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GM wants to ban direct Tesla sales in Ohio

In the battle between Tesla Motors and entrenched car dealers, reinforcements have arrived for the status quo in the form of General Motors. With the recent setback in New Jersey, the battlefield has shifted to Ohio, where……

General Motors recalls 824,000 more cars over ignition problem

General Motors on Friday recalled 824,000 more cars for possible problems with ignitions that have led to more than 30 accidents and 12 deaths. Last month, GM called back 1.6 million cars amid questions over why it took years to address a defect it knew about as early as 2001.…

General Motors knew of deadly ignition switch problems in 2001

General Motors knew of problems with its auto ignition switches, blamed for numerous crashes and 12 deaths, as early as 2001, three years before previously thought, fresh data shows. GM’s updated chronology of the problem, sent to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, says a report during pre-production work…

General Motors faces congressional probe over slow recall

General Motors and the US auto safety regulator faced fresh scrutiny Tuesday as Congress launched a probe into why both were slow to act on a problem with GM cars linked to 13 deaths. Lawmaker Fred Upton said the House Energy and Commerce Committee would hold hearings into the issue…

France continues to push ban on genetically modified corn due to environmental risks

PARIS (Reuters) – France published a decree on Monday to prevent the planting of genetically modified maize as a stop-gap measure, while the government works on changes to domestic and European laws to ensure a longer-term ban. The French government, which says GM crops present environmental risks, has been trying…

Fish oil could soon come from GM crop

Oils could provide feed for farmed fish and ultimately be used as a health supplement in human foods such as margarine A genetically-modified plant that produces seeds packed with fish oils is set to be grown in open fields in the UK within months, scientists announced on Friday. The oils…

Genetic modification blamed for rejected Washington alfalfa crop

Farmer in Washington state reports his alfalfa shipment was rejected after testing positive for genetic modification Authorities were investigating a new suspected case of crop contamination on Thursday – the second in the Pacific northwest in five months – after samples of hay tested positive for genetically modified traits. The…

French president promises to keep ban on Monsanto GMO corn despite court ruling

French President Francois Hollande said Friday that a ban on growing GM corn sold by US giant Monsanto would remain in place, despite a court ruling reversing the suspension. “The moratorium will be extended,” he said on a visit to the southwestern department of Dordogne. France’s Council of State court…

Study links genetically modified grain to stomach inflammation in pigs

By Carey Gillam (Reuters) – Pigs fed a diet of only genetically modified grain showed markedly higher stomach inflammation than pigs who dined on conventional feed, according to a new study by a team of Australian scientists and U.S. researchers. The study adds to an intensifying public debate over the…

Cables reveal American diplomats lobbied aggressively overseas to promote genetically modified (GM) food crops

Review of more than 900 cables reveals campaign to break down resistance to GM products in Europe and other countries American diplomats lobbied aggressively overseas to promote genetically modified (GM) food crops such as soy beans, an analysis of official cable traffic revealed on Tuesday. The review of more than…

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