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Genetically Modified Organisms

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.

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...

Pesticide Use Skyrocketing on GMO Crops While Pro-GMO Media Run Interference

David Bronner | Posted 12.17.2014 | Green
David Bronner

Mainstream reporting lately gives a pass to the pesticide industry that pours millions into lobbying government and media elites and defeating voter ballot initiatives to require labeling of GMO foods.

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...

Maui Mayor Says Banning GMOs Is Impractical

AP | Posted 10.03.2014 | Green

WAILEA, Hawaii (AP) — A moratorium on genetically modified crops is impractical, incumbent Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa said. A proposed moratori...

'The 6th Extinction:' A Talk with James Rollins

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.12.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

James Rollins is more than a thriller author. He's a veterinarian, a man of science, and writes best-selling novels evocative of Michael Crichton and Isaac Asimov, but with a uniquely imaginative flavor of their own.

Media on Middle East, ACA in Court, GMOs in Food

HuffPost Radio | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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Matalin and Corn debate déjà vu news - Israel back in Gaza and ACA back in court. Consensus: there's not a media bias but a rough balance between pro-Israel talking heads and the flood of photos of dead civilians. Also: why not label GMOs in processed food?

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...

Here's A Doctor's Breakdown Of What You Need To Know About GMOs

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 06.19.2014 | Green

Go into any organic or health food store, and you'll see the labels plastered over and over again in big, block letters: "Non-GMO Project Verified." Y...

State Becomes First To Require Labeling Of GMOs

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2014 | Green

By Carey Gillam May 8 (Reuters) - Vermont on Thursday became the first U.S. state to mandate labeling of foods made with genetically ...

Calestous Juma On Why Africa Needs GM Crops

April Zhu | Posted 05.02.2014 | Green
April Zhu

Sub-Saharan African countries have been slow to adopt modern agricultural tools like GM seeds. To date, commercial GM crops can only be planted in three countries on the continent.

Vermont To Become First State To Require Labels On GMO Foods

AP | DAVE GRAM and LISA RATHKE | Posted 06.23.2014 | Green

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requir...

Why This State Is Ground Zero For The GMO Debate

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green

WAIALUA, Hawaii (AP) — You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii. The t...

Support Earth Month by Taking the Non-GMO Challenge

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.01.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

For the past 44 years, people across the globe have celebrated our beloved planet during Earth Month in April.

Here's What GMO Labeling Will Cost You

Pew's Stateline | Pamela M. Prah | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

GM Proponents Claim Genetic Engineering Is Just an Extension of Natural Plant Breeding

Lesley Daunt | Posted 05.12.2014 | Home
Lesley Daunt

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have been controversial since they were first introduced into the food supply in the mid-'90s. For those who are...

Warning: Industry Spin May Be Hazardous to Your Health; Learn the Truth About GE Foods

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 02.11.2014 | Home
Elizabeth Kucinich

I've taken a tiny sampling of the industry's talking points and looked a little deeper. The following claims come from the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food. The arguments they are propagating are beyond flawed and incomplete: They are downright wrong.

Plan To Require GMO Labels Reviewed By State Lawmakers

AP | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State lawmakers in Rhode Island are taking a closer look at proposals to require labels on food containing genetically modif...

Monsanto CTO: Humanity Needs Science, Not Ideology

Dr. Robert T. Fraley | Posted 03.18.2014 | Home
Dr. Robert T. Fraley

It appears that for some people -- whether the issue is vaccination, GM technology, pasteurization or climate change -- there can never be enough proof.

Big-Ag Companies Sue To Block Anti-GMO Law In Hawaii

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

In November, Hawaii's Kauai County Council passed a groundbreaking GMO bill that limits biotech crop and pesticide use on the island of Kauai. The law...

Law Firms Offer Pro-Bono Services To Help County Fight GMO Suit

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

HONOLULU (AP) — Kauai County will be taking law firms up on their offers for free legal help defending an ordinance regulating the use of pesticides...

The Future Of Agriculture Requires Dialogue

Dr. Robert T. Fraley | Posted 03.01.2014 | Green
Dr. Robert T. Fraley

Although we have done a good job communicating with farmers, we haven't connected as well with consumers. I am confident they will at least be open to listening to us if they know we're listening to them. I believe we can find common-ground solutions.

The Dark Side of Coca-Cola's Healthy Brands

Ocean Robbins | Posted 02.04.2014 | Green
Ocean Robbins

In the last few years, sales of natural and organic foods have become big business. Annual revenues have nearly tripled since 2001, and they now exceed $91 billion. Healthy food isn't just for hippies any more, and corporate America wants in on the action.

The Food Industry's Choice

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

The food industry has a choice to make: stand with the chemical companies or stand with its consumers.