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Sanders to Put Hold on GMO Labeling Legislation

Bernie Sanders Vows to do ‘Everything I Can to Defeat This Bill’ Sen. Bernie Sanders WASHINGTON, June 28 – Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement days before Vermont’s first-in-the nation GMO labeling law takes effect: “On Friday, Vermont will become the first state in the nation to require GMO labeling. This is a triumph… Read more »

Freedom from GMOs and Toxins Billboard Blitz

Moms Across America Contact: Blair Fitzgibbon Source: Moms Across America Moms Across America announces another billboard blitz across America in time for Independence day. “Organic Food: FREEDOM from GMOs and Toxins.” reads the patriotic red,  white, and blue billboard series posted by Adams + Fairway Outdoor advertising. Featuring a mother and baby of African heritage, running… Read more »

For GMO Labeling Advocates, It Doesn’t Get Much Darker Than This

Take action to stop Big Ag from preempting the Vermont law. Call (202) 224-3121 to connect to the U.S. Capitol Switchboard. Operators will connect you directly to your Senator’s office.  Please tell your Senator to reject the toothless GMO food labeling “compromise” and to protect your right and the right of states like Vermont to help you… Read more »

Is It GMO? “Smart labels” Aren’t Enough

The Des Moines Register by George Naylor Source: Aminul Islam Sajib I come from a long line of farmers and gardeners. On the farm I raise mainly corn and soybeans like almost every other Iowa farmer. But my gardening lets me indulge in many fruit and vegetable options that are beautifully displayed in the garden… Read more »

Vermont’s GMO Labeling Law: DuPont, Syngenta Fight Disclosure of Internal Studies

Brattleboro Reformer by Robert Audette Source: Michael Galkovsky The Vermont Attorney General’s Office is asking a federal judge to force Syngenta Corporation and Dupont to turn over internal studies relating to the safety of genetically modified organisms. The state is asking the manufacturers of genetically engineered seeds — such as DuPont, Syngenta, Dow, Monsanto and… Read more »

Only Anti-GMO Hippies Grow Organic Corn, Right? Wrong.

Farm Journal by Chris Bennett Source: Astrid Albert Hippies and anti-GMO zealots grow organic crops. Right? Wrong. Timothy Gertson kicks up dirt off Texas’ Gulf Coast, southwest of Houston in Wharton County. He’s a young 31, but Gertson is an old-school farmer with no time for ideology and no wish to curb his options. Field… Read more »

Help Protect Vermont’s GMO Food Labeling Law

If Not Blocked, Vermont’s Law May Usher in GMO Labeling Nationwide! Source: Alexandra E Rust Vermont’s landmark GMO food labeling law is scheduled to take effect on July 1. Monsanto and the Big Food opponents of the law are scrambling in the U.S. Senate to come up with a federal law to block or preempt… Read more »

GMO Labeling: The Great Debate

PR Newswire by The Harris Poll Source: CT Senate Democrats 3 in 4 Americans support GMO labeling The presence and labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food has been hotly debated by consumers, manufacturers, scientists, and governments alike. A new Harris Poll reveals consumers’ awareness of and perspectives on GMO labeling. Nearly six in… Read more »

Groups Slam Feds for Weak Review of GMO Mosquito Risks

Center for Food Safety Source: Public health, food safety and environmental groups including Center for Food Safety, Food & Water Watch, Friends of the Earth and the Florida Keys Environmental Coalition are calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to conduct a new and more thorough review of the risks associated with releasing… Read more »