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

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

The Cornucopia Institute releases shopper’s guide red-flagging pro/con food brands involved with Colorado and Oregon Initiatives    [Contribution data will be updated on a weekly or bi-weekly basis until election day, and a final poster will be published in early December.] INFOGRAPHIC UPDATED 11-5-14: Monsanto tops $10 million in spending with a new $1.8 million – this total is more than all the money donated to the YES vote in both Colorado and Oregon combined. Pepsi

Why I’m Voting Yes on 105 to Label GMO Foods

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Dining Out by Bradford Heap | Chef and Owner, Colterra, Niwot, CO; and SALT, Boulder, CO Source: Martin Cathrae As a Coloradan, chef, and restaurateur committed to farm-to-table quality, integrity, taste, health, and the environment, I join organizations like the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, Moms Across America, Conservation Colorado, and others in my support of GMO labeling, and encourage Coloradans to vote yes on Proposition 105 this November to require the mandatory labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in

eNews 10.11.14: Pro-GMO Organic Brands “Outed,” Eating Nanoparticles?, Cornucopia = Corporate/Governmental Watchdog (No Public Funding), and More

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

U.S. Farmers Latest to Sue Syngenta Over GMO Corn Rejected by China

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Reuters by Tom Polansek Credit: Jeannette E. Spaghetti (Reuters) – Farmers from the biggest U.S. corn-growing states have sued Syngenta AG over sales of genetically modified corn seed not approved by China, joining global exporters in pursuing damages from the Swiss-based company. In coordinated lawsuits filed on Friday in federal courts in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri, farmers accused Syngenta of being reckless when it launched U.S. sales of Agrisure Viptera corn seed in 2011 without obtaining import

Consumer Reports Throws Its Support Behind GMO Labeling

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Consumer Reports by Niraj Chokshi Credit: iRex Advocates of labeling for genetically modified foods are getting some heavyweight support from Consumer Reports, the nonprofit known for its comprehensive product reviews. On Tuesday, the group and its policy arm Consumers Union began touting a pair of studies on consumer behavior and product claims, the latest in a string of efforts supporting genetically modified food labeling requirements on the ballot in Oregon and Colorado. While Consumer Reports has been involved in