Vermont gov signs law to require labels on GMO foods

by jeeg 9. May 2014 21:27
  Standing on the Statehouse steps before a legion of activists, Vermont's governor signed a new law Thursday that could make the state the first to require labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms — and also could make it the first to be sued over the issue. The la... [More]

Vermont lawmakers send GMO food-labeling law to governor

by jeeg 24. April 2014 02:06
  A law that would make Vermont the first U.S. state to enact mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, received final approval from state lawmakers on Wednesday and now heads to the governor's desk. The Vermont House of Representative passed the bill 11... [More]

Vermont steps closer to passing GMO food-labeling law

by jeeg 17. April 2014 06:11
  The Vermont Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would make it the first U.S. state to enact mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Unlike bills passed last year in Maine and Connecticut, which require other states to pass GMO labeling laws before... [More]

Are GMOs Worth the Trouble?

by jeeg 29. March 2014 00:24
  You hear a lot these days about genetically modified organisms, with many people arguing that they’ll be a necessity in the not-so-distant future, as climate change stresses agriculture, and as a growing, and increasingly affluent, population consumes more food, and more inefficie... [More]

Support GMO Labeling in MA

by jeeg 5. March 2014 23:22
The Council for Responsible Genetics believes that everyone should know what they're eating. Join us in supporting mandatory GMO labeling in Massachusetts by calling your legislators before the March 19th deadline! They need to hear from you. Visit for m... [More]

Former member of FCT editorial board condemns Seralini study retraction

by jeeg 27. February 2014 20:57
A former member of the editorial board of Food and Chemical Toxicology, the journal that published and then retracted the Séralini study on GM maize and Roundup, has written a letter to the editor of the journal condemning the retraction.He writes, "Your decision which can be interprete... [More]

Organic food and farm groups ask Obama to require GMO food labels

by jeeg 16. January 2014 20:11
Four U.S. lawmakers joined with more than 200 food companies, organic farming groups, health and environment organizations and other groups on Thursday to urge President Barack Obama to require manufacturers to label food products that contain genetically engineered ingredients. The gro... [More]

Maine becomes second state to require GMO labels

by jeeg 10. January 2014 20:33
Maine will become the second state to require labels on food that contains genetically modified ingredients under new legislation signed by Gov. Paul LePage (R) this week — but only after other states follow suit. LePage signed the legislation, initially introduced by a Republican stat... [More]

Fakethrough! GMOs and the Capitulation of Science Journalism

by jeeg 7. January 2014 21:53
Good journalism examines its sources critically, it takes nothing at face value, places its topics in a historical context, and it values above all the public interest. Such journalism is, most people agree, essential to any equitable and open system of government. These statements about journ... [More]

Original Cheerios to go GMO-free

by jeeg 3. January 2014 21:49
General Mills says some Cheerios made without genetically modified ingredients will start appearing on shelves soon. The Minneapolis-based company said Thursday that it has been manufacturing its original-flavor Cheerios without GMOs for the past several weeks in response to consumer dem... [More]
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