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Genetically Modified Food

'Green News Report' - June 4, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.04.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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'Green News Report' - May 30, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.30.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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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.

So What's With Libertarian and Republican Senators Voting Against States' Rights?

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

Last week, as it did last year, the U.S. Senate voted on an amendment supporting the rights of states to enact their own laws requiring the labeling of genetically engineered foods. The amendment was offered to the Senate Farm Bill by Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) but failed 27 to 71.

'Green News Report' - May 28, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.28.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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The March to Stop Monsanto: Taking Back Our Food, Our Farms, Our Democracy and Our Planet

Dave Murphy | Posted 07.28.2013 | Green
Dave Murphy

The march to stop Monsanto is one of the most pressing issues of our time. The problem is not just their corrosive lobbying practices, but the fact that the products they produce, GMO foods and chemical weed killers, are in more than 70% of the processed foods we eat and feed our families.

Genetically Engineered Trees and Glowing Synthetic Plants? No Thanks

Rachel Smolker | Posted 07.24.2013 | Green
Rachel Smolker

For the techno-obsessed, ideas are spawned, scientists get grants, become "experts" and build careers, patents are filed, business ventures launched, and PR firms hired, all before the fundamental questions are raised: Is this environmentally safe, responsible and fair?

Is Outrage Over the Monsanto Protection Act a Turning Point for the Food Movement?

Michele Simon | Posted 07.23.2013 | Business
Michele Simon

When food industry lobbyists do something so over the top, we can marshal our resources to respond effectively. Even though we didn't win that particular battle, the outrage over Monsanto's colossal overreach did bring massive attention to the issue.

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?

Michael McAuliff

Senate Rejects Plan To Label Genetically Modified Food

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United States Senate decided again Thursday that it simply does not want to let states tell people whether or not they are eating ge...

It's Time for a Better Farm Bill. Now.

Ocean Robbins | Posted 07.22.2013 | Green
Ocean Robbins

Have you noticed that when it comes to food policy, the U.S. Congress isn't always an unflinching champion of the public interest? Today, you have an opportunity to do something about that.

Monsanto CEO: 'Elitism' Fuels Our Critics

Posted 05.16.2013 | Business

It's not controversial pesticide-resistent crops that fuel Monsanto's critics, according to the company's CEO; it's their own desire to keep poor peop...

A New Diet for the Planet?

Mark Tercek | Posted 07.01.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

You might expect me to say that environmentalists should say no to meat, and that we should focus on changing what people eat in the interest of saving the planet. But it's not quite so simple.

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.

Is the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Committed to Telling Americans the Truth About Genetically Modified Foods?

Carole Bartolotto | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Carole Bartolotto

The American people who are the losers in this situation because they will probably not get clear, unbiased and balanced information about what to eat from the organization that represents the largest group of nutrition-related health professionals in the country.

Tenth Anniversary of the Mapping of the Human Genome: What It Means for Us All

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 06.16.2013 | Science
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

These miraculous discoveries present us with countless dilemmas and are far outpacing our abilities to grasp and address their ethical, legal and social implications. We need more public and professional education and attention to how it is affecting our lives and how it should affect our lives.

Who Snuck A Rider Into The Ag Bill That Ordered The USDA To Ignore Judges?

Mother Jones | By Tom Philpott | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

As I reported a couple of weeks ago, a recent Senate bill came with a nice bonus for the genetically modified seed industry: a rider, wholly unrelated...

Lucia Graves

'Monsanto Protection Act' Foes Find Unusual Ally

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.02.2013 | Green

The so-called "Monsanto Protection Act," a controversial provision protecting the biotech giant from litigation, has found an unusual critic in the te...

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.

Monsanto Teams Up With Congress to Shred the Constitution

Michele Simon | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business
Michele Simon

A provision snuck into the budget bill passed last week in Congress upends our political system. Without any hearings on the matter, the Senate included language that would require the USDA to essentially ignore any court ruling that would otherwise halt the planting of new genetically engineered crops.

Whole Foods, Others To Shun Genetically Modified Seafood

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green

By Lisa Baertlein March 20 (Reuters) - Whole Foods Market Inc, Trader Joe's and other food retailers representing more than 2,000 U.S....

Whole Foods Makes Huge Announcement

The Huffington Post | Carey Polis | Posted 03.08.2013 | Green

Whole Foods has announced that by 2018, all products in U.S. and Canada stores must be labeled if they contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). ...

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.

Emily Swanson

Poll Shows What Americans Think Of GMOs

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 06.11.2013 | Green

Americans are largely uncertain over whether genetically modified foods are safe for the environment or safe to eat, but the vast majority say that fo...