Frankenfood follies put world at peril

GMOs may be the only way to avoid catastrophic global water and food shortages

Frankenfood follies put world at perilThe UN’s annual World Water Development Report, published in March, warned that unless the balance between demand and supplies is restored the world will face a “global water deficit” of 40 per cent by 2030. Two weeks ago, protestors in hundreds of cities in 38 countries rallied against agricultural research giant Monsanto’s genetically modified plant…

The revenge of the food consumer

The USDA has decided to act on growing pressure and establish a voluntary program to label food products with non-GMO content

The revenge of the food consumerWhat was unthinkable a few years ago is now happening. In an unprecedented move, the United States Department of Agriculture has established a voluntary program to label food products with non-GMO content. Non-GMOs already exist in the marketplace, but none of them are sanctioned by the government. At the request of a global food company,…

Monsanto’s ambitions face a public wall

The company has learned that trust actually has more currency than science

Monsanto’s ambitions face a public wallIt appears that Monsanto, better known as a seeds and traits company, has now shown an interest in getting back to its roots – chemicals. Monsanto recently bid $45 billion to acquire the chemical giant Syngenta. Although the offer was rejected, a merger could still be in the works. Such a merger would create an…

Non-browning Arctic apple breaching GMO defences

Providing obvious evidence of GMO consumer benefits

Non-browning Arctic apple breaching GMO defencesIt seems rotten apples may be on their way out. A genetically engineered non-browning apple, developed in Canada, called Arctic, has recently been approved for sale in Canada and the United States. The regulatory bodies in both countries feel that the product is safe for human consumption. With these apples projected to hit store shelves…