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Genetically Modified Food

Organic Milk: Are You Getting What You Pay for?

Andrew Gunther | Posted 05.13.2012 | Food
Andrew Gunther

At a time when consumers are turning their backs on industrialized farming systems -- and genetically modified (GM) farming in particular -- the new report raises real questions about exactly what people are paying for when they buy organic milk.

Scientists Warn EPA About Monsanto Corn

Reuters | Carey Gillam | Posted 05.09.2012 | Green

By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - A group of plant scientists is warning federal regulators that action is needed to mitigate a growing probl...

GE Foods at a Glance: Just Label It's New Infographic

Naomi Starkman | Posted 05.08.2012 | Food
Naomi Starkman

More than 40 countries -- including China and Russia -- require labels on genetically engineered food. As Americans, we deserve the same opportunity to make informed decisions about what we eat.

So Will That Be the Wild or Patented Salmon?

Peter Hanlon | Posted 05.06.2012 | Green
Peter Hanlon

It looks like 2012 will be the year of two salmons: one a genetically altered "Frankenfish" currently under review by the FDA, and the other an inhabitant of one of the world's last great wild salmon runs.

"Agent Orange" Corn: Biotech Only Winner in Chemical Arms Race as Herbicide Resistant Crops Fail

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 04.23.2012 | Food
Andrew Kimbrell

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is currently deciding whether or not to approve an application by Dow Chemical for its controversial genetically engineered (GE) corn variety that is resistant to the highly toxic herbicide 2,4-D, one of the main ingredients in Agent Orange.

Big Ag's Gifts For 2011

Andrew Gunther | Posted 02.27.2012 | Food
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.

Lawsuit Claims Frito-Lay Can't Be 'All-Natural' While Containing GMOs

Posted 12.21.2011 | Food

In August, ConAgra was hit with a lawsuit filed by Milberg LLP, arguing that its line of Wesson oils can't be "all-natural" since the oil contains GMO...

Labels Matter! What's in Your Compost & Your Food?

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 02.19.2012 | Food
Annie Spiegelman

Ready to get genetically engineered foods labeled in your supermarket? You've come to the right place!

Green Chile Lovers Upset About Pepper's Future

AP | By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 12.04.2011 | Food

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Mention New Mexican cuisine and mouths start watering. Giant breakfast burritos, plates of enchiladas, tacos and even cheeseburge...

French Council Lifts Ban On Modified Corn

AP | Posted 01.28.2012 | Green

PARIS — France's highest administrative body has annulled rules suspending the planting of genetically modified corn, but two key ministries qui...

Our Pre-Occupied Food Industry: Can America Become a 'Good Food' Nation?

Paula Daniels | Posted 01.22.2012 | Impact
Paula Daniels

This big price of cheap is a paradox that is familiar to many, but in this season, the nested ironies are worth remembering.

Food Safety and Terrorism

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 01.02.2012 | Green
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

Welcome to the wacky, dysfunctional world of the "war on terrorism" -- American division -- post 9/11 -- where inaction on food safety could threaten both the economy and our security.

Why We Should Label Genetically Engineered Food

David Bronner | Posted 12.07.2011 | Healthy Living
David Bronner

I've recently been activated on the genetically engineered food, or GMO, issue: If nothing is done, any crop or animal with significant market volume will be genetically engineered within the next 10 to 20 years, and consumers won't know. The main arguments for labeling are compelling.

EXPLAINED: What Are GMOs?

Priya Advani | Posted 11.27.2011 | Healthy Living
Priya Advani

Once upon a time, there wasn't enough research to show the hazards of cigarette smoking. More research still needs to be done on the effects of genetically modified foods.

E.U. Court Puts Limits On Genetically Modified Honey

AP | GABRIELE STEINHAUSER | Posted 11.06.2011 | Green

BRUSSELS — Honey that contains traces of pollen from genetically modified crops needs special authorization before it can be sold in Europe, the...

Genetically Engineered Salmon Needn't Be Mystery Meat for Consumers

Jason J. Czarnezki | Posted 09.21.2011 | Green
Jason J. Czarnezki

Why won't GE salmon be labeled? Do consumers have a right to know? The answer isn't so easy.

Greenpeace Headquarters Shut Down In Australia After Activists Destroy GM Wheat

AP | Posted 09.20.2011 | Green

SYDNEY -- Australian police shut down the Sydney offices of environmental group Greenpeace on Thursday after its activists destroyed a genetically mod...

Eco Etiquette: Is Genetically Modified Food Linked To Kids' Food Allergies?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 08.22.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

The federal government has no problem slapping graphic warning labels on a pack of cigarettes; yet when it comes to something that affects all of us -- the food we eat every day -- we're left playing Russian roulette.

Consumer Activists Push For Label On Genetically Modified Foods

ChicagoTribune.com | Posted 07.25.2011 | Food

When a team of activists wearing white hazmat suits showed up at a Chicago grocery store to protest the sale of genetically modified foods, they picke...

Connecting the Dots: Novel GMO-Based Bug Threatens U.S. Food Supplies

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 07.16.2011 | Green
Alison Rose Levy

A newly discovered pathogen, visible only under an electron microscope, is destroying plants and undermining the health of livestock -- thereby posing...

Adapting to a New World of Invisible Toxins

William Spear | Posted 06.24.2011 | Healthy Living
William Spear

It's a whole new ballgame, folks. Nearly every community in the modern world is facing an invisible enemy. Constant exposures to toxic loads in our en...

Green News Report: March 31, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.31.2011 | 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: Obama's '...

Green News Report: March 24, 2011 (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: Update on...

Shoppers Find It Hard To Avoid GM Foods

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — You may not want to eat genetically engineered foods. Chances are, you are eating them anyway. Genetically modified plants grown f...

Strawberry Genome May Lead To Cheaper, More Durable Berries

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Farmers have long struggled with getting ripe strawberries to market in good shape, but scientists say the recent mapping of t...