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Genetically Modified Food

Mark Lynas and the GMO Debate

Mark Tercek | Posted 03.09.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

Lynas had been a leading voice against using genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in farming. When he found that a careful reading of the scientific evidence revealed that his previous opposition was untenable, Lynas said he was, in a word, sorry.

GMO Labeling Measure Heads To Washington State Ballot

Reuters | Rachel Tepper | Posted 03.09.2013 | Home

By Jonathan Kaminsky OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan 4 (Reuters) - A measure to require special labeling of genetically modified foods appeared vi...

To Save the Earth, We Must Change What We Eat

Richard Schiffman | Posted 01.03.2013 | Green
Richard Schiffman

What will we be eating in the future? The history of food has been one long, changeable feast. If we continue to change what we eat and how we grow it, we may be able to feed the hungry mouths of the future.

Genetically-Modified Salmon Not A Threat, FDA Says

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE and MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 02.20.2013 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Federal health regulators say a genetically modified salmon that grows twice as fast as normal is unlikely to harm the environment, clea...

The 4 Biggest Food Stories of the Year (And What They Taught Us)

Andy Bellatti | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Last year, I wrapped up the year in food and nutrition stories with a detailed chronological summary. This time, I want to highlight four of the year's most significant events in the realm of food, food politics, and nutrition -- and the lessons they imparted.

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.

Just Label It Video: Stars Speak Up for National GMO Labeling

Gary Hirshberg | Posted 01.14.2013 | Home
Gary Hirshberg

How do we overcome the money and influence of the chemical companies controlling our federal government's approach to GE foods and labeling? We need millions of Americans to tell our federal government officials that we want transparency, honesty and labeling in our food system.

Grassroots Lessons From Monsanto's Swiftboating of California's Campaign to Label GMOs

Jonathan Greenberg | Posted 01.12.2013 | Green
Jonathan Greenberg

Our movement made the costly mistake of arming itself with peace signs and love beads for what turned out to be a gunfight with an assault rifle-equipped enemy. The problem that We, the American People, now have is that big money has come to dictate political speech in America.

Did Monsanto Trick California Voters?

Ocean Robbins | Posted 01.08.2013 | Green
Ocean Robbins

California could have been the first state in the nation to mandate the labeling of genetically engineered foods. The food movement is growing fast, but as a political force, it's still in its infancy.

Lies, Dirty Tricks and $45 Million Kill GMO Labeling in California

Michele Simon | Posted 01.08.2013 | Green
Michele Simon

Despite polling in mid-September showing an overwhelming lead, the measure lost by 53 to 47 percent, which is relatively close considering the "No" side's tactics.

Lynne Peeples

Prop 37 GMO Labeling Law Defeated By Corporate Dollars And Deception, Proponents Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.07.2012 | Green

Proponents of Proposition 37, the California ballot measure that would have required labeling of genetically engineered foods, are attributing Tuesday...

A Brit Down on the Farm in Iowa

Professor Sir Gordon Conway | Posted 01.07.2013 | Home
Professor Sir Gordon Conway

It is not a style and form of agriculture suited to the farmers around my village in England, although it might be appropriate, in part, to East Anglia. But it does seem to suit Iowa and it is highly productive and, in many respects, environmentally sustainable.

WATCH: GMO Prop Debate Heats Up

Posted 11.07.2012 | Los Angeles

HuffPost LA's Kathleen Miles participated in a debate on HuffPost Live about California's hotly contested Prop 37, which would require that companies ...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Climate Change & GMOs On Election Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 11.06.2012 | Science

With Election Day upon us, most of the latest news to come out of the science world has also entered the political arena--from climate change and Hurr...

GMOs in Food: Better Safe -- Or, at Least, Informed -- Than Sorry? (Or, Vote 'Yes' on California Proposition 37)

Steve Heilig | Posted 01.06.2013 | Home
Steve Heilig

At this point, it's almost as much a philosophical decision as a scientific one.

Seeking Genetically Modified... Perspective

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.06.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

If I lived in California, I would vote for Proposition 37; it makes sense to be informed. But wholesale opposition to genetic modification makes far less sense.

Just Label It: Take a Strong Stand for the American People

Gary Hirshberg | Posted 01.06.2013 | Home
Gary Hirshberg

Just Label It salutes those who are fighting in California for the right to know. They are helping set the table for a national movement toward labeling of GE foods and have raised the profile of this issue far beyond California's borders.

You Don't Want to Know What We're Putting in Your Food!

Clifford J. Tasner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Clifford J. Tasner

We couldn't let California go the way of Europe, as well as Japan, India and China (some 50 countries in all) where labeling foods this way is the law of the land. So we swung into action.

Can Genetically Engineered Foods Hurt Your Health?

Posted 11.01.2012 | Healthy Living

By Brooke Borel for YouBeauty.com Genetically engineered (GE) foods are in the headlines again. Last month, a controversial French study claimed th...

Top 7 Genetically Modified Crops

Margie Kelly | Posted 12.30.2012 | Green
Margie Kelly

Do you have any cereals, crackers, cookies, snack bars, soy milk or baby formula? How about anything with corn syrup or processed food made from corn? If so, you are probably eating food containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Why I'm Voting Yes on Prop 37: Label Genetically Modified Foods

Darya Pino, Ph.D | Posted 10.29.2012 | Home
Darya Pino, Ph.D

Prop 37 simply requires food companies to indicate on their label if GMOs are present, so consumers can know with confidence what they are buying and eating. If you think this small act of tranparency is reasonable, you should support Prop 37 and vote yes if you live in California.

Seven Things to Tell Your Friends About GMOs

Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé | Posted 10.25.2012 | Home
Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé

We know it's easy to get sunk by "information overload" and agribusiness advertising. So far the largest GMO maker, Monsanto, and other industry giants have plowed at least $35 million into keeping us in the dark.

Food Fight: Debating Prop 37, California's Landmark Initiative to Label GMO Food

Democracy Now! | Posted 12.24.2012 | Home
Democracy Now!

On Election Day, California voters will decide on Proposition 37, which would make their state the first in the nation to require the labeling of food products containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Prop 37: Labeling For GMOs

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.23.2012 | Los Angeles

Prop 37 would require companies to label all foods that have been made with genetically modified ingredients. It would also prohibit marketing with th...