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Genetically Modified Food

Experts Weigh In On Chipotle's GMO Foods Ban

Posted 04.30.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Tanya Lewis Published: April 29, 2015 04:53pm ET on LiveScience. Chipotle's decision to prepare only food that does not contain geneticall...

Chipotle Is Now GMO-Free

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.27.2015 | Green

From the tortillas to the salsa to the chips and marinades, everything served at Chipotle will now be GMO-free. Starting Monday, the Mexican fast f...

A Deeper Look at GMOs With Mark Lynas

Donald Carr | Posted 03.25.2015 | Green
Donald Carr

The attention Lynas's "conversion" brought made him an in-demand speaker for agriculture-related groups. The following interview focuses on Lynas's current interactions with American farmers and his thoughts on other aspects of the GMO debate.

Genetically Modified Potatoes, Apples Are Safe, FDA Says

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK and KEITH RIDLER | Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Potatoes that won't bruise and apples that won't brown are a step closer to grocery store aisles, but some food suppliers say th...

WATCH: Bill Nye Says He's 'Revised His Outlook' On GMOs

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.07.2015 | Science

Call it Bill Nye's big about-face. While the "Science Guy" has been a staunch defender of climate change research and the theory of evolution, he'...

GMO Pesticide Propaganda Machine Continues to Bamboozle

David Bronner | Posted 04.30.2015 | Green
David Bronner

It's past time that mainstream media cut through the flak of GMO pesticide industry propaganda, and connect the dots that GMOs = pesticide companies engineering food crops to sell more volume of more kinds of more toxic weed killer.

Dr. Bronner's Year-End Report from the Front Lines of the Fight for Cannabis Reform and GMO Labeling

David Bronner | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
David Bronner

Both cannabis policy reform and the movement to label genetically engineered foods in the United States made huge strides in 2014. Major battles were won, some narrowly lost, but ultimately victory is inevitable.

How Well Do You Know The Nutrition Basics?

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.04.2014 | Healthy Living

For such a universal activity, eating can be pretty confusing. Grocery stores are crowded with nutritional jargon -- think: organic, vegan, enriched, ...

Food Labeling Fatigue

Julie Gunlock | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
Julie Gunlock

Food activists are free to pursue ballot initiatives. They are free to harass food manufacturers into compliance with their many outrageous demands. But voters should know that this comes at a cost--to large and small food companies, farmers, and mostly it costs you, the consumer.

Oregon GMO Labeling Measure Headed For Recount

AP | JONATHAN J. COOPER | Posted 01.25.2015 | Green

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Statewide vote totals released Monday show an Oregon ballot measure that would require labeling of genetically modified foods ...

GMOs and the Right to Know: We've Already Got It!

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I completely support and admire the efforts of everyone around the country (and world) fighting the good fight and attempting to work through our go...

EU Nations May Gain Power To Ban Cultivation Of Genetically Modified Crops

AP | Posted 01.11.2015 | Green

BRUSSELS (AP) — European lawmakers have voted to give EU member states the power to ban cultivation of genetically modified crops on their territory...

Genetically Modified Potato From McDonald's Supplier Approved By USDA

AP | Posted 11.07.2014 | Green

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved commercial planting of a potato that is genetically modified to resist bruising ...

Maui Votes To Temporarily Ban GMO Crops

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 01.05.2015 | Green

HONOLULU (AP) — Maui County voters opted Tuesday to temporarily ban the cultivation of genetically engineered crops after a hard-fought campaign fea...

Exposing the GMO Rabbit Hole: Why Labeling Genetically-Engineered Food Is a Must

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.31.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Lisa Bronner, writer of the blog Going Green with a Bronner Mom A battle is raging in the fresh section of your grocery store. Loo...

Dow Chemical and Monsanto Are At It Again as EPA and USDA Approve "Agent Orange" Crops

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 12.27.2014 | Green
Andrew Kimbrell

Agent Orange was primarily manufactured by Dow Chemical and Monsanto, and these two companies are at it again. This time, they've teamed up to unleash a mixture of their chemical herbicides on the American farmland.

EPA Approval Highlights Need For GE Labeling

Gary Hirshberg | Posted 12.16.2014 | Green
Gary Hirshberg

This decision doesn't just disappoint. It is truly frightening for it vividly demonstrates the powerful grip that a handful of major chemical/biotech companies hold over our regulatory process.

People Against GMOs Don't Know What GMO Means

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.09.2014 | Comedy

What is a GMO? Is it good for you? Is it bad for you? Is it just OMG backwards? To get the scoop, Jimmy Kimmel sent a camera crew to a local far...

Food Science: What's the Harm?

Ralph Nader | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green
Ralph Nader

Corporate science is, above all else, secretive. The flimsy excuse of "trade secrets" is used to prevent independent or academic scientists from evaluating exaggerated corporate claims.

Science Advice? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Science Advice!

David Ropeik | Posted 10.14.2014 | Green
David Ropeik

In 2011, in response to a growing number of controversial risk issues that required scientific expertise beyond the abilities of most government officials, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and the European Commission took a daring chance.

The GMO Authority: Who Should Regulate Hawaii's GMO And Pesticide Use

Civil Beat | Anita Hofschneider | Posted 07.24.2014 | Green

HONOLULU -- The question of whether or not counties have the authority to regulate pesticide use and genetically engineered crops was at the center of...

Michael McAuliff

Americans Are Too Stupid For GMO Labeling, Congressional Panel Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's pretty rare that members of Congress and all the witnesses they've called will declare out loud that Americans are just too ignoran...

Agriculture Industry Fights For 'Right To Farm' In Midwest

AP | David A. Lieb | Posted 09.09.2014 | Green

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In the nation's agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. It coul...

You Need to Know: The Facts and Debate About GMOs

Eve Turow | Posted 09.08.2014 | Green
Eve Turow

GMOs, or Genetically Modified Organisms, have frequented news headlines over the last few years. But you still may be asking yourself: "What exactly are GMOs?" Here is the basic rundown of all you need to know.

India's Rare Chance to Redefine Capitalism

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 08.24.2014 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Given that many international businesses are themselves widening their view of capitalism and prioritizing corporate social responsibility, India would be justified in demanding balanced behavior from companies in exchange for the opportunity to profit from the nation's economic potential.