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Big Food Wants Feds to Ban GMO Labeling

Beating the labeling of GMO foods in Washington and California wasn’t enough for the Grocery Manufacturers Association. Rodale News By Emily Main Of the $33 million that was spent to defeat a law requiring labeling of genetically modified foods (GMOs) in Washington state, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), a trade group representing large food corporations,… Read more »

Opponents of GM Labeling Triple Lobbying Spending in 2014

Coca-Cola, Monsanto and other opponents of mandatory labels on genetically modified food have so far spent $27m in 2014 The Guardian Reuters Credit: Impact Lab Opponents of mandatory labeling for foods made with genetically modified organisms spent more than $27m in the first six months of this year on GMO-related lobbying, roughly three times their… Read more »

Chinese Army Bans All GMO Grains and Oils

EcoWatch by Brandon Baker Credit: Jian Kang China’s military is the world’s largest with nearly 2.3 million in personnel, and it has announced one of the largest decisions of any armed forces when it comes to genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The Chinese army this month began ordering all military supply stations to only allow the purchase of… Read more »

Genetically Modified Foods Pose Huge Health Risk

By Institute for Responsible Technology LOS ANGELES — This week, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) called on “Physicians to educate their patients, the medical community, and the public to avoid GM (genetically modified) foods when possible and provide educational materials concerning GM foods and health risks.” They called for a moratorium on GM… Read more »

Is Non-GMO Better Than Organic?

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… Read more »

USDA’s “GMO Labeling Law” is a Farce

Cornucopia’s Take: The GMO labeling law crawled out of the swamp in time for Christmas. The USDA will allow QR codes instead of legitimate labeling and, for those who do choose to label clearly, the necessary language is the little-know phrase, “bioengineered food.” Soda and oils made from GMOs are exempt from any labeling. The… Read more »

Industry’s Secret Plan to Get the Feds to Kill GMO Labeling in Every State

Food Safety News By Michele Simon With the disappointing results now in from I-522, the initiative in Washington state that would have required labeling of genetically engineered food (aka, GMOs), the looming question is, what’s next? At least for the junk-food lobby, that answer in painfully clear: stop this state-level movement at any cost. In last Wednesday’s New… Read more »

Opponents of GMO Labeling Broke Washington’s Campaign Finance Law

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…. Read more »

Biotech Attack GMO Labeling in WA—Organic Brands Hide Behind Lobby Group

The Cornucopia Institute releases shopper’s guide: pro/con I-522 brands Proposition I-522, a citizen’s initiative on the ballot on November 5 in Washington state, would mandate clear labeling of genetically engineered (GE) ingredients on food packages.  It has become the latest battleground pitting consumer and farmer advocates against multi-billion-dollar agribusiness corporations. Recent polling indicates strong support for… Read more »