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Gmo Labeling

Challenging the Giant GMO

Judy Frankel | Posted 10.01.2015 | Green
Judy Frankel

At a private residence in Los Angeles this past Saturday, chimpanzee researcher Jane Goodall revealed that Steven Druker, author of Altered Genes, Twi...

We've Missed the Entire Point About GMO Food -- A Farmer Explains Why

Forrest Pritchard | Posted 09.22.2015 | Green
Forrest Pritchard

Let's get this straight: we're killing off hundreds of millions of acres not for human food, but primarily for fuel and feed? That's a real head scratcher right there.

Toxins for Food

Maria G Sanchez | Posted 09.18.2015 | Green
Maria G Sanchez

I couldn't communicate as to why I didn't want to eat, because I didn't know how to get through what I tasted, and how I felt from it. Time passed and I refused to eat at Chicago Public schools, the food was beyond fake to my liking.

Monsanto's Bid To Become A Pesticide Giant Is, Thankfully, Dead

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business

Monsanto's bid to buy pesticide rival Syngenta is officially dead. The biotech seed giant said Wednesday that its Swiss competitor rejected its ...

Thanks, Gwyneth, But We'll Stick With Scientific Consensus On GMOs

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.06.2015 | Healthy Living

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Understanding the Controversy and Science of GMOs | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living

There are no easy answers to the question of GMOs, and it appears that they will continue to be a part of our food landscape in the foreseeable future. However, much is at stake.

State Rights, or Big Government and Monsanto Run Amok? House Republicans Will Choose.

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics
Andrew Kimbrell

For House Republicans, this week may be a major test as to whether their devotion to state's rights is a foundational principle for which they stand, or mere hypocritical rhetoric to be tossed aside when a few major corporations want to improve their bottom line.

Define Healthy Eating

Margaret Marshall | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

Your eating style is your choice. To ensure healthy eating keep it balanced and well-rounded. Eat food that is enjoyable and satisfying and is a good fit with your principles and beliefs.

House Votes To Ban States From Labeling GMO Foods

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Do you want to know whether your food has genetically modified organisms in it? The House of Representatives voted to make that harder o...

Shoppers on a Mission: How Consumer Demand for Transparency Is Changing Our Food

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.23.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Courtney Pineau, associate director of the Non-GMO Project As anyone with access to social media knows, our food system is having ...

Mandatory GMO Labeling -- It's Your Right to Know

Gary Hirshberg | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Gary Hirshberg

The crossfire on whether or not to require mandatory labeling of GMOs has become so heated and partisan that it's hard to discern the facts from rheto...

Dear Congress: Give Consumers What They Want -- GMO Food Labeling

Fedele Bauccio | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green
Fedele Bauccio

Labeling GMOs is not about whether this technology is good or bad. It's just about giving consumers something that 9 out of 10 of them have clearly stated they want. Not giving consumers the information they're demanding about your product is simply bad business.

Michael McAuliff

Lawmakers Don't Think Companies Should Have To Tell You If You're Eating GMOs | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress took the first step Tuesday to ban states such as Vermont from requiring companies to label whether foods contain genetically m...

Hillary vs. Bernie on Frankenfood

Judy Frankel | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Food is a good reason for Democrats and Republicans to abscond from their "politics as usual" party loyalties and vote for Bernie Sanders, the 38-year Independent running against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic primary.

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

Utibe Effiong | Posted 06.18.2015 | 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 06.11.2015 | 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.

What's the Beef With the Trans-Pacific Partnership and U.S. Food Safety?

Billy Mason | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics
Billy Mason

President Obama recently campaigned for congressional approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which he claims will expedite U.S. exports to Pacific Rim countries by removing trade-inhibiting tariffs and simplifying customs procedures.

5 Reasons to Be Grateful for Monsanto

Jacob Devaney | Posted 05.15.2015 | Green
Jacob Devaney

Because of the industry push-back against local and state ballot-initiatives to have GMO food accurately labeled, one of the best ways to know what you are getting is to grow your own or support local farmers.

Why Dr. Bronner's Supports the Organic Check-Off Program

David Bronner | Posted 06.13.2015 | Green
David Bronner

The unfortunate reality is that most downstream organic processors and brands are now owned by largely non-organic companies who are not paying anything to promote organics. This check-off program leverages funds that would not otherwise be doing anything remotely good for organics.

10 Chicagoland Good Food Shifts to Savor

Amanda Hanley | Posted 05.17.2015 | Chicago
Amanda Hanley

The local food movement sure is cooking in Chicagoland. While we live in one of the most plentiful food generating regions, it's estimated a paltry 6% of our produce is grown in Illinois.

GMO Pesticide Propaganda Machine Continues to Bamboozle

David Bronner | Posted 04.30.2015 | Green
David Bronner

It's past time that mainstream media cut through the flak of GMO pesticide industry propaganda, and connect the dots that GMOs = pesticide companies engineering food crops to sell more volume of more kinds of more toxic weed killer.

Dr. Bronner's Year-End Report from the Front Lines of the Fight for Cannabis Reform and GMO Labeling

David Bronner | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
David Bronner

Both cannabis policy reform and the movement to label genetically engineered foods in the United States made huge strides in 2014. Major battles were won, some narrowly lost, but ultimately victory is inevitable.

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.

GMOs Expose Senator Thune's Science Problem

Donald Carr | Posted 01.25.2015 | Green
Donald Carr

If Senator Thune actually believed what scientists and the U.S. military tells us about our dire climate future, he would be compelled to act immediately and with force. He'd have to stop pushing for the Keystone XL pipeline and questioning the economic impact of climate change solutions.

Oregon GMO Labeling Measure Headed For Recount

AP | JONATHAN J. COOPER | Posted 01.25.2015 | Green

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Statewide vote totals released Monday show an Oregon ballot measure that would require labeling of genetically modified foods ...