Monsanto

What's Brewing Beneath the GMO Food Labelling Battle?

Sangita Iyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Sangita Iyer

If food items carrying genetically modified organisms (GMO) are safe, why is the biotech industry vehemently refusing to label, and in fact pumping in millions of dollars to defeat measures that call for conspicuous food labelling? This question, raised by nutrition experts and farmers, is more relevant now than ever before.

Does Monsanto Deserve a Prize for Agriculture?

Sangita Iyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Sangita Iyer

If you thought our global food crisis can't get any worse, guess who's winning this year's Nobel Prize of Agriculture? Robert T Fraley, Executive VP of Monsanto is one of the recipients of this prestigious award (equivalent to the Oscars) on World Food Day October 16 for creating genetically modified organism (GMO).

How the Trans-Pacific Partnership Empowers Corporations -- and Disempowers Us

Mark Taliano | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada Business
Mark Taliano

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is yet another corporate empowering deal that is being negotiated behind firmly closed doors, in various countries throughout the world. Not only is public input not welcome, but even the pretense of public participation has been lifted.

New Monsanto Banana Promises Rapid Weight Loss and Whiter Teeth

The Lapine | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada
The Lapine

Genetic modifier Monsanto Inc. has launched its patented new 2013 model Banana Plus with bold new features aimed directly at the image conscious consu...

Interest Groups Turn Supreme Court Case Into 'Save the Seeds' Myth

Cami Ryan | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada Alberta
Cami Ryan

The Bowman vs Monsanto Supreme Court hearing is big news in the United States and we are seeing ripple effects of it up here in Canada. Although some headlines sparked by interest groups that oppose modern agricultural production methods, including use of genetically modified (GM) crops, might suggest otherwise, this case is not about farm-saved seed.

Public, Corporate Funded Education - Is this Good?

Larry Leach | Posted 12.27.2012 | Canada Alberta
Larry Leach

The Calgary Board of Education has recently opened the door to the naming of classrooms to corporate sponsorship. Naming of classrooms or programs leads to some very fundamental questions about public education and has many drawbacks. One of which is if you allow Coca Cola a five year deal on a school gym, why not another school sponsored by Pepsi? If they can sponsor a high school gym, how about a junior high? A middle school? An elementary?

How Canadians Became Mice in a GMO Study

Nydia Dauphin | Posted 11.26.2012 | Canada Politics
Nydia Dauphin

Last week, a ground-breaking study revealed that Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) pose a serious threat to our health. Among the obvious stingers of these findings lies the fact that one of the GMO crops used during this study, the Monsanto NK603, has been allowed in the Canadian food system by Health Canada since 2001. How did our government allow us to become the mice of Monsanto's own experiments?

Genetically Modified Breast Milk...From a Cow?

Gerald McEachern | Posted 10.10.2012 | Canada Living
Gerald McEachern

I just read that the Chinese are modifying cow's milk to produce human breast milk. According to a piece on the Natural Society website, "The milk is still undergoing safety tests, but with government permission it will be sold to consumers as a more nutritious dairy drink than cow's milk." I don't know what I could possibly add that you're not already thinking. It's almost as bad at Monsanto's hormone-laden Frankenstein of a milk product.

Trade Your Lawn for a Garden

Lisa Borden | Posted 07.31.2012 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

This year, I think it's time to do away with your grassy lawn and replace it with food! That's right, having your own vegetable garden has always been smart, but now, it's also trendy. Let's hear it for eco-progress! Here are nine reasons that you should get planning and planting your urban farm (or even a simple herb garden) today...

World's Leading Genetically Modified Food Maker Faces 'Biopiracy' Charges

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.03.2011 | Canada Business

Add a new word to your lexicon: Biopiracy. That’s what U.S.-based agribusiness giant Monsanto has been accused of in India, where the government ...