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2014-06-30 23:04:46

Concerns for unanswered questions to the GMO food industry (1) and EPA continue as Moms Across America plan to march in over one hundred 4th of July parades in America. Additionally, MAA moms have been working diligently to gain the EPA's consideration of increasing evidence (2) supporting glyphosate dangers in its current review process. MIssion Viejo, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 For the second year, Moms Across America are gathering around the country to spread awareness of GMOs...

2014-05-13 04:22:27

BEIJING, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Origin Agritech Limited (NASDAQ GS: SEED) ("Origin", or the "Company"), a technology-focused supplier of crop seeds in China, today announced that its Board of Directors has received a preliminary non-binding proposal letter, dated May 12, 2014, from Hunan Xindaxin Company Limited ("Xindaxin"), pursuant to which Xindaxin proposes to acquire the Company (the "Transaction") for US$2.50 in cash per ordinary share of the Company. Xindaxin is the...

2014-01-03 12:23:49

BEIJING, Jan. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Origin Agritech Limited (NASDAQ: SEED) ("Origin" or the "Company"), a technology-focused supplier of crop seeds in China, today announced that the Company will report results for its fiscal year 2013 ended September 30, 2013, before the market opens on Wednesday, January 8, 2014. The Company will host a teleconference on January 8, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. ET / 9:00 p.m. Beijing time to discuss the results. To participate in the call, please dial...

Corn Pest Decline Could Save Farmers Money
2013-12-19 12:41:36

Penn State Populations of European corn borer (ECB), a major corn crop pest , have declined significantly in the eastern United States, according to Penn State researchers. The decline suggests that the use of genetically modified, ECB-resistant corn hybrids -- an expensive, yet effective, solution that has been widely adopted by farmers -- may now be unnecessary in some areas. "ECB, which was introduced to North America from Europe in the 1900s, used to be the most important pest of...

GM Corn Study Retracted By Journal After Much Scrutiny
2013-12-01 05:56:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Controversial research which linked genetically modified (GM) corn to cancer and premature death in rats has been retracted by a food safety journal after the study’s authors refused to withdraw the paper. The study, which was originally published by the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology 14 months ago, claimed rodents had developed tumors and experienced multiple organ failures after consuming GM corn produced by St....

2013-11-26 16:35:13

Corn that contains proteins that protect it from insect damage has been grown in the U.S. since the mid-1990s. Known as Bt corn, because the proteins are derived from a bacterium called Bacillus thuringiensis, these plants have been widely grown by farmers. While Bt corn has been highly effective against the European corn borer, it has been less so against the western corn rootworm, which has been documented to show resistance to the Bt proteins. In a new article in the Journal of...

2013-10-15 23:00:45

MarketReportsChina.com offers two new reports, “Genetically Modified Crops in China 2013” and “Survey of By-products of Corn Industry in China,” in its database. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 China is a large corn supplier and consumer worldwide, with its corn industry playing an important role in the agricultural industry nationwide. However, China’s corn starch and corn alcohol, the main application fields of corn, have met overcapacity in recent years. Thus, the Chinese...

Genetically Modified Sweet Corn Better For Environment, Safer For Farm Workers
2013-10-07 08:07:57

Entomological Society of America Since 1996, corn containing a gene that allows it to create a protein that is toxic to certain insects, yet safe for human consumption, has been grown in the United States. However, most of this "Bt corn" has been used for animal feed or processed into corn meal, starch, or other products. Although varieties of sweet corn (corn on the cob) have existed since the late 1990s, relatively few acres have been planted. Due to pressure from activist groups,...


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