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Genetically Modified Food

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

David Bronner | Posted 12.22.2014 | 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.

How Well Do You Know The Nutrition Basics?

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.04.2014 | Healthy Living

For such a universal activity, eating can be pretty confusing. Grocery stores are crowded with nutritional jargon -- think: organic, vegan, enriched, ...

Food Labeling Fatigue

Julie Gunlock | Posted 12.01.2014 | 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.

Oregon GMO Labeling Measure Headed For Recount

AP | JONATHAN J. COOPER | Posted 11.25.2014 | Green

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

GMOs and the Right to Know: We've Already Got It!

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I completely support and admire the efforts of everyone around the country (and world) fighting the good fight and attempting to work through our go...

EU Nations May Gain Power To Ban Cultivation Of Genetically Modified Crops

AP | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green

BRUSSELS (AP) — European lawmakers have voted to give EU member states the power to ban cultivation of genetically modified crops on their territory...

Genetically Modified Potato From McDonald's Supplier Approved By USDA

AP | Posted 11.07.2014 | Green

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved commercial planting of a potato that is genetically modified to resist bruising ...

Maui Votes To Temporarily Ban GMO Crops

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green

HONOLULU (AP) — Maui County voters opted Tuesday to temporarily ban the cultivation of genetically engineered crops after a hard-fought campaign fea...

Exposing the GMO Rabbit Hole: Why Labeling Genetically-Engineered Food Is a Must

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.31.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Lisa Bronner, writer of the blog Going Green with a Bronner Mom A battle is raging in the fresh section of your grocery store. Loo...

Dow Chemical and Monsanto Are At It Again as EPA and USDA Approve "Agent Orange" Crops

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 12.27.2014 | Green
Andrew Kimbrell

Agent Orange was primarily manufactured by Dow Chemical and Monsanto, and these two companies are at it again. This time, they've teamed up to unleash a mixture of their chemical herbicides on the American farmland.

EPA Approval Highlights Need For GE Labeling

Gary Hirshberg | Posted 12.16.2014 | Green
Gary Hirshberg

This decision doesn't just disappoint. It is truly frightening for it vividly demonstrates the powerful grip that a handful of major chemical/biotech companies hold over our regulatory process.

People Against GMOs Don't Know What GMO Means

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.09.2014 | Comedy

What is a GMO? Is it good for you? Is it bad for you? Is it just OMG backwards? To get the scoop, Jimmy Kimmel sent a camera crew to a local far...

Food Science: What's the Harm?

Ralph Nader | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green
Ralph Nader

Corporate science is, above all else, secretive. The flimsy excuse of "trade secrets" is used to prevent independent or academic scientists from evaluating exaggerated corporate claims.

Science Advice? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Science Advice!

David Ropeik | Posted 10.14.2014 | Green
David Ropeik

In 2011, in response to a growing number of controversial risk issues that required scientific expertise beyond the abilities of most government officials, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and the European Commission took a daring chance.

The GMO Authority: Who Should Regulate Hawaii's GMO And Pesticide Use

Civil Beat | Anita Hofschneider | Posted 07.24.2014 | Green

HONOLULU -- The question of whether or not counties have the authority to regulate pesticide use and genetically engineered crops was at the center of...

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...

Agriculture Industry Fights For 'Right To Farm' In Midwest

AP | David A. Lieb | Posted 09.09.2014 | Green

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In the nation's agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. It coul...

You Need to Know: The Facts and Debate About GMOs

Eve Turow | Posted 09.08.2014 | 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.

India's Rare Chance to Redefine Capitalism

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 08.24.2014 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Given that many international businesses are themselves widening their view of capitalism and prioritizing corporate social responsibility, India would be justified in demanding balanced behavior from companies in exchange for the opportunity to profit from the nation's economic potential.

Every State Counts: Support GMO Labeling in Oregon and Colorado

Michele Simon | Posted 08.13.2014 | Home
Michele Simon

As we learned in California and Washington (states that narrowly lost GMO labeling initiatives despite being massively outspent) every debate draws more attention to the issue and weakens Big Biotech's undue influence over our food supply.

Kenya's GM Ban and the Future of GM Policy in Africa

April Zhu | Posted 08.10.2014 | Impact
April Zhu

A quickly executed blanket ban destroys nuance in the GM issue -- something that the international GM debate desperately needs.

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...

State Becomes First To Require Labeling Of GMOs

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2014 | Green

By Carey Gillam May 8 (Reuters) - Vermont on Thursday became the first U.S. state to mandate labeling of foods made with genetically ...

My Conversation With Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin

Tavis Smiley | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

Tonight on PBS, I have a conversation with Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, who tomorrow will make history when he signs a bill that makes his state the first in the nation to require labeling of all genetically modified food.

Calestous Juma On Why Africa Needs GM Crops

April Zhu | Posted 05.02.2014 | Green
April Zhu

Sub-Saharan African countries have been slow to adopt modern agricultural tools like GM seeds. To date, commercial GM crops can only be planted in three countries on the continent.