Stories by Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero

Puerto Rican journalist Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero directs the Puerto Rico Project on Biosafety. He is also a Research Associate of the Institute for Social Ecology, a fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program, and a senior fellow of the Society of Environmental Journalists. subscribe to Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero's feed

Posted on: Jul 13, 2004, Source: AlterNet

If the American people are for the most part unaware of genetic engineering and food biotechnology issues, the people of Puerto Rico are blissfully in the dark – so far.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2004, Source: ZNet

What would happen if contraceptive corn or antibiotic wheat accidentally made it to the supermarket? Nobody knows, but that isn't stopping agribusiness from pursuing these crops.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2003, Source: AlterNet

American corporations are taking advantage of "free-trade" agreements to find plants, animals and even people they can patent and turn into profit.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The Bush Administration is threatening the E.U. with legal action unless they allow U.S. biotech foods into their food supply. The problem is, Europe's not budging.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2002, Source: CorpWatch

Biotech companies, farm equipment manufacturers, agribusiness giants and even NASA are teaming up to sell farmers more unnecessary technology.