Genetic Engineering

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    Monsanto Protesters Picket Against GMOs, Honey Bee Deaths at Headquarters [PHOTOS]

    Hundreds of protesters demonstrated outside of Monsanto's corporate headquarters in west St. Louis County this weekend as part of an international march against the agrichemical giant. The Creve Coeur protesters joined anti-Monsanto demonstrators staging protests in 47 states and 52 countries on Sa ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 25, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Produce Labels Reveal More Than Price: Is Your Fruit Organic or Genetically Modified?

    When you are buying produce, you are most likely more concerned about the look and feel of the product than the Price Look Up (PLU) sticker. While squeezing, flicking, smelling and all those other tried-and-true techniques of examining produce work well, that little sticker actually offers some usef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    The GMO Pig: An Idea Whose Time Has Not Yet Come

    Does anyone remember Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel Oryx and Crake? It concerned, in part, unscrupulous scientists who bred genetically-modified chickens that were all breast -- no heads or tails or legs. Atwood's vision confirmed the worst fears of anyone who opposes GMO's. It's also, it turns o ... More >>

  • Music

    January 19, 2012

    Branford Marsalis & Joey Calderazzo Duo

    7:30 p.m. Sunday, January 22. The Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Boulevard.

  • Calendar

    November 17, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Monsanto Skinnies Its Soybeans

    Wikimedia CommonsShape up, Fatty. Scientists are creating a lower-fat soybean.​The march of the genetically modified Frankenfoods continues! And just in time for Halloween. Convenient. Because soybeans are so overloaded with fat (not really), Monstanto has come to the rescue yet again. The S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Apathy R Us: No Anti-GMO Rally Set for St. Louis​ On March 26, protesters plan to gather in twenty cities across the nation at locations including the White House, New York City Hall, Atlanta's CNN Building and the Los Angeles Federal Building. The reason? To demand honest labeling in foods that contain genetically modified i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Monsanto's Roundup-Ready Alfalfa = Goodbye Organic Beef and Dairy, Says New Lawsuit

    Image viaWill Roundup-Ready alfalfa render natural alfalfa extinct? ​Environmental groups and organic farmers alike have slapped the USDA with a lawsuit for its greenlighting of Monsanto's Roundup-Ready alfalfa grass earlier this year.The plaintiffs -- which include the Center for Food Safety and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Potential Trade War Over Genetically Modified Crops Revealed by WikiLeaks

    A WikiLeaks cable indicates that the U.S. was advised to start a trade war with European Union members who banned genetically modified grains. The Guardian reports that in 2007, France attempted to ban a form of Monsanto's GM corn, leading to ambassador Craig Stapleton asking the U.S. to penalize co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    BP Honcho Says He'd Gladly Eat Gulf Coast Seafood

    BP's COO says he'd eat seafood from the Gulf of Mexico. The AFP reports that Doug Suttles issued his statement of faith in Gulf seafood two days after Louisiana reopened 2,400 square miles of coastal water for fishing. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Louisiana have been testi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Monsanto v. Geertson Seed Farms: The Supreme Court Rules, Everyone Claims Victory

    Image viaEven Alfalfa is smiling about yesterday's ruling on alfalfa.​Gut Check hasn't read much case law since our high-school debate career ended and our briefcase (and trophies!) went into storage in our parents' garage. However, we were fairly certain that when the Supreme Court issued a rulin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2009

    Pro-Life Group Recruits "Ice T" in Battle With Mo. Secretary of State

    A group calling itself the Missouri Roundtable for Life (MRFL) is asking to review all Sunshine Law requests made to Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan since she took office in 2005. MRFL made the demand after Carnahan's office asked that the group pay for access to public documents. Missour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 1.16

    In today's news: food makers ask Obama for help, Kenya asks for help and genetically engineered animals.

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 9.4

    Several leading food firms say they will not use meat or dairy from cloned animals. (Wall Street Journal) Could meat from cloned animals -- or their offspring -- already be in our food supply? Maybe. (CBC News) Food firm Sysco settles a case with Florida's attorney general stemming from grouper th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 4.21

    Today's food crisis update: The rise in food costs could imperil several years' worth of anti-poverty efforts. (Los Angeles Times) PETA offers a $1 million prize for developing fake meat. (New York Times) A in-depth look at the controversy over eating meat and dairy from cloned animals. (Guardian) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 4.16

    The Bush Administration says ethanol isn't solely to blame for the food crisis. (Reuters) A new study argues that genetically modified foods won't solve the food crisis. (Daily Mail) A crisis of another sort: Do chefs have to curse so damn much? (New York Times) Speaking of which, check back late ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 4.2

    A potential upside to rising food costs: Will it force us to eat better? (New York Times) California legislators are working on a law to punish slaughterhouses for processing "downer" cattle, the meat at the heart of the Westland/Hallmark recall. (San Jose Mercury News) Japan will study whether cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 12/19 Great news about one of the country's best chefs: Grant Achatz of Chicago's Alinea is cancer-free. Achatz was battling cancer of the mouth. (New York Times) A look at the FDA's increased food-safety budget for next year -- and why the increase won't be as much as it seem ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 19, 2007