Search Results for: GMO

Anger as EU Ministers Give Green Light to GM-Contaminated Organic Food

Friends of the Earth has criticised the decision by EU Ministers to allow organic food to be contaminated with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). EU Agriculture Ministers, including the UK, have adopted a new law which allows organic food containing up to 0.9 percent of GM content to be classed – and labelled – as organic…. Read more »

Federal Judge Halts Planting of Commercialized Genetically-Altered Crop

Judge Orders Complete Environmental Review of Monsanto’s Gene-Altered Alfalfa San Francisco, CA — A Federal judge ruled on May 3 that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) 2005 approval of Monsanto’s genetically engineered (GE) “Roundup Ready” alfalfa was illegal. Judge Charles Breyer called on USDA to ban any further planting of the GE seed until… Read more »

Voting Beyond Our Forks

Attention shoppers: it’s going to take more than consciousness at the checkout line to fix our broken food system Whole Life Times By Christopher D. Cook Bacterial scares aside, these are propitious days for good food. Burgeoning interest in organic, nontransfatty, local, slow, GMO-free foods suggests a ripening of consciousness that could transform today’s corporate… Read more »

Can You Clone an Organic Cow?

By Jim Riddle On December 28, 2006, the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Draft Risk Assessment on meat and milk from cloned animals. The FDA concluded that animal cloning, or somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), “results in an increased frequency of health risks to animals… Read more »

The Organic Conversation Begins Anew (again) By Bob Scowcroft Consider the word “organic.” I suspect that readers of this journal would conjure up an incredibly wide range of images. Maybe it was the restaurant patronized last night. How about nutritionally superior and locally farmed produce? Others might find themselves going right to what their youthful consumption of heavily processed, pesticide… Read more »

Corporate Ethics in the Organic Marketplace

A Profile of Eden Foods Striving to eat locally can often hit a wall when we yearn to spice things up a bit, but wasabi, tamari, plum paste and sea vegetables, even grains and flours haven’t exactly made their way into our local production system. Fortunately, one Michigan-based company has been bringing us organic and… Read more »

Dairy Debate

USDA investigation into local company puts spotlight on fight over organic labeling By Ben Ready The Longmont Daily Times-Call PLATTEVILLE — Officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture are formally investigating a local dairy after receiving complaints last year from a Wisconsin farming activist group made up of organic purists. But as much as the… Read more »

Are There Human Genes in Your Food?

Trudy Bialic Guest Columnist Ask the people around you if they want experimental drugs and industrial chemicals in their food or beer—without their knowledge or consent. Chances are they’ll say no. Then tell them experiments that could make that happen are occurring right here in Washington state.