Monsanto in Planet Forward Summit

Michael Frank, the Vice President of Monsanto a company that uses a controversial Genetically Modified seed to grow their products, sat down at the Planet Forward Summit for an interview with founder and host of the conference Frank Sesno. The two went back and forth while many in the crowd felt that some of the […]

Can We Feed Our World Without Monsanto?

Every minute of every day, our global family welcomes 255 babies into the world. That’s 134 million new mouths to feed every year, for a total population increase of 2.2 billion in the next thirty years. Hugh Grant, the CEO of agricultural giant Monsanto, often cites the world’s booming population as the core reason global […]

Genetic diversity in trouble for the actions of Monsanto

The Center for Food Safety (CFS) and Save our Seeds (SOS) – two legal and policy organizations dedicated to promoting safe, sustainable food and farming systems – have launched their new report, Seed Giants vs. U.S. Farmers. The new report investigates how the current seed patent regime has led to a radical shift to consolidation and […]

Brazilian farmers sue Monsanto

Five million Brazilian farmers are locked in a lawsuit with US-based biotech giant Monsanto, suing for as much as 6.2 billion euros. They say that the genetic-engineering company has been collecting royalties on crops it unfairly claims as its own. The farmers claim that Monsanto unfairly collects exorbitant profits every year worldwide on royalties from […]

Argentina Milk causes cancer of the colon, breast and prostate

It’s hard to put this title covers my country. But no other. As we say in Argentina: “The bread, bread. And wine, wine.” If you ask me what happens, I think it is simple to explain. Corruption in my country is very large. So is in the U.S. In the north country a couple of […]

Monsanto’s relationship with the U.S. Government

In cables released by Wikileaks this past August, 2011, US diplomats asked the State Department for funding to send biotechnology experts to “target countries” for discussions with high-profile politicians and agricultural officials. The “target countries” include African, Asian and South American countries where genetically modified (GM) agriculture has yet to gain a foothold. Even some […]

Monsanto and its seed patents, genetically modified

“A new invention to poison people … is not a patentable invention.” Lowell v. Lewis, 1817 A landmark lawsuit filed on March 29 in US federal court seeks to invalidate Monsanto’s patents on genetically modified seeds and to prohibit the company from suing those whose crops become genetically contaminated. The Public Patent Foundation filed suit […]