Tag: Monsanto

New GMOs Get A Regulatory Green Light, With A Hint Of Yellow

New GMOs Get A Regulatory Green Light, With A Hint Of Yellow

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Farmers will be able to plant types of corn and soybeans that can tolerate doses of two weedkillers. It may be one of the most significant developments the world of weedkilling in more than a decade.

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Vermont’s GMO Bill Expected To Face Major Legal Challenges

Vermont’s GMO Bill Expected To Face Major Legal Challenges

| May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Vermont gets ready to become the first state to require food producers to label products that are genetically modified, but not without preparing for major legal battles with companies like Monsanto.

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Should Farmers Give John Deere And Monsanto Their Data?

Should Farmers Give John Deere And Monsanto Their Data?

| January 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Farmers can now deliver data from their fields, minute by minute, to big agribusiness companies like Monsanto or John Deere. Those companies promise to use the data to help farmers make money. But some farmers worry that it could threaten their privacy and give the big companies too much power.

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Colorado Vault is Fort Knox for the World’s Seeds

Colorado Vault is Fort Knox for the World’s Seeds

| August 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

At Colorado State University, billions of seeds and other genetic material sit inside a giant storage vault. They’re kept there in case of a loss of plant or animal life on a regional or global scale. But the investigation into GMO wheat in Oregon has raised questions about security at the facility.

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In Oregon, The GMO Wheat Mystery Deepens

In Oregon, The GMO Wheat Mystery Deepens

| July 17, 2013 | 2 Comments

Government investigators are trying to solve an agricultural whodunit: How did genetically engineered wheat that was never approved for sale end up in a farmer’s field in Oregon? Some are raising the possibility of sabotage; others suspect simple human error.

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As Biotech Seed Falters, Insecticide Use Surges In Corn Belt

As Biotech Seed Falters, Insecticide Use Surges In Corn Belt

| July 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Across the corn belt, farmers are pulling out all the stops in their war on the corn rootworm. They’re returning to chemical pesticides, because the weapons of biotechnology — inserted genes that are supposed to kill the rootworm — aren’t working so well anymore.

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And The Winner Of The World Food Prize Is … The Man From Monsanto

And The Winner Of The World Food Prize Is … The Man From Monsanto

| June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

The prize is sometimes called the “Nobel Prize for food and agriculture.” And this year’s winners include Monsanto executive Robert Fraley, a pioneer in genetically engineered crops. If there’s a single person who personifies the company’s controversial role in American agriculture, it’s probably Fraley.

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Court To Monsanto: You Said You Won’t Sue, So You Can’t

Court To Monsanto: You Said You Won’t Sue, So You Can’t

| June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Monsanto has said that it won’t sue anyone for accidentally growing trace amounts of its patented crops. Now, that promise is legally binding, a federal appeals court says.

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For Supreme Court, Monsanto’s Win Was More About Patents Than Seeds

For Supreme Court, Monsanto’s Win Was More About Patents Than Seeds

| May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

The high court ruled unanimously that when farmers use patented seed for more than one planting in violation of their licensing agreements, they are liable for damages.

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Did Congress Just Give GMOs A Free Pass In The Courts?

Did Congress Just Give GMOs A Free Pass In The Courts?

| March 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Congress on Thursday approved stopgap funding legislation that includes language explicitly granting the USDA authority to override a judge’s ruling against genetically modified crops. Critics denounce the measure as the “Monsanto Protection Act.” But it seems to be codifying powers the USDA already has exercised in the past.

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Farmer’s Fight With Monsanto Reaches The Supreme Court

Farmer’s Fight With Monsanto Reaches The Supreme Court

| February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

On its surface, the case is about whether farmers can use seeds derived from patented crops. But the bigger question is, how much control does a company have over its patented products once they’re in the hands of consumers?

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Monsanto Lawyer Suggests New Standard For Suing Farmers

Monsanto Lawyer Suggests New Standard For Suing Farmers

| January 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Many farmers are worried that the biotech giant will sue them if a patented gene gets accidentally incorporated into their crops. But in a departure, one Monsanto lawyer says that only farmers that specifically take advantage of the company’s technology would face a lawsuit.

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KQED’s Forum: Prop. 37: The Food Fight over GMO Labeling

KQED’s Forum: Prop. 37: The Food Fight over GMO Labeling

| October 6, 2012 | 1 Comment

Should California require labeling of genetically modified foods? That’s the goal of Proposition 37 on the November state ballot. Supporters say GMO labeling will provide California consumers with valuable information, while detractors claim it will simply add unnecessary confusion and cost to the food system.

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