates fines for violating GMO labeling regulations

The Russian government doesn't buy into America's genetically modified seed hype so easily. In fact, the Russian government takes a hard stance against the patented seeds, since some are spliced with bacteria to produce insecticide from within.When this kind of

August 30, 2014

DNA from GMOs can pass directly into humans, study confirms

The idea that DNA from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is broken down in the digestive tract and rendered innocuous, a common industry claim, is patently false. A recent study published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE found that large, meal-derived DN

June 24, 2014

China bans GMOs from army food supply

The Chinese People's Liberation Army plans to ban the use of genetically modified foods from its supply chain, making the PLA the first military force in modern history to do so.According to multiple reports, the decision comes following the publication last month o

June 07, 2014

Vermont Senate approves GMO labeling law by huge majority

The Vermont Senate has given decisive approval to a measure that would require the labeling of foods that contain genetically modified ingredients, meaning the state could become the first one in the country to enact such a law."We are saying people have a righ

April 24, 2014

Russia won't import GMOs, has 'enough space and opportunities to produce organic food'

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has announced that Russia will not import any more GMO food products or seeds.The Russian government has taken a bold stand against genetically altered food ingredients, believing there is no need for them in their country. Med

April 19, 2014

Monsanto ordered to stop making false advertising claims about GMOs in South Africa

As genetically modified crops fail in several regions around the world and are exposed as a detriment to health, many are beginning to see right through the high-dollar false advertising claims projected by biotech corporations like Monsanto. (Note that in the 40s

April 02, 2014

Russian scientists urge 10-year ban on genetically modified products

Vice president of Russia’s National Association for Genetic Safety, Irina Ermakova, told Interfax news agency it is necessary to ban GMO and impose moratorium on it for 10 years. "While GMO will be prohibited, we can plan experiments, tests, or maybe

December 17, 2013

Hawaii's 'Big Island' passes bill forbidding biotechnology companies, GMOs

Legislation outlawing all future plantings of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) as well as the very companies that manufacture and spread them has become law on Hawaii's "Big Island" following the historic passage of Bill 113. According to reports,

December 10, 2013

Los Angeles to become largest GMO-free zone in the US

Los Angeles lawmakers are considering a ban on the cultivation, sale and distribution of genetically modified organisms. Although some US cities already introduced GMO bans, this would make Los Angeles the largest GMO-free zone in the US. This news is

October 26, 2013

Kaua'i city council slaps down Monsanto with unprecedented new restrictions on GMOs and toxic pesticides

A milestone has just been achieved on the island in Kaua'i, where the city council passed measure 2491 which places unprecedented new restrictions on toxic agricultural chemicals frequently used in conjunction with GMOs. Few people realize that Kaua'i is

October 18, 2013

Brazil signals it may release terminator seed technology

A deeply concerning ETC Group report reveals that the Brazilian Constitutional Commission is poised to vote on whether to an upend an 8-year old ban on the use of terminator technology (a.k.a. suicide seeds); a move which would clearly violate the

October 17, 2013

Russia considering total GMO ban

The Russian government has ordered all relevant agencies to examine whether or not to continue imports of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) into the country. According to reports, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ordered the action, directing the agencies

October 03, 2013

Fourteen-year-old GMO protester and activist annihilates bullying TV host

Millionaire power broker and cable news personality Kevin O'Leary, a Canadian clone of Piers Morgan, recently had his head handed to him on a platter by a 14-year-old young woman who schooled him on the issue of unlabeled genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

August 18, 2013

France confirms it will continue ban on GMO corn, despite council ruling

It has been confirmed that France will extend its moratorium on the cultivation of Monsanto's genetically-modified (GM) MON810 corn within its borders, despite a recent ruling by the French Council of State that the longstanding ban violates European Union (EU)

August 09, 2013

More countries abandon GM seeds, crops in response to widespread public disapproval

Two more countries have taken a bold stand against genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), according to new reports. The South American nation of Venezuela is currently in the process of crafting legislation to bar transgenic seeds and crops from entering the country,

June 21, 2013

New study: GMOs linked to blood cell disorders, leukemia

Widespread industry claims that the altered traits of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) do not persist in food and are thus harmless to humans have once again been proven to be false. A new study published in the open-access, peer-reviewed Journal of

June 19, 2013