Recent GMO News
22
Oct

Tom Hormel, meat-packing scion, antes up $500,000 in support of Oregon GMO-labeling measure (Oregon Live)

Originally published by Oregon Live By Dana Tims October 20, 2014     Tom Hormel has no role in running the famous meat-packing company his grandfather founded in 1891, but he and the company are now locking financial horns over Measure 92, Oregon’s mandatory GMO-labeling initiative. Hormel, one of four family members listed as a […]

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22
Oct

Ban on GMO plants advances at L.A. City Hall (LA Times)

Originally published by the Los Angeles Times By Soumya Karlamangla October 21, 2014 Facing pressure from groups both inside and outside of Los Angeles, city lawmakers moved forward Tuesday with plans to regulate the growth of genetically modified crops. The City Council voted to ask city staff to draft an ordinance banning the sale and […]

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22
Oct

Organic foods are more nutritious, according to review of 343 studies (LA Times)

Originally published by the Los Angeles Times By Monte Morin July 14, 1014 Most everyone who has ever selected their fruits and vegetables from the “organic” section while grocery shopping probably thought they were doing something good for their bodies and the environment. Yet the question of whether organic foods are in fact more nutritious […]

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21
Oct

Cascadian Farm ‘Bee Friendlier’ Effort Enlists Public to Help Protect Insects (New York Times)

Originally published by The New York Times By Andrew Adam Newman October 12, 2014   ALARM has grown in recent years over the widespread loss of bee colonies, not just because of the canary-in-the-coal-mine implications about how factors like pesticides and parasites might be to blame, but also for a more direct reason: Bees pollinate an estimated […]

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14
Oct

US Farmers Launch Billion Dollar Class Action Suit Against Syngenta Over Chinese GMO Corn Scandal (Nation of Change)

Originally published by Nation of Change Oct 14, 2014 by Christina Sarich     Syngenta may have single-handedly destroyed the corn export business that US farmers count on, while depressing local domestic corn prices. Now, the biotech giant will have to face a $1 billion claim in Federal Court being launched by farmers in three […]

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14
Oct

Devon G. Peña sobre por qué Vote Sí a la CO 105 GMO Etiquetado (Justicia Ambiental y la Alimentación)

Publicado originalmente por Ambiental y Alimentaria Justicia Por Devon G. Peña 10 de octubre 2014 Soy un agricultor en el Valle de San Luis, Colorado y yo apoyo la Proposición 105, referéndum a iniciativa ciudadana de nuestro estado para el etiquetado de alimentos genéticamente modificados; también conocidos como OGMs por “organismos genéticamente modificados ”. En una democracia, los […]

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14
Oct

Devon G. Peña on why Vote Yes on CO 105 GMO Labeling (Environmental and Food Justice)

Originally published by Environmental and Food Justice By Devon G. Peña October 10, 2014 I am a farmer in Colorado’s San Luis Valley and I support Prop 105, our state’s citizen-initiated referendum for the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods; also known as GMOs for genetically modified organisms. In a democracy, citizens must have access […]

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13
Oct

N.J. Assembly committee OKs bill requiring labeling on genetically modified foods (NorthJersey.com)

Originally published by NorthJersey.com By Michael Phillis, State House Bureau October 9, 2014 A bill that would require genetically modified foods to be labeled was approved by an Assembly committee Thursday. The bill’s sponsors said the proposal will let consumers choose whether or not they want to buy genetically modified products. These foods are scientifically […]

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10
Oct

Green America Urges Starbucks to Use Organic Milk as Chain’s Milk Purchases Extremely High (RIA Novosti)

Originally published by RIA Novosti  By Daria Chernyshova October 9, 2014   The Green America group has urged Starbucks coffee chain to use only organic milk, as judging by the company’s purchases of milk, Starbucks could be called a milk company, Nicole McCann, Green America’s Food Campaigns Director told RIA Novosti. “Starbucks purchases more than […]

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08
Oct

U.S. farmers latest to sue Syngenta over GMO corn rejected by China (CNBC)

Originally published by CNBC By Tom Polansek October 6, 2014 CHICAGO, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Farmers from the biggest U.S. corn-growing states have sued Syngenta AG over sales of genetically modified corn seed not approved by China, joining global exporters in pursuing damages from the Swiss-based company. In coordinated lawsuits filed on Friday in federal […]

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