US Government, Consumers Inhibit Mandatory GMO Labeling-CRG in the News

by jeeg 16. December 2014 00:25
The US is on the verge of passing a law that will smash states' attempts to label potentially dangerous food containing GMO. The United States and Canada do not require mandatory GMO labeling in contrast with over 60 countries around the world which oblige manufacturers to mark such products. US ... [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]

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]

Modified Crops Tap a Wellspring of Protest

by jeeg 8. February 2012 22:04
SILENT in flannel shirts and ponytails, farmers from Saskatchewan and South Dakota, Mississippi and Massachusetts lined the walls of a packed federal courtroom in Manhattan last week, as their lawyers told a judge that they were no longer able to keep genetically modified crops from their fiel... [More]

EU high court rules on GMO contamination; opens door to biotech liability

by jeeg 8. September 2011 22:37
On Sept. 6, the European Union’s top court paved the way for farmers and beekeepers to recoup losses when their crops or honey become genetically contaminated from neighboring GM fields. The European Court of Justice ruled that all food products containing GMOs – whether... [More]
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