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January 12, 2012

Future Of GMO 

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New Research Could Spell Bad News For GMOs

A new study has found RNA in the livers of people who ate rice. What does that mean for GMO giants like Monsanto?

January 11, 2012

No No Monsanto 

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Debugging The Monsanto Corn Issue

The EPA found that GM corn from Monsanto might be losing effectiveness in battling rootworm.

December 20, 2011

Year In Review 

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2011 In Food News

From food recalls to the great GMO debate to Michelle Obama's shifting focus, 2011 was a busy year for food news.

December 6, 2011

GMO Woes 

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Monsanto, More Problems: EPA Concerned Over Rootworm Damage

Four states have found rootworm damage to their corn crops despite using Monsanto's genetically-modified seeds, and the EPA is not happy.

November 30, 2011

Uh Oh, GMO 

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France OKs Monsanto On Farms

A French administrative body overturned a ban on Monsanto genetically-modified seeds -- but how long will it stay in effect?

October 11, 2011

Local Food Rock Star 

Joel Salatin On The Farm

Joel Salatin, Part 2: Food Regulation And The Little Guy

In part two of the Earth Eats interview with Joel Salatin, he talks about what's wrong with food regulation from the standpoint of the small farmer.

August 29, 2011

Resistant Rootworms 

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Corn Crops Fall Prey To Resistant Bug

Bad news for Midwest corn growers -- a new study has found some pests have developed an immunity to Monsanto's genetically-altered corn seeds.

April 1, 2011

Protecting Organics 

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Farmers Sue Monsanto For Organic Crop Protection

A group of organic farmers are suing Monsanto to contest their patent on genetically modified seeds.

February 28, 2011

World Food Crisis 

Melinda and Bill Gates

Gates Foundation Gives $70 Million To Address World Food Crisis

The Gates Foundation hopes to address hunger in developing nations by financing agricultural research. But beware - Monsanto is involved.

February 3, 2011

GMOs 

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GE Alfalfa: What Does This Mean For The Future Of Food?

After the deregulation of alfalfa, organic consumer groups are divided on where to place the blame.

January 27, 2011

Foodie Leaks 

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WikiLeaks: Bush-Era Ambassador Pushes GMOs In Europe

Documents published by WikiLeaks show that diplomats aggressively lobbied the EU and the Vatican to buy US GMO crops.

June 23, 2010

Genetically Modified Crops 

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Supreme Court Rules In Monsanto Alfalfa Case, Both Sides Claim Victory

Ruling in favor of whom? In Monsanto v Geerston Farms, the US Supreme Court issues the first ever ruling in a genetically modified crop case.

June 8, 2010

Superweeds 

Farm equipment spraying pesticides on crops.

Minor Pests, Major Problem: GMO Crops, Superweeds And Pest Control

Weeds are not the only things becoming resistant to popular chemical pesticides, insect populations are affected as well.

May 6, 2010

Genetically Modified Crops 

cotton field

Some Weeds Are Now “Roundup Ready” Too

A New York Times article reports at least 10 species of weeds in 22 states have built up resistance to the Monsanto's popular pesticide, Roundup.

March 11, 2010

Government Regulation 

Tom Vilsack speaking

Justice Department To Investigate Big Agricultural Companies

The U.S Department of Justice meets in Iowa this weekend to consider whether the size of big ag companies could be in violation of federal anti-trust regulation

June 22, 2009

Movie Review 

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Guest Movie Review: Food, Inc. Explores What We Eat

Guest Patricia Eddy of CookLocal.com reviews filmmaker Robert Kenner's recent look at the underbelly of the American food industry: Food, Inc.

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