A bill that would require Maine food retailers to put special labels on products that contain genetically modified ingredients is moving forward in the Legislature. The Democratic-led state Senate gave initial approval to the bill on Wednesday. It faces further votes in the House and Senate. The bill wouldn’t go. . .Full Story »
Farmers in Idaho have filed a potentially class action lawsuit against seed giant Monsanto after genetically engineered wheat was found in an eastern Oregon field. The farmers, represented by a Boise law firm, filed the federal lawsuit Friday contending that Monsanto’s development of Roundup Ready wheat resulted in increased production. . .Full Story »
Pigs fed a diet of only genetically modified grain showed markedly higher stomach inflammation than pigs who dined on conventional feed, according to a new study by a team of Australian scientists and U.S. researchers. The study adds to an intensifying public debate over the impact of genetically modified crops,. . .Full Story »
Monsanto Co. on Monday won another round in a legal battle with U.S. organic growers as an appeals court threw out the growers’ efforts to stop the company from suing farmers if traces of its patented biotech genes are found in crops. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal. . .Full Story »
The world’s energy-related carbon dioxide emissions rose 1.4 percent in 2012 to a record high of 31.6 billion tons, even though the U.S. posted its lowest emissions since the mid-1990s, the International Energy Agency said Monday. In its annual World Energy Outlook report, the Paris-based IEA said top carbon polluter. . .Full Story »
The Obama administration will propose lifting most of the remaining federal protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, a move that would end four decades of recovery efforts but has been criticized by some scientists as premature. With more than 6,100 wolves roaming the Northern Rockies and western. . .
It’s no surprise that a healthy lifestyle can help lower a person’s risk of the memory robbing disease, Alzheimer’s. And now, a new study shows that it could also be associated with your memory in general. “We found that the more healthy lifestyle behaviors were practiced, the less likely one. . .
A Kansas farmer has sued seed giant Monsanto over last week’s discovery of genetically engineered experimental wheat in an 80-acre field in Oregon, claiming the company’s gross negligence hurt U.S. growers by driving down wheat prices and causing some international markets to suspend certain imports. The federal civil lawsuit, filed. . .
Eating a vegetarian diet may be associated with living longer, according to a new study in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers from Loma Linda University found that vegetarians had a 12 percent lower risk of dying over a six-year period, compared with non-vegetarians. ”These results demonstrate an overall association of vegetarian dietary patterns with. . .
Ben & Jerry’s is removing a controversial ingredient from its ice cream: Genetically-modified organisms. As of now, only 80% of Ben & Jerry’s ingredients are sourced non-GMO, according to the ice cream maker. But by the end of the year, the company aims to completely phase out genetically modified products from its. . .
Monsanto Co is not pushing for expansion of genetically modified crops in most of Europe as opposition to its biotech seeds in many countries remains high, company officials said on Friday. European officials for the St. Louis, Missouri-based Monsanto told the German daily “Taz” that they were no longer doing. . .
Unapproved genetically engineered wheat has been discovered in an Oregon field, a potential threat to trade with countries that have concerns about genetically modified foods. The Agriculture Department said Wednesday that the genetically engineered wheat is safe to eat and there is no evidence that modified wheat entered the marketplace.. . .
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed several historic measures to implement marijuana legalization in the state, establishing Colorado as the world’s first legal, regulated and taxed marijuana market for adults. Hickenlooper, a vocal opponent of marijuana legalization who said that “Colorado is known for many great things, marijuana should not be one of. . .
Protesters rallied in dozens of cities this past weekend as part of a global protest against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces, organizers said. Organizers said “March Against Monsanto” protests were held in 52 countries and 436 cities, including Los Angeles where demonstrators waved signs that. . .