Archiv: Genetically modified organisms (GMO)


14.10.2020 - 02:13 [ Keep Talking Greece ]

Crete: Murderer of US biologist Suzanne Eaton gets life sentence

The body 60-year-old Suzanne Eaton, who was in Chania on Crete to attend a conference, was found nearly 10 km away from her hotel, a week after she was reported missing.

16.02.2020 - 20:16 [ Bloomberg ]

Bayer Faces More Monsanto Pain With BASF After Dicamba Judgment

Bev Randles, one of Bader’s lawyers, said the $265 million verdict sends a message to all U.S. corporations.

“There is no giant too big,” she said. “Everyone has to follow the law.”

The case is Bader Farms v. Monsanto Co., 16-cv-00299, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri (Cape Girardeau).

18.01.2020 - 23:06 [ Colin Todhunter / Global Research ]

Challenging the Flawed Premise Behind Pushing GMOs into Indian Agriculture

To evaluate the pro-GMO lobby’s rhetoric that GE is needed to ‘feed the world’, we first need to understand the dynamics of a globalised food system that fuels hunger and malnutrition against a backdrop of (subsidised) food overproduction. We must acknowledge the destructive, predatory dynamics of capitalism and the need for agri-food giants to maintain profits by seeking out new (foreign) markets and displacing existing systems of production with ones that serve their bottom line. And we need to reject a deceptive ‘haughty imperialism’ within the pro-GMO scientific lobby which aggressively pushes for a GMO ‘solution’.

05.10.2019 - 23:44 [ MercoPress ]

Brazilian soy farmers concerned with new Bayer biotech herbicide, Dicamba

Brazilian farmers are wary of the imminent introduction of a new genetically modified soy seed technology because of the risks associated with dicamba, a herbicide the biotech product is designed to tolerate. Widely used in the United States, dicamba has been described as a volatile product that drifts off easily and may compromise non-tolerant soybeans.

11.07.2019 - 16:25 [ Spiegel ]

Polizei auf Kreta ermittelt offenbar wegen Mordverdachts

Eaton stammte aus Oakland im US-Bundesstaat Kalifornien. Sie hatte im Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Zellbiologie und Genetik (MPI-CBG) gearbeitet. Im Gründungsjahr des MPI-CBG kam sie nach Dresden. Ihr Mann ist an dem Institut einer der Direktoren. Mit ihrem Team erforschte Eaton an Fruchtfliegen, wie Zellen miteinander kommunizieren, um Gewebe einer bestimmten Größe und Form zu bilden.

19.05.2019 - 01:17 [ The Independent ]

Monsanto: Do cancer payouts and global protests signal the end for this agrochemical company?

On Sunday, hundreds of “March Against Monsanto” rallies are expected around the world. The campaign group of the same name behind the protests aims to “educate the world about the crimes Monsanto has committed against humanity”.

The marches – which attract people in their millions – are in their eighth year.

19.05.2019 - 01:09 [ teleSUR ]

Global Protest Against Monsanto, GMO Products

The 7th „Global March Against Monsanto“ is taking place to protest against Monsanto’s glyphosate and genetically modified organisms.

On Saturday, massive demonstrations took place in nearly forty French cities against Monsanto, an U.S. agrochemical corporation acquired by the German group Bayer last June in a US$68 billon deal.

08.02.2019 - 23:10 [ KUN.UZ ]

The French to create laboratories in Uzbekistan to identify products containing GMOs

It should be noted that the creation of these two laboratories at the Institute of Genetics and Plant Experimental Biology of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan will provide an opportunity to conduct research in parallel, on modern topics of GMOs and TOCs, and at the same time it will open new trading opportunities, which in turn will have a beneficial effect on the economy of the country.

29.06.2015 - 04:01 [ DailyMail ]

Could we turn Mars into Earth 2.0? Darpa is working on designer organisms to terraform the red planet

Alicia Jackson, the deputy director of Darpa´s Biological Technologies Office in Virginia, made comments alluding to the technology at a biotech conference on Monday.
‘For the first time, we have the technological toolkit to transform not just hostile places here on Earth, but to go into space not just to visit, but to stay,’ she was quoted as saying by Motherboard.