Recent GMO News
14
Jul

Obama Expected to Sign Industry-Backed GMO Label Bill Into Law (EcoWatch)

Originally posted by EcoWatch by Lorraine Chow July 14, 2016 President Obama is expected to throw his weight behind a controversial bill that allows businesses to use a smartphone scannable QR code instead of clear, concise wording that informs consumers if a product contains genetically modified ingredients. The bill would also nullify state-by-state GMO labeling mandates such […]

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12
Jul

GMO Industry: The Dumbest Guys In The Room (investing.com)

Originally published by Investing.com by Kurt Cobb, July 11, 2016 I am now convinced the GMO industry has managed to hire the worst public relations strategists in human history. By supporting a deeply flawed GMO labeling bill in the U.S. Congress–some would say intentionally deeply flawed–the industry is about to open a Pandora’s Box of PR nightmares […]

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12
Jul

Farm and Food: The Land of Non (Lincoln Journal Star)

Originally published by the Lincoln Journal Star July 10, 2016 by Alan Guebert For years, we Americans have been perfecting the art of non-action action. It began about a generation ago with the non-apology apology: “If I offended you, I apologize.” Later we moved on to the non-committal commitment: “I’ll be there unless I get […]

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18
May

No, the UN has not given glyphosate a ‘clean bill of health’ (The Ecologist)

Originally published by the Ecologist by Georgina Downs May 17, 2016 News headlines today suggest that a UN report on glyphosate residues has given the controversial herbicide a clean bill of health, writes Georgina Downs. But that’s seriously misleading: the panel concludes that exposure to the chemical in food is unlikely to cause cancer. But […]

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18
May

New report on GMOs: safe but “more research needed” (sigh) (Food Politics)

Originally published by Food Politics by Marion Nestle May 18, 2016 The National Academies of Science has just released its long-awaited report “Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects.” I was a reviewer on this report months ago and as far as I can tell it hasn’t changed much from when I sent in my comments.  […]

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10
May

Why The FDA Is Re-Evaluating The Nutty Definition Of ‘Healthy’ Food (NPR)

  Originally published by NPR by Allison Aubrey May 10, 2016 The Food and Drug Administration is re-evaluating its definition of what counts as a “healthy” food. The change comes as healthful fats — including fats found in nuts — are increasingly recognized as part of a good diet. Currently, if a food company wants […]

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09
May

‘Mistaken’ Release of Glyphosate Report Raises Questions Over EPA’s Ties to Monsanto (EcoWatch)

Originally published by EcoWatch by Lorraine Chow May 9, 2016 The House Science, Space and Technology Committee is questioning why the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted and then suddenly pulled its highly anticipated risk assessment of glyphosate, the main ingredient in weedkillers such as Monsanto’s flagship herbicide Roundup. On April 29, the EPA’s Cancer Assessment Review Committee published […]

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27
Apr

European Commission Fails to Regulate New GMOs after Intense US Lobbying (Sustainable Pulse)

Originally Published by Sustainable Pulse by Sustainable Pulse April 21, 2016 The European Commission has shelved a legal opinion confirming that a new breed of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) must undergo rigorous safety testing and labelling. This follows intense lobbying by the US government. Internal Commission documents and correspondence obtained by NGOs under freedom of […]

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27
Apr

Nestlé Removes GMO Ingredients from Top Ice Cream Brands (Sustainable Pulse)

  Originally Published by Sustainable Pulse by Sustainable Pulse April 21, 2016 Food giant Nestlé announced Wednesday that it is removing all genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) from six of its top selling ice cream brands, in a move to “evolve with consumer preferences”. Nestlé stated; “On a journey to evolve with consumer preferences and offer […]

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27
Apr

Colombia to Resume Use of Glyphosate in Cocaine Fight (EcoWatch)

  Originally Published by EcoWatch by Lorraine Chow April 20, 2016 A government official in Colombia announced that the country will once again use the controversial herbicide glyphosate to destroy illegal coca plantations, the crop used to make cocaine. But instead of aerial fumigation by American-piloted crop dusters, glyphosate will be applied manually by eradication […]

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