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Congressional GMO Voters Guide: Who Sold Out the “Right to Know”

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

The Cornucopia Institute Grades Senators and Representatives Ahead of Fall Election Every member of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives has received a grade on their votes during the last session of Congress on issues concerning transparency and the labeling of GMO food ingredients. The scorecard was prepared by The Cornucopia Institute, a Wisconsin-based farm policy research group watchdogging government and industry on matters impacting organic food and agriculture. “Public polling continues to indicate

The New GMO

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Cornucopia’s Take: This insightful interview with Michael Hansen discusses the new wave of genetically engineered foods, the problematic language in the recent national GMO food labeling law that could keep those foods unlabeled, and why GMOs are not the future of food. GMO 2.0 Foods Coming Your Way: Will They Be Labeled? U.S. Right to Know by Stacy Malkan Silenced genes, edited genes, algae engineered to produce compounds that taste like food: new genetically modified

Congressional GMO Voters Guide: Who Sold Out the “Right to Know”

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Since the beginning of 2015, there have been a number of key votes in Congress related to your right to know if the foods you are eating contain genetically engineered ingredients. In July of 2016 the food industry and its agri-business allies managed to pass a sham “labeling” law that short-circuits meaningful state-level GMO labeling efforts (“The DARK Act”). The legislation includes no requirement for clear, on-package labeling of GMOs in this law. Do you know how your

As Commodity Prices Drop, GMO Seed Prices Continue to Rise

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Cornucopia’s Take: GMO crops were sold as a miracle to some farmers, making weeding and extra tilling unnecessary. Over time many GMO farmers have reverted to conventional seeds to save money, as GMO yields stagnate and superweeds emerge, plus markets are growing for non-GMO foods. Monsanto’s impending sale to Bayer ignores these mounting concerns. Behind the Monsanto Deal, Doubts About the GMO Revolution The Wall Street Journal by Jacob Bunge Farmers are reconsidering the use

Toothless GMO Food Labeling Bill Becomes Law

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Corporate Elites Betray Organics [This article was previously published in the fall issue of The Cultivator, Cornucopia’s quarterly newsletter.] by Will Fantle, Codirector at The Cornucopia Institute Source: Adobe Stock The looming July 1 implementation date for Vermont’s first-of-a-kind, historic GMO food ingredients labeling law pushed Monsanto and other corporate giants in retailing, biotechnology, and agribusiness into overdrive as they ramped up pressure on Congress to negate the state law. Labeling opponents wisely identified Michigan Senator Debbie