Tag Archives: Agribusiness

Agribiz food at risk for Cyclospora cayetanensis contamination

Taylor Farms, the large vegetable producer whose salad mix has been linked to hundreds of sickened people in 22 states, has had an unusual number of voluntary recalls for potentially tainted products in the last three years.The recent recall of greens used at Olive Garden, Red Lobster and possibly other restaurant chains is Taylor Farm’s […]

Agribiz set to takeover Asia with GMO “Golden Rice”

Scientists in the Philippines are weeks from submitting a genetically modified variety of rice to the authorities for biosafety evaluations.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23581877   They claim it could be in the fields within a year. But campaigners say “Golden Rice” is a dangerous way to tackle malnutrition. It has taken scientists more than two decades to boost […]

Monsanto changes strategy to get GMO into EU

Biotechnology giant Monsanto is scrapping plans to win approval to grow new types of genetically modified crops in the European Union. However, it will look to get EU approval to import its genetically modified crop varieties from the US and South America into Europe. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23356054  In Europe there have been concerns about the use of […]

Whole Foods admits selling GMO food

Genetically modified ingredients are deeply embedded in the global food supply, having proliferated since the 1990s. Most of the corn and soybeans grown in the United States, for example, have been genetically modified.”…these food products are somehow different or present a special risk or a potential risk,” http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/09/business/grocery-chain-to-require-labels-for-genetically-modified-food.html?pagewanted=all Labeling is already required in the European […]