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
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
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.
Internationally renowned natural health expert and Mercola.com founder Dr. Joseph Mercola interviews Dr. Judy Carman about the dangers of eating genetically modified foods.
Reuters by Carey Gillam Aug 6 (Reuters) – U.S. regulators on Tuesday said they are leaning toward approval of a new line of herbicide-tolerant crops developed by Monsanto Co even though they could increase problematic weed resistance for farmers. Under the draft “environmental impact statement” (EIS) by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), the agency said its analysis shows the new genetically modified cotton and soybean plants should be