Monsanto Gets the First CRISPR License to Modify Crops

Monsanto has licensed the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing tool, which will allow the agritech giant to add and delete DNA from crops.


Swedish Scientist Edits Genes of Healthy Embryos for First Time

A Swedish researcher is the first-ever scientist to attempt to edit genes of healthy human embryos in an effort to treat infertility and eradicate diseases


Uh Oh: FDA Finds Glyphosate Herbicide in U.S. Honey

FDA testing has revealed that U.S. honey is contaminated with the herbicide glyphosate, including a very popular brand marketed as 100 percent all-natural.


Biotech Giants Bayer and Monsanto Sign Mammoth Merger Agreement

Last week, Bayer acquired Monsanto for a whopping $66 billion. The merger will likely mean higher seed prices for farmers and higher food prices for us.


Scientist ‘Makes History’ by Eating 1st-Ever CRISPR Gene-Edited Meal

The first-ever genetically engineered meal has been consumed and nobody died, but is this win for science also a threat to humanity?


Genetically Modified Mustard Steps Closer to Approval in India

An assessment by India’s Environment Ministry shows thatGM mustard is nutritionally equal to standard mustard and poses no health or environmental threats.


Even Legal Levels of Glyphosate Herbicide may Harm Freshwater Ecosystems

Glyphosate and other chemicals found in herbicides like Roundup are harming freshwater ecosystems, particularly a type of green algae.


Nature Valley is Facing Lawsuits over Granola Bar Labeling

Traces of glyphosate have been found in some Nature Valley granola bars, and consumers say the company’s “natural” label is deceptive.


Genetically Modified Mosquitoes win FDA Approval to Fight Zika

The FDA has given Oxitec Ltd. approval to conduct a trial of mosquitoes genetically engineered to fight the Zika virus in the Florida Keys.


Could Cockroach Milk be the Next Superfood?

Cockroach milk may be the next superfood, and 1 researcher predicts it may find its way into protein drinks via yeast – bioengineered yeast.


Monsanto’s Creation of Herbicide-Resistant Superweeds Grows in Several States

Soybean fields in parts of Arkansas, Missouri, and Tennessee are plagued by “superweeds” that have become resistant to Monsanto’s herbicide ingredient, glyphosate.


Unauthorized GMO Wheat Found in Washington State

Unapproved genetically modified wheat has shown up in a farmer’s field for the 3rd time since 2013, this time in Washington state.


Dannon Unveils Non-GMO, Less-Sugar Yogurt in the U.S.

Dannon’s yogurt products will be completely GMO-free by 2018, and will contain less sugar. The company announced in April it would label GMO ingredients.


Regulatory Loophole Allows GMO Products to be Marketed as Non-GMO

Products that have been injected with foreign DNA are considered by the USDA to be genetically engineered, but not products with deleted DNA.


Taiwan Recalls Quaker Oats After Finding Traces Of Glyphosate

Taiwan has recalled Quaker Oats after glyphosate was detected in amounts exceeding the nation’s legal limits in 10 out of 36 products.


Farmers Sue Monsanto over Allegations of Cancer

Four Nebraska farmers are now suing the agricultural giant Monsanto because they believe the herbicide Roundup has caused them to develop cancer.


New Genetically Modified CRISPR-Mushroom Bypasses USDA Regulations

A Penn State University researcher has created a genetically modified mushroom using CRISPR technology, allowing it to sidestep USDA regulations of GMOs.