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

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… Read more »

The New GMO

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… Read more »

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

Updated November 1, 2018 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… Read more »

As Commodity Prices Drop, GMO Seed Prices Continue to Rise

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… Read more »

Toothless GMO Food Labeling Bill Becomes Law

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… Read more »

USDA Weighing Approval for Non-browning GMO Apple

[This action alert is over.] Public Can Comment Until Midnight Monday, September 12 Source: Jerald Jackson The USDA is nearing approval of a third genetically engineered apple from Okanagan Specialty Fruits.  The company’s Fuji GMO apple is designed not to brown when sliced or exposed to air.  Any apple eater knows that an apple’s freshness… Read more »

Former Biotechnology’s “Governor of the Year” to Oversee GMO Labeling

Cornucopia’s Take: Consumers can currently be certain that their food is non-GMO by buying organic. However, some language in the new GMO labeling bill could dilute the definition of “bioengineered” in organic regulations as well. Lawsuits are already pending. Stand by to help keep organics truly non-GMO. Genetically modified food: New law a disaster San… Read more »

Cornell Student Takes on School’s GMO Propaganda

Cornucopia’s Take: Many educational institutions and their faculty receive money from biotech corporations, and, not coincidentally, tend to offer an uncritical view of GMO agriculture. More unbiased science is required to assess the many claims made by the biotech industry. The GMO Debate: One Student’s Experience of Pro-GMO Propaganda at Cornell University Independent Science News by Robert… Read more »

Elizabeth Kucinich Exposes GMO Labeling Law

Cornucopia’s Take: Organic food activist Elizabeth Kucinich talks about how the DARK Act was passed, what it entails, and what comes next. ‘Dark Act’ won’t truly label GMO’s – Food & agriculture consultant Facebook – Elizabeth Kucinich by RT America Critics have branded the new law requiring the labeling of GMO products the DARK Act,… Read more »

Monsanto’s Unapproved GMO Wheat Escapes in Washington Again

Cornucopia’s Take: Monsanto keeps its GMO test plots secret, but the wheat has escaped for the third time, contaminating a farmer’s field. This is especially egregious given Monsanto’s litigation against farmers whose fields have been contaminated with their approved seeds. USDA confirms unapproved GMO wheat found in Washington state Reuters by Karl Plume Source: George… Read more »