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Campbell Soup or Monsanto? Who Do You Trust?

How does a company build trust? Campbell Soup and Monsanto appear to be going about it in quite different ways. As reported in The New York Times, the Monsanto Company filed a lawsuit against California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard … Continue reading

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A Dearth of Life-Long Animal Studies of GE Foods

I’ve been corresponding with individual email-writers and I’ll occasionally post versions of my responses here because they tend to touch upon multiple issues related to genetically engineered (GE) crops in one piece (whereas I usually focus on fewer issues in … Continue reading

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More Scientific Evidence Is Needed For GE Crop Debate

In addition to the apparent lack of scientific follow-up on the long-term rat-feeding study of Monsanto’s NK603 genetically engineered (GE) corn carried out by Séralini et al., I found various comments among the many letters to the editor of the … Continue reading

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Science-Based Regulation of GE Crops Requires More Long-Term Rat Feeding Studies with NK603 Corn

Although May 2014 will mark the 20th anniversary of the U.S. FDA’s approval for and Calgene’s market launch of the world’s first commercially available genetically engineered (GE) whole food, the Flavr SavrTM tomato, it’s amazing how relevant that GE tomato … Continue reading

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Should Monsanto be the Target?

As I read about the protests held against Monsanto worldwide recently, I found myself wondering: is Monsanto the appropriate target for these protests? I know there are reasons people are unhappy with Monsanto. One is that during California’s most recent … Continue reading

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The 411 on Monsanto’s Genetically Engineered Sweet Corn

Here’s a piece I wrote about Monsanto’s genetically engineered sweet corn that was posted on Tom Philpott’s Mother Jones blog earlier today: Genetically engineered (GE) sweet corn is being sold at a Walmart near you. And because that company has said it sees … Continue reading

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Learn Lessons from Biotech Mistakes Rather than Repeat Them

Twenty years ago, before genetically engineered (GE) foods were commercially available, one of the big concerns environmentalists had about the use of this biotechnology was that it would lead to “superweeds.”  Their concern stemmed from biotech products in the industrial … Continue reading

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Regulating Genetically Engineered Crops in the U.S.: Forcing a Square Technology Peg into a Round Regulatory Hole

Despite what you may have read in The New York Times or on Monsanto’s website or in books like some written by former regulatory officials, current regulation of genetically engineered (GE) crops in the United States is not necessarily “burdensome” … Continue reading

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Genetically Engineered Proteins Regulated as Food Additives: Another Very Short List

Regulation of most genetically engineered (GE) foods is currently not required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  However, because many developers of GE foods have voluntarily consulted with the FDA about their products (and records of those consultations … Continue reading

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Genetically Engineered Foods in the U.S. that have been Labeled: A Very Short List

The genetically engineered (GE) sweet corn varieties that Monsanto hopes to sell to American farmers this fall apparently will not be the first GE sweet corn to show up in the produce sections of U.S. grocery stores.  According to Monsanto’s … Continue reading

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