Hawaiian activists and farmers today demanded that the University of Hawaii (UH) give up its patents on three lines of taro whose lineage extends back to Polynesian taro first brought to the Islands centuries ago. The University was granted U.S.
Over 40 environmental, food safety, farming, responsible investment and other groups sent a letter Friday to the heads of American Public Television (APT) and Sacramento PBS station KVIE requesting that they pull from distribution a new series on fa.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has quietly approved controversial proposals by genetic engineering firm Ventria Biosciences to grow rice containing human genes on 270 acres in North Carolina and Missouri.
In a first step toward public disclosure of test sites of biopharmaceutical crops, the U.S. Department of Agriculture was forced by court order on February 4 to reveal the locations of these sites in Hawai’i.
In the first legal test of USDA’s implementation of the National Organic Program to reach the federal courts, the First Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on January 26, 2005 that USDA had overstepped its authority in several important respects.
The Center for Food Safety (CFS) today alerted both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Monsanto about the failure of Monsanto to comply with the adverse reporting requirements of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIF.
In what is being called “a victory for local communities,” citizens in Marin County, Calif., voted on Tuesday to join Mendocino and Trinity counties in blocking the growing of genetically engineered plants and animals.
The Center for Food Safety (CFS) and International Center for Technology Assessment (CTA) are engaged in a lawsuit against the USDA for its failure to perform adequate environmental review prior to allowing the field testing of genetically engineere.
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