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Leading Organic Industry CEO Condemns GMO Labeling “Sell-out”

Criticizes the Organic Trade Association and Some of Its Powerful Members David Bronner Cornucopia’s Take: David Bronner, CEO at Dr. Bronner’s, has been an activist and a leading voice for the real labeling of GMO foods. He also happens to be a long time member of the Organic Trade Association (OTA). He is harshly critical of… Read more »

Toothless GMO Labeling Bill Signed by President

Cornucopia’s Take: The President has decided to ignore the outpouring of citizen opposition to the GMO food (non)labeling bill passed by Congress, and has signed into law a big gift to Monsanto and their biotech allies. President Obama & Ag Secretary Vilsack view the 2012 Iowa drought Source: USDA Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R…. Read more »

Organic Trade Association (OTA) Loses Membership Due to GMO Labeling Duplicity

Cornucopia’s Take: In the wake of the recent GMO labeling compromise, the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) has withdrawn its membership from the Organic Trade Association (OTA).  OTA members include many huge conventional companies with smaller organic portfolios who would not like to see GMO labeling applied to their conventional products. The OTA… Read more »

Biodiversity, GMOs, Gene Drives and the Militarized Mind

Common Dreams by Vandana Shiva Source: Dee Davee Easyflow A recent report from the National Academy of Science of The United States, titled “Gene Drives on the Horizon: Advancing Science, Navigating Uncertainty, and Aligning Research with Public Values,” warns: “One possible goal of release of a gene-drive modified organism is to cause the extinction of the… Read more »

Call Your Representative to Vote NO on Toothless GMO Food Labeling Compromise

The House of Representatives will likely vote on this bill tomorrow, so please take action now to express your opposition! You can reach your Congressional Representative at 877-796-1949
. Tell him or her to VOTE NO on Bill S.764.  Let them know that you want mandatory, on-the-package GMO food labeling — not QR codes.  And let… Read more »

Compromised GMO Labeling Bill Passes Senate

Source: John Griffiths The U.S. Senate has passed a GMO food labeling bill. Described as a compromise, the bill is truly a gift to Monsanto and the biotech industry. It takes away the rights of states to label GMO foods and seeds, does not require mandatory labeling on packages, and allows for the use of… Read more »

Hotly Debated GMO Labeling Bill Inches Toward Vote

The Des Moines Register by Christopher Doering QR Codes may be used to disclose GMO ingredients under the bill  WASHINGTON — A bipartisan bill requiring foods with genetically modified ingredients to be labeled passed a key hurdle in the Senate Wednesday, clearing the way for a vote as soon as this week. The Senate voted 65-32 to limit debate… Read more »

Senators Hold Press Conference Decrying GMO Labeling Proposal as Inadequate

YouTube U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Jon Tester (D-MT), Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) hold a press conference on July 6, 2016 to express their concerns over the Senate proposal for the labeling of genetically modified foods (GMOs) and to emphasize the importance of protecting consumers’ right to know what… Read more »

FDA Concerned with GMO Labeling ‘Compromise’

The Hill by Lydia Wheeler The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expressed concern over a new bipartisan compromise to address the national fight over the labeling of foods with genetically modified ingredients. The agreement, which could get a procedural vote on the Senate floor as early as next week, would require the Agriculture Secretary… Read more »