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eNews 7.18.15: FDA GMO Equivalence Flawed, Rodale Study, Judge Overrules GMO Ban in Maui, more

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

Call Your Representative Today: Act Now on GMO Labeling to Stop the “DARK” Act

Friday, July 17th, 2015

From the National Organic Coalition Contact your Representative in Congress today! Source: Devensters The innocuously named HR 1599: the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act has been dubbed the DARK Act (Denying Americans the Right-to-Know Act) by members of the good food movement. The DARK Act will be voted on in Congress next week. The DARK Act will: Prevent states from adopting their own GMO labeling laws and reverse laws that have already passed. Prevent state

Systems Biology Group, International Center for Integrative Systems: GMO Soy Accumulates Formaldehyde & Disrupts Plant Metabolism, Suggests Peer-Reviewed Study, Calling For 21st Century Safety Standards

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Systems Biology Group, International Center for Integrative Systems Study Concludes FDA GMO Approval Process is Flawed, Outdated, and Unscientific Source: RJenkins410 A new study published July 14, 2015 in the peer-reviewed journal AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES reveals genetic engineering of soy disrupts the plant’s natural ability to control stress, and invalidates the FDA’s current regulatory framework of “substantial equivalence” used for approval of genetically engineered food (GMOs). The study, led by Dr. V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, Ph.D., an MIT-trained

Does The DARK Act Block Non-GMO Claims?

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Environmental Working Group by Scott Faber, Vice President of Government Affairs Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) doesn’t seem to understand his own anti-GMO labeling bill. During a hearing on a new version of H.R. 1599, Pompeo argued that his bill – which critics have called the DARK act, for Deny Americans the Right to Know — to block state GMO labeling laws would still allow companies to continue to make voluntary claims that their products don’t contain

Judge: Maui Ban on GMO Crops is Invalid

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Aljazeera by The Associated Press Source: Eric Chan A federal judge has ruled that federal and state law pre-empts Maui County GMO-crop ban A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a Maui County ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops is pre-empted by federal and state law and invalid. The county’s ordinance creating the prohibition exceeded the county’s authority, U.S. District Court Chief Judge Susan Oki Mollway said in her ruling. The county, which is