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What Senate Backers Aren't Saying About the GMO "Compromise" Bill

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 07.05.2016 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Last week, Sens. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) announced what they bill as a "compromise" deal that would label GMO foods across the nation. But the advocacy groups that have fought so long and hard for clear GMO labeling aren't cheering.

Peeling Back the Curtain On Monsanto

Paul Thacker | Posted 05.16.2016 | Green
Paul Thacker

From her home in the key farm state of Kansas, business reporter Carey Gillam spoke with me about her coverage of hotly debated issues and how pressure from Monsanto has gotten much uglier in recent years.

Is the Senate About to Pass a Law That Discriminates Against Over Half of Americans?

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 03.16.2016 | Politics
Andrew Kimbrell

What would you think of a law that clearly discriminates against rural Americans, lower income Americans, minorities and the elderly -- no chance of getting passed, right? Wrong. The Senate is poised to pass such a bill.

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 ...

Public to FDA: Just Say No to GMO Voluntary Labeling

Elizabeth Glass Geltman | Posted 12.11.2015 | Green
Elizabeth Glass Geltman

The public has spoken and the public is correct. FDA should make GMO labeling requirements mandatory, not voluntary.

QR Codes Aren't The Solution: GMO Labels Are

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 12.04.2015 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Rather than setting up a cumbersome new technological platform, why not just add a label to food packages indicating that a product contains GMO ingredients?

The High Tech Hijacking of GMO Food Labeling

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics
Andrew Kimbrell

Despite the industrial food complex spending hundreds of millions on lobbying against labeling, three states have responded to the call from their voters and passed labeling laws. Vermont's laws will require that companies start labeling by July, 2016.

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...

How Real Change in the Food System Starts at Retail

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.22.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

Retailers have historically been, and continue to be, a critical part of the Right to Know Movement. So the next time you see your local store's shelves stocked with non-GMO options, remember to thank that retailer for helping to make a difference in the future of our food system.

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.

What's To Be Afraid of? Congress Talks GMOs with Biotechnology Proponents

April Zhu | Posted 09.28.2014 | Green
April Zhu

The voices of GM proponents in academia and small-scale agriculture tend, more often than not, to be drowned out in the food fight between grassroots environmental organizations and Big Ag.

Genetically-Modified Organisms (GMOs) Have NOT Been Proven Safe

Carole Bartolotto | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Carole Bartolotto

The problem with concluding that GMOs are safe is that the argument for their safety rests solely on animal studies. These studies are offered as evidence that the debate over GMOs is over. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

Michael McAuliff

Americans Are Too Stupid For GMO Labeling, Congressional Panel Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's pretty rare that members of Congress and all the witnesses they've called will declare out loud that Americans are just too ignoran...

The Food Safety Movement Grows Tall

Ralph Nader | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green
Ralph Nader

Across the country, consumers are demanding the right to know what is in their food, and labeling of genetically engineered food. It's a vibrant and diverse coalition: mothers and grandmothers, health libertarians, progressives, foodies, environmentalists, main street conservatives and supporters of free-market economics.

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...

This State Is One Step Closer To Labeling GMOs

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

By Carey Gillam and Lisa Baertlein April 16 (Reuters) - The Vermont Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would make it the first U.S...

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...

Want to Avoid GMOs? Look for This Label

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, executive director at Rodale Institute What do Cheerios and apples have in common? They are the latest and v...

Big Food Companies Push To Label GMOs As 'Natural'

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green

By Carey Gillam Jan 13 (Reuters) - The Grocery Manufacturers Association, which represents more than 300 food companies, is preparing ...

WATCH: Is GMO Labeling The Kiss Of Death?

Posted 11.18.2013 | Green

Would labels that identify genetically modified organisms be a detriment to foods that are just as safe as other products? Scientific American's Mi...

Is the Movement to Label GMOs Anti-Science?

Carole Bartolotto | Posted 08.14.2013 | Green
Carole Bartolotto

The research related to GMOs can be hard to sort through. One study may find health problems in animals, but then proponents and biotech scientists say the study is flawed. But are there any scientists that question the safety and effectiveness of GMOs?

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.

WATCH: 'If There's Nothing Wrong With GMOs, Why Not Put It On The Label'?

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 10.09.2012 | Green

Celebrities from Danny DeVito to Dave Matthews and Bill Maher lent their voices to a new PSA in favor of California's Proposition 37. The legislation,...

Big Tobacco Shills Trying to Stop GMO Labeling in California

Michele Simon | Posted 10.14.2012 | Green
Michele Simon

Why are the same consultants who have worked for the tobacco industry now shilling for Big Food, opposing the ballot initiative that would require labeling of all foods containing GMO ingredients?