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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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By A.C. Gallo, Whole Foods Market It’s been a year since Whole Foods Market pledged to label products in our stores by 2018 so our customers can tell whether they contain GMOs (genetically modified organisms). In the last 12 months, …

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By: Alex Formuzis (EWG)  Recently, some online musings have been bouncing around Twitter and Facebook claiming that there isn’t much, if any, difference between organic and conventional foods. One article by Melinda Wenner Moyer titled “Organic Shmorganic,” published Jan. 28

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Genetically engineered crops must lead to higher yields and profits; otherwise why would farmers choose to grow them… right? A recent report from the Leopold Center is causing us to think otherwise. The report compared different cropping systems in a …

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Do GE crops really reduce the use of herbicides? If you read Amy Harmon’s piece from the New York Times, “A Lonely Quest for Facts on Genetically Modified Crops” you probably got the impression that they do. Unfortunately, the opposite …

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By Violet Batcha (Just Label It) Proposals to expand the use of the dangerous weed killer 2,4-D should serve as a reminder that our heavy reliance on GE corn and soybeans – and the herbicides designed to “protect” these crops …

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2013 was an amazing year in the fight for GE labeling! We have seen the first passage of GE labeling laws on the state level, the introduction of legislation on the national level and the fight for GE labeling has …

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By: Libby Foley (EWG) and Tina Sigurdson (Stabile Law) Supermarket shelves are loaded with products that display the label “natural.”  The food industry likes to use the word to persuade consumers that what they’re buying is somehow better for them, their …

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We want to thank Whole Foods Market for their decision to stop carrying Chobani yogurt in their stores! Whole Foods, the nations largest high-end grocery chain, has announced plans to stop selling Chobani yogurt by early next year because if …

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