genetically modified food Stories
- By 2025, half the children born in the United States will be diagnosed with autism, says MIT researcher Dr. Stephanie Seneff.
- The discovery last week of genetically modified wheat in Oregon, which was never approved for use, may be the result of intentional planting by saboteurs, Monsanto says.
- The nutritional value of corn — the traditionally-bred version — includes fiber, protein, and various vitamins, but the new genetically-modified strains may not offer the same benefits.
- Demonstrators rallied in hundreds of cities around the world against genetically modified foods, which they contend may be unsafe for humans and the environment.
- Fearing that GMO labels would turn away consumers, the majority of Senate voted against the labeling amendment on Thursday.
- UK researchers found that purple engineered tomatoes are packed with healthy antioxidants and have a longer shelf life than regular red tomatoes.
- The FDA says GMO foods must go through the same testing and approval process as any other product the agency oversees.
- A measure to require special labeling of genetically modified foods appeared virtually certain to qualify for the ballot in Washington state.
- A controversial genetically engineered salmon has moved a step closer to the consumer's dining table.
- Major food and seed companies appear to be on the verge of defeating a California ballot initiative that, if passed on Tuesday, would create the first labeling requirement for genetically modified foods in the US.
- Rats fed a lifetime diet of Monsanto's genetically modified corn or exposed to its top-selling weedkiller Roundup suffered tumours and multiple organ damage.
China Investigates Claims That US Scientists Secretly "Used Chinese Children as Guinea Pigs" in GMO Golden Rice TrialChina is investigating allegations Chinese children were fed potentially harmful genetically modified rice in a study that involved Chinese and US researchers, the state media reported on Tuesday.