GMO http://news.stlpublicradio.org en GMO Critics Protest At Monsanto Headquarters http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gmo-critics-protest-monsanto-headquarters <p></p><p>Hundreds of demonstrators protested outside Monsanto’s corporate headquarters in Creve Coeur Saturday.</p><p>They called for the agriculture biotech company to end practices they say are harmful to the environment and abusive of the rights of farmers. That includes Monsanto’s development and control of genetically modified, or GMO, crops.</p> Sun, 25 May 2014 15:30:25 +0000 Kelly MacNeil 36442 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org GMO Critics Protest At Monsanto Headquarters Monsanto Shareholders' Meeting: Protests Outside, No To Anti-GMO Resolutions Inside http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/monsanto-shareholders-meeting-protests-outside-no-anti-gmo-resolutions-inside <p>Ten protesters were arrested outside Monsanto’s headquarters during its annual shareholder meeting Tuesday. The arrests happened shortly after the shareholders failed to pass two resolutions that would have changed Monsanto's policies on its Genetically Modified Organism products.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Adam </span>Eidinger,<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;one of the protesters, is also a Monsanto shareholder.</span></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 23:26:29 +0000 Maria Altman 33319 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Monsanto Shareholders' Meeting: Protests Outside, No To Anti-GMO Resolutions Inside Monsanto Meeting To Draw Protests Over GMOs http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/monsanto-meeting-draw-protests-over-gmos <p>Monsanto is no stranger to battling the controversy over Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMOs. &nbsp;Some of that controversy will come to Monsanto’s doorstep Tuesday afternoon during the company’s <a href="http://www.monsanto.com/investors/Documents/Annual%20Report/2013/monsanto-2013-proxy.pdf">annual shareholder meeting</a>.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Several groups have promised to protest outside the meeting, where two resolutions dealing with&nbsp;</span>GMOs are<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;likely to be introduced.</span></p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:50:14 +0000 Maria Altman 33287 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Monsanto Meeting To Draw Protests Over GMOs So What Happens If The Movement To Label GMOs Succeeds? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/so-what-happens-if-movement-label-gmos-succeeds I have a story on <em>All Things Considered </em>Wednesday (click on the audio link above to hear it) about the campaign to put labels on food containing genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. The idea is gaining ground in the Northeast — Maine and Connecticut passed labeling laws this summer, though they won't take effect unless more states do the same. And GMO labeling is on the ballot this November in Washington state.<p>One aspect I didn't have room for in the radio story is the question of what might happen if the movement succeeds. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 22:39:00 +0000 Martin Kaste 30727 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org So What Happens If The Movement To Label GMOs Succeeds? In Oregon, The GMO Wheat Mystery Deepens http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/oregon-gmo-wheat-mystery-deepens The strange case of genetically engineered wheat on a farm in Oregon remains as mysterious as ever. If anything, it's grown more baffling.<p>As we <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/05/30/187103955/gmo-wheat-found-in-oregon-field-howd-it-get-there">reported</a> almost two months ago, the presence of this wheat was revealed earlier this spring when a farmer in eastern Oregon sprayed a field with the weedkiller glyphosate, or Roundup. Most vegetation died, as the farmer intended, but clumps of green wheat stalks kept growing. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 07:00:00 +0000 Dan Charles 28302 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org In Oregon, The GMO Wheat Mystery Deepens Monsanto Researcher To Share World Food Prize http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/monsanto-researcher-share-world-food-prize <p>A Monsanto researcher is one of the winners of the 2013 <a href="http://www.worldfoodprize.org/">World Food Prize</a>.</p><p>Monsanto <a href="http://www.monsanto.com/whoweare/Pages/robert-fraley-bio.aspx">Chief Technology Officer Robert Fraley</a> will share the international honor with <a href="http://www.syngentabiotech.com/biotech/mary_dell_chilton.aspx">Mary-Dell Chilton</a> of Syngenta and Belgian plant scientist <a href="http://www.ugent.be/we/genetics/ipbo/en/aboutus/teamipbo/peopleshortbiographies/mvm.htm">Marc Van Montagu</a>.</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 22:33:05 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 27562 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Monsanto Researcher To Share World Food Prize On Occupy anniversary, protesters will take aim at Monsanto http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/occupy-anniversary-protesters-will-take-aim-monsanto <p></p><p>Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street and local activist groups plan to mark the occasion by protesting biotechnology giant Monsanto.</p><p>Barbara Chicherio is with the Gateway Green Alliance, which opposes genetically modified organisms developed by St. Louis based Monsanto and other biotech companies.</p><p>She said tomorrow's protests will represent a shift within the Occupy movement to focus on specific issues.</p> Sun, 16 Sep 2012 18:17:05 +0000 Tim Lloyd 4612 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org On Occupy anniversary, protesters will take aim at Monsanto Monsanto gives $4.2 million to block GMO labeling http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/monsanto-gives-42-million-block-gmo-labeling <p>Monsanto is leading the fight to block <a href="http://ag.ca.gov/cms_attachments/initiatives/pdfs/i1044_11-0099_%28genetically_engineered_food_v2%29.pdf?">a California ballot initiative</a> that would require labeling of food with genetically modified ingredients.</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 20:30:07 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 4348 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Monsanto gives $4.2 million to block GMO labeling Organic farmers file appeal in lawsuit against Monsanto http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/organic-farmers-file-appeal-lawsuit-against-monsanto <p><a href="http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs074/1104248386985/archive/1109637579179.html">A coalition of organic farmers and grower organizations</a> has filed an appeal in its lawsuit challenging Monsanto seed patents.</p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 15:43:27 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 3381 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Organic farmers file appeal in lawsuit against Monsanto USDA gives full approval to Monsanto's genetically-modified alfalfa http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/usda-gives-full-approval-monsantos-genetically-modified-alfalfa <p><a href="http://www.usda.gov/documents/rr_alfalfa.pdf">The U.S. Department of Agriculture</a> announced Thursday that it has decided to allow unrestricted commercial planting of <a href="http://monsanto.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&amp;item=918">Monsanto</a>’s Roundup Ready alfalfa.</p><p>The alfalfa has been genetically-engineered to tolerate the herbicide <a href="http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/registration_review/glyphosate/index.htm">glyphosate</a>, known commercially as <a href="http://www.scotts.com/smg/brand/roundup/brandLanding.jsp">Roundup</a>.</p> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 00:16:36 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 418 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org USDA gives full approval to Monsanto's genetically-modified alfalfa