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Tag Archives: Genetically Modified Organisms

EWG RETURNS

Genetically engineered crops get undue credit for reducing soil losses on cropland, says the Environmental Working Group. In a three-page analysis, EWG says the credit really should go to so-called conservation compliance and the Conservation Reserve, both created by the 1985 farm law.  

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GMO BLITZ

To combat negative reports about genetically modified crops, the Chinese government has started a media blitz to educate the public about the benefits of genetically modified grains and oilseeds.

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THE BIG G

General Mills shareholders rejected a resolution Tuesday that would have forced removal of genetically-modified organisms from the company’s products. The vote was 97% against the ban.

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ILLINOIS FIRM BANS MIR 162 CORN

Ingredion Inc, manufacturer of sweeteners and starches made from corn, will not buy a new variety of genetically modified corn developed by Syngenta AG, according to a notice on the ingredients supplier’s website this week. The ban puts Ingredion in the company of major traders like Archer Daniels Midland Co and Bunge Ltd, which have… read more

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ANTI-GMO SWINDLE

Cute labels saying products haven’t been genetically modified are designed to profit off of fear, not protect you with science, writes Michael Shulson in a Daily Beast article: http://thebea.st/1BG5BNG.

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