Search Results for: GMO

Genetically Modified Canola Goes Wild

‘Feral’ plants found growing along roads from North Dakota to Manitoba The Vancouver Sun By Margaret Munro, Postmedia News Genetically modified canola has escaped from the farm and is thriving in the wild across North Dakota, according to a study that indicates there are plenty of novel man-made genes crossing the Canada-U.S. border. GM canola… Read more »

Half of Europe Opts Out of New GM Crop Scheme

The Guardian by Arthur Neslen, Brussels Source: European Parliament Bid for exclusion by 14 countries and three regions would make two-thirds of Europe’s population and arable land GM-free Half of the European Union’s 28 countries and three of its regions have opted out of a new GM crop scheme, in a blow to biotech industry… Read more »

Organic Poultry

To see how Cornucopia rates your favorite poultry brand, access our mobile-friendly scorecard. More information is available in Cornucopia’s report, For the Birds: How to Recognize  Authentic Organic Chicken and Turkey.   Background: Organic chicken and turkey Chicken is a “gateway meat” into organic eating. According to the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center, organic chicken is purchased by more… Read more »

USDA Rejects Advice of Expert Panel

Inflammatory/carcinogenic food additive carrageenan reapproved for use in organics Report Exposes Food Industry Cover-up: Widespread Contamination Present in the Common Food-Grade Ingredient A highly controversial natural food substance, carrageenan, a seaweed derivative used in conventional, “natural,” and some organic foods, was just reapproved by USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue.  This move overrides the recommendation of the… Read more »

Turmoil Shakes National Organics Standards Board Meeting in Texas

Board Decision Making Colored by Restrictions to Authority and Governance Imposed by USDA CORNUCOPIA, WI – Protests, an arrest and parliamentary maneuvers marked the beginning of the semi-annual meeting of the USDA’s National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). After the initial turmoil subsided its members wrestled with the implications of widely criticized changes to its authority… Read more »

Are These Nicotine-Like Insecticides Killing Bees?

Modern Farmer by Brett Essler Source: William Warby Halfway between Düsseldorf and Cologne lies Monheim am Rhein, Germany, a town of about 40,000 tucked into a bend of the Upper Rhine River. Here you will find the Bayer CropScience Facility, a sprawling, 160-acre campus that is home to the Bee Care Center, where the 150-year-old company’s top… Read more »

Grocery Manufacturers Fail to Squelch Money-Laundering Lawsuit

Seattle PI by Joel Connelly A Thurston County judge on Friday rejected efforts by the Grocery Manufacturers Association to squelch a lawsuit in which state Attorney General Bob Ferguson accuses the Washington, D.C.-based lobby of laundering millions of dollars in last fall’s campaign. The AG has accused the food industry group of setting up a… Read more »

Stonyfield Farms (Lactalis)

They write: “As the leading organic yogurt maker, Stonyfield takes care with everything it puts into its yogurts and everything it keeps out. By saying no to toxic persistent pesticides, artificial hormones, antibiotics and GMOs, Stonyfield has been saying yes to delicious, healthy food for more than 30 years. With their direct milk supply program,… Read more »