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Genetically Modified Food

The High Tech Hijacking of GMO Food Labeling

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics
Andrew Kimbrell

Despite the industrial food complex spending hundreds of millions on lobbying against labeling, three states have responded to the call from their voters and passed labeling laws. Vermont's laws will require that companies start labeling by July, 2016.

Challenging the Giant GMO

Judy Frankel | Posted 10.01.2015 | Green
Judy Frankel

At a private residence in Los Angeles this past Saturday, chimpanzee researcher Jane Goodall revealed that Steven Druker, author of Altered Genes, Twi...

As Gary Hirshberg Emerges as Face of Anti-GMO Labeling Movement, Science Takes a Hit

Jon Entine | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green
Jon Entine

Gary, what's happened to you? You do not sound like a reasoned and wise CEO--the Hirshberg that was a leader in corporate social responsibility in the 1990s--but a shrill propagandist. A reactionary.

State Rights, or Big Government and Monsanto Run Amok? House Republicans Will Choose.

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics
Andrew Kimbrell

For House Republicans, this week may be a major test as to whether their devotion to state's rights is a foundational principle for which they stand, or mere hypocritical rhetoric to be tossed aside when a few major corporations want to improve their bottom line.

Shoppers on a Mission: How Consumer Demand for Transparency Is Changing Our Food

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.23.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Courtney Pineau, associate director of the Non-GMO Project As anyone with access to social media knows, our food system is having ...

Dear Congress: Give Consumers What They Want -- GMO Food Labeling

Fedele Bauccio | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green
Fedele Bauccio

Labeling GMOs is not about whether this technology is good or bad. It's just about giving consumers something that 9 out of 10 of them have clearly stated they want. Not giving consumers the information they're demanding about your product is simply bad business.

Michael McAuliff

Lawmakers Don't Think Companies Should Have To Tell You If You're Eating GMOs | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress took the first step Tuesday to ban states such as Vermont from requiring companies to label whether foods contain genetically m...

Kate Sheppard

Political Affiliation Linked To Views On Climate, Energy, But Not Other Scientific Matters | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the United States, whether or not you accept scientific findings that the Earth is warming due to human activity depends largely on y...

Hillary vs. Bernie on Frankenfood

Judy Frankel | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Food is a good reason for Democrats and Republicans to abscond from their "politics as usual" party loyalties and vote for Bernie Sanders, the 38-year Independent running against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic primary.

Ecologist-in-Chief Urges Changes in Production and Consumption

Diana Donlon | Posted 06.19.2015 | Green
Diana Donlon

By taking a strong stance on climate change, Pope Francis shows not only his concern for all of creation, but his particular concern for the poor. Investing in soil health especially in dry parts of the world will help to meet the food and water needs of millions.

GMOs or No GMOs -- Is That Really the Question?

Nyree Zerega | Posted 06.11.2015 | Green
Nyree Zerega

The highly polarized GM debate too often devolves into good vs. evil, or corporate vs. small and organic farmers. It also obscures a much more critical question about food security and the future of agriculture.

This New Kind Of GMO Could Restore Lost Traits To Crops

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 06.03.2015 | Taste

Even the most ardent supporters of the use of genetic modification would admit one potentially troubling fact about the technique: It's very new. ...

GMOs Are On Your Side--Why Aren't You on Theirs?

Paul Stefanski | Posted 05.22.2015 | College
Paul Stefanski

Researchers are working on genetically modifying apples to be resistant to bacteria, potentially saving farmers tens of millions each year, and making them significantly cheaper for consumers--the apples would be otherwise unchanged, the same as average apples.

GMO Labels May Reassure, Encourage Sales, Not Scare Consumers Away

David Ropeik | Posted 05.15.2015 | Green
David Ropeik

The ability to produce hybrid crops with beneficial traits has great promise for human and environmental health. The fight over labeling is a stumbling block preventing society from developing wise and safe uses of this technology, and that's frustrating because the fight is pointless.

Bill Nye Explains Why He Changed His Mind About GMOs

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.11.2015 | Science

Bill Nye made waves last March when he changed his views on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) following a visit with Monsanto. Previously he had e...

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 05.25.2015 | 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 ...