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Monsanto Renews Efforts for Genetically Engineered Wheat

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

(Beyond Pesticides, May 11, 2011) In what seems like a quest to control much of the world‚Äôs food supply, industry giant Monsanto is renewing its efforts to develop genetically modified wheat. Over the past two years, the agricultural biotechnology giant has renewed its interest in wheat, committing more resources to creating new traits and seed […]

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Lawsuit Seeks Protection Against Monsanto’s GE Seed Patents

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

(Beyond Pesticides, March 31, 2011) In an effort to protect them from patent infringement in the event of drift contamination by Monsanto‚Äôs genetically engineered (GE) seed, 60 family farmers, seed businesses and organic agricultural organizations preemptively filed suit against the agribusiness giant. The case, Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association, et al. v. Monsanto, was […]

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Fortunes May be Changing for Monsanto

Monday, October 18th, 2010

(Beyond Pesticides, October 18, 2010) Despite condemnation from environmentalists and human rights advocates, the business practices employed by biotech giant Monsanto seemed to be serving the St. Louis-based company well, until this year where disappointing sales, increased competition and even a federal investigation have sent stock prices into a downward spiral. Monsanto‚Äôs Roundup Ready corn, […]

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Monsanto Closer to Registering Dicamba-Resistant Soy

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

(Beyond Pesticides, July 22, 2010) In a press release submitted last week, the Monsanto Company, Inc. announced that it has taken a vital step towards commercializing a new soybean product that is tolerant to the neurotoxic pesticide dicamba by completing its regulatory submission to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for dicamba-tolerant soybeans. Monsanto expects […]

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EPA Fines Monsanto for Distributing Misbranded GE Cotton

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

(Beyond Pesticides, July 14, 2010) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Monsanto Company Inc. has agreed to pay a $2.5 million penalty to resolve misbranding violations related to the sale and distribution of cotton seed products containing genetically engineered (GE) pesticides. This is the largest civil administrative penalty settlement ever received under the […]

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Germany Bans Monsanto’s GE Corn

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

(Beyond Pesticides, April 15, 2009) Stating that it represents a danger to the environment, Germany‚Äôs Federal Minister for Nourishment, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Ilse Aigner, announced an immediate ban on Monsanto‚Äôs MON810 genetically engineered (GE) maize yesterday. Claiming the decision is based on science and is an individual case, not a broad banning of all […]

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Genetically Engineered Sugarcane Next Step for Monsanto

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

(Beyond Pesticides, November 6, 2008) Agricultural biotech seed and chemical giant Monsanto will acquire Aly Participacoes Ltda., a Brazilian company involved in breeding sugar cane, and has already begun work to develop genetically engineered (GE) Roundup Ready (herbicide resistant) sugarcane. The deal for $290 million comes at the same time grain giant Archer Daniels Midland […]

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USDA To Give Breaks to Farmers Who Plant Monsanto GM Seeds

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

(Beyond Pesticides, January 3, 2008) The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has struck an arrangement with agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. that gives farmers in four states a break on federal crop insurance premiums if they plant a majority of Monsanto-brand seed corn this spring. Farmers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Minnesota need to plant 75-80% […]

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After Seven Years, Monsanto Reintroduces GM Sugar Beets

Friday, November 30th, 2007

(Beyond Pesticides, November 30, 2007) Seven years ago, the introduction of genetically modified (GM) sugar beets, along with other crops like potatoes and rice, was shelved at fears that consumers would not support their use. Sugar beets, which produce about half of the United States sugar (almost all of which is used domestically), are used […]

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USDA Approves 2,4-D-Tolerant (GE) Crops

Friday, September 19th, 2014

(Beyond Pesticides, September 19, 2014) The pesticide treadmill continues to turn with the U.S. Department of Agriculture‚Äôs (USDA) recent approval this week of three 2,4-D-tolerto ant corn and soybean crops, developed by Dow AgroSciences. Some growers have been pushing for the new Enlist crops in order to combat the rapid proliferation of glyphosate-resistant weeds. The […]

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Groups Petition Federal Government to Protect Monarch Butterflies

Friday, August 29th, 2014

(Beyond Pesticides, August 29, 2014) Environmentalists issued a legal petition to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday calling for the protection of the monarch butterfly as a threatened species under the¬†Endangered Species Act (ESA). Monarch butterflies, a striking and familiar symbol of beauty and nature in the U.S., have had their population decline […]

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New Wave of Herbicide-Tolerant Crops Awaiting Likely U.S. Approval

Friday, August 8th, 2014

(Beyond Pesticides, August 8, 2014) Despite the continued documentation of weed resistance all over the United States, as well as the world, another line of herbicide-tolerant crops developed by Monsanto is currently in the pipeline awaiting likely approval by U.S. regulators. The U.S. Department of Agriculture‚Äôs (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) released […]

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Moms Tell EPA to Ban Glyphosate After Residues Found in Breast Milk

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Beyond Pesticides, May 30, 2014) This week, a group of concerned mothers and environmentalists met with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials¬†to discuss a recent pilot study that detected glyphosate residues in breast milk. Organized by Mom’s Across of America, which is seeking to stop the sale and use of glyphosate, the meeting¬†underscored the limitations […]

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Australian Organic Farmer Loses GE Contamination Suit

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

(Beyond Pesticides, May 29, 2014) The global fight to establish better protections from genetic contamination caused¬†by genetically engineered (GE) crops suffered a legal setback in Australia this week. A ruling of the Supreme Court of Western Australia¬†found that farmer Steve March could not seek compensation after losing his organic certification as a result of a […]

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Oregon Counties Ban Planting of Genetically Engineered Crops

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

(Beyond Pesticides, May 23, 2014) Residents in two Oregon counties, Jackson and Josephine, voted to ban the cultivation, production, and distribution of genetically engineered (GE) crops within the counties’ borders Tuesday.¬†The Jackson County measure 15-119, passed with 66 percent of the vote, while Josephine County passed with 58 percent. As noted by Reuters, the newly […]

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Pesticide Manufacturers Sued over Golf Course Superintendent’s Death

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

(Beyond Pesticides, May 20, 2014) Pittsburgh sportscaster Rich Walsh is suing multinational chemical companies after his father‚Äôs untimely death from cancer in 2009. According to a story from local Pittsburgh station WTAE, Mr. Walsh’s father, Tom Walsh, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2008, after a career as a golf course superintendent. ‚ÄúHe loved […]

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NOSB Upholds Phase Out of Antibiotics in Organic Production

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

(Beyond Pesticides, May 5, 2014) During the recent National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting in San Antonio, Texas, the board voted to uphold the phase out in apple and pear production of the antibiotic streptomycin, which is¬†set to expire on October 21, 2014. Since petitions to allow the use of all synthetic materials in organic […]

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Organic Food Consumption Leads to Dramatically Lower Pesticide Exposure

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

(Beyond Pesticides, May 1, 2014) A recent study, Reduction in urinary organophosphate pesticide metabolites in adults after a week-long organic diet, led by Liza Oates found lower trances of organophosphate metabolites in consumers that ate organic food for a week compared to those who ate a conventional diet. The study¬†adds to the scientific literature that […]

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Industry Campaign and Congressional Hearing Mislead on Bee Decline

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

(Beyond Pesticides, April 30, 2014) A new report, released this week by author¬†Michele Simon¬†and Friends of the Earth¬†documents the tactics used by Bayer and other pesticide companies to delay regulatory action on neonicotinoid pesticides ‚Äďa key contributor to bee declines. The report identifies public relations tactics reminiscent of those used by the tobacco industry, is […]

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France Bans GE Corn Cultivation, VT Passes GE Food Labeling Bill

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

(Beyond Pesticides, April 24, 2014) France‚Äôs lower house of parliament passed a bill last week banning the cultivation of all strains of genetically engineered (GE) corn within its borders, even those strains that might not yet be approved within the European Union (EU). The law follows a decree adopted last month, which targeted the only […]

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“DARK” Act Introduced to Stop the Labeling of GE Foods

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

(Beyond Pesticides, April 17, 2014) Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) recently introduced H.R. 4432, a bill that would give full authority of ¬†genetically engineered (GE) labeling to the Food and Drug Administration, which now favors a voluntary approach to the issue.¬†The bill is designed by industry to undercut a growing number of states that are taking […]

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Herbicide Ban Put on Hold In Sri Lanka

Monday, April 14th, 2014

(Beyond Pesticides, April 14, 2014) Bowing to political pressure and agrochemical industry opposition Sri Lanka’s government has taken a step back from its original decision to place a ban on one of the most widely used herbicides worldwide ‚ÄĒglyphosate. Scientific evidence has tied glyphosate to the incurable, deadly kidney disease that has afflicted thousands of […]

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Connecticut Senate Moves Forward on GE Grass Ban

Friday, April 11th, 2014

(Beyond Pesticides, April 11, 2014) Connecticut State Senate bill no.443, an act that bans the sale of genetically engineered (GE) grass seeds, passed the state Senate on Wednesday by a vote of 25-11. The bill shows Connecticut legislators are taking seriously the risks that increased pesticide use in residential areas pose to the health of […]

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