CRG Hosts Book Party at Museum of Natural History for The GMO Deception

by jeeg 25. June 2014 20:12
  Last night the Council for Responsible Genetics hosted a book party on the terrace of the American Museum of Natural History to celebrate the release of our new book, The GMO Deception: What You Need to Know about the Food, Corporations, and Government Agencies Putting Our Families and Our... [More]

Ben & Jerry's Supports Vermont in GMO-Labeling Fight

by jeeg 17. June 2014 23:05
  Iconic Vermont ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's announced a name change for a popular flavor Monday to help raise money to defend a new state law that requires the labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms. Gov. Peter Shumlin and company co-founder Jerry Greenfield toge... [More]

NY plays central role in GMO labeling debate

by jeeg 13. June 2014 21:48
  Agricultural, food and beverage companies are spending millions of dollars to defeat legislation to require labels on food containing genetically modified crops in New York, highlighting the state's pivotal role in debates about what Americans should know about the products they consume.&n... [More]

Vermont Sued by Grocer Group to Block GMO Food Label Law

by jeeg 13. June 2014 19:59
  Vermont was sued by the packaged food industry in the first of what may be a series of lawsuits to block genetically modified organisms or GMO labeling requirements. Vermont last month became the first state in the U.S. to make GMO labeling mandatory, following failed attempts to pass sim... [More]

New Consumer Reports Poll Shows Consumer Demand for Strong Federal Standards for Genetically Engineered Food

by jeeg 11. June 2014 21:16
  According to a new national poll by Consumer Reports released today, an overwhelming majority of U.S. consumers think that before genetically engineered (GE) food is sold, it should be labeled accordingly (92% of consumers) and meet long-term safety standards set by the government (92%). T... [More]

GMO label bill passes another hurdle in New York

by jeeg 4. June 2014 02:24
  A proposal to require labels on food products containing ingredients from genetically modified crops is inching closer to a vote in the New York Legislature. The labeling legislation was endorsed Tuesday by the state Assembly's Committee on Codes, a key panel that often signs off on bills... [More]

High risks, few rewards for Mexico with Monsanto's maize

by jeeg 28. May 2014 01:32
  I'd come to Mexico to investigate the ongoing controversy over the proposed introduction of genetically modified (GM) maize into the birthplace of this important global food crop. The issue was hot, because last October a Mexican judge had issued an injunction halting all experimental a... [More]

New Book from the Council for Responsible Genetics-The GMO Deception

by jeeg 22. May 2014 21:15
    From the Council for Responsible Genetics   The GMO Deception What You Need to Know about the Food, Corporations, and Government Agencies Putting Our Families and Our Environment at Risk Edited by Sheldon Krimsky and Jeremy Gruber Foreword by Ralph ... [More]

Your Food Is Poisoning You

by jeeg 13. May 2014 21:57
  There’s a scene in Close Encounters of the Third Kind where the Air Force subjects Richard Dreyfus and his fellow Third Encounterers to the media. The press conference is actually going pretty well, the media seem to be on the verge of believing these people—until one of them, ... [More]

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]
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