URGENT ALERT: Sign On to Stop USDA Approval of Genetically Engineered Eucalyptus Trees Before July 5!

 The red cockaded woodpecker is one of the endangered species imperiled by the proposed development of GE eucalyptus plantations in its habitat in the US Southeast. Photo courtesy: USFWS Demand the USDA reject genetically engineered eucalyptus trees in the US… Read More

USDA Grants Final Approval for Invasive GE Grass

Rushed Approval of Genetically Engineered Bentgrass Granted Despite Ongoing Threat to Agriculture, Environment PORTLAND, Ore.— The U.S. Department of Agriculture today issued a final deregulation decision approving Monsanto and Scotts’ genetically engineered (GE) bentgrass, even as the highly… Read More

Will Donald Trump Impact Future of Genetically Engineered Trees?

After Six Years USDA, GE Tree Company ArborGen Fail to Launch GE Eucalyptus  New York (12 January 2017) – Tuesday, 17 January 2017, the eve of the new Trump Presidency, will mark six years since genetically engineered tree (GE)… Read More

Biotech, Paper Companies Agree To Grow More Resource Sucking Eucalpytus in Brazil

GE tree company ArborGen announced today that it is expanding its agreement with International Paper Brazil (IP).  IP will be granting ArborGen additional access to the library of IP’s Eucalyptus genetic material. Eucalyptus is the most widely planted hardwood… Read More

Genetically Engineered Bentgrass Approved Despite Failure to Stop Spreading From Old Experiment Plots

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Environmental Protection Agency released a final environmental impact statement today giving the green light to genetically engineered creeping bentgrass, a highly invasive grass genetically engineered by Monsanto and Scotts to withstand what would normally… Read More

Half a Million Consumers Sign Up to Boycott Brands that Refuse to Label GMOs

Via Organic Consumers Association and Common Dreams FINLAND, Minn. – The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) today called on US consumers to join the nearly 500,000 people who have already signed up to boycott brands that refuse to label… Read More

GMO Wheat Found in Washington State Could Hurt US Trade

Genetically modified wheat not approved for sale or commercial production in the United States has been found growing in a field in Washington state, according to the Associated Press. The spread of the GMO wheat poses a risk… Read More

Gene-edited Crops in the USA Slipping Through the Regulatory Net

The Third World Network is referencing a loophole in the USDA which has allowed numerous GE crops to go unregulated. In January of 2015 it was uncovered that the USDA allowed ArborGen’s GE loblolly Pine to go completely… Read More

Petition demanding Moratorium on approval of any and all genetically engineered product patents

Petition by Catie Faryl To be delivered to The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama We, the People, demand the Federal Government (including the White House, the U.S. Congress, the U.S…. Read More

PESTICIDE ACTION NETWORK: OUR GMO RULES NEED FIXING, MR. PRESIDENT

A new blog post by Marcia Ishii-Eiteman of Pesticide Action Network takes a critical stance on President Barack Obama’s lack of focus on reining in the power  of corporate agribusinesses like Monsanto. Last year, the White House released a… Read More