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Is Non-GMO Better Than Organic?

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Living Maxwell by Max Goldberg Source: Environmental Illness Network In a recent online survey of a 1,000 health-conscious consumers conducted by Market LOHAS – Mambo Sprouts Marketing Research, it was found that 80% of shoppers seek out non-GMO products, with 56% saying non-GMO was key to brand buying versus 52% for organic. Hence, a product that has the words “Non-GMO” on its packaging is going to carry more weight with consumers than “Organic”. On many

eNews 4.2.16: GMO Labeling, Organic Secrecy, Fracking in Organics?, and more

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

How Little Vermont Got Big Food Companies To Label GMOs

Monday, March 28th, 2016

The Salt – NPR by Dan Charles and Allison Aubrey Listen to the story here. Legislature of VermontSource: Michel G. You’ll soon know whether many of the packaged foods you buy contain ingredients derived from genetically modified plants, such as soybeans and corn. Over the past week or so, big companies including General Mills, Mars and Kellogg have announced plans to label such products – even though they still don’t think it’s a good idea.

Opponents of GMO Labeling Broke Washington’s Campaign Finance Law

Friday, March 25th, 2016

Truthout by Mike Ludwig Source: Janeen A court in Washington has ruled that the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) violated the state’s finance disclosure law when it funneled millions of dollars in dark money from its major corporate members to the campaign that defeated a 2013 ballot initiative to label food containing genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. The GMA could face up to a $33 million fine if a trial court determines that members of its staff

General Mills Will Label GMOs on Products Nationwide

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Alternet by Willy Blackmore, TakePart Source: USDA The company will follow the standards set by Vermont’s labeling law until a national standard is set. Vermont started a revolution, and its effects will soon spread across the country. No, we aren’t talking about Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign to be the Democratic presidential nominee but the 2014 law passed by state legislators mandating the voluntary labeling of foods made with genetically engineered ingredients. The new regulations are set to