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Genetically Modified Food

Will a Federal Compromise on GMO Labeling Trump State Law, Forever?

Michele Simon | Posted 04.08.2013 | Home
Michele Simon

I am not opposed to federal labeling on GMO food. I agree this is where the problem must ultimately be solved. However, any federal standard must set a floor and not a ceiling, and not hand preemption over to industry.

Telling the Truth About Food Ingredients Helps the Consumer, the Economy and the Environment

Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.

Eighty percent of the antibiotics sold in the United States are used to raise chickens, pigs, cows and other livestock, yet producers of meat and poultry are not required to report how they use the drugs, despite growing alarm over antibiotic resistance.

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.

Monday Tracks: GMO Debate Rages On After Prop 37 Failure

Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.16.2013 | Green
Lynne Peeples

Welcome again to my (relatively) new blog: Toxic Tracks. Here, I'm posting short bits of daily news and commentary on environmental health topics. Ple...

Genetically Modified Food: One Step Closer to Your Plate

David Ropeik | Posted 03.12.2013 | Green
David Ropeik

The FDA recently announced its decision about the safety of salmon genetically engineered to grow faster, saying the fish are safe for consumption and would have "no significant impact on the environment." Sure enough, the anti-GM folks reacted with almost knee-jerk predictability.

Mark Lynas and the GMO Debate

Mark Tercek | Posted 03.09.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

Lynas had been a leading voice against using genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in farming. When he found that a careful reading of the scientific evidence revealed that his previous opposition was untenable, Lynas said he was, in a word, sorry.

GMO Labeling Measure Heads To Washington State Ballot

Reuters | Rachel Tepper | Posted 03.09.2013 | Home

By Jonathan Kaminsky OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan 4 (Reuters) - A measure to require special labeling of genetically modified foods appeared vi...

To Save the Earth, We Must Change What We Eat

Richard Schiffman | Posted 01.03.2013 | Green
Richard Schiffman

What will we be eating in the future? The history of food has been one long, changeable feast. If we continue to change what we eat and how we grow it, we may be able to feed the hungry mouths of the future.

Genetically-Modified Salmon Not A Threat, FDA Says

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE and MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 02.20.2013 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Federal health regulators say a genetically modified salmon that grows twice as fast as normal is unlikely to harm the environment, clea...

The 4 Biggest Food Stories of the Year (And What They Taught Us)

Andy Bellatti | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Last year, I wrapped up the year in food and nutrition stories with a detailed chronological summary. This time, I want to highlight four of the year's most significant events in the realm of food, food politics, and nutrition -- and the lessons they imparted.

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.

Just Label It Video: Stars Speak Up for National GMO Labeling

Gary Hirshberg | Posted 01.14.2013 | Home
Gary Hirshberg

How do we overcome the money and influence of the chemical companies controlling our federal government's approach to GE foods and labeling? We need millions of Americans to tell our federal government officials that we want transparency, honesty and labeling in our food system.

Grassroots Lessons From Monsanto's Swiftboating of California's Campaign to Label GMOs

Jonathan Greenberg | Posted 01.12.2013 | Green
Jonathan Greenberg

Our movement made the costly mistake of arming itself with peace signs and love beads for what turned out to be a gunfight with an assault rifle-equipped enemy. The problem that We, the American People, now have is that big money has come to dictate political speech in America.

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.

Lynne Peeples

Prop 37 GMO Labeling Law Defeated By Corporate Dollars And Deception, Proponents Say | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.07.2012 | Green

Proponents of Proposition 37, the California ballot measure that would have required labeling of genetically engineered foods, are attributing Tuesday...

A Brit Down on the Farm in Iowa

Professor Sir Gordon Conway | Posted 01.07.2013 | Home
Professor Sir Gordon Conway

It is not a style and form of agriculture suited to the farmers around my village in England, although it might be appropriate, in part, to East Anglia. But it does seem to suit Iowa and it is highly productive and, in many respects, environmentally sustainable.

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 ...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Climate Change & GMOs On Election Day | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 11.06.2012 | Science

With Election Day upon us, most of the latest news to come out of the science world has also entered the political arena--from climate change and Hurr...

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.

Seeking Genetically Modified... Perspective

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.06.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

If I lived in California, I would vote for Proposition 37; it makes sense to be informed. But wholesale opposition to genetic modification makes far less sense.

Just Label It: Take a Strong Stand for the American People

Gary Hirshberg | Posted 01.06.2013 | Home
Gary Hirshberg

Just Label It salutes those who are fighting in California for the right to know. They are helping set the table for a national movement toward labeling of GE foods and have raised the profile of this issue far beyond California's borders.

You Don't Want to Know What We're Putting in Your Food!

Clifford J. Tasner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Clifford J. Tasner

We couldn't let California go the way of Europe, as well as Japan, India and China (some 50 countries in all) where labeling foods this way is the law of the land. So we swung into action.

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...