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Toothless GMO Food Labeling Bill Becomes Law

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Corporate Elites Betray Organics [This article was previously published in the fall issue of The Cultivator, Cornucopia’s quarterly newsletter.] by Will Fantle, Codirector at The Cornucopia Institute Source: Adobe Stock The looming July 1 implementation date for Vermont’s first-of-a-kind, historic GMO food ingredients labeling law pushed Monsanto and other corporate giants in retailing, biotechnology, and agribusiness into overdrive as they ramped up pressure on Congress to negate the state law. Labeling opponents wisely identified Michigan Senator Debbie

USDA Weighing Approval for Non-browning GMO Apple

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Public Can Comment Until Midnight Monday, September 12 Source: Jerald Jackson The USDA is nearing approval of a third genetically engineered apple from Okanagan Specialty Fruits.  The company’s Fuji GMO apple is designed not to brown when sliced or exposed to air.  Any apple eater knows that an apple’s freshness and peak nutrition is reflected by the lack of browning. Okanagan’s non-browning apple, however, is a marketer’s dream, allowing them to deceptively sell what appears

Former Biotechnology’s “Governor of the Year” to Oversee GMO Labeling

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Cornucopia’s Take: Consumers can currently be certain that their food is non-GMO by buying organic. However, some language in the new GMO labeling bill could dilute the definition of “bioengineered” in organic regulations as well. Lawsuits are already pending. Stand by to help keep organics truly non-GMO. Genetically modified food: New law a disaster San Diego Union-Tribune by David Schubert Source: CT Senate Democrats [Early this month], President Obama signed the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure

Cornell Student Takes on School’s GMO Propaganda

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Cornucopia’s Take: Many educational institutions and their faculty receive money from biotech corporations, and, not coincidentally, tend to offer an uncritical view of GMO agriculture. More unbiased science is required to assess the many claims made by the biotech industry. The GMO Debate: One Student’s Experience of Pro-GMO Propaganda at Cornell University Independent Science News by Robert Schooler Source: HCC Pubic Information Office My name is Robert, and I am a Cornell University undergraduate student. However, I’m

Elizabeth Kucinich Exposes GMO Labeling Law

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Cornucopia’s Take: Organic food activist Elizabeth Kucinich talks about how the DARK Act was passed, what it entails, and what comes next. ‘Dark Act’ won’t truly label GMO’s – Food & agriculture consultant Facebook – Elizabeth Kucinich by RT America Critics have branded the new law requiring the labeling of GMO products the DARK Act, short for “Denying Americans the Right to Know,” arguing that it allows companies to use QR codes or 1-800 numbers