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.


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.


New Automation Technologies are Revolutionizing Farming

Technological advances are changing farming in a variety of ways, but not all technologies that can be used should be used.


Exposure to Certain Foods in Infancy May Prevent Future Allergies

New guidance recommends exposing at-risk infants to certain allergenic foods to prevent a future allergy. Check out this research.


American Nurses Association Comment to the FDA: GMOs Aren’t Natural

The American Nurses Association weighed in on products with the ‘natural’ label, telling the FDA that products containing genetically modified ingredients should not be labeled ‘natural.’


Researchers Genetically Engineer Human Embryos to Be HIV-Proof

Chinese researchers claim to have genetically modified human embryos for the 2nd second time, making them “HIV-proof.”


Glyphosate Found in 100% of California Wines Tested

Trace amounts of glyphosate herbicide have been found in 100% of California wines tested and 14 brands of beer in Germany.


Monsanto Profits Drop 25% AGAIN as Farmers, Individuals go Organic

Biotech and agricultural giant Monsanto has reported declining profits for the fiscal second-quarter earnings by 25 percent.


Monsanto Pushes for Bt Cotton in Kenya with Dismal Track Record Elsewhere

Monsanto’s Kenya Ltd., a subsidiary of the larger company, is trying to push another GM Bt cotton strain into Africa, even with its poor track record elsewhere.


Groups File Lawsuit to Block FDA’s Approval of GM Salmon

A lawsuit filed last week challenges the FDA’s authority to approve GM salmon under the 1938 Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.


Researchers Tout GM Maggots as Major Wound-Healing Advancement

Maggots have been used for centuries to aid in wound healing, but are newly genetically modified maggots that speed healing really safe?


National Farmers Union Calls for Halt of GM Alfalfa Seed Sales

The National Farmers Union of Canada advises Canadian farmers to avoid U.S. GM alfalfa seed, as GM contamination makes non-GM alfalfa of no market value.


USDA Deregulates New Monsanto-Made GMO Corn Strain

Farmers may now freely plant a new strain of genetically engineered, Monsanto-made corn that is resistant to the herbicides dicamba and glufosinate.


Biotech Giant BASF Closing GM Test Sites and Eliminating 350 Jobs

German chemical giant BASF has announced closing of GM test sites and elimination of 350 workers amid poor performance from GM portfolios.