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The Existential Crisis Facing GMOs – They Don’t Work and We Don’t Want Them

Ecologist by Colin Todhunter Source: Vida Dimovska The GMO industry has legitimised itself via a vast network of lobbyists and the assiduous capture of the politicians, regulators and scientists that should be holding it to account, writes Colin Todhunter. But as the failure of the GM revolution and its disastrous impacts become ever more evident,… Read more »

Chinese Army Bans All GMO Grains and Oils

EcoWatch by Brandon Baker Credit: Jian Kang China’s military is the world’s largest with nearly 2.3 million in personnel, and it has announced one of the largest decisions of any armed forces when it comes to genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The Chinese army this month began ordering all military supply stations to only allow the purchase of… Read more »

Opponents of GM Labeling Triple Lobbying Spending in 2014

Coca-Cola, Monsanto and other opponents of mandatory labels on genetically modified food have so far spent $27m in 2014 The Guardian Reuters Credit: Impact Lab Opponents of mandatory labeling for foods made with genetically modified organisms spent more than $27m in the first six months of this year on GMO-related lobbying, roughly three times their… Read more »

Is Non-GMO Better Than Organic?

Living Maxwell by Max Goldberg Source: Environmental Illness Network In a recent online survey of a 1,000 health-conscious consumers conducted by Market LOHAS – Mambo Sprouts Marketing Research, it was found that 80% of shoppers seek out non-GMO products, with 56% saying non-GMO was key to brand buying versus 52% for organic. Hence, a product… Read more »

Opponents of GMO Labeling Broke Washington’s Campaign Finance Law

Truthout by Mike Ludwig Source: Janeen A court in Washington has ruled that the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) violated the state’s finance disclosure law when it funneled millions of dollars in dark money from its major corporate members to the campaign that defeated a 2013 ballot initiative to label food containing genetically modified organisms, or GMOs…. Read more »

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 »

Genetically Modified Foods Pose Huge Health Risk

By Institute for Responsible Technology LOS ANGELES — This week, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) called on “Physicians to educate their patients, the medical community, and the public to avoid GM (genetically modified) foods when possible and provide educational materials concerning GM foods and health risks.” They called for a moratorium on GM… 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 »

USDA’s “GMO Labeling Law” is a Farce

Cornucopia’s Take: The GMO labeling law crawled out of the swamp in time for Christmas. The USDA will allow QR codes instead of legitimate labeling and, for those who do choose to label clearly, the necessary language is the little-know phrase, “bioengineered food.” Soda and oils made from GMOs are exempt from any labeling. The… Read more »