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Genetically Modified Food

Barry Commoner, Social Revolutionary Dressed in Environmentalist's Clothing

David Ropeik | Posted 12.03.2012 | Green
David Ropeik

Commoner's passing reminds me that now I'm old, and the simplistic right and wrong/good and bad of my earlier environmentalist innocence has yielded to the crazy plaid complications of many issues.

Are We Playing Russian Roulette With Every Meal?

Andrew Gunther | Posted 11.24.2012 | Home
Andrew Gunther

We urgently need truly independent scientific analysis of the environmental and food safety impacts of GM crops, paid for using truly independent funds.

Lynne Peeples

GMO Debate Heats Up: Critics Say Biotech Industry Manipulating Genes, And Science

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.24.2012 | Green

Sporting a white coat and tagged with impressive credentials, Dr. Ronald Kleinman carries an aura of authority on camera as he says, "There are no can...

Standing up to Big Food's Organic End Run: Who Will, and Why?

American Anthropological Association | Posted 11.20.2012 | Home
American Anthropological Association

I am glad, in many ways, that organic items are becoming more affordable. Yet, as recent study participants remind us, while our nation tightens its embrace of organics, we should keep a mindful eye on whose interests really are being served.

New Safety Concerns Raised by GMO Corn Study

David Wallinga, M.D. | Posted 11.21.2012 | Home
David Wallinga, M.D.

A significant aspect of this study is its length. Most previous rat feeding studies for GE crops have been limited to 90 days -- which in human terms would equate only to early adulthood.

Study On Monsanto GM Corn Concerns Draws Skepticism

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2012 | Green

* Paris asks health body to investigate French study findings * But external experts strongly critical of study methods ...

French Study Finds Tumors In Rats Fed GM Corn

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2012 | Green

LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Rats fed a lifetime diet of Monsanto's genetically modified corn or exposed to its top-selling weedkiller Roundup suffer...

Organic Food vs. Conventional: What the Stanford Study Missed

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.06.2012 | Home
Robyn O'Brien

Stanford's report that organic foods may not be much healthier or more nutritious than their conventional counterparts has caused quite a stir. Food, clean from antibiotics, growth hormones and pesticide residue, should be a basic human right.

WATCH: 'OMG, GMO's!' Rap

Posted 09.04.2012 | Home

How much do you know about genetically-modified foods? A cheeky music video by David Holmes, the New York University-educated force behind the popular...

Top 10 Lies Told by Monsanto on GMO Labeling in California

Michele Simon | Posted 10.22.2012 | Green
Michele Simon

The battle in California over Proposition 37, which would require labeling of foods containing GMOs, is really heating up.

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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?...

Battle Is Heating Up Over The Need To Label Genetically Modified Food

Reuters | Posted 10.17.2012 | Los Angeles

* GMO labeling opponents raise more than $25 million * Closely watched California fight has national implications By Lis...

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.

'Green News Report' - July 24, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.23.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Deadly fl...

'Green News Report' - July 19, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.18.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hot town,...

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.

You May Never Have To Eat A Brown Apple Again

Posted 07.13.2012 | Home

You know how the old story goes: You want to eat an apple. You cut into that apple. The apple turns brown. You no longer want to eat that apple. N...

Drift Happens

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Marcia Ishii-Eiteman, senior scientist at Pesticide Action Network Imagine an invisible cloud of a cancer-causing weedkiller drifting slowly acros...

WATCH: 'Where Am I Complicit in the War Against the Earth?'

Bill Moyers | Posted 09.10.2012 | Green
Bill Moyers

2012-07-11-moyers.JPG Scientist and philosopher Vandana Shiva is a virtual rock star in the global battle over genetically modified seeds.

The Twin Janus Faces of Genetic Engineering

Carl Pope | Posted 09.10.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

We need a much broader campaign against an entire agricultural policy and patent system that gives industry enormous incentives to increase our risks and misuse genetic engineering.

Mega Biotech Company May Be Forced To Pay Farmers $2 Billion

Posted 06.18.2012 | Home

Five million Brazilian farmers are now closer to winning a $2 billion suit against biotechnology corporate giant Monsanto. The farmers allege the comp...

'This Could Become A Lawsuit Magnet Well Beyond California's Borders'

AP | GARANCE BURKE | Posted 08.12.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — California voters will soon decide whether to require special labels for food made from genetically modified ingredients, in a c...

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.

Most People Fine With Food Biotechnology, Survey Says

Food Safety News | Posted 05.11.2012 | Home

While criticism of genetically modified foods has received widespread media attention in the past few years, consumers remain generally supportive of ...