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About Time! FDA Will Begin Testing Foods for Toxic Weedkiller Residue

About Time! FDA Will Begin Testing Foods for Toxic Weedkiller Residue

Published on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 by Common Dreams by Lauren McCauley, staff writer Amid growing international concern over the health risks posed by Monsanto weedkiller glyphosate, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will reportedly begin testing for the herbicide this year. After speaking with FDA officials, Civil Eats reported Wednesday that the agency will begin testing for […]

Organic Farmers Score New Victory in ‘David and Goliath’ GMO Fight

Organic Farmers Score New Victory in ‘David and Goliath’ GMO Fight

Published on Tuesday, January 05, 2016 by Common Dreams by Nadia Prupis, staff writer Organic farmers are racking up new victories in the fight against ‘franken-food’, as a growing number of counties line up to bar genetically engineered (GE) crop cultivation throughout the country. A federal judge in Jackson County, Oregon recently upheld a consent decree that designates the […]

Challenging the feds via local self-government ordinance

Challenging the feds via local self-government ordinance

Companies that include Williams Partners backing the Constitution Pipeline connecting New York to New England used eminent domain to acquire access to properties against the owners’ wishes. U.S. District Judge Malachy Mannion ruled that the Constitution Pipeline has the necessary permits from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and that it serves the public interest by […]

‘Monsanto’s Dream’: Pro-GMO DARK Act Comes to Congress

‘Monsanto’s Dream’: Pro-GMO DARK Act Comes to Congress

Published on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by Common Dreams by Lauren McCauley, staff writer The battle over genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, reached the U.S. capital on Wednesday when news broke that Kansas Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo will reintroduce a bill that blocks states from requiring GMO labeling. The legislation, dubbed by critics the Deny Americans the Right-to-Know or […]

Farmers, Consumers Challenge Monsanto-Backed GMO Bill Designed to Keep Public in the ‘DARK’

Farmers, Consumers Challenge Monsanto-Backed GMO Bill Designed to Keep Public in the ‘DARK’

Published on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 by Common Dreams by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer Farmers, states’ rights activists, and consumer rights advocates gathered in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to protest outside a hearing on a bill they say would gut states’ rights to pass laws requiring the mandatory labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The legislation, introduced […]

Monsanto, Dow Chemical File Lawsuit to Destroy Maui County’s GMO Banmaui gmo

Monsanto, Dow Chemical File Lawsuit to Destroy Maui County’s GMO Banmaui gmo

Published on Friday, November 14, 2014 by Common Dreams by Jon Queally, staff writer Alongside other plaintiffs, two of the world’s most powerful agrochemical companies, Monsanto and Dow Chemical, filed suit against Maui County in Hawaii on Thursday, less than two weeks after voters there approved a moratorium on the planting and cultivation of genetically-modified crops within […]

Local GMO Fights Smash Records as Monsanto’s Millions Bankroll Opposition

Local GMO Fights Smash Records as Monsanto’s Millions Bankroll Opposition

Published on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Common Dreams by Lauren McCauley, staff writer As voters in Oregon, California, Hawaii and Colorado prepare to weigh in on whether genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, should be banned or regulated in their states or communities, grassroots campaigns are being overwhelmed by millions that agrochemical and food industry titans are […]

Corporate Victory Will ‘Screw’ Local Farmers as Amendment Passes in Missouri

Corporate Victory Will ‘Screw’ Local Farmers as Amendment Passes in Missouri

Published on Wednesday, August 06, 2014 by Common Dreams by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer Agribusiness giants scored a victory in Missouri on Tuesday when voters narrowly approved a corporate-backed state constitutional amendment that critics say will threaten animal rights, remove checks and balances around food safety, and make it more difficult to regulate industrial farming […]

Brazil Farmers Say GMO Corn No Longer Resistant to Bugs

Brazil Farmers Say GMO Corn No Longer Resistant to Bugs

Published on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 by Common Dreams Brazilian farmers say their GMO corn is no longer resistant to pests, Reuters reported Monday. The Association of Soybean and Corn Producers of the Mato Grosso region said farmers first noticed in March that their genetically modified corn crops were less resistant to the destructive caterpillars […]

Moms to EPA: End Monsanto’s Poisoning of America

Moms to EPA: End Monsanto’s Poisoning of America

Published on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 by Common Dreams – Andrea Germanos, staff writer Photo: London Permaculture/cc/flickrIt's time for Monsanto's Roundup to stop poisoning our food. That was the message brought to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday by a group of concerned mothers who say that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the widespread […]

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