Posts Tagged ‘GMO’
Fish piracy, seafood caught illegally, not reported to authorities or outside environmental and catch regulations, represents as much as $10 billion to $23 billion in global losses each year, a non-profit conservation group estimated Wednesday. Because pirated fish is sold on black markets, specifics of the economic impact are tough. . .
With all the orchards and corn fields that dot the Hudson Valley landscape, Tuthilltown Spirits doesn’t have to look far for the grains and apples to make their whiskey, vodka and gin. The 10-year-old company crafts many of their liquors from ingredients grown no more than a few minutes away,. . .
Berries could play an important role in clearing the accumulation of toxic proteins in the brain, according to a new study in mice. The research, presented at the Experimental Biology 2013 meeting, showed that the brains of rats that consumed berries for two months were better protected against radiation, which is meant to. . .
Monsanto says its net income increased 22 percent in the second quarter on strong sales of its biotech seeds. The agricultural products company boosted its full-year earnings guidance, citing its strong performance in the first two quarters. The news of the profit boost comes as critics slam lawmakers for including. . .
The so-called “Monsanto Protection Act,” a controversial provision protecting the biotech giant from litigation, has found an unusual critic in the tea party. The provision, Section 735, was slipped anonymously into the Senate version of the continuing resolution as part of the Agricultural Appropriations Bill, subsequently passed by the House. . .
Not only do organic foods have a reputation for being “healthier,” but a new study shows people think they are also better tasting and of greater value than their non-organic counterparts. Cornell University researchers found that people generally consider organic food all-around better than comparative non-organic foods, the small new. . .
Whole Foods Market Inc, Trader Joe’s and other food retailers representing more than 2,000 U.S. stores have vowed not to sell genetically engineered seafood if it is approved in the United States, a new advocacy group said on Wednesday. The announcement from the Campaign for Genetically Engineered-Free Seafood comes as. . .
Whole Foods has announced that by 2018, all products in U.S. and Canada stores must be labeled if they contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This is the first national grocery store to set a deadline from GMO labeling. “We are putting a stake in the ground on GMO labeling to. . .
Americans are largely uncertain over whether genetically modified foods are safe for the environment or safe to eat, but the vast majority say that foods containing genetically modified ingredients should be labeled, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. According to the new survey, 82 percent of Americans think GMO foods. . .
Organic tomatoes are sweeter (more sugar) and more nutritious (more vitamin C and anti-oxidants) than tomatoes grown with pesticides and chemical fertilizers, according to a new study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE. The scientists theorize that stress may be why organic farming produces a more nutritious and tastier. . .
Oceana, an international ocean advocacy group, has released a report on national seafood fraud, and the results are disconcerting. The report, which is one of the largest on seafood fraud to date, found that one-third of fish was mislabeled. Oceana performed DNA testing from 2010 to 2012 on 1,215 fish. . .
Probiotics the “good” bacteria found in fermented foods like yogurt could do the bones some good, according to a new study in mice. While the findings have yet to be replicated in humans, Michigan State University researchers said they are hopeful their finding that probiotics seems to improve bone density. . .
The British horsemeat scandal has now expanded to the rest of Europe. Swedish frozen-food company Findus withdrew all its beef lasagna ready meals from supermarkets after tests revealed they contained up to 100% horsemeat. But the investigation took a EU-wide dimension as British investigators found evidence of “gross negligence or. . .
Since 1999 the global land area farmed organically has expanded more than threefold to 37 million hectares, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online service. Regions with the largest certified organic agricultural land in 2010 were Oceania, including Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific. . .