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By: Gary Hirshberg, Chairman, Just Label It Michael Specter’s essay in The New Yorker against labeling genetically engineered food is fraught with factual errors, and it misses the fundamental point that people not only want to know what’s in their …

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David Bronner, President of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap, is an organic industry pioneer and outspoken genetically engineered food labeling activist. David and his brother Michael established Dr. Bronner’s as a trendsetter in the organic body care industry by becoming one …

By Violet Batcha, Just Label It Communications and Social Media Manager and Libby Foley, EWG Policy Analyst The 32 countries competing in the 2014 FIFA World Cup ™ are all required to play by the same rules on the soccer …

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Rachel Parent is a 15 year-old advocate for GMO labeling and founder of Kids Right to Know. Rachel got interested in GMOs when she was 12. In a prize-winning speech at her school in Toronto, Canada, she explained how GMOs …

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By: Mary Ellen Kustin (EWG) The Environmental Protection Agency appears poised to approve Dow Chemical’s bid to market a new toxic weed killer based on an agency analysis that failed to consider its danger to children’s health, as federal law …

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By: Gary Hirshberg, Chairman, Just Label It The Washington Post’s Monday Editorial, “Genetically modified crops could improve the lives of millions,” reads like a biotech industry puff piece.  It not only recycles biotech’s 20-year-old unproven productivity claims, but also o

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By: Emily Cassidy (EWG) A new study led by scientists from the Arctic University of Norway has detected “extreme levels” of Roundup, the agricultural herbicide manufactured by Monsanto, in genetically engineered soy. The study, coming out in June’s issue of …

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This week, Wegmans announced the supermarket opposed mandatory GE labeling and instead supports a voluntary approach. Thousands of loyal Wegmans shoppers pledged to take their business elsewhere. Wegmans’ response? To call them anti-scientific luddites who don’t do their homework.

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By: Scott Faber Wegmans supermarkets have worked hard to earn the loyalty of consumers worried about the sustainability of their food, offering thousands of organic choices in their stores and making an early commitment to sustainable seafood. So it’s surprising …

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By: Scott Faber (EWG)  The empire struck back. After two states have passed GE labeling bills and more than 30 are poised to consider similar labeling bills and ballot initiatives, the food and biotech industry have goat-roped some members of …

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