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Genetically Engineered Foods

Big Ag's Gifts For 2011

Andrew Gunther | Posted 02.27.2012 | Home
Andrew Gunther

Cheap food comes at a cost. But the good news is that it is not too late to change the way our food is produced.

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.

When Will Genetically Engineered Salmon Be On Your Dinner Table?

AP | By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 11.12.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress are pushing to stop the Food and Drug Administration from approving genetically engineered salmon, saying not enough...

Consumer Choice and Genetically Engineered Fish

George Leonard | Posted 07.24.2011 | Home
George Leonard

Californians are known for discerning taste and deserve the right to be eco- and health-conscious "foodies." But to do so, the state legislature should make sure the industry reveals what's at the fish counter before it ends up on our plate.

Bittman: Why Aren't G.M.O. Foods Labeled?

Mark Bittman in the New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

If you want to avoid sugar, aspartame, trans-fats, MSG, or just about anything else, you read the label. If you want to avoid G.M.O.'s -- genetically ...

Bush's Environmental Legacy on GMOs Is Irreversible

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

After all weather effects of 21st century climate change have disappeared from the earth's surface, two destructive impacts traceable to George Bush's policies will yet remain.

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.

Are GMOs Safe?

Paul Tullis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul Tullis

The most profound innovation to come to many crops in the last generation is genetic engineering. The cultivation of corn and soy today is so scientifically advanced it would be unrecognizable to a farmer just 40 years ago.

Green News Report: November 30, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: After fai...

What Do Cows' Milk And Thicker Skulls Have In Common?

Gregory Cochran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Gregory Cochran

Note that old-style humans had much thicker skulls than we do today. Field researchers have actually mistaken fragments of a homo erectus skull for part of a turtle shell.

ARe Genetically Modified Foods The Secondhand Smoke Of This Century?

Ashley Koff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ashley Koff

GM foods came into our world with the promise of feeding the world, of helping farmers be more productive and as a result better off financially, and of being just as safe as their non-GMO relative.

Genetically Modified Foods: 4 Reasons To Celebrate Non-GMO Month

Joshua Rosenthal | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joshua Rosenthal

Let's all become more aware of the products and foods that may contain GMOs and as consumers, make the most informed decisions.

Salmon Stranger Than Sci-Fi

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robyn O'Brien

Now I'm not sure about you, but these headlines about our food supply are getting pretty tough to stomach. I can't help but yearn for simpler times.

Will You Be Eating Genetically Modified Fish Without Knowing It?

Andrew Gunther | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Gunther

News that an "efficient and environmentally sustainable" genetically modified salmon may be a step closer to commercial release had me reaching for a large pinch of salt -- and not to help season the dish.

PHOTOS: 12 Of Greenpeace's Summer Protests From Around The World

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From Mexico City to Malta, Berlin to Hong Kong, Greenpeace created impressive protests against environmental injustices this summer. Protesters wore h...

Kellogg's Loves Genetically Engineered Foods

Ronnie Cummins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ronnie Cummins

Let Kellogg's know that organic consumers don't appreciate Kellogg's "so-what" attitude toward the genetic contamination of organic crops!

Genetically Modified Gene Out of the Bottle and Running Wild

Andrew Gunther | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Gunther

As GM evolves and genes are swapped between GM and non-GM plants, GM and wild will be one in the same -- there could be virtually no such thing as a non-GM food plant or food crop.

Genetically Modified Salmon Jeopardize Environment, May Endanger Consumer Health

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wenonah Hauter

The FDA may allow the sale of genetically modified salmon to consumers. Already, flaws in the review process surrounding this controversial disruption to the natural food chain are coming into focus.

The Dangers of Genetically Engineered Milk

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samuel S. Epstein

Genetically engineered milk is very different than natural milk, and clearly qualifies for FDA's explicit mandatory labeling.

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.

Biotech Alfalfa: Supreme Court Isn't Convinced It Should Be Banned

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court justices on Tuesday sharply questioned a lower court's decision that has prohibited biotech giant Monsanto Co. from sellin...

Supreme Court Rules Monsanto Is "Innocent Until Proven Guilty" As Children Bear Witness

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robyn O'Brien

Those who stand to gain or lose the most from this decision, given the environmental and health implications of genetically engineered alfalfa, are our children.

Hormonal Milk and Meat: A Dangerous Public Health Risk

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samuel S. Epstein

On June 3, 1999, the UN Food Safety Agency, representing 101 nations worldwide, ruled unanimously not to endorse or set safety standards for rBGH milk. This has resulted in an international ban on US milk.

USDA Says Genetically-Engineered Alfalfa is Safe for Environment

Marlen Suyapa Bodden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marlen Suyapa Bodden

Environmental and food safety advocates are cheering the attention that the use of genetically-engineered plants will get in an upcoming Monsanto appeal, but worry that the USDA will short-circuit the appeals process.

Seeds of Life: Beta Vulgaris (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

This is the second installment of an ongoing series titled Seeds of Life. Frank Morton, an organic seed breeder from Philomath, Oregon, shares his concerns over the threat of contamination.