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70 Groups Tell Obama: Don’t Restrict GMO Labeling in Trade Agreements

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Consumer rights on the table in US-EU trade talks Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy by Andrew Ranallo Credit: Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center Seventy consumer, farm and food groups, and businesses (including The Cornucopia Institute) urged the Obama Administration in a letter not to restrict efforts to label genetically modified foods in the ongoing and secret U.S.-EU trade talks. Through negotiations on the Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) with the European Union, the U.S.

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

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Mark Kastel, 608-625-2042 Biotech and Agribusinesses Spending Heavily to Defeat State GMO Food Labeling Votes The Cornucopia Institute releases red-flagging pro/con food brands involved with Colorado and Oregon Initiatives http://www.cornucopia.org/2014/10/biotech-agribusinesses-spending-heavily-defeat-state-gmo-food-labeling-votes/ Cornucopia, WI:  Citizen initiatives on the November 4 ballots in both Colorado and Oregon would mandate clear labeling of genetically engineered (GE) ingredients on food packages.  The pending votes have sparked a high-priced battleground pitting consumer and farmer advocates against multi-billion-dollar agribusiness

Food & Water Watch to SEC and FDA: Stop AquaBounty’s Campaign of Misinformation on GMO Salmon

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Food & Water Watch Consumer Group Asks Federal Regulators to Correct Company’s Misleading Filings Washington, D.C. — In response to misleading information found in AquaBounty Technologies’ newest regulatory filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange (SEC), including that the company’s GMO salmon product will not require a label, Food & Water Watch called on the SEC today to make corrections to protect investors. Food & Water Watch also called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take

Two States Ready to Fight for GMO Labeling in November While Industry Pushes Bill to Remove State Rights

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Mercola.com by Dr. Mercola Credit: NRCS The pesticide and junk food industries continue to cause harm, even deaths, while destroying our rights and indemnifying themselves from liability. That’s the take-home message from the September 8 article in The Progressive,1 which recounts the travails of residents in Cedar Valley, Oregon. It’s also the take-home message of other related news. And yet there’s hope…

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Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Vimeo by The Lexicon of Sustainability GMOs are Genetically Modified Organisms. They are created when scientists take DNA from one plant species and add it to the DNA of another and they’re probably already in what you eat and what you wear. Jessica Lundberg of Northern California’s Lundberg Family Farms advocates initiatives that would impose mandatory labeling of food products using GMO ingredients because she believes consumers have the right know what’s in their food.