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Genetically Modified Organisms

Laugh or Cry? Obama's New Commitment on Climate Change

Rachel Smolker | Posted 03.30.2013 | Green
Rachel Smolker

What will our emboldened president offer up this time? Will it be more false solutions intended to create an impression of doing something while really just ensuring more profitable business opportunities for the 1 percent?

RYE-sing Above G.M.O.'s

Rachel Levine | Posted 03.17.2013 | Home
Rachel Levine

The use of genetically modified organisms (G.M.O.'s, or GE's) is a hot and volatile topic in the world of sustainable farming. Nordic Breads, however, is taking a stand -- and leading the revolt with rye.

Despite Prop 37 Vote on GMOs, Transparency Will Win Out

Andrew Winston | Posted 02.12.2013 | Green
Andrew Winston

Perhaps Prop 37, the ballot initiative that would have required food companies to put a label on packaging if they used GMOs, was poorly constructed. But its defeat is a blip in the arc of history. The power of openness and transparency is a relentless tide that's only getting stronger.

Prop 37: Labeling For GMOs

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.23.2012 | Los Angeles

Prop 37 would require companies to label all foods that have been made with genetically modified ingredients. It would also prohibit marketing with th...

Genetically-Modified Organisms or GMOs: What Are You Really Eating?

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

There is an interesting aspect of the argument over labeling GM products that is centered upon our individual right to guide our own lives and make our own choices. When it comes to the most basic of human needs, the food that we eat should be our choice, and ours alone. There is no place for "Big Ag" at my dinner table.

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...

Which 'Natural' Food Companies Are Fighting the Effort to Label GMOs?

John Robbins | Posted 10.22.2012 | Green
John Robbins

On Nov. 6, California voters will have the opportunity to vote on historic Proposition 37, which would mandate the labeling of genetically-engineered foods. But Monsanto and its allies are dedicated to keeping consumers in the dark.

Fishing for Labels

Wendy Gordon | Posted 04.03.2012 | Green
Wendy Gordon

Let's take the stigma out of labels and have them do what they do best -- inform consumer choice.

Problem With GMO Corn Is Bigger Than It Looks

AP | By RICK CALLAHAN | Posted 02.27.2012 | Home

-- One of the nation's most widely planted crops – a genetically engineered corn plant that makes its own insecticide – may be losing its...

Lawsuit Claims Frito-Lay Can't Be 'All-Natural' While Containing GMOs

Posted 12.21.2011 | Home

In August, ConAgra was hit with a lawsuit filed by Milberg LLP, arguing that its line of Wesson oils can't be "all-natural" since the oil contains GMO...

Boulder Agrees To Allow Some GMO Crops

The Daily Camera | Posted 12.21.2011 | Denver

The Boulder County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to allow some genetically modified organisms to be grown on county-owned open space land....

Just Label It: We Have a Right to Know What's In Our Food

Naomi Starkman | Posted 12.05.2011 | Green
Naomi Starkman

Yesterday, a broadbased coalition of nearly 400 businesses and organizations dedicated to food safety and consumer rights called on the FDA to require labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods.

A Swedish Burger Chain Says "Minimize Me"

Andrew Winston | Posted 09.06.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

What do you do if you want to be a responsible corporate citizen and you sell fast food? Well, I think your company would look a lot like Max Burgers, based in Sweden.

Pollan, Schlosser & More: United In Opposition To GE Alfalfa

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Maria Rodale

Every once in a while an issue comes along that is so shockingly wrong, that people seem to spontaneously unite in opposition. This is one of those times.

Lyme/Autism Group Blasts Genetically Modified Foods as Dangerous

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Smith

Stop eating dangerous genetically modified foods! That's the upshot of the Lyme Induced Autism (LIA) Foundation's position paper released today.

Addressing Global Food Production

Jose W. Fernandez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jose W. Fernandez

One way we can expand the benefits of biotechnology is to develop regulatory systems based on science, not politics. Impractical legal obstacles are stopping genetically-enhanced crops from saving millions from starvation.

You're Appointing Who? Please Obama, Say It's Not So!

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

The person who may be responsible for more food-related illness and death than anyone in history has just been made the US food safety czar.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

We Get What We Think About - Day Three

Esmeralda Williamson-Noble | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Esmeralda Williamson-Noble

Ok, from studying the Law of Attraction I understand that there is more to it than getting a car, or a million bucks. No, the Law of Attraction gove...

Eco Etiquette: How Can I Avoid Genetically Modified Foods?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

I'm on a kick to boycott all GMOs [genetically modified organisms] because I don't want to support environmentally toxic agricultural policies. But ho...

Life Cycle: Pop vs. Soda? Either Way It's Made with (GMO) Corn.

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Life Cycle is a series of posts that looks at the environmental impacts of everyday things. Last week we talked about popcorn. Chemically flavored...

FDA Needs To Dismiss Former Monsanto Counsel

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Samuel S. Epstein

The recent appointment of Michael Taylor as FDA's Senior Food Safety Advisor is of major public health concern since he is a former counsel for Monsanto who argued rBGH was safe.