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US Congressman Calls for DOJ Investigation into EPA-Monsanto Glyphosate Collusion (Sustainable Pulse)

Originally published by Sustainable Pulse March 17th, 2017 Congressman Ted Lieu issued a strongly worded statement this week regarding reports that unsealed court documents raise new questions about the safety of Monsanto weed killer Roundup and its chief ingredient glyphosate. “New questions about the safety of Monsanto weed killer Roundup are deeply troubling. I...

GM Potatoes Are Going in the Ground (Grainews)

Originally published by Grainews  March 14th, 2017 By Julienne Isaacs In 2016, no acres were seeded to J.R. Simplot’s genetically engineered first-generation Innate potato lines in Canada — but industry experts say 2017 will be a different story. “Other than plot-sized production there was no commercial production in Canada...

GMO Cowpea Hits Local Market Next Year (News Ghana)

Originally published by News Ghana  March 9th, 2017 by Sammy Adjei Ongoing field tests on genetically modified cowpea (Bt cowpea) have produced successful results and will be ready for commercialisation and release onto the local market in 2018. This was revealed by Principal Investigator in charge of the research...

Big Chicken Goes Antibiotic-Free (Modern Farmer)

Originally published by Modern Farmer  March 9th, 2017 by Andrew Amelinckx Giants in the poultry industry are moving away from the use of antibiotics in a big way. Perdue stopped using antibiotics last year and now Tyson, the largest chicken processor in the U.S., has pushed up its...