GMO Insider Blog

20
Apr

Pick up the Phone: Tell Congress to Say No to the DARK Act!

The vast majority of Americans want genetically engineered foods (GMOs) labeled. Monsanto and its allies want to make sure that never happens. That’s why there are two competing bills on GMO labeling in Congress. The DARK Act, supported by biotech and food corporations, would create “voluntary” labeling nationally, preempt mandatory labeling at the state level, […]

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14
Apr

Guest Blog: The Agrichemical Industry’s Broken Promise

Originally published by the Environmental Working Group by Mary Ellen Kustin, Senior Policy Analyst In a newly published review, former Environmental Protection Agency senior scientist Dr. Ramon J. Seidler explains that the agrichemical industry’s promise that genetically engineered crops would reduce pesticide use has been broken. He also points out that much of the popular […]

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09
Apr

Why is Starbucks’ milk an environmental issue?

Yesterday, GMO Inside debuted the “What the Starbucks: From Crop to Cup” infographic covering the impact of sourcing industrial conventional milk. You may be asking, “Why Starbucks?” Why focus on one company and the milk it is using when there are so many pressing environmental issues going on in our country and around the world, […]

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31
Mar

Guest Blog: Elementary School Students at Increased Pesticide Risk

Originally published by the Environmental Working Group by Mary Ellen Kustin, Senior Policy Analyst and Soren Rundquist, Lanscape and Remote Sensing Analyst EWG has determined that 487 elementary schools across America are within 200 feet of a corn or soybean field. This finding is alarming because young children are especially vulnerable to the toxic herbicide […]

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26
Mar

[Call-In Day] Mr. Starbucks: Got Organic Milk?

Last week Starbucks held its annual shareholder meeting where executives talked about quarterly earnings, nationwide rollout of mobile ordering, and the state of race relations (an initiative that didn’t go very well and quickly ended). But after all the scripted talk, in response to an audience member question during Q&A, CEO Howard Schultz made one […]

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23
Mar

Double Dark Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bread

You read that right! Bread made out of ice cream–well in this case Coconut Bliss, a delicious coconut milk frozen dessert that is vegan and soy free. What is so wonderful about ice cream bread is that it is super simple to make and an excellent kid-friendly baking project. It is also easy to make […]

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23
Mar

Get ready for spring with Chai Spice Mate Shortbread Cookies

As winter slowly melts away and spring begins to bloom around us, it is the perfect time to enjoy some tea and take a little respite to get energized for the months ahead. Take some time to bake some simple but oh so delicious shortbread cookies. To add a little extra spice and warmth to […]

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20
Mar

Make some Tabbouleh to go!

The weather is changing and that means it is time to cook up something yummy to pack on a trip to the outdoors with friends. Tabbouleh is a perfect dish to make ahead and bring to a gathering. Tabbūle is an Arabic word meaning literally “little spicy.” It is a nice light dish that goes […]

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14
Mar

Time to Celebrate Pi with Pie!

Happy Pi Day! Pi Day, March 14 (3/14), is a day set aside to celebrate the mathematical constant π (pi). Since 3.14 are the first three digits of pi it seems only right that they should be celebrated on the same day. There isn’t much to celebrating Pi Day, all you really need to do […]

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10
Mar

Oui Oui, We Want Organic Milk Too!

Did you know Starbucks acquired La Boulange Café and Bakery a few years ago? It did. Did you know La Boulange serves organic milk? It does. La Boulange baked goods are already available in Starbucks cafes. We want organic milk to be available at Starbucks too, not just its smaller chain. The bottom line is […]

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