Archives: August 2013

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A wrap-up of GMO-related headlines and developments. Why Genetically Modifying Food is a Bad Idea Forbes contributor Beth Hoffman identifies a credibility problem with science, and asks whether spending billions of dollars on new genetically engineered products, such as Golden &hellip

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Transparency is our right. Yet a handful of companies, like Monsanto and Kraft, have gotten away with hiding important information about our food for more than two decades. In November of 2012, some of America’s biggest and most profitable chemical …

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A wrap-up of GMO-related headlines and developments. What’s Behind a Label & Why We Need One A recent editorial by the Scientific American titled “Labels for GMO Foods Are a Bad Idea”, argues that requiring labels on GE foods would …

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By Katey Parker (Partnerships & Media Manager, Just Label It) A recent editorial by the Scientific American, titled “Labels for GMO Foods Are a Bad Idea”, argues that requiring labels on genetically engineered (GE) foods would instill unnecessary fear and …

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A wrap-up of GMO-related headlines and developments. House Subcommittee Begins Work on GMO Labeling Bill With encouragement from neighboring states like Maine and Connecticut, New Hampshire legislators are now considering a bill to label genetically engineered foods. The draft of &hel

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As the GE labeling movement heats up across the country, many consumers are taking to social media to keep up with recent news and monitor the debate.  Leading the charge are a number of organizations and consumer advocates whose voices …

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By Robyn O’Brien (Prevention) No one wants to be told what to eat.  I grew up in Texas eating meat at every meal and understand how sensitive this issue can be. But a new study offers an alternative to the …

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A wrap-up of GMO-related headlines and developments. 14 year-old Girl Debates GMOs With Condescending TV Host When teenager and activist Rachel Parent challenged Canadian TV Host Kevin O’Leary to have her on his show to talk GMOs, he readily assumed …

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By Michele Simon (Eat Drink Politics) While the food movement has been gaining steam in recent years, tangible policy wins have been sparse due to by powerful industry lobbying. One significant victory that appears within reach is the labeling of …

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Last week, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) officially joined 11 other Senators in co-sponsoring bipartisan legislation to require food manufacturers to inform consumers when packaged food contains genetically engineered ingredients. Introduced in April o

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