U.S. Federal Drug Administration has approved a drug for human that was produced in a genetically engineered plant cell. This approval could lead to sanction of several GMO drugs. The drug called Elelyso, is a treatment for a disorder known as Gaucher disease that results from the lack of a specific enzyme. The ability to manipulate the genes of plant cells to produce certain human enzymes is not new, plant-derived b
As family farmers cultivate organic crops on their farms, they face the mounting threat of cross contamination from GE pollens and seeds which are carried by the wind and pollinating agents. Apart from this, the farmers now face the annoying threat of litigation from the biotech companies especially, Monsanto who between 1997 and 2010 have filed 144 lawsuits against farmers with another 700 cases settled out of court
Thousands of dead bees lined the entrance to the Ministry of Agriculture in Poland as 1,500 beekeepers stormed the streets of Warsaw calling for the complete ban of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The protesters said the GMOs and pesticides manufactured by Monsanto are damaging to the environment, plants and animals and now causing the death of bees which can be extremely dangerous to the ecosystem. The march
Public outrage over the ammonia-tainted ground beef dubbed "pink slime" has prompted Beef Products Inc to try in redeeming the image of their battered product by arranging a surreal press conference attended by three state governors and Elizabeth Hagen, head of food safety at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The governors of Iowa, Texas and Kansas where BPI plants are located spoke on the media's "smear campaign"
In a lawsuit filed by The Natural Resources Defense Council, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Union of Concerned Scientists and other groups arguing against the use of common antibiotics in livestock feeds that has contributed to the rapid growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in both animals and humans. U.S. Magistrate Judge, Theodore Katz has ruled that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) start