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The Power of Labeling: Preserving & Building a Non-GMO Food Supply

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

The non-GMO movement is, at its core, about the right to know. Because GMOs are unstable and experimental, they are subject to mandatory labeling in more than 60 countries around the world.

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.

The Food Movement in 2012: Our Top 5 Learnings

Erin O'Donnell | Posted 01.16.2013 | Home
Erin O'Donnell

2012 was an up and down and altogether historic year for the food movement. In order to succeed in 2013, the movement needs to incorporate more voices from throughout the food chain and think creatively about how to unite across traditional boundaries.

Monday Tracks: GMO Debate Rages On After Prop 37 Failure

Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.16.2013 | Green
Lynne Peeples

Welcome again to my (relatively) new blog: Toxic Tracks. Here, I'm posting short bits of daily news and commentary on environmental health topics. Ple...

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.

The Future of Food Series: Exponential Solutions to Transforming Our Food System

Christiana Wyly | Posted 02.12.2013 | Green
Christiana Wyly

By 2050, we need to figure out how to not only feed but also nourish the three billion new people who will be joining the seven billion of us who are already here on the planet. And we need to figure out how to do this as effectively, ethically and as environmentally sensibly as possible.

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.

Labeling, Calorie Counts and Prop 37

Michael Seo | Posted 01.26.2013 | Home
Michael Seo

There has been plenty of discussion about ensuring informed choice, but why does this matter? Well, food and the food industry are increasingly complex.

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.

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.

What Matters About California's GE Labeling Fight

Heather Pilatic | Posted 01.08.2013 | Green
Heather Pilatic

California's labeling fight broadened and emboldened this movement's power base just as we are heading into what looks like a spring 2013 re-authorization battle over the now-expired Food and Farm Bill.

Prop 37 Fails: Why We Can't Rely on Policy to Change Our Food System

Kristin Wartman | Posted 11.08.2012 | Home
Kristin Wartman

The food movement learned a valuable lesson in the failure of Prop 37: We can't outspend Big Food and we can't out campaign them, but we can outsmart them. Let's not wait for government to cut ties with Big Food. Let's cut those ties ourselves

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...

Election Day: Not in the Chosen but in the Choosing

Christiana Wyly | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Christiana Wyly

I am inspired by citizens rising out of complacency, questioning their beliefs on the economy, civil liberties, and foreign policies and I challenge us all to continue to be engaged as citizens, and as advocates.

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.

Know What's In Your Food

Michael Green | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Michael Green

Independent doctors and scientists have warned about health and environmental risks from GMO foods, yet our federal regulators have let us down us by allowing these risky new foods to go unlabeled. Californians have the chance to address this situation by voting Yes on Prop 37 next week.

'I Think There Is A Food Movement Rising'

Posted 11.02.2012 | Home

Michael Pollan appeared on HuffPost Live this week to discuss genetically modified foods and California's Prop 37. For those a bit hazy on GMOs, Polla...

Prop 37 and GMO Foods: Yea or Nay?

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 12.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

There are reasonable arguments to be made for GMO foods, just as there are reasonable arguments to be made against them. But there's no reasonable argument to be made against letting people know what it is they're eating, so that they can make an informed decision about what to buy and what not to buy.

Meatless Monday: GMOs -- A Frankenstein for Our Time

Ellen Kanner | Posted 12.29.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Meanwhile, eat defensively. Connect with organic produce, connect with whole food. Doing so connects us with our own humanity -- the magical spark Frankenstein and his monster dearly needed. We need it, too.

Major Food Companies Spending Millions To Oppose GMO Label Law

Posted 10.26.2012 | Home

California's Prop 37, a ballot initiative that proposes mandatory GMO foods labels, has seen support from food advocates such as Michael Pollan and Al...

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.