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Genetically Engineered Foods

Go, Frankenfish! Why We Need GM Salmon.

Tamar Haspel | Posted 05.28.2013 | Taste
Tamar Haspel

Genetic modification raises hard questions that need thorough answers. But, given finite resources to feed a growing population, wouldn't it be great if science could help us grow more nutritious foods with less time, effort, land and money? I'm a farmer, and I say yes.

Why GE Labeling Makes Sense

Gary Hirshberg | Posted 05.07.2013 | Green
Gary Hirshberg

Our government's failure to require labeling, and to be engaged in developing the science supporting GE food risk assessment is an absolute breach of its responsibility to the American public.

Is Genetically Engineered Salmon Safe?

Ocean Robbins | Posted 03.23.2013 | Green
Ocean Robbins

But there are massively disturbing ethical, environmental, and health concerns that make the introduction of Frankenfish highly controversial.

How the Food Movement Is Gaining Strength

Ocean Robbins | Posted 02.11.2013 | Green
Ocean Robbins

More and more people are realizing that our food chain is in crisis. Big agribusiness would probably like us all to continue munching on highly processed, genetically engineered, chemical-laden, pesticide-contaminated pseudo-foods. But the tide of history is turning.

What's Next in the GMO Battle?

Ocean Robbins | Posted 01.14.2013 | Green
Ocean Robbins

Although $46 million managed to put out one fire for Monsanto and its allies, it seems to have started about 30 new ones.

Did Monsanto Trick California Voters?

Ocean Robbins | Posted 01.08.2013 | Green
Ocean Robbins

California could have been the first state in the nation to mandate the labeling of genetically engineered foods. The food movement is growing fast, but as a political force, it's still in its infancy.

Lies, Dirty Tricks and $45 Million Kill GMO Labeling in California

Michele Simon | Posted 01.08.2013 | Green
Michele Simon

Despite polling in mid-September showing an overwhelming lead, the measure lost by 53 to 47 percent, which is relatively close considering the "No" side's tactics.

WATCH: GMO Prop Debate Heats Up

Posted 11.07.2012 | Los Angeles

HuffPost LA's Kathleen Miles participated in a debate on HuffPost Live about California's hotly contested Prop 37, which would require that companies ...

GMOs in Food: Better Safe -- Or, at Least, Informed -- Than Sorry? (Or, Vote 'Yes' on California Proposition 37)

Steve Heilig | Posted 01.06.2013 | Home
Steve Heilig

At this point, it's almost as much a philosophical decision as a scientific one.

Can Genetically Engineered Foods Hurt Your Health?

Posted 11.01.2012 | Healthy Living

By Brooke Borel for Genetically engineered (GE) foods are in the headlines again. Last month, a controversial French study claimed th...

Top 7 Genetically Modified Crops

Margie Kelly | Posted 12.30.2012 | Green
Margie Kelly

Do you have any cereals, crackers, cookies, snack bars, soy milk or baby formula? How about anything with corn syrup or processed food made from corn? If so, you are probably eating food containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

WATCH: GMO Ag Company Touts Seed Corn With a Bug Zapper in Every Bite

Ken Cook | Posted 12.19.2012 | Green
Ken Cook

Pesticide and chemical companies battling California's Proposition 37, which would require labeling of genetically engineered foods, are telling Californians these genetically engineered foods are perfectly safe and no different from food grown naturally.

Vote Yes on Prop 37

Jillian Michaels | Posted 12.18.2012 | Green
Jillian Michaels

Knowledge is the key to creating a healthier nation. Currently, genetically engineered (GE) foods are not labeled, so we have no way of knowing if the food we are eating is a product of this artificial process.

Gamechanging News About GMOs

Ocean Robbins | Posted 12.12.2012 | Home
Ocean Robbins

Following an explosive and controversial French study indicating a link between Monsanto's controversial genetically engineered corn and cancer, Russian authorities have suspended all imports and use of GMO corn. And it's not just Russia that's appalled by what's been learned.

Californians Want to Know What Is in Their Food. We'll Tell Them

Jayson Lusk | Posted 12.11.2012 | San Francisco
Jayson Lusk

It seems many people confuse the "right to know" with the "right to buy." Many people want to avoid foods made with GE, and fortunately there are ways for them currently to do so.

What's So Bad About GEs?

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 10.20.2012 | Green
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

I believe we have a right to know what's in our food -- from calories to fat content to genetically modified ingredients -- so we can choose healthier foods for our families.

Lynne Peeples

Food Fight: Biotech Spends Millions To Fight GMO Labels As Critics Warn Of Rising Pesticide Use, Health Risks | Lynne Peeples | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green

On page 16 of the Biotechnology Basics Activity Book, a "Kidz Quiz" asks the question, "Does biotechnology help people reduce their use of pesticides?...

Fighting GMO Labeling in California Is Food Lobby's "Highest Priority"

Michele Simon | Posted 09.29.2012 | Home
Michele Simon

The food industry is always in charge. That's why the nation's largest packaged food lobby and its members are shaking in its boots over 90 percent of Californians wanting to see GMO labeling on food.

Genetically-Modified Babies -- The Answer to Infertility or Cause for Concern?

Donna Gates | Posted 09.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Gates

According to reports, after some trial and error in the laboratory, 30 healthy and successfully genetically-engineered (GE) babies have been born in the United States.

20 Years Later, the Biotech Brigade Marches on...

Heather Pilatic | Posted 08.04.2012 | Green
Heather Pilatic

When government officials are consistently opposed to the idea of regulation (i.e. the implementation of rules of governance) one wonders what they're doing in their posts... other than jockeying for a better-paid exit when they next waltz through the revolving door.

20 Years of GMO Policy That Keeps Americans in the Dark About Their Food

Dave Murphy | Posted 07.30.2012 | Green
Dave Murphy

Clearly, Americans believe strongly in their right to know what's in their food. Ninety percent of U.S. voters want this type of labeling. Yet we still don't have it. Why?

Obama Campaign Stop at Factory Farm Propaganda Site, Billed as 'Grassroots Event'

Dave Murphy | Posted 07.25.2012 | Green
Dave Murphy

By showing up at the Paul R. Knapp "Animal Learning Center," President Obama and his staff show that they are out of touch with the needs of rural Iowans and likely to continue to plow down their unsustainable path of supporting the industrial agribusiness lobby.

Turn the Lights All the Way Up

Gary Hirshberg | Posted 07.02.2012 | Home
Gary Hirshberg

Our food system has been adept at keeping the lights out or at least dimmed. But that is changing. The FDA should start by following the practices of more than 40 other nations and label genetically engineered foods.

Something Historic Is About to Happen

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 04.30.2012 | Green
Dr. Joseph Mercola

I'm pleased to announce that the Money Bomb Against Monsanto has been officially launched!

1 Million Call On FDA To Label Genetically Engineered Food

Naomi Starkman | Posted 05.27.2012 | Home
Naomi Starkman

A record-breaking one million Americans of all political persuasions have called on the FDA to label genetically engineered foods.