Genetically Modified Foods: Questions Remain

by jeeg 10. February 2014 18:43
Contrary to the assertions of Jayson Lusk and Henry I. Miller, genetically modified crops have perpetuated the need for ever-larger amounts of harmful pesticides, worsening the development and spread of herbicide-resistant weeds and destroying the food sources for beneficial insects like the monar... [More]

Seeking Food Ingredients That Aren’t Gene-Altered

by jeeg 30. May 2013 23:16
Food companies big and small are struggling to replace genetically modified ingredients with conventional ones. Pressure is growing to label products made from genetically modified organisms, or “G.M.O.” In Connecticut, Vermont and Maine, at least one chamber of the state legisl... [More]

Modified Wheat Is Discovered in Oregon

by jeeg 30. May 2013 22:53
Unapproved genetically engineered wheat has been found growing on a farm in Oregon, federal officials said Wednesday, a development that could disrupt American exports of the grain. The Agriculture Department said the wheat was of the type developed by Monsanto to be resistant to the herbici... [More]

Genetic Changes to Food May Get Uniform Labeling

by jeeg 1. February 2013 19:52
With Washington State on the verge of a ballot initiative that would require labeling of some foods containing genetically engineered ingredients and other states considering similar measures, some of the major food companies and Wal-Mart, the country’s largest grocery store operator, have... [More]

Gene-Altered Fish Moves Closer to Federal Approval

by jeeg 22. December 2012 01:02
Government regulators moved a big step closer on Friday to allowing the first genetically engineered animal — a fast-growing salmon — to enter the nation’s food supply.   The Food and Drug Administration said it had concluded that the genetically engi... [More]

Prop 37 Defeated: California Voters Reject Mandatory GMO-Labeling

by jeeg 8. November 2012 00:28
California voters rejected Prop 37, which would have required retailers and food companies to label products made with genetically modified ingredients. Millions of dollars, mostly from outside of California, were poured into campaigns both for and against Prop 37. But the donations that ... [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]

Buying the Vote on G.M.O.’s

by jeeg 24. October 2012 21:35
Supporters of ingredients derived from "genetically modified foods," which hereafter I'll call G.M.O.'s - genetically modified organisms - are mostly the chemical companies who make them or other people who make money from them. They assert that a) there's no proof that G.M.O.'s are harmful to hum... [More]

That Fresh Look, Genetically Buffed

by jeeg 13. July 2012 19:12
A small company is trying to bring to market a genetically engineered apple that does not turn brown when sliced or bruised. But it has much of the rest of the apple industry seeing red. The company, Okanagan Specialty Fruits, says the nonbrowning apple will prove popular with consumers and f... [More]

Battle Brewing Over Labeling of Genetically Modified Food

by jeeg 25. May 2012 17:54
On a recent sunny morning at the Big Y grocery here, Cynthia LaPier parked her cart in the cereal aisle. With a glance over her shoulder and a quick check of the ingredients, she plastered several boxes with hand-designed stickers from a roll in her purse. “Warning,” they read. &ldqu... [More]
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