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Europe’s Big NO to Half Baked GMO Compromises

The Ecologist by Molly Scott Cato MEP Molly Scott Cato MEP Source: European Parliament Political groups in the European Parliament have sent a clear message to the Commission on its GMO proposals, writes Molly Scott Cato – we are not willing to have piecemeal and vaguely-defined ‘opt-out’ legislation forced down our throats. Last week something… Read more »

Protecting Organic from GMO’s – New Standards Proposed

Environmental News Network Ken Roseboro, The Organic and Non-GMO Report Baltimore, MD – A draft standard for verifying the non-GMO status of natural and organic foods was introduced at a meeting held at Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore in September. The Board members of the Non-GMO Project, an industry initiative to verify the non-GMO… Read more »

Farmers Turn to GMO-Free Crops to Boost Income

The Des Moines Register by Christopher Doering Source: Fishhawk WASHINGTON –When Justin Dammann enters his southwestern Iowa cornfield this month, the 35-year-old farmer will sow something these 2,400 acres have not seen in more than a decade — plants grown without genetically modified seeds. The corn, which will head to a processor 20 miles down… Read more »

Food Industry to Fire Preemptive GMO Strike

PoliticoPro By Jenny Hopkinson and Helena Bottemiller Evich The giants of the U.S. food industry who have spent millions fighting state-by-state efforts to mandate new labels for genetically modified organisms are taking a page from their opponents and pushing for a federal GMO law. But the Grocery Manufacturers Association, which represents such food and beverage… Read more »

Why Monsanto Will Never Rule the Food World

The Three-Prong Movement That’s Stopping the Beast in Its Tracks Nutiva by John W. Roulac [Originally published in Green Money Journal] John Roulac, Nutiva The issue of how we grow and process our food, while it’s always been important, is now a hot topic both at the kitchen table and on Wall Street. From the recent… Read more »

Leading the GMO Food Fight

The Hill By Elise Viebeck According to Dave Murphy, the national movement to label genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, sprang to life in 2007 because of presidential candidate Barack Obama, the same man Murphy now criticizes as inactive on the issue. “It’s an incredibly heartbreaking failure,” said Murphy, the 45-year-old activist from Iowa, referring to… Read more »

Dangerous Pesticides Showing Up More and More In Our Urine and Breast Milk

Farmers and consumers have been guinea pigs in a Big Ag experiment. AlterNet by Margot Ford McMillen In early April, the shocking news that breast milk carries many times the allowable amount of glyphosate, also called Roundup, came out on the web. Glyphosate is a poison that defoliates plants, but back in the late 1990s,… Read more »

Organic Consumers Association Calls on Aurora Organic Dairy to End Membership in the Grocery Manufacturers Association

Aurora Organic Dairy is supporting efforts to defeat GMO labeling laws through its membership in the GMA Organic Consumers Association FINLAND, MN – The Organic Consumers Association today called on Aurora Organic Dairy to immediately withdraw from the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), a trade association that has contributed more than $2.2 million to defeat I-522,… Read more »

After Vermont Passes GMO Labeling Law, Food Industry Announces Plans To Sue

Huff Post by Dave Gram MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — As hundreds cheered, Gov. Peter Shumlin signed a law Thursday that puts Vermont on the path to be the first state to require labeling of genetically modified foods and promptly announced an online fundraiser to battle expected legal challenges from the food industry. The Vermont law… Read more »

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