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Genetically Engineered Foods

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...

You Need to Know: The Facts and Debate About GMOs

Eve Turow | Posted 07.09.2014 | Green
Eve Turow

GMOs, or Genetically Modified Organisms, have frequented news headlines over the last few years. But you still may be asking yourself: "What exactly are GMOs?" Here is the basic rundown of all you need to know.

Another View on Mark Bittman's Recent Note to Food Activists

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 05.09.2014 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

We need to encourage people to eat better and to stay away from processed food. But I don't agree with setting up these examples as a way to squash debate on organics and GMOs.

Scientists Urge Change To Europe's GMO Regulation

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2014 | Green

By Kate Kelland LONDON, March 14 (Reuters) - Europe's stringent regulation of genetically modified crops has no rational basis and sho...

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.

Members of Congress, Farmers and Businesses Call on Obama to Fulfill Campaign Promise on GMO Labeling

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

Although the FDA doesn't need congressional authorization in order to mandate a federal labeling standard for GMOs, federal lawmakers have become increasingly vocal on the issue.

Genetically Misunderstood Organisms: The Debate Rages On... (Part 2)

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 02.17.2014 | Food
Jennifer Schwab

I don't necessarily think GMOs are bad, but I sure do believe we are entitled to know what is in the food that we eat. If a food product contains GMOs, there should be a sticker, label or ID on the package that is plainly visible, letting shoppers know before they purchase the product!

Genetically Misunderstood Organisms: The Debate Rages On... (Part 1)

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 02.09.2014 | Science
Jennifer Schwab

Human intervention in growing food crops is really part of our history. For hundreds, perhaps even thousands of years, we have modified and improved crop varieties to meet our ever-evolving tastes and needs.

The 7 Most Common Genetically Modified Foods

BuiltLean | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
BuiltLean

Genetically modified material sounds a little bit like science fiction territory, but in reality, much of what we eat on a daily basis is a genetically modified organism (GMO). Whether or not these modified foods are actually healthy is still up for debate.

Huge GMO News

Ocean Robbins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Ocean Robbins

Nobody knows what's going to happen in Washington between now and November 5. But from Mexico, to Hawaii and to the 64 nations that already have GMO labeling, this tide just might be turning.

Genetically-Modified Food: Fantastic or 'Frankenfood'?

Steve Heilig | Posted 10.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Steve Heilig

Consumers who attempt to make "responsible" buying and eating decisions might want to reduce their purchase of GM food products for any one of a number of reasons. Or they might not. But in order to make that choice, labeling of GM products would be required.

Ben & Jerry's To Drop Controversial Ingredient

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 06.03.2013 | Business

Ben & Jerry's is removing a controversial ingredient from its ice cream: Genetically-modified organisms. As of now, only 80% of Ben & Jerry's ingr...

Frankenfoods: Do Americans Have a Right to Know What They're Eating?

Tana Amen | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Tana Amen

Proponents of recent legislation to label GMOs are facing a bruising food fight, given that the biotech and food industries have spent massive amounts of money to combat earlier GMO-labeling proposals.

Genetically Modified Foods and the Limits of Trade Agreements

Simon Lester | Posted 07.23.2013 | World
Simon Lester

What is free trade? Is free trade the removal of protectionism? Or does it mean creating a single market where all goods and services sold in one market can also be sold in other markets?

Monsanto and Other GM Firms Are Winning in the U.S. and Globally

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 07.20.2013 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

With a farm policy of "get big or get out" that only benefits big and increasingly consolidated companies, which wield unprecedented power over the market and put small and midsized farmers out of business, it's no accident that we're here.

GE Crop Thriller Leaves Bond and Bourne for Dust

Andrew Gunther | Posted 07.15.2013 | Green
Andrew Gunther

Mounting calls in the U.S. for the labeling of GE foods also represents a huge problem for the likes of Monsanto: What will happen to demand for GE seeds once consumers actually have a real choice over whether or not they consume GE food?

Joe Satran

Bill Introduced To Congress To Mandate Labeling Of GMO Foods

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 04.25.2013 | Green

On Wednesday, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) introduced bills to the Senate and House of Representatives that would req...

Go GMO-Free

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

April 22 is Earth Day, featuring advocacy, action, and resources to support a sustainable Earth. One way we can celebrate Earth Day is to choose an organic, GMO-free diet.

What Every Parent Should Know About Monsanto

Toni Nagy | Posted 04.04.2013 | Green
Toni Nagy

Last time I checked, Earth is the only place we have to live, and what kind of future am I providing for my daughter if I am not cognizant of how my life, and the decisions of my government, effect our environment?

Monsanto Announces $1.48 Billion Profit Amid 'Monsanto Protection Act' Controversy

HuffPost/AP | Posted 04.03.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — Monsanto says its net income increased 22 percent in the second quarter on strong sales of its biotech seeds. The agricultural produ...

Go, Frankenfish! Why We Need GM Salmon.

Tamar Haspel | Posted 05.28.2013 | Taste
Tamar Haspel

Genetic modification raises hard questions that need thorough answers. But, given finite resources to feed a growing population, wouldn't it be great if science could help us grow more nutritious foods with less time, effort, land and money? I'm a farmer, and I say yes.

Why GE Labeling Makes Sense

Gary Hirshberg | Posted 05.07.2013 | Green
Gary Hirshberg

Our government's failure to require labeling, and to be engaged in developing the science supporting GE food risk assessment is an absolute breach of its responsibility to the American public.

Is Genetically Engineered Salmon Safe?

Ocean Robbins | Posted 03.23.2013 | Green
Ocean Robbins

But there are massively disturbing ethical, environmental, and health concerns that make the introduction of Frankenfish highly controversial.

How the Food Movement Is Gaining Strength

Ocean Robbins | Posted 02.11.2013 | Green
Ocean Robbins

More and more people are realizing that our food chain is in crisis. Big agribusiness would probably like us all to continue munching on highly processed, genetically engineered, chemical-laden, pesticide-contaminated pseudo-foods. But the tide of history is turning.

What's Next in the GMO Battle?

Ocean Robbins | Posted 01.14.2013 | Green
Ocean Robbins

Although $46 million managed to put out one fire for Monsanto and its allies, it seems to have started about 30 new ones.