No scientific consensus on GMO safety-Public Being Misled Says Scientists

by jeeg 21. October 2013 23:12
There is no scientific consensus that genetically modified foods and crops are safe, according to a statement released today by an international group of over 85 scientists, academics and physicians. The statement comes in response to recent claims from the GM industry and some scientists an... [More]

GMOs in Our Food: Do We Have a Right to Know?

by jeeg 7. September 2013 01:17
If you’re anything like us, you’re probably enjoying a snack while checking your email and catching up on your blogs. If you’re eating a conventionally produced snack – that is, one that is not Certified Organic or Non-GMO Verified – chances are it could be full o... [More]

Food Politics Creates Rift in Panel on Labeling

by jeeg 11. April 2013 18:26
The politics of genetically modified food has created a rift in a policy-setting committee of the influential Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that demonstrates the difficulty in finding anyone — anywhere — who doesn’t already have an opinion on the issue. A dietitian workin... [More]

GMO Rider: ‘Monsanto Protection’ or ‘Farmer Sustainability’?

by jeeg 9. April 2013 21:16
The biotech industry rejoiced along with biotech seed companies and farmers supportive of genetically modified organism (GMO) crops when President Obama signed a budget bill with a rider authorizing the secretary of agriculture to temporarily allow continued growing of crops previously approved ... [More]

Why Do G.M.O.’s Need Protection?

by jeeg 3. April 2013 20:45
Genetic engineering in agriculture has disappointed many people who once had hopes for it. Excluding, of course, those who’ve made money from it, appropriately represented in the public’s mind by Monsanto. That corporation, or at least its friends, recently managed to have an outrage... [More]

Genetically Modified Seafood: Whole Foods, Trader Joe's And Others Vow Not To Sell GMO Fish

by jeeg 21. March 2013 01:29
Whole Foods Market Inc, Trader Joe's and other food retailers representing more than 2,000 U.S. stores have vowed not to sell genetically engineered seafood if it is approved in the United States, a new advocacy group said on Wednesday.The announcement from the Campaign for Genetically Engineere... [More]

Cargill’s Meddling in California Politics Goes Beyond Food

by jeeg 2. November 2012 22:05
While Monsanto may have grabbed the headlines for the millions of dollars they have poured into the effort to defeat California’s Proposition 37, which would require the labeling of genetically engineered foods, they’re not the only major global agricultural behemoth meddling with Califo... [More]

Seed companies nearing deal on off-patent GMO technology

by jeeg 2. November 2012 17:39
  The U.S. seed industry said Wednesday it was a step closer to establishing a broad framework for the handling of genetically modified seed technology as product patents expire. The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) and the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) said they have c... [More]

Kenya: Label Genetically Modified Foods Activists Demand

by jeeg 18. October 2012 23:50
CIVIL society groups yesterday petitioned the government to ensure that genetically modified food in the country is labelled to protect consumers. The activists, who marched from Uhuru Park's Freedom Corner to Harambee House and the Office of the Prime Minister before proceeding to Parliament... [More]

Vote for the Dinner Party

by jeeg 12. October 2012 20:09
One of the more interesting things we will learn on Nov. 6 is whether or not there is a “food movement” in America worthy of the name — that is, an organized force in our politics capable of demanding change in the food system. People like me throw the term around loosely, partly b... [More]
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