Roundup http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Lawsuit challenges genetically modified alfalfa http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lawsuit-challenges-genetically-modified-alfalfa <p>A lawsuit filed in California is challenging the federal government&#39;s deregulation of alfalfa that is genetically altered to withstand the popular weed killer <a href="http://www.monsanto.com/products/Pages/agricultural-herbicides.aspx">Roundup</a>.</p> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 22:05:52 +0000 The Associated Press 775 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lawsuit challenges genetically modified alfalfa Monsanto Roundup Ready beets given approval for spring planting http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/monsanto-roundup-ready-beets-given-approval-spring-planting <p>Farmers will be able to plant Monsanto's <a href="http://www.genuity.com/Specialty/Genuity-Roundup-Ready-Sugarbeets.aspx">Roundup Ready sugar beets</a> this spring.</p><p>The <span data-scayt_word="U.S" data-scaytid="1">U.S</span>. Department of Agriculture <a href="http://www.aphis.usda.gov/newsroom/2011/02/pdf/rr_sugarbeets.pdf">announced today</a><a href="http://ht.ly/3QzDE"> </a>that planting could continue while the Agency completes an <a href="http://www.environment.fhwa.dot.gov/projdev/docueis.asp">Environmental Impact Statement</a>.</p> Fri, 04 Feb 2011 22:38:44 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 467 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Monsanto Roundup Ready beets given approval for spring planting Monsanto announces progress on genetically-engineered crops projects http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/monsanto-announces-progress-genetically-engineered-crops-projects <p><a href="http://www.monsanto.com/Pages/default.aspx">Monsanto</a> today announced progress on nine of its research projects on genetically-engineered crops.</p><p>Speaking on a conference call with reporters, Monsanto's vice president of biotechnology, Steve Padgette, said several collaborations with the Germany-based <a href="http://www.basf.com/group/corporate/en/products-and-industries/biotechnology/plant-biotechnology/index">BASF Plant Science</a> will be moving forward in 2011.</p><p>One project involves genetically-modifying corn plants to make them use nitrogen more efficiently.</p> Thu, 06 Jan 2011 22:38:42 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 265 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Monsanto announces progress on genetically-engineered crops projects