Vermont one step closer to becoming first state to enact such a law Burlington Free Press by Terri Hallenbeck MONTPELIER — The Senate gave a decisive 26-2 vote Tuesday for a bill that would require labeling of foods that contain genetically modified ingredients, a strong indication that Vermont could become the first state in the nation to enact such a law. “We are saying people have a right to know what’s in their food,” said Senate President Pro
Reuters By Tom Polansek Syngenta AG said on Monday it had halted commercial sales in Canada of corn seed containing a new and controversial genetically modified trait because major importers had not approved the product. Syngenta pulled from the Canadian market seed containing the Agrisure Duracade trait, which was available for planting for the first time this year, according to a Syngenta notice that was sent to seed dealers and obtained by Reuters. The trait
[This comment period is over] Docket No. APHIS–2013–0042 Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD APHIS, Station 3A–03.8 4700 River Road Unit 118 Riverdale, MD 20737–1238 March 5, 2014 The Cornucopia Institute is a 501(c)(3) public interest organization engaged in farm and food policy research and education. We are proud to represent approximately 10,000 members, who support healthy food and sustainable farms. Additionally, we believe we have more certified organic farmer members than any other similar organization.
The Salt on NPR by Dan Charles It’s easy to think of “organic” and “non-GMO” as the best buddies of food. They sit comfortably beside each other in the same grocery stores — most prominently, in Whole Foods Market. Culturally, they also seem to occupy the same space. Both reject aspects of mainstream industrial agriculture. In fact, the increasingly successful movement to eliminate genetically modified crops — GMOs — from food is turning out to be organic’s
EcoNews by EcoWatch The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will finalize its comment period this week on the feasibility of genetically modified organisms (GMO) and non-GMO crops to coexist. Today, to highlight prevalent problems that already exist, Food & Water Watch in partnership with theOrganic Farmers’ Agency for Relationship Marketing (OFARM) released survey results showing contamination from GMO crops and how it’s non-GMO farmers who are paying the price. The survey included farmers from 17 states primarily in the Midwest. It