GMO Inside Blog

11
Apr

GMO-Free Easter Baskets

Everybunny should be excited for this post, especially parents and grandparents! GMO Inside met many good friends at Expo West a few weeks ago, including The Sweet Kit, a supplier of non-GMO Easter Candy and other goody bags. As the website explains, the products chosen for The Sweet Kit’s packages are either hand-crafted artisan treats […]

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10
Apr

Introducing the DARK (Deny Americans the Right-to-Know) Act

Consumers have a right to know what’s in their food, but not according to the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and Congressman Mike Pompeo of Kansas. Yesterday, Pompeo introduced a bill–drafted by the deceptively-named Coalition for Safe Affordable Food powered by the GMA–that would prevent states from enacting mandatory labeling for genetically engineered foods and allow […]

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09
Apr

Q & A: Hans Herren on Sustainable Agriculture Solutions

This week’s GMO Inside exclusive features Hans Herren, President of the Millennium Institute. Hans Herren is an internationally recognized scientist, entomologist, farmer and development specialist. Before joining MI, he was director-general of the International Center for Insect Physiology and Ecology. He also served as director of the Africa Biological Control Center of International Institute of […]

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04
Apr

Q & A: Ashley Koff on Quality Foods

GMO Inside had the pleasure of interviewing the fabulous and insightful Ashley Koff, R.D. The nutrition consultant, health authority and registered dietitian Ashley Koff is a self-described “Qualitarian.” Koff advocates “eating the better quality foods available—choosing whole foods over processed parts, natural over made in a chemistry lab and organic whenever possible to avoid hormones, […]

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02
Apr

Long-Term Commitment Needed From Starbucks

An update from the campaign front: A groundswell of people want Starbucks to serve only organic milk sourced from cows not fed GMOs. In just 48 hours after we announced the launch of our Starbucks campaign, there were over 10,000 signatures on our petition asking Starbucks to serve only organic dairy milk. Click here to sign the petition […]

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01
Apr

BREAKING NEWS – Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, Makes Groundbreaking Announcements on Organics

Just two weeks after the 2014 Starbucks shareholder meeting, where Schultz was asked about serving organic milk, Schultz held a press conference to reveal Starbucks’ strategic plan, “Our Organic Future” effective immediately. Starbucks will: Offer an organic milk option starting tomorrow Give a 50% discount on all drinks with milk for two months (to compensate […]

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31
Mar

Another Strike Against GMOs – The Creation of Superbugs and Superweeds

Supporters of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) say that they lower the use of pesticides and benefit the environment. However, the record demonstrates that there are growing negative environmental impacts from GMOs. One major problem caused by the widespread use of GMOs, and the herbicides and pesticides they were developed to withstand, is the emergence of […]

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28
Mar

What the Starbucks?! Get Your Non-GMO Caffeine Fix.

After the recent announcement of our Starbucks campaign, we know GMO Insiders still need their caffeine fix, so we wanted to share with you all recipes from a great company, Vega. These recipes are beyond easy; it’ll take five minutes or less to make each one. Their website highlights that the company, “thinks everyone should […]

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25
Mar

Q & A: Wenonah Hauter on GMOs and Activism

GMO Inside got the exciting chance to interview Food and Water Watch’s Executive Director, Wenonah Hauter. Wenonah Hauter has worked extensively on food, water, energy and environmental issues at the national, state and local level. Her book Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America looks into the corporate consolidation and control […]

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21
Mar

Grande Starbucks Shareholder Meeting with an Extra Shot of Spectacle

 By Carrie Hawthorne Carrie has been a Green America member since she worked with the organization as Marketing Coordinator from 2006-07. Since leaving Green America, she has been active in the Fair Trade movement working with a handful of organizations including the Fair Trade Federation, Partners for Just Trade, and Global Mamas. She recently relocated […]

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