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GMO Purge Could Create the ‘Chipotle of’ Supply Chain Challenges for Restaurants

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Forbes by Darren Tristano Source: Mike Mozart Chipotle Mexican Grill and Panera Bread for years have led the fast-casual restaurant segment, and their moves away from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and toward more natural ingredients are likely to remake and influence the industry once again. Ask the leaders of most new restaurant brands with aspirations of rapid growth how they describe themselves, and they’ll invariably call themselves the “Chipotle of” their specialty. While many have adopted Chipotle’s

Bill to Stop GMO Labeling Set to Move in House

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

AgriPulse by Philip Brasher Secretary Vilsack Source: USDA WASHINGTON, April 30, 2015 – A House committee is preparing for the first time to move a bill that would preempt state GMO labeling laws, and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is offering support for the effort. The chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Fred Upton of Michigan, told Agri-Pulse on Thursday that he will hold a hearing on the bill and then go to subcommittee

Dr. Robert Kremer: GMOs, Glyphosate and Soil Biology

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Food Integrity Now by Carol Grieve’ Dr. Robert Kremer Dr. Robert Kremer is a Professor of Soil Microbiology at the University of Missouri and is recently retired after a 32-year career as a microbiologist with the U.S.D.A.  He spoke with Food Integrity Now about the problems he has studied over the past 18 years with transgenic crops (GMOs) and glyphosate. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in RoundUp, is the most widely used herbicide in the world.

Farmers Turn to GMO-Free Crops to Boost Income

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

The Des Moines Register by Christopher Doering Source: Fishhawk WASHINGTON –When Justin Dammann enters his southwestern Iowa cornfield this month, the 35-year-old farmer will sow something these 2,400 acres have not seen in more than a decade — plants grown without genetically modified seeds. The corn, which will head to a processor 20 miles down the road this fall, will likely make its way into tortilla shells, corn chips and other consumable products made by

The Existential Crisis Facing GMOs – They Don’t Work and We Don’t Want Them

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Ecologist by Colin Todhunter Source: Vida Dimovska The GMO industry has legitimised itself via a vast network of lobbyists and the assiduous capture of the politicians, regulators and scientists that should be holding it to account, writes Colin Todhunter. But as the failure of the GM revolution and its disastrous impacts become ever more evident, the industry’s legitimacy is fast eroding away. Author of ‘Altered Genes, Twisted Truth‘ Steven Druker recently talked of how back in