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Jim Riddle on Minnesota Sen. Klobuchar’s GMO Labeling Vote

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

by James Riddle Blue Fruit Farm Board Member, Right to Know Minnesota Jim Riddle On March 1, 2016, Sen. Amy Klobuchar voted with the Republican majority on the Senate Agriculture Committee to prohibit the mandatory labeling of foods containing genetically engineered (GE) ingredients by States or by the Federal government. This is a major betrayal by Sen. Klobuchar of Native Americans, mothers, children, families and farmers in Minnesota. The bill Sen. Klobuchar voted for states:

Roberts Aims to Recruit Democratic Votes for GMO Pre-emption

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Food & Environment Reporting Network by Chuck Abbott Pat Roberts (KS) Source: USDA To win Senate passage of his bill to pre-empt state GMO food-labeling laws, Agriculture Committee chairman Pat Roberts says he’ll need 60 votes — enough to quash a filibuster — and that means recruiting a substantial number of Democratic votes. “You have to have 60,” said Roberts, who said he was seeking consensus on GMO legislation. There was no compromise, however, when the

Oregon Farmers Battle Over GMO Control

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Statesman Journal by  Tracy Loew Organic Corn Source: Friends of Family Farmers Oregon farmers are suffering real financial losses because of contamination from nearby genetically engineered crops, a Legislative committee heard Thursday. “We lose money when we have a GMO contamination event, which I’ve had happen twice,” said Don Tipping, an organic seed grower from Williams. “We lost money directly, as have other growers.” More than two dozen people testified at a hearing on HB

Why is Cornell University Hosting a GMO Propaganda Campaign?

Friday, January 29th, 2016

The Ecologist by Stacy Malkan Source: Erik Jaeger Cornell, one of the world’s leading academic institutions, has abandoned scientific objectivity, writes Stacy Malkan – and instead made itself a global hub for the promotion of GM crops and food. Working with selected journalists and industry-supported academics, Cornell’s so-called ‘Alliance for Science’ is an aggressive propaganda tool for corporate biotech and agribusiness. The founders of Cornell University, Andrew D. White and Ezra Cornell, dreamed of creating

State Asks Court to Penalize Food Industry Trade Group in GMO Labeling Lawsuit

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Sustainable Food News Allegations against Grocery Manufacturers Assoc. constitute largest political funding concealment case in Washington state’s history Washington state’s attorney general has asked a court to penalize the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) for its “intentional subterfuge” in an alleged effort to elude state campaign-finance laws. At issue is Washington, D.C.-based GMA’s financing of a 2013 campaign against Initiative 522, a Washington state ballot measure which sought to require labeling of genetically engineered food products. The