USDA to partially deregulate GM sugar beets
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has decided to partially deregulate genetically modified (GM) sugar beets, allowing planting of the crop under certain conditions, despite a court ban.
USDA deregulates GM alfalfa
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has decided to fully deregulate alfalfa that has been genetically modified (GM) to be resistant to Monsanto’s Roundup-brand herbicide, the agency has said.
Monsanto and FDA move toward healthier GM soybean oil
Monsanto and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have completed a biotechnology consultation process for a key component of the company’s high-oleic soybeans, the biotech giant has said.
USDA Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has called for compromise and cooperation between supporters of genetically modified (GM) crops and those of non-GM crops in an open letter to stakeholders.
GM sugar beet destruction on hold – again
A San Francisco appeals court has put on hold until February 28 a previous court order to destroy genetically modified (GM) sugar beets being grown to provide seed for the 2012 crop.
Destruction of GM sugar beet crops delayed
An appeals court has delayed the destruction of genetically modified (GM) sugar beet crops until December 23 to give the court time to decide whether they should be uprooted, as ordered by a recent ruling.
Monsanto to appeal court-ordered destruction of GM sugar beets
Monsanto has said it will appeal a federal court’s decision issued on Tuesday ordering the destruction of genetically modified (GM) sugar beets.
Federal judge orders destruction of illegal GM sugar beets
A federal court judge has ordered the destruction of genetically modified (GM) sugar beets planted in September, saying that they were planted in contravention of a previous court decision.
Canadian firm seeks US approval for non-browning GM apple
A Canadian biotechnology firm has asked the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to approve a genetically modified (GM) apple that resists browning after it is sliced or bruised.
USDA issues draft environmental assessment of GM sugar beets
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has prepared a draft environmental assessment (EA) of genetically modified sugar beets, including an option to permit planting of the beets under certain conditions.
Whole Foods calls for better labeling of GMOs
Whole Foods Market has partnered with the Non-GMO Project in order to raise consumer awareness of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in foods, as part of the project’s first Non-GMO Month, Whole Foods said.
Court finds USDA (again) acted illegally on GM sugar beet planting
A federal court has ruled that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has again acted illegally by allowing limited planting of genetically modified (GM) sugar beets despite a court-ordered ban.
GM salmon assessment ‘inappropriate’, say Senators
Eleven US Senators have signed a letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg urging the agency to find another way to assess the safety of genetically engineered (GE) salmon.
After two days of hearings, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel has called for more research to decide whether genetically engineered salmon is safe for consumption.
USDA sued over GM sugar
A coalition of environmental and farming groups has filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) accusing it of sidestepping a ban on the planting of genetically modified (GM) sugar beets.