Final Oregon tally due today; GMO recount likely

by jeeg 25. November 2014 01:39
  Today is the deadline for Oregon counties to finish tallying votes and report their final results to the state. With many counties already done counting, a ballot measure that would require labels for genetically engineered foods appears headed for an automatic recount. Election worker... [More]

CRG Joins Open Letter and Campaign on Living with GMOs

by Admin 13. November 2014 01:53
  Today CRG joined with other NGOs , scientists, anti-GM groups, celebrities, food manufacturers, and others representing 57 million Americans to publish an Open Letter to the UK and the entire EU warning of the serious and manifold hazards of GMO crops - and promising our support in ou... [More]

U.S.D.A. Approves Modified Potato. Next Up: French Fry Fans.

by Admin 11. November 2014 23:58
  A potato genetically engineered to reduce the amounts of a potentially harmful ingredient in French fries and potato chips has been approved for commercial planting, the Department of Agriculture announced on Friday. The potato’s DNA has been altered so that less of a chemical calle... [More]

Watch Part 2 of CRG on Democracy Now! Discussing GMOs and The GMO Deception

by jeeg 3. November 2014 22:24
  Colorado and Oregon could soon become the first states in the nation to pass ballot initiatives mandating the labeling of food products containing genetically modified organisms. Earlier this year, Vermont became the first state to approve GMO labeling through the legislative process, b... [More]

Facing Consumer Pressure, More Firms Are Jettisoning GMOs From Their Foods

by jeeg 11. August 2014 19:53
  Two years ago, Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc. initiated a plan to eliminate genetically modfied ingredients from its ice cream, an effort to address a nascent consumer backlash and to fulfill its own environmental goals. This fall, nearly a year behind schedule, it expect... [More]

GMOs Have Never Been Proven Safe

by jeeg 4. August 2014 22:35
  Proponents of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) often proclaim that the technology has been fully vetted in terms of human safety, and that anyone objecting to the continued unlabeled use of GMOs in the food supply is somehow dredging up unfounded conspiracy theories. But the truth of ... [More]

U.S. food industry lobbying spikes amid GMO fight-report

by jeeg 31. July 2014 20:29
U.S. food companies spent almost as much lobbying Congress in the first quarter of 2014 as they did in the full year in 2013, a sign the industry may have intensified its fight against state labeling requirements for genetically engineered foods, according to a report released Tuesday. The Grocer... [More]

GMO labeling initiative qualifies for Oregon ballot

by jeeg 25. July 2014 10:34
  Oregonians will decide in November whether they want to mandate that companies label genetically modified foods. The Secretary of State's Office Wednesday certified 118,780 signatures - well above the 87,213 needed to qualify for the 2014 ballot. "In only six weeks, we were able to col... [More]

It's time for Congress to require GMO labeling

by jeeg 22. July 2014 10:47
  A fight is brewing between America's consumers and the giant businesses that grow and manufacture our nation's foods. At issue is the use of so-called GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, in those foods. The fight over genetic engineering boils down to this underlying disagreement: C... [More]

Roundup-Ready GMO Maize Causes Serious Health Damage

by jeeg 27. June 2014 02:02
  A controversial paper by Prof Gilles-Eric Séralini and colleagues has been republished after a stringent peer review process. The chronic toxicity study examines the health impacts on rats of eating  a commercialized genetically modified (GM) maize, Monsant... [More]
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