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How Little Vermont Got Big Food Companies To Label GMOs

Monday, March 28th, 2016

The Salt – NPR by Dan Charles and Allison Aubrey Listen to the story here. Legislature of VermontSource: Michel G. You’ll soon know whether many of the packaged foods you buy contain ingredients derived from genetically modified plants, such as soybeans and corn. Over the past week or so, big companies including General Mills, Mars and Kellogg have announced plans to label such products – even though they still don’t think it’s a good idea.

Opponents of GMO Labeling Broke Washington’s Campaign Finance Law

Friday, March 25th, 2016

Truthout by Mike Ludwig Source: Janeen A court in Washington has ruled that the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) violated the state’s finance disclosure law when it funneled millions of dollars in dark money from its major corporate members to the campaign that defeated a 2013 ballot initiative to label food containing genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. The GMA could face up to a $33 million fine if a trial court determines that members of its staff

General Mills Will Label GMOs on Products Nationwide

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Alternet by Willy Blackmore, TakePart Source: USDA The company will follow the standards set by Vermont’s labeling law until a national standard is set. Vermont started a revolution, and its effects will soon spread across the country. No, we aren’t talking about Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign to be the Democratic presidential nominee but the 2014 law passed by state legislators mandating the voluntary labeling of foods made with genetically engineered ingredients. The new regulations are set to

Senate Blocks Bill that Would Override State GMO Labeling Laws

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Reuters by Lisa Baertlein and Karl Plume The U.S. Senate on Wednesday blocked a bill that would nullify state and local efforts to require food makers to label products made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, as the industry races to stop Vermont’s law from taking effect on July 1. Sen. Pat Roberts Source: USDA The proposed legislation from Republican Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas comes amid growing calls for transparency in the U.S. food

eNews 3.5.16: Glyphosate Concerns, GMO Contamination, Hydroponics, and more

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016