7. May 2013 23:20
Will New York State be the first state in the nation to require the labeling of food containing what has become known as GMO -- genetically modified organisms?
More than 60 countries have enacted laws banning the use of GMO in producing food or requiring the labeling of food w... [More]
26. April 2013 20:18
On Wednesday, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) introduced bills to the Senate and House of Representatives that would require food manufacturers to clearly label any product containing genetically engineered ingredients -- or risk having that product classified "misb... [More]
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]
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]
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]
3. April 2013 20:36
A plan to let farmers grow genetically modified crops developed by Monsanto during legal appeals has drawn criticism from food-safety advocates and backers of open government over how the proposal became law.
The measure, tucked into a bill to fund the federal government through S... [More]
11. March 2013 20:17
New Issue of GeneWatch Magazine:
Genetics in Agriculture
Genetics in agriculture is nothing new; humans have been manipulating other species’ genetics to serve our needs and desires for thousands of years. So when scientists first learned in the late 1970s how to se... [More]
11. March 2013 20:10
Whole Foods Market, the grocery chain, on Friday became the first retailer in the United States to require labeling of all genetically modified foods sold in its stores, a move that some experts said could radically alter the food industry.
A. C. Gallo, president of Whole Foods, said the new ... [More]
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]
27. December 2012 19:42
The push for mandatory GMO labeling may have taken a sucker punch in California, but the debate over genetically modified foods is still simmering. New Mexico state senator Peter Wirth (D-Santa Fe) has filed an amendment to the state’s food act to require the labeling of genetically modifi... [More]