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Only Anti-GMO Hippies Grow Organic Corn, Right? Wrong.

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Farm Journal by Chris Bennett Source: Astrid Albert Hippies and anti-GMO zealots grow organic crops. Right? Wrong. Timothy Gertson kicks up dirt off Texas’ Gulf Coast, southwest of Houston in Wharton County. He’s a young 31, but Gertson is an old-school farmer with no time for ideology and no wish to curb his options. Field decisions across his 2,000 acres at G5 Farms are dictated by dollars, and in 2016, he’s found a profit window

Help Protect Vermont’s GMO Food Labeling Law

Monday, June 13th, 2016

If Not Blocked, Vermont’s Law May Usher in GMO Labeling Nationwide! Source: Alexandra E Rust Vermont’s landmark GMO food labeling law is scheduled to take effect on July 1. Monsanto and the Big Food opponents of the law are scrambling in the U.S. Senate to come up with a federal law to block or preempt Vermont’s state law. Millions are being spent to keep you uninformed. Take action to stop Big Ag from preempting the

GMO Labeling: The Great Debate

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

PR Newswire by The Harris Poll Source: CT Senate Democrats 3 in 4 Americans support GMO labeling The presence and labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food has been hotly debated by consumers, manufacturers, scientists, and governments alike. A new Harris Poll reveals consumers’ awareness of and perspectives on GMO labeling. Nearly six in 10 Americans (58%) say they’re familiar with the GMO debate, with 15% very familiar and 43% somewhat familiar. The GMO

Groups Slam Feds for Weak Review of GMO Mosquito Risks

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Center for Food Safety Source: Public health, food safety and environmental groups including Center for Food Safety, Food & Water Watch, Friends of the Earth and the Florida Keys Environmental Coalition are calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to conduct a new and more thorough review of the risks associated with releasing genetically engineered (GE) mosquitoes. Biotech and pest control company Oxitec is urging the FDA to speed approval of a trial

Under the Influence: The National Research Council and GMOs

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Food & Water Watch The National Research Council’s ties to the biotech industry and other corporations create conflicts of interest and raise questions about the independence of their work. Download the issue brief here. Source: Flickr, vaxzine The National Research Council (NRC) — the research arm of the National Academy of Sciences — enjoys a reputation as one of the elite scientific bodies in the United States, an independent institution that Congress calls on for impartial scientific