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GMO News Coverage is Carefully Controlled

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Cornucopia’s Take: The article below describes the lengths to which the biotech industry goes to control messaging around its products. Cornucopia supports the precautionary principle and advocates for strict regulations and food transparency so that consumers understand the food they are eating as well as the technology used to produce it. Does the Biotech Industry Control What We Know About GMOs? Organic Authority by Emily Monaco Source: Los Alamos National Laboratory The world of genetically

Untested GMO Ingredient Sold Without FDA Approval

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Cornucopia’s Take: Many highly processed plant-based foods are currently on the market masquerading as health food. Cornucopia believes people should have access to the healthiest and most nutritious food, and no matter what your dietary choice, purchasing authentic organic food should be of paramount importance. Eaters should also avoid hexane-extracted soy protein, found in many conventional vegetarian and vegan processed foods. FDA casts doubt on safety of Impossible Burger’s key GMO ingredient The Huffington Post

AquaBounty Selling GMO Fish in Canada, Preparing Fish Farm in Indiana

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Cornucopia’s Take: Canada does not require GMO labeling, and the GMO salmon, 25 years in the regulatory pipeline, is now being sold in that country. GMO labeling issues presently remain in the way of the introduction of this highly controversial fish into U.S. markets. AquaBounty awaits approval for its newest possible fish farm in Indiana. GMO salmon caught in U.S. regulatory net, but Canadians have eaten 5 tons The Washington Post by Jenna Gallegos Source:

Give Your Input to USDA on GMO Labeling

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Cornucopia’s Take: USDA is asking for stakeholder input on key issues of the GMO labeling law set to go into effect in 2018. We believe the most important issue here is to ensure that the USDA includes all gene-editing technologies in this labeling law. All Forms of Genetic Engineering Must Require Labels Organic Insider by Living Maxwell by Max Goldberg Source: Alexis Baden-Mayer (Please note: Even though I have tried to simplify it as much

GMO Moth Permitted for Release in New York Without Full Review

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Cornucopia’s Take: The genetically engineered male Diamondback moth causes death to native female Diamondback moths it mates with. This trait has been bioengineered to reduce populations of the native moth, a pest to brassica plants. Cornucopia concurs with NOFA-NY that a comprehensive, independent health, safety, and environmental review must be completed before they are introduced into the environment. NOFA-NY Denounces USDA Permit to Release Genetically Engineered Moths in Geneva, NY NOFA-NY NOFA-NY DENOUNCES USDA PERMIT