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Genetically Modified Food

This State Is One Step Closer To Labeling GMOs

Reuters | Posted 04.16.2014 | 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...

This Could Be The First State To Make GMO-Labeling Mandatory

Reuters | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green

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

GMO Foods and the Tooth Fairy

Dr. Robert T. Fraley | Posted 04.15.2014 | Food
Dr. Robert T. Fraley

Food is so fundamental to human life that it stirs our passions like few other subjects. For the most part that's a good thing: Humanity needs all the passion we can muster if we're going to solve the problem of feeding 10 billion people just 35 years from now.

Are Genetically Modified Crops Good for Sub-Saharan Africa? An Overview

April Zhu | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green
April Zhu

The model itself is complex, incorporating the activities of multiple countries and goods, but the concept is simple: If all else remains equal, how much more money can we expect sub-Saharan Africans to make if they just switched to GM?

The #1 Reason You Should Support GE Labeling SB 1666

Jeannie Boutelle | Posted 03.25.2014 | Chicago
Jeannie Boutelle

The one thing I think both sides can definitely agree on is that we just don't know the long term effects of GMOs.

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...

GM Proponents Claim Genetic Engineering Is Just an Extension of Natural Plant Breeding

Lesley Daunt | Posted 03.13.2014 | Food
Lesley Daunt

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have been controversial since they were first introduced into the food supply in the mid-'90s. For those who are...

My Hawaii Public Radio Conversation

Richard Ha | Posted 03.12.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

I was on Hawaii Public Radio this morning. Beth-Ann Koslovich invited me onto her radio program The Conversation. Here's how she introduced it, and yo...

GMOs in Kauai: Not Just Another Day in Paradise

Paul Achitoff | Posted 03.05.2014 | 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.

Genetic Engineering's 5 Epic Fails

Andrew Gunther | Posted 02.28.2014 | Green
Andrew Gunther

Despite claims from the likes of Monsanto and the biotech industry that GE crops are an environmental panacea and will feed the world, two decades after they first went on sale the evidence suggests that GE's key golden promises are beginning to look more like epic failures

The Danger of MIS-Reasoning About Risk

David Ropeik | Posted 02.20.2014 | Green
David Ropeik

Fluoride causes cancer. Childhood vaccines cause autism. Climate change is a hoax. Where do all these patent mistruths come from?

Warning: Industry Spin May Be Hazardous to Your Health; Learn the Truth About GE Foods

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 02.11.2014 | Food
Elizabeth Kucinich

I've taken a tiny sampling of the industry's talking points and looked a little deeper. The following claims come from the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food. The arguments they are propagating are beyond flawed and incomplete: They are downright wrong.

Voluntary GE Labels Won't Work

Scott Faber | Posted 04.12.2014 | Food
Scott Faber

Calling a GE food natural is like saying black is white or up is down.

Plan To Require GMO Labels Reviewed By State Lawmakers

AP | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State lawmakers in Rhode Island are taking a closer look at proposals to require labels on food containing genetically modif...

These States May Be The Next To Require Labels On Genetically Modified Food

AP | DAVID KLEPPER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — In the absence of federal regulation, states from Rhode Island to Hawaii are considering laws to require labels on food item...

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 ...

Cheerios Make Huge Move

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Original Cheerios, one of America's favorite breakfast cereals, will now be GMO-free. In a major move, General Mills posted on its website today that ...

The Future Of Agriculture Requires Dialogue

Dr. Robert T. Fraley | Posted 03.01.2014 | Green
Dr. Robert T. Fraley

Although we have done a good job communicating with farmers, we haven't connected as well with consumers. I am confident they will at least be open to listening to us if they know we're listening to them. I believe we can find common-ground solutions.

Big Ag's Gifts for 2013

Andrew Gunther | Posted 02.26.2014 | Food
Andrew Gunther

Gifts that we didn't really want, need or -- in some cases -- didn't even know about. Here's my top 10 for 2013. It's just a shame they didn't include a gift receipt...

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.

Tougher Tactics Desperately Needed to Win War on GMO Food

Jonathan Greenberg | Posted 02.05.2014 | Green
Jonathan Greenberg

Like millions of parents and activists who oppose genetically modified food, I feel that the stakes are very high in this battle the safety of our world's food supply. If we are to win it, we are going to have to fight tougher. And smarter.

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.

More Than 93 Percent Of Americans Want This To Be Legalized. (And It's Not Weed.)

Upworthy | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics

Are you secretly out of the loop on the whole GMO discussion? Read on....

Industry's Secret Plan to Get the Feds to Kill GMO Labeling in Every State

Michele Simon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Food
Michele Simon

The junk food lobby's "federal solution" is to make it illegal for states to pass laws requiring GMO labeling. Period. End of story. This is not the way preemption is supposed to work.