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Pesticide Use Skyrocketing on GMO Crops While Pro-GMO Media Run Interference

David Bronner | Posted 10.18.2014 | Green
David Bronner

Mainstream reporting lately gives a pass to the pesticide industry that pours millions into lobbying government and media elites and defeating voter ballot initiatives to require labeling of GMO foods.

Modified: GMO Labels that Actually Work

Paul Schwennesen | Posted 10.20.2014 | Denver
Paul Schwennesen

After removing overstepping authority on recreational, relatively harmless psychoactive drugs, the "in" crowd immediately does an about-face and asks the state to regulate its food. You cannot, if you love freedom and trust the individual, have it both ways.

Millions Spent As Vote Approaches On Oregon GMO Labeling Initiative

AP | GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 10.14.2014 | Green

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon ballot measure on the labeling of genetically modified foods is starting to attract big money. With b...

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...

A Narrow Loss, But GE Labeling Is On Its Way

Paul Towers | Posted 08.13.2014 | Green
Paul Towers

Let's have a more transparent conversation about the direction of our farming system, starting with crops engineered to withstand an ever-growing amount of pesticide use.

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 ...

GMOs in Kauai: Not Just Another Day in Paradise

Paul Achitoff | Posted 05.05.2014 | 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.

A Farmer's Perspective on GMOs

Carole Bartolotto | Posted 05.04.2014 | Green
Carole Bartolotto

Howard Vlieger is not your typical GMO critic. He's a third-generation family farmer, God-fearing Christian, conservative Tea Party Republican, and lives in northwest Iowa. But he is not afraid to counter the "promises and hype" promulgated to farmers by the biotech industry.

The Most Genetically Modified Crops

The Daily Meal | Posted 05.02.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

There's a lot of talk about genetically modified crops today, but the truth is that there are only eight kinds that are currently approved for commercial production.

Genetically Modified Foods Are Not Always Bad

Peter Singer | Posted 02.19.2014 | World
Peter Singer

Regulations to protect the environment and the health of consumers should be maintained, bioethicist Peter Singer writes for Project Syndicate (link). Caution is reasonable. What needs to be rethought, however, is blanket opposition to the very idea of GMOs. n

The Anti-Science Behavior of GMO Proponents

Carole Bartolotto | Posted 03.12.2014 | Home
Carole Bartolotto

As the battle to label GMOs (genetically modified organisms) rages on, we have another more insidious battle taking place. It's the battle to hold on to scientific integrity, especially as it relates to research about GMOs.

Do Farmers Have Choices?

Jenny Dewey Rohrich | Posted 02.09.2014 | Green
Jenny Dewey Rohrich

I was interested in what the farmers themselves have to say about their seed choices, how they choose the seed they do, and why do they CHOOSE to plant GMOs or maybe they don't? So I asked several farmers some questions... and here's what I found.

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.

Apparently Monsanto Is Having A Lot Of Fun Naming Its Seeds

Alison Spiegel | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green

"Obsession," "Passion," and "Temptation," don't really shout "corn," but those are real names for some of Monsanto's sweet corn [pdf] varieties. "You ...

The Future of Seeds: It's in Our Hands

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

by Megan Westgate, executive director of the Non-GMO Project, and Courtney Pineau, assistant director of the Non-GMO Project We all know humans bei...

Key Points In The GMO Debate

AP | MARJORIE OLSTER | Posted 10.02.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the biggest stumbling blocks to securing a massive free trade agreement between the United States and Europe is a sharp dis...

Monsanto, DuPont Launch Website To Combat Anti-GMO Movement

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green

By Carey Gillam July 29 (Reuters) - A group of biotech seed companies on Monday launched an online forum to combat mou...

Top 5 Reasons to Steer Clear of GMOs

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

Many new organizations, including the Non-GMO Project, are on a mission to preserve non-GMO products, and increase the awareness through food labeling. Want to be part of the non-GMO bandwagon? Here are my top five reasons to let go of GMOs.

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...

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...

The Virus in Our Food Supply

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Alberto Gonzalez, founder and CEO of GustOrganics President George Washington once said, "It is miserable for a farmer to be oblig...

GMO Apples: Coming Soon To A Plate Near You?

Zester Daily | Posted 02.16.2013 | Home
Zester Daily

What if you could buy a Granny Smith apple that tasted just like the real deal but wouldn't discolor if left on your plate? Would you care if the apple's genes were manipulated to reduce production of the enzyme responsible for browning?

Despite Prop 37 Vote on GMOs, Transparency Will Win Out

Andrew Winston | Posted 02.12.2013 | Green
Andrew Winston

Perhaps Prop 37, the ballot initiative that would have required food companies to put a label on packaging if they used GMOs, was poorly constructed. But its defeat is a blip in the arc of history. The power of openness and transparency is a relentless tide that's only getting stronger.