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Genetically Modified Organism

Tester seeks coexistence between farmers and GMO crops

Tester seeks coexistence between farmers and GMO crops

They don’t get along like peas in a pod, but farmers who plant genetically modified crops need to coexist with those who don’t, according to U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont.

March 07, 2014 12:15 amLoading…
Montanans eye Washington's GMO food fight

Montanans eye Washington's GMO food fight

An Election Day food fight in the state of Washington has captured the interest of Montanans favoring labels for food with genetically modified ingredients.

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Region's farmers not confident in GMO safeguards

Region's farmers not confident in GMO safeguards

Farmers in Montana and North Dakota say neither the government nor agri-giant Monsanto have done enough to safeguard wheat fields from genetically modified crop contamination.

June 09, 2013 12:15 amLoading…
Montana eyes Oregon GMO grain problems

Montana eyes Oregon GMO grain problems

Montana’s $1.7 billion wheat industry is watching cautiously as foreign buyers react negatively to unauthorized genetically modified wheat discovered in Oregon.

May 31, 2013 8:30 pm Photos

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Food market reform groups eye farm bill

Food market reform groups eye farm bill

For farmers and consumer groups seeking dramatic changes in U.S. food politics, the next few weeks are crucial.

May 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Protesters rally against genetically modified foods

Protesters rally against genetically modified foods

Opposition to genetically modified food is coming to a boil nationally and will culminate locally in a Billings protest Saturday.

May 23, 2013 8:30 pmLoading…
Food fight brewing over genetically modified ingredients

Food fight brewing over genetically modified ingredients

A new bill requiring labels on foods with genetically modified ingredients is dividing Montana farmers and consumers.

May 08, 2013 12:15 amLoading…

Guest opinion: FDA must heed consumers and require labeling of GMO-laced foods

FINLAND, Minn. — Recent national surveys by the Mellman Group and MSNBC, as well as polls conducted over the past two decades, indicate that 90 percent of U.S. consumers want to know whether or not the foods they eat and feed to their families have been genetically engineered.

July 02, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Don't order costly GMO labels just to satisfy scientific illiterates

WASHINGTON — Traditionally, the government has mandated labeling standards to warn consumers of potential hazards, such as smoking’s link to cancer and lung disease, and a high-fat diet’s link to numerous medical problems.

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Guest opinion: Genetically modified wheat would ruin market

About a decade ago, Monsanto was on a mission to develop and commercialize a genetically modified strain of dark northern spring wheat.

July 09, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Patented crop battle might be ending

A six-year battle over how farmers are investigated for illegally growing patented crops might be ending.

February 01, 2011 7:30 pmLoading…

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