GMO Inside Blog

30
Oct

What you Need to Know About Antibiotics in the Dairy Industry

Farming isn’t what it once was, and one of the biggest changes is in the raising of animals for meat and dairy. Long gone are the small-scale family farms that provide dairy to local cheese producers and families. This is the era of industrialized agriculture and concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). One of the many […]

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23
Oct

Concerns about Industrialized Dairy Operations

  The dairy industry isn’t what it once was: bucolic imagery of red barns and a few cows roaming the grass-covered hills. The industry has become a thing of the past; more concerned with profit and efficiency than the cows themselves. Dairy production is located in only a few states with 86% of the milk […]

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22
Oct

A Green Tipping Point in Action: How it Works

As a green-economy activist, you demand that companies improve their social and environmental practices. But what’s going on behind the scenes in these campaigns? Here’s an insider’s look at how Green America leverages your voice to engineer green tipping points—in this case, against genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food, starting with Cheerios. Why Cheerios? […]

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21
Oct

Guest Blog: Dr. Jessica Shade on the Nutritional Benefits of Organic

Dr. Jessica Shade, Director of Science Programs at The Organic Center, received a Ph.D. in Integrative Biology from the University of California, Berkeley. See her full bio here. The nutritional differences between conventional and organic crops have always been a much debated topic, but recent studies have been increasingly showing the benefits of organic. For example, a […]

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17
Oct

Don’t Get Scared by the Candy this Halloween!

Halloween is one of those holidays that most kids can’t wait for and most parents loathe due to the high amount of unhealthy sugary candy. Many of the go-to candy brands are also loaded with GE ingredients. This year, make the switch to non-GMO and healthier Halloween treats. The Non-GMO Project and Green Halloween’s Guide […]

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07
Oct

Chobani and Green America Partner to Explore Evolution of US Milk Supply

Chobani and Green America to explore non-GMO alternatives for cattle feed. Chobani to Launch Three Lines of Organic Yogurt in 2015 October 7, 2014 New Berlin, NY, October 7, 2014 – Chobani, maker of America’s #1 selling Greek Yogurt brand, and Green America, the nation’s leading green economy organization, announced today that they have partnered […]

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06
Oct

#OrganicMilkNext Twitter Rally!

  We took Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by storm on Sunday, 10/5 for the “What the Starbucks?!” National Day of Action and we want to keep up the pressure. Do you want one more way to help us tell the CEO of Starbucks that you want organic milk at Starbucks? This Twitter rally is a […]

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05
Oct

Mooove On Over to Organic Milk

When it comes to milk, moving to organic can have a tremendous positive impact on our agricultural system. The meat and dairy sector is the largest purchaser of GE animal feed in the US, particularly dairy factory farms that rely on alfalfa, soy, corn, and cottonseed to feed their animals. We are pro-science and respect […]

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02
Oct

Trouble Brewing for Starbucks: 150,000+ Consumers Urge CEO to Switch to Organic Milk, Major Social Media Push Set for Sunday

Social Media Day of Action on Issue Planned This Sunday, October 5th; Tens of Thousands More Expected To Participate on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. WASHINGTON, DC – October 2, 2014 – In the seven months since GMO Inside launched its campaign pressuring Starbucks to ditch conventional milk from cows fed GMOs in favor of organic […]

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01
Oct

Reducing Dairy In Our Diets

Dairy, with its many forms, plays a large role in many American diets.  However, for a variety of reasons, some people stay away from dairy.  Health experts claim dairy negatively affects the body, cows living on factory farms endure awful lives with cruel treatment, and waste from factory farms rivals the amount of waste generated […]

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