Posts Tagged by Monsanto

Overview of the artificial sweeteners in the US.

Overview of the artificial sweeteners in the US. Artificial sweeteners are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. As of 2013, only five artificial sweeteners are approved on the USA market. Approximately 15% of the total United States population above the age of 2 years use artificial sweeteners, knowingly or not (From: NIH.gov). Artificial […]

Sometime Monsanto loses

I’ve discovered an interesting Federal Trade Commission document, dating back to 2007. (link to FTC.gov) Monsanto encouraged FTC to start an investigation into the “misleading advertizing and labeling practices” related to the rBST, a synthetic bovine growth hormone manufactured by Monsanto and approved by FDA to increase milk production. While Monsanto acknoledges that milk producers […]

About Genetically Modified foods (GMO)

About Genetically Modified food (GMO) Note: per definition, Organic food does not contain genetically modified ingredients, as per Section 205.105 of the National Organic Standards. (From USDA: link 1 and link 2) There are multiple aspects that should be considered when talking about GMO. First one has to do with the way how new genes […]

Food history trivia

Trade dispute regarding export of growth hormone infused beef from US to EU. (From: FDA)   US Government considers retaliating against EU for resisting BT Corn (From: US Consulate via Wikileaks)   Monsanto bribes Indonesian Ministry of Environment official in order to repeal an unfavorable decree. (From: SEC and SEC)   Monsanto’s subsidiary Delta & […]