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GMO Food Labeling Law Pressure Mounts

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

The Des Moines Register by Christopher Doering WASHINGTON – Congress could face pressure to establish a uniform, nationwide law on the labeling of foods made with genetically modified ingredients as early as next year, as more states regulate the controversial technology found in much of the U.S. food supply. The debate over whether to label salad dressings, soups, cereals and other grocery store staples made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, gained momentum in May after

Confused by the Oregonian’s GMO Confusion

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Blue Oregon by Rick North That didn’t take long. Three days after GMO labeling supporters turned in over 155,000 signatures to put their initiative on November’s ballot, and four months before Election Day, the Oregonian editorial board sounded the alarm: “GMO food-labeling mandate would sow only confusion.” The labeling they fear would be worded “Produced with Genetic Engineering.” Let’s do a little survey on a few other federally mandated labels for everyday products: “Contains orange juice concentrate” (Minute Maid): Confused?

Oregon GMO Labeling Supporters Submit Signatures as Opponents Call Initiative ‘Costly,’ ‘Misleading’

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Oregon Live by Yuxing Zheng SALEM — GMO labeling supporters and opponents began trading barbs Wednesday even before supporters submitted an estimated 155,661 signatures in an attempt to qualify the initiative for the November ballot. The attacks offered a preview of each side’s talking points in what many political observers expect could be the most expensive initiative campaign in Oregon history. Shortly after 11 a.m., about 50 Oregon GMO Right to Know supporters stood on the Capitol steps beside

Séralini Study on Toxic Effects of GMOs and Glyphosate Republished

Monday, June 30th, 2014

[NOTE: When the French scientist Gilles-Éric Séralini first published disturbing findings of cancer in rats fed GMO corn (in the peer-reviewed Food and Chemical Toxicology journal), the blowback from the biotechnology industry, and related scientists, was so intense that the journal, in a virtually unprecedented step, withdrew the article. After going through two more review processes a second peer-reviewed journal, Environmental Sciences Europe, has now re-published the study. Scientists associated with the biotechnology industry will,

GMO Labeling: Your Right To Know

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

I-522 Washington State GMO Labeling Initiative