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2013-12-12 23:03:30

Authors of an article featured in the current issue of Weed Technology collected waterhemp seed samples across Missouri to identify factors leading to glyphosate resistance. Over two-thirds of the weed sampled from soybean fields were shown to be resistant to the herbicide. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Weed Technology –Waterhemp is one of the most common weed species found in Midwest field crops. A member of the pigweed (Amaranth) family, this summer annual is capable 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Online Controversial research which linked genetically modified (GM) corn to cancer and premature death in rats has been retracted by a food safety journal after the study’s authors refused to withdraw the paper.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....

2013-06-27 23:01:14

Glyphosate – Is it causing Breast Cancer, Obesity & Birth Defects? New film being produced by Jeff Hays and directed by Bobby Sheehan “Bought” asks the question, “Has the Safety of our Food Been Sold out from Under Us?” Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Jeff Hays today announced that principal photography has begun on the new documentary film – Bought. A new crowd funding campaign at indiegogo.com has an early trailer. At one point in history, glyphosate was...

2013-05-22 23:28:46

Monsanto won its suit against Indiana farmer Vernon Bowman for reproducing the company´s patented genetically altered soybean seed without its authorization. But the decision upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court on May 13, 2013 raises further questions regarding patent protection as self-replicating technologies grow in different industries, says Professor Daryl Lim of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 On May 13, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held in...

Monsanto Scores Yet Another Supreme Court Victory
2013-05-14 09:40:20

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a victory for patent holders, the Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision on Monday stating farmers could not use agricultural biotech company Monsanto´s patented and genetically modified soybeans to generate new seeds without sending the company a fee. Copyright law experts are saying the ruling could have ramifications for other aspects of modern agriculture...

Genetic Engineering Disadvantages
2013-04-16 16:43:46

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While there are many advantages to the ability to modify genes, there are also a number of genetic engineering disadvantages. However, unlike the pros — such as super-sized strawberries, drought-proof corn or fungus-resistant soybeans — the cons of genetically engineered foods are sometimes a little harder to spot. For starters, according to Washington Post columnist Dr. Peter Lind, genetically modified organisms (GMO) have...

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Roundup Ready Soybean
2013-10-02 13:09:21

Roundup Ready Soybean, GTS 40-3-2, is a genetically engineered variety of glyphosate-resistant soybeans created by Monsanto. Glyphosate kills plants by obstructing the synthesis of the essential amino acids phenylaline, tyrosine, and tryptophan. These amino acids are referred to as “essential” due to the fact that animals cannot make them; only plants and micro-organisms can make them and animals acquire them by consuming plants. Plants and microorganisms make these amino acids with...

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