|Pro-GMO group accused of unethical practices|
The Organic & Non-GMO Report - 1/27/2016. By Ken Roseboro - The Genetic Literacy Project (GLP) has been accused of unethical journalistic practices after it published personal information about individuals opposed to genetically modified food and changed the text of an article without the author’s permission. GLP is an organization that heavily promotes genetic engineering of foods and attacks critics of the technology.
|Sweet spot: Large food companies dumping GMO sweeteners for non-GMO, organic options|
The Organic & Non-GMO Report - 1/27/2016. By Ken Roseboro - Major food and beverage manufacturers are considering organic and non-GMO verified sweetener options to replace sugar and GMO-risk beet sugar and high fructose corn syrup in their products. Suppliers of sweeteners such as agave, stevia, tapioca syrup, and erythritol report increasing inquiries from larger companies wanting clean labeled products with simpler ingredients.
|Monsanto defeated? That's what the Syngenta merger shows us|
The Ecologist - 1/27/2016. Monsanto has acquired a commanding role in the biotech, seed and agro-chemical industries, writes Carmelo Ruiz. So why is the company desperate to merge with its rival Syngenta? The truth is the company is in deep trouble, as its top-selling Roundup herbicide runs out of steam, and its rivals combine to challenge its dominance.
|Corn Ethanol Deadlier Than VW Emissions Scam|
Environmental Working Group - 1/27/2016. By Emily Cassidy - Volkswagen could be fined up to $90 billion for violating the federal Clean Air Act by jerry-rigging diesel engines to burn cleaner on emissions tests. The added air pollution will cause up to 60 premature deaths of Americans a year. Robert Bryce, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, points out that the government's mandate to blend corn ethanol into gasoline also increases emissions of NOx and other hazardous pollutants. A 2010 study by the Environmental Protection Agency found that the added emissions from the corn ethanol mandate “are anticipated to lead to up to 245 cases of adult premature mortality.”