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 >>
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 >>
7:30 p.m. Sunday, January 22. The Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Boulevard.
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 >>
ethicurean.com 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
In today's news: food makers ask Obama for help, Kenya asks for help and genetically engineered animals.
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 >>