EU Reapproval of Glyphosate Leaves Environmentalists’ Strategy in Tatters; What Now?

By Jonathan Latham, PhD Via Independent Science News The ecology of Planet Earth is rapidly collapsing under a rising tide of toxic pollution and plastic waste as, in every sector of the economy, natural products and methods are replaced with synthetics. One… Read More

Scientists: Our Food is Being Sprayed by Toxic Chemical Cocktail

Originally published by GMWatch.org   As the number of chemicals applied to vegetables sold in supermarkets goes up 17-fold, experts say pesticides must be phased out of food production. Report by Claire Robinson The number of chemicals applied… 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

Trump Administration Sued Over GE Food Labeling

Washington, DC — Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a federal lawsuit against the Trump Administration for its failure to comply with the 2016 federal law on the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) food. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and… Read More

‘Bleeding’ Veggie Burger Has ‘No Basis for Safety,’ According to FDA

Documents show that makers of the “Impossible Burger” ignored FDA’s warnings about safety of burger’s key GMO ingredient   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Creators of a fake-meat burger made with a high-profile genetically engineered ingredient may have landed their… Read More

Listen: Anne Petermann on Over Quarter Million Signatures Against GE Eucalyptus

Global Justice Ecology Project’s Anne Petermann was this week’s Earth Watch guest on KPFK radio’s Sojourner Truth show hosted by Margeret Prescod. Petermann and Prescod discussed that well over a quarter of a million people and 500 organizations… Read More

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

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

Report: GMO Corn Consumed By Millions May Be Unsafe

This is yet another example of genetically engineered organisms having unintended and unpredictable impacts. It underscores the need to use the Precautionary Principle when dealing with all GMOs–forcing scientists and industry to PROVE these GMOs are safe BEFORE… Read More

‘Open Source’ Plant Breeders Resisting Corporate Control

By Rachel Cernansky Originally Published at Ensia.com   December 12, 2016 — Frank Morton has been breeding lettuce since the 1980s. His company offers 114 varieties, among them Outredgeous, which last year became the first plant that NASA astronauts… Read More