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

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Final Infographic Spotlights Dueling Food Brands on Colorado and Oregon Initiatives For the third election cycle in a row, biotech corporations and large agribusinesses narrowly defeated statewide citizen initiatives that would have mandated the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) ingredients on food packages. This time the electoral showdowns took place in Oregon, where it was narrowly defeated, and Colorado where the loss was decisive after labeling backers chose to focus their resources on Oregon. (click on

More Farmers Predicted to Go Non-GMO and Organic in 2015

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Organic Connections by Ken Roseboro Source: Kevin Dooley A growing number of farmers are considering planting non-GMO corn and soybeans as well as organic grains. A combination of factors including low prices for corn and soybeans, higher GMO seed costs, premium prices for non-GMO and organic grains, and failing GMO traits may push more farmers to go non-GMO or even organic. Non-GMO sales higher this year “Our non-GMO seed sales are significantly higher than last

eNews 2.28.15: GMO Infographic Released, Measure 2-89, Syngenta Racketeering and more

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Arkansas Farmers Say Syngenta Tainted Grain Supply To Promote GMO

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Arkansas Business by Jan Cottinham Source: John Lillis At least a dozen Arkansas farmers have joined hundreds of farmers in 19 other states in almost 800 lawsuits against Swiss seed maker Syngenta over genetically modified corn seed, a case that has been widely reported in the media. But one of the lawsuits, filed on behalf of two Newport farms, contains a previously unreported twist: an allegation that Syngenta, a global agribusiness, has engaged in a

Research Details Deluge of Spending by Opponents of GMO Labeling

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Final Infographic Spotlights Dueling Food Brands on Colorado and Oregon Initiatives For the third election cycle in a row, biotech corporations and large agribusinesses narrowly defeated statewide citizen initiatives that would have mandated the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) ingredients on food packages. This time the electoral showdowns took place in Oregon, where it was narrowly defeated, and Colorado where the loss was decisive after labeling backers chose to focus their resources on Oregon. As