Reinventing the Wheel: Nestle Reformulates Sugar

Instead of simply cutting the sugar content in its candy products, Nestle has decided to reformulate the substance into “sugar lite.”


First Human Injected with Controversial Genetically Modified Genes

In a scientific first, Chinese scientists have injected a human with genes edited using the CRISPR-Cas9 method in order to fight aggressive lung cancer.


Incoming Trump Administration is Shaping up to be Very Pro-GMO

Trump’s pick for U.S. attorney general could help finalize the Bayer-Monsanto merger. The President-elect himself holds several thousand dollars worth of Monsanto stock.


GMO Mosquito Trial Approved in the Florida Keys

After communities in the Florida Keys disagreed over trials of GMO mosquitoes in the area, the mosquito control board has voted to go forward with the test.


EPA Approves Dangerous Monsanto-Made Weedkiller

The EPA approved a new glyphosate-dicamba herbicide with restrictions intended to prevent the chemicals from drifting to other crops and damaging them.


U.S. States Join Gov. Probe of Bayer-Monsanto, Dow-DuPont Mergers

Several states will join the pending federal antitrust investigations into the Dow-DuPont and Bayer-Monsanto mergers.


A Proposed Trial of GMO Mosquitoes Divided Voters in Florida

Two communities in the Florida Keys voted on whether to allow a trial of GMO mosquitoes in the area. The split vote could delay the trial for months.


More California Residents Vote to Ban GMOs

Voters in Sonoma County have likely banned GMOs; official results are due in December 2016. Five other California counties have already banned GE crops


USDA Approves 2 New Types of GMO Potatoes

The USDA has approved 2 new GMO potatoes. If the FDA and EPA give them the all-clear in January, they could reach the market by spring.


Pesticide Manufacturers’ Tests Show Their Products Threaten Bees

Greenpeace has discovered that Bayer and Syngenta hid research proving its neonicotinoid pesticides cause substantial harm to honeybees.


The World’s First 3-Parent-Baby Has Arrived

It has just been announced that the world’s first “3-parent” baby was born in April in Mexico, instead of in the US, where the procedure is not approved.


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


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.


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.