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Biotech and Agribusinesses Spending Heavily to Defeat State GMO Food Labeling Votes

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

The Cornucopia Institute releases shopper’s guide red-flagging pro/con food brands involved with Colorado and Oregon Initiatives Cornucopia, WI: Citizen initiatives on the November 4 ballots in both Colorado and Oregon would mandate clear labeling of genetically engineered (GE) ingredients on food packages. The pending votes have sparked a high-priced battleground pitting consumer and farmer advocates against multi-billion-dollar agribusiness corporations. Opposition to the state food labeling measures is coming from giant biotech companies (DuPont, Dow and

Food & Water Watch to SEC and FDA: Stop AquaBounty’s Campaign of Misinformation on GMO Salmon

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Food & Water Watch Consumer Group Asks Federal Regulators to Correct Company’s Misleading Filings Washington, D.C. — In response to misleading information found in AquaBounty Technologies’ newest regulatory filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange (SEC), including that the company’s GMO salmon product will not require a label, Food & Water Watch called on the SEC today to make corrections to protect investors. Food & Water Watch also called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take

Two States Ready to Fight for GMO Labeling in November While Industry Pushes Bill to Remove State Rights

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Mercola.com by Dr. Mercola Credit: NRCS The pesticide and junk food industries continue to cause harm, even deaths, while destroying our rights and indemnifying themselves from liability. That’s the take-home message from the September 8 article in The Progressive,1 which recounts the travails of residents in Cedar Valley, Oregon. It’s also the take-home message of other related news. And yet there’s hope…

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Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Vimeo by The Lexicon of Sustainability GMOs are Genetically Modified Organisms. They are created when scientists take DNA from one plant species and add it to the DNA of another and they’re probably already in what you eat and what you wear. Jessica Lundberg of Northern California’s Lundberg Family Farms advocates initiatives that would impose mandatory labeling of food products using GMO ingredients because she believes consumers have the right know what’s in their food.

German Supermarket Giants Demand Return to GMO-Free Fed Poultry

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Global GMO Free Coalition by Henry Rowlands Credit: Fir0002/Flagstaffotos Germany’s top supermarkets, the powerhouses of Europe when it comes to retail, have delivered a blow to the biotech industry by forcing the German poultry industry to return to the use of non-GMO feed. Global GMO Free Coalition on Facebook It was announced last Thursday that the German supermarkets, with a broad consensus, recently demanded from the German Poultry Association (ZDG) to stop using GMO feed