ISLAMORADA, Fla., April 26, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Despite a decade of community opposition, the experimental release of genetically engineered mosquitoes begins today in the Florida Keys. British biotech corporation, Oxitec, in collaboration with the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District, plans to release up to a billion genetically engineered mosquitoes in two phases. GMO Free USA and the Coalition Against GMO Mosquitoes condemn the uncontrolled release and are airing radio spots to educate Florida Keys residents about the health and environmental risks.
ISLAMORADA, Fla., February 24, 2021 /3BL Media/ -The Coalition Against GMO Mosquitoes launches a new website to educate the nation and galvanize public opposition to genetically engineered (GE) mosquitoes created by biotech corporation, Oxitec. The Coalition is also sending a letter by a concerned Florida Keys resident to President Biden urging an intervention in the impending experimental releases of GE mosquitoes in the Keys.
UNIONVILLE, Conn., November 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ — National nonprofit GMO Free USA has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of Scotts Miracle-Gro Company’s genetically modified (GM), Roundup-Ready, ProVista brand turf grass and seed. The nonprofit is calling on major retailers to pledge that they won’t sell the herbicide-tolerant GM grass.
UNIONVILLE, Conn., October 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ — GMO Free USA dba Toxin Free USA, a national 501(c)(3), has launched GMOResearch.org, the first-of-its-kind searchable science database of studies and reports on the safety and effects of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and associated agrichemicals.
The Chinese characters for “China” (zhong guo) – middle (中) and kingdom (国) – translate into a worldview that places China at the center of the world. This worldview is more of an economic reality than ever given China’s meteoric ascension to global powerhouse status. What does this mean for the green and sustainable products market?
Now that Stephen Colbert has put his alter ego to bed, some of you may be missing broadcasters pretending to be someone else. Well, apparently, Colbert is not the only imitator out there. University of Florida Horticultural Science professor, Kevin Folta, invented a persona for his podcast, the Science Power Hour with Your Host Vern Blazek. Our guest today is Brooke Borel, a journalist who recently wrote about how, in interviewing himself, Blazek (or Folta) criticized anti-GMO activists and stirred up some controversy.
By Mark Edge, Water Efficient Maize for Africa Partnership Lead at Monsanto
Imagine if a lack of rainfall stood between you and your ability to feed your children.
For millions of families around the world, this is a daily reality. And for family farmers from Kansas to Kenya, drought and pests can mean the difference between a bountiful harvest and a meager one that compromises their ability to put food on their tables … and ours.
Organic food sales have gone through the roof. It’s no wonder. It’s widely believed that organic foods are more nutritious and safer than non-organic — they’re even said to fight cancer — even though the evidence is far from clear.
Socially responsible investment themes come to light in a range of industries we touch every day. Agriculture and food is a prime example, and the emergence of GMO labelling is a big part of the conversation.