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Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Vimeo by The Lexicon of Sustainability GMOs are Genetically Modified Organisms. They are created when scientists take DNA from one plant species and add it to the DNA of another and they’re probably already in what you eat and what you wear. Jessica Lundberg of Northern California’s Lundberg Family Farms advocates initiatives that would impose mandatory labeling of food products using GMO ingredients because she believes consumers have the right know what’s in their food.

German Supermarket Giants Demand Return to GMO-Free Fed Poultry

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Global GMO Free Coalition by Henry Rowlands Credit: Fir0002/Flagstaffotos Germany’s top supermarkets, the powerhouses of Europe when it comes to retail, have delivered a blow to the biotech industry by forcing the German poultry industry to return to the use of non-GMO feed. Global GMO Free Coalition on Facebook It was announced last Thursday that the German supermarkets, with a broad consensus, recently demanded from the German Poultry Association (ZDG) to stop using GMO feed

Don’t Think You’re Eating GMOs? Think Again

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Inspired Bites by Robyn O’Brien You may not think you are eating genetically modified foods, but chances are that if you’ve grabbed a back of chips, loaf of bread or any other staple from the grocery store, you are. Just how pervasive are genetically modified foods in the US? Very.  The ingredients listed below are found in most conventional, processed foods.  High fructose corn syrup, soy lecithin, vegetable oil, cornstarch and other ingredients are where

GMO Labeling Measure Makes Colorado’s November Ballot

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Washington Post By Niraj Chokshi A proposal to require the labeling of genetically modified food qualified for Colorado’s November ballot, the secretary of state’s office announced Wednesday. Backers of the measure, Proposition 105, submitted nearly 40,000 more valid signatures than the required 86,105. The placement of the measure on the ballot could bring a huge wave of corporate spending, as was seen last fall in Washington state last year. Despite early signs that it would

The GMO Fight Ripples Down the Food Chain

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Facing Consumer Pressure, More Firms Are Jettisoning GMOs From Their Foods The Wall Street Journal by Annie Gasparro Two years ago, Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc. initiated a plan to eliminate genetically modified ingredients from its ice cream, an effort to address a nascent consumer backlash and to fulfill its own environmental goals. This fall, nearly a year behind schedule, it expects to finish phase one, affecting its flavorful “chunks and swirls” like cookie dough and caramel.