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How GMO Lobbyists Taught Me We’re Winning

The Ecologist by Claire Robinson, GMWatch Source: Rob Kall GMO promoters enthuse about how GM crops will be able to help the poor and hungry, far in the future, writes Claire Robinson. But they are silent about the currently-planted GM crops – 99% of them herbicide-tolerant or insecticidal. Could it be because opponents of the technology are… Read more »

Next GMO Battleground Could be New York State

Food Safety News By Dan Flynn Labeling food containing genetically modified ingredients might be a federal issue at some point, but the states are not done with it yet. Next month, two state capitals within easy earshot of the major media outlets – Albany, NY, and Annapolis, MD – are going to be holding public… 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 »

GMA Unifies Food Industry in GMO Label Fight

Politico Pro By Jenny Hopkinson The Grocery Manufacturers Association is calling in friends to help in its push for a federal GMO labeling law to preempt state requirements. A lot of friends. The influential food industry group announced the creation of its 29-member “Coalition for Safe Affordable Food” Thursday. “We’ve all been talking about this… Read more »

How Little Vermont Got Big Food Companies To Label GMOs

The Salt – NPR by Dan Charles and Allison Aubrey Listen to the story here. Legislature of VermontSource: Michel G. You’ll soon know whether many of the packaged foods you buy contain ingredients derived from genetically modified plants, such as soybeans and corn. Over the past week or so, big companies including General Mills, Mars… Read more »

Monsanto On Verge of $40 Million GMO Bailout in Europe: Report

The Natural Independent By Nicholas Tomasi The genetically modified food industry’s biggest player, Monsanto, is reportedly set to receive $40 million in U.S. dollars worth of financial support from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development according to the website The monetary assists/bailout will be offered for contracts made by the U.S. GMO giant… Read more »

Good Food Movement Opposes “Bipartisan DARK Act”

Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)and Pat Roberts (R-KS) Source: USDA A national coalition of consumer, food safety, farm, environmental, and religious groups along with several food corporations sent a joint letter to all members of the Senate urging opposition to a discriminatory and deeply flawed GMO labeling bill being offered by Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) and… Read more »

Prop 37: California Soil Scientist Says Label Up!

Huffington Post Annie Spiegelman This November, Californians will vote on a historic proposal that would require genetically modified foods in supermarkets to be labeled. For some reason, Proposition 37, or The Right to Know Genetically Engineered Foods Act, has the food, biotech and pesticide industries shaking in their fancy, fat-cat boots. They’ve already spent $25… Read more »

Rep. Ellen Story Seeks Labels for Foods Made With Genetically Modified Organisms (MA) By RICHIE DAVIS Gazette Contributing Writer On the one hand, Rep. Ellen Story, D-Amherst, says her constituents include scientists who insist there’s no health danger from eating genetically engineered foods in small quantities. On the other hand, plenty of her constituents are very concerned that genetically modified foods are dangerously toxic or at… Read more »

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 »