GMO Insider Blog

25
Feb

Guest Blog: JOIN THE GRRROWD AGAINST GM-CORN

In many countries, citizens and farmers are fighting legal David vs. Goliath battles against multinational GMO producers, like Monsanto, to stop the massive destruction of native biodiversity and prevent their market domination. This is an unfair fight, as these GMO Goliaths had much bigger budgets. Fortunately, a new crowdfunding-for-justice movement called Grrrowd gives these courageous […]

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24
Feb

Monumental First Step! Give a Kiss to Hershey’s!

Hershey’s announced that as part of achieving “simpler ingredients” it will be switching to non-GMO sugar, removing artificial flavors (vanillin), and sourcing milk from cows not treated with the growth hormone rBST in its iconic Milk Chocolate Bar and Kisses by the end of 2015. This is a monumental first step from one of the […]

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24
Feb

GRAS: Generally Recognized as Safe (According to Big Biotech)

In 1986 the Reagan administration determined, through the Coordinated Framework for Regulation of Biotechnology, that it was not necessary to create any new laws for the regulation of biotechnology as these new products did not pose any risk. Yet, the first GE crop, the Flavr Savr tomato, wasn’t approved for cultivation until 1996. The current […]

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23
Feb

GMO Inside Announces Victory for Consumers: Hershey’s Milk Chocolate and Kisses to Go Non-GMO by the End of 2015

Latest Move by Hershey’s Follows the Removal of GMOs by General Mills, Unilever, Post Foods. WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 23, 2015 – In response to tens of thousands of Facebook posts, emails, and telephone calls from consumers who took part in GMO Inside’s campaign calling on Hershey’s to move to non-GMO ingredients, the U.S. chocolate giant […]

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19
Feb

Kickstart Whistleblower Carole Morison’s Barnraiser Project!

If you haven’t yet watched Food Inc. (viewable on Hulu and Netflix), please stop reading, go watch it, and then come back to this post. Now that we are all on the same page, let’s talk about Carole Morison. Food Inc. serves as a reality check for how far off track our food system has […]

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18
Feb

GUEST BLOG: GloryBee: On a Mission to Save the Bees

by Alan Turanski and Kristin Kokkeler Each year more than $15 billion worth of crops are pollinated by bees in the United States. How does this translate to your daily life? Well, one out of every three bites of food you eat each day is brought to you by the pollination of bees. Now imagine […]

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17
Feb

Substantial Equivalence: The Who, What, When, Where, and Why

Written by Zuri Allen. Zuri is an agent for change in social media activism for the good food movement. She is a California-raised organic farmer’s daughter with a passion for clean living and sustainable sourcing. Zuri has been a driving force behind the GMO labeling activity across the US.  What is substantial equivalence? If you […]

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13
Feb

Guest Blog: Mamavation on Unhealthy Chocolate Brands and Your Valentine’s Day Candy

Originally published on Mamavation by Gina Badalaty Valentine’s Day often means a box of candy from your sweetie, but just what are you getting in that candy? That annual indulgence could cost you a lot more than you bargained for. Unhealthy chocolate brands are full of more than just sugar. Following our exposes on toxic […]

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12
Feb

Take Action: Loews Show Bees Some Love

Love and spring are in the air and gardeners across the country are getting ready to plant bee-friendly gardens. Unfortunately, Lowe’s is still selling “bee-friendly” plants laced with bee-killing pesticides! Here at GMO Inside we care an awful lot about bees, they are one of our key pollinator species and an essential part of a […]

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09
Feb

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

There are currently two competing bills in Congress, The DARK Ac, supported by biotech and food corporations, would create “voluntary” labeling, prevent any mandatory labeling at the state level, and impede our right to know what is in our food. To oppose the DARK Act and its corporate cronies, create real transparency on GMOs nationally, and […]

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