StarLink corn recall
The StarLink corn recalls occurred in the autumn of 2000, when over 300 food products were found to contain a genetically modified corn that had not been approved for human consumption. It was the fir...
StarLink corn recall - Wikipedia
Washington Initiative 522 (2012)
Washington Initiative 522 (I-522) "concerns labeling of genetically-engineered foods" and was a 2012 initiative to the Washington State Legislature. As certified by the Washington Secretary of State,...
Flavr Savr
Flavr Savr (also known as CGN-89564-2; pronounced "flavor saver"), a genetically modified tomato, was the first commercially grown genetically engineered food to be granted a license for human consump...
Flavr Savr - Wikipedia
Diamond v. Chakrabarty
Diamond v. Chakrabarty, 447 U.S. 303 (1980), was a United States Supreme Court case dealing with whether genetically modified organisms can be patented.
Genetic engineer Ananda Mohan Chakrabarty, ...
Regulation of genetically modified organisms in the European Union
The European Union (EU) may have the most stringent GMO regulations in the world. All GMOs, along with irradiated food, are considered "new food" and are subject to extensive, case-by-case, science-b...
Union of Concerned Scientists
The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is a nonprofit science advocacy organization based in the United States. The UCS membership includes many private citizens in addition to professional scientist...
Regulation of the release of genetically modified organisms
One of the key issues concerning regulators is whether GM products should be labeled. Labeling can be mandatory up to a threshold GM content level (which varies between countries) or voluntary. A stud...
Mendocino County GMO Ban
Mendocino County, California, was the first jurisdiction in the United States to ban the cultivation, production or distribution of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The ordinance, entitled Measu...
Mendocino County GMO Ban - Wikipedia
California Proposition 37 (2012)
Proposition 37 was a California ballot measure rejected in California at the state-wide election on November 6, 2012. This initiative statute would have required labeling of genetically engineered foo...
Genetic engineering in the United States
The United States is the largest grower of commercial crops that have been genetically engineered in the world, but not without domestic and international opposition.Monsanto, based in Creve Coeur, Mi...