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September 26, 2016



In The Face Of Uncertain Future, Ag Industry Titans Pair Up

The prospect of fewer, larger companies controlling so much of the basic food supply is giving some farmers and anti-trust advocates heartburn.

September 1, 2016


cattle feeding

USDA: New Non-GMO Label Rules for Poultry, Beef Products

The federal agency says beef and poultry products may now be labeled as "non-GMO."

July 21, 2016



Monsanto Says No To New Bayer Buyout; Open To Talks

Despite a "sweetened" deal totaling $64 billion, the agrochemical giant rejected the new "incomplete and financially inadequate" Bayer offer.

July 11, 2016


soybean plants

New Genetically Modified Crops Push Old Regulations

The last time government agencies updated biotech regulations was 1992. Today a wave of new discoveries is breaking out of the old regulatory framework.

July 8, 2016


gmo label on oats

5 Big Questions About The US Senate GMO Label Bill

The bill outlaws states’ efforts to labels foods made with genetically-modified organisms and instead gives companies more leeway in disclosing GMOs.

July 1, 2016


Thousands of packaged products line supermarket aisles

Vermont GMO Label Law Takes Effect

A new law in Vermont requiring labels on genetically modified foods has gone into effect despite a months-long campaign in Congress to block the measure.

May 26, 2016



Monsanto Says No To $62 Billion Bayer Buyout

The agrochemical giant rejected Bayer's offer, but says it's open to further negotiations with the German pharmaceutical company.

April 21, 2016


White mushrooms

GMO Fungus Could Soon Be Among Us

A genetically modified mushroom could soon hit grocery store shelves, without governmental regulation or oversight.

April 18, 2016


A combine works a feed corn field

Acreage For GMO Crops Shrinks in 2015

A new report says the amount of land used to grow genetically modified food declined last year for the first time in two decades.

April 15, 2016



GMO Salmon Production Expanding In Canada

AquaBounty wants to repurpose a 38-year-old fish hatchery on Prince Edward Island to support its growing GMO salmon operation.

April 12, 2016


Monarch on milkweed

Study: Monarch Butterflies Could Be Extinct In Two Decades

New research from the Scripps Institute for Oceanography says the monarch butterfly population may be beyond recovery in the next 20 years.

April 1, 2016


bloomington community farmers' market

Farmers’ Markets: What’s In A Name?

In this week's podcast, Jennifer Meta-Robinson describes why the placement of the apostrophe is important to her definition of "farmers' markets."

March 31, 2016


A bunch of red bananas glistens in the light

Activists: GMO Bananas Do Not Appeal

Activists are demanding an end to research on GMO bananas designed to fight vitamin A deficiency.

March 29, 2016


A Kellogg's logo is emblazoned on the side of a factory

Food Companies Pledge To Add GMO Labels Nationwide

After a GMO labeling bill was blocked in the US Senate, big food companies announced plans to comply with Vermont's label law.

March 28, 2016


campbell soup can

How Little Vermont Got Big Food Companies To Label GMOs

General Mills, Kellogg and Mars will start labeling foods produced with genetic engineering. That's all because of a Vermont law set to take effect July 1.

March 17, 2016


The US Capitol building under repair in February, 2016.

Senate Blocks Bill To Nullify State GMO Label Laws

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted down federal legislation that would make state GMO label laws invalid.

March 4, 2016


french breakfast radishes

Dissecting GMO Debate, Radish Snack, Earth-Friendly Cattle?

Nicolette Hahn-Niman wants ranchers to change their practices to meet consumer demand. Radishes and kale on the plate. And, the GMO debate in Colorado.

March 2, 2016


Senator Pat Roberts speaks at a Senate Agriculture meeting.

Ag Committee Passes Voluntary GMO Label Bill

The Senate Agriculture Committee voted in favor of a bill that would make labels voluntary for foods containing genetically modified ingredients.

February 24, 2016


Campbell’s soup can with gmo label

Five Important Places In The GMO Labeling Fight

The latest showdown in the GMO labeling battle is set for Thursday when U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts plans to force a vote on a draft bill in the Senate Ag Committee.

February 24, 2016


Bernie Sanders

Sanders: Allow States To Label GMOs

While presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders supports allowing states to require GMO labels, his campaign says he “does not believe that GMOs are necessarily bad.”

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