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Activists Shower Senators With Dollars In GMO Vote

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The Senate advanced a bill Wednesday that would set national labeling standards for genetically modified food ingredients, angering act...

Why Monsanto Just Rejected A $62 Billion Mega-Merger Offer

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business

Monsanto wants more green. The seed and pesticide giant on Tuesday rejected a $62 billion bid from German conglomerate Bayer, but said it would be ope...

Support For GMOs Rises With Education Level

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics

With major food companies like General Mills, Kellogg and ConAgra set to introduce new labeling that identifies products containing genetically-modifi...

FDA Sued Over Approval Of Genetically Engineered Salmon

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 03.31.2016 | Green

• Plaintiffs argue the federal agency overstepped its authority in approving the genetically modified fish.• Produced by AquaBounty Technologies, ...

How One Small State Is Forcing GMO Labeling Nationwide

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 03.30.2016 | Politics

When Vermont passed a law in 2014 that required all genetically engineered food sold in the state to be labeled by July 1, 2016, it likely had no idea...

General Mills Will Start Labeling Its GMO Products This Summer

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 03.21.2016 | Healthy Living

General Mills Inc said on Friday it would begin putting labels on U.S. products that contain genetically engineered ingredients, a move it said was fo...

What's At Stake In The Senate's Looming GMO Labeling Battle

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics

A key debate regarding products that contain genetically modified organisms -- specifically, the question of whether they should have to carry labels ...

Like Knowing If GMOs Are In Your Food? Congress Is Trying To Make That Harder

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.22.2016 | Taste

With just over four months to go before Vermont becomes the first state to require the labeling of food products containing genetically modified organ...

8 Reasons To Avoid Doing Business With Monsanto

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business

It's a formula that seems to be working to chip away at the coal industry: What you can't beat, financially isolate. But for Jeffrey M. Smith, executi...

The Quest To Design A Healthier Tomato

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 11.05.2015 | Science

Last week, researchers in the United Kingdom announced that they’d developed a genetically modified tomato with the potential to help protect consum...

Seeds Are A Sacred Metaphor For Life And Renewal, Say These Faiths

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.30.2015 | Religion

With water, sun and soil, a tiny seed can grow into a majestic tree. The seed's power to transform so dramatically seems almost mythic in proportion, ...

GMOs: The Effects Of Emerging Technologies

Melody Meyer | Posted 09.01.2015 | Green
Melody Meyer

While many of these emerging technologies may hold potential for combating pests, disease and many of the world's woes, we do not have a good enough grasp on how they affect humans and the environment in the long term.

GMO Food for Dinner: What Has Nigeria Learned From the West?

Utibe Effiong | Posted 06.18.2016 | World
Utibe Effiong

Nigerians have watched the debate over genetic engineering and GMOs unfold in the Western world for over 40 years. I hope we will apply the lessons learnt in a way that will truly benefit the current and future generations of our people.

GMOs: Are We Crossing the Tipping Point?

Ann Purcell | Posted 06.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Ann Purcell

Big business invests a great deal in making their desires known to our government. In order to create change we as citizens must use whatever means available to inform our representatives in government of our own desires for health and wellness.

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.

Modified: GMO Labels that Actually Work

Paul Schwennesen | Posted 12.17.2014 | Denver
Paul Schwennesen

After removing overstepping authority on recreational, relatively harmless psychoactive drugs, the "in" crowd immediately does an about-face and asks the state to regulate its food. You cannot, if you love freedom and trust the individual, have it both ways.

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...

A Narrow Loss, But GE Labeling Is On Its Way

Paul Towers | Posted 08.13.2014 | Green
Paul Towers

Let's have a more transparent conversation about the direction of our farming system, starting with crops engineered to withstand an ever-growing amount of pesticide use.

Kenya's GM Ban and the Future of GM Policy in Africa

April Zhu | Posted 08.10.2014 | Impact
April Zhu

A quickly executed blanket ban destroys nuance in the GM issue -- something that the international GM debate desperately needs.

California Won't Be Labeling GMO Foods Anytime Soon

Reuters | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green

By Jennifer Chaussee May 28 (Reuters) - California lawmakers on Wednesday rejected a bill that would require labels on foods made with...

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 ...

GMOs in Kauai: Not Just Another Day in Paradise

Paul Achitoff | Posted 05.05.2014 | Hawaii
Paul Achitoff

If we prevail in defending and upholding Kauai law, the island's children will be safer and healthier. And for many island parents -- like parents everywhere -- a healthy family is all the paradise they need.

A Farmer's Perspective on GMOs

Carole Bartolotto | Posted 05.04.2014 | Green
Carole Bartolotto

Howard Vlieger is not your typical GMO critic. He's a third-generation family farmer, God-fearing Christian, conservative Tea Party Republican, and lives in northwest Iowa. But he is not afraid to counter the "promises and hype" promulgated to farmers by the biotech industry.

The Most Genetically Modified Crops

The Daily Meal | Posted 05.02.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

There's a lot of talk about genetically modified crops today, but the truth is that there are only eight kinds that are currently approved for commercial production.

Genetically Modified Foods Are Not Always Bad

Peter Singer | Posted 02.19.2014 | World
Peter Singer

Regulations to protect the environment and the health of consumers should be maintained, bioethicist Peter Singer writes for Project Syndicate (link). Caution is reasonable. What needs to be rethought, however, is blanket opposition to the very idea of GMOs. n