A Personal Response to IPCC Special Report on Pathways to 1.5 C

Rachel Smolker is codirector of Biofuelwatch where she works to raise awareness of the impacts of large scale bioenergy, the bioeconomy and biotechnology.  Her work has spanned from local grassroots organizing to participation in the United Nations conventions on… Read More

Trump Administration Opens Wildlife Refuges to Bee-killing Neonics, GMO Crops

Reversal of National Ban Threatens Pollinators and Other Wildlife in Their Refuges   Washington, DC — The Trump administration has opened national wildlife refuges up to genetically modified crops and powerful pesticides, reversing a ban adopted under Obama, according… Read More

European Court of Justice Closes CRISPR Loophole, Rules That Organisms Produced by New Gene Technologies are GMOs

Landmark Decision Should Inform New US Biotechnology Regulations Statement by Global Justice Ecology Project Executive Director   New York- On July 25th, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that products resulting from Talens and CRISPR, which are new… Read More

Pesticide Regulation Not Part of EPA’s New ‘Scientific Transparency’

Industry Pesticide Registration Data Hidden from Public and Outside Pruitt Plan   Washington, DC — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s controversial plan for disclosing the underlying data supporting its regulatory science has a big blind spot… Read More

Earth Watch: Mila de Mier on Genetically Modified Mosquitoes in Florida

The most recent Earth Watch guest on the Sojourner Truth Radio show was Mila de Mier, who has been part of a community effort to prevent the release of genetically engineered mosquitoes in Florida. A public comment period on… Read More

Time Running Out To Comment on Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes in Florida

BREAKING: The EPA is reviewing plans to release Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes in the Florida Keys and Texas. Will you be part of the experiment? Make your voice heard! Make your comment before April 6th, 2018 GMO mosquitoes have already… Read More

NGOs: Genome Editing Not the Answer to World Hunger

Via GMWatch.org   Genome editing is not the answer to world hunger because a shortage of food isn’t the problem, says a group of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) surveyed by the University of Nottingham. This is one of three… Read More

Regulatory Approval Ignores Possible Dangers Of GE Potatoes

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), a trans-Tasman regulatory body, has approved 6 lines of GE potatoes (A1139) carrying genes from viruses and bacteria to stop discoloration and alter vital nutritional components. The NZ Minister for Food Safety… Read More

Report: Algae Biofuel Claims Overhyped; GE Algae Poses Environmental Risks 

SAN DIEGO, C.A. – As the Bio-Based Live Americas conference meets today to discuss topics including industrial scale production of biofuels and chemicals via genetically engineered (GE) microorganisms such as GE algae, a new report suggests that these organisms pose… Read More

Reports Show Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Ineffective and Risky

GeneWatch UK released an updated report on Oxitec’s releases of genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes in the Cayman Islands. The report cites new information regarding ineffectiveness and risks, including the annual report of the project, recently released as a result… Read More