GMO Fact Check Archives

  • Oct 7, 2019 22

    Frankenmosquitoes on the Loose in Brazil

    ...and Biotech’s experiment becomes our disaster. Action Alert! In 2013, a British biotech company, Oxitec, unleased nearly half a million genetically modified mosquitoes in Brazil in an attempt to reduce mosquito-borne diseases. But the experiment has not gone to plan, according to a new paper...

  • Jun 7, 2018 8

    Monsanto is Finally Gone…But Not in a Good Way

    Bayer’s buyout of the biotech giant will allow Monsanto to hide in the shadows. Action Alert! Bayer, the German pharmaceutical company, is wrapping up a $63 billion dollar purchase of Monsanto, and has said that it will retire Monsanto’s name. It will become impossible to know which products ...

  • May 9, 2018 3

    USDA Proposes to Hide Genetic Engineering from the Public

    This might be our last chance to fix this terrible rule. Action Alert! In 2016 Congress ignored hundreds of thousands of ANH activists and the majority of Americans, who wanted clear labeling of GMO foods, when they passed a “mandatory” labeling bill that would allow food companies to hide th...

  • Oct 31, 2017 1

    Sit Down and Eat Your GMOs

    Consumers are targeted by the FDA’s newest GMO propaganda campaign. From the FDA: The U.S Food and Drug Administration is announcing public meetings to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, and San Francisco, California, regarding its Agricultural Biotechnology Education and Outreach Initiative. ...

  • Sep 20, 2017 5

    “Big Brother” USDA Wants to “Educate” You to Support Big Agriculture

    That’s one takeaway from a report just issued about how to implement the sham GMO labeling law that Congress passed last year. Action Alert! Recall that GMO labeling advocates were handed a defeat with the passage of the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard. It is a “labeling” l...

  • Jul 6, 2017 5

    African Colonialism All Over Again

    An aid program is serving up African nations on a silver platter—to Monsanto. The deal threatens to rob and imprison farmers needing aid, while growing profits for the Ag giant. Tanzania recently enacted a law that criminalized seed sharing, an ancient agricultural practice that is widespread ...

  • Jun 22, 2017 2

    Lawsuit Revelation

    Government relying on Monsanto’s word that Roundup herbicide is safe? We’ve been following a lawsuit filed by a group of citizens against Monsanto claiming that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the Roundup herbicide, causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. That ongoing case took an interesting turn...

  • Apr 27, 2017 194

    Frankencitrus Coming to a Store Near You?

    A new ruling is expected to pave the way for genetically modified citrus to enter your local stores—but a loophole allows the food industry to keep you in the dark about the nature of the fruit you’re purchasing. The Animal Plant Health and Inspection Service (APHIS) is getting ready to do an en...

  • Apr 27, 2017 1

    Guilty: Monsanto, Global Villain

    The international community delivered a blow to our government’s buddy, Monsanto. Will federal government cronies listen? The International Monsanto Tribunal in the Hague, Netherlands, is an international civil society initiative to hold Monsanto accountable for human rights violations, for crimes...

  • Mar 21, 2017 4

    EPA: Carcinogens Are OK with Us

    Recently unsealed court documents show that the EPA is more focused on protecting big business than on protecting Americans from cancer. A group of citizens found this out the hard way when their lawsuit (the People vs. Monsanto, claiming that glyphosate caused their non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma) was un...