It’s Time to Require Labels for GMOs

by jeeg 16. May 2015 00:29
  The decision by Chipotle to stop using genetically modified foods is only the latest examples of the effects of public concerns about technologically altered foods. This decisions was predictable: Once the industry convinced the Food and Drug Administration that GMOs should not be required... [More]

Vermont Law on GMO Labels Stands

by jeeg 30. April 2015 01:51
  A Vermont law that could make the state the first in the country to require labeling of genetically modified food has been allowed by a federal judge to stand for now despite opposition by food industry groups. U.S. District Court Judge Christina Reiss in Burlington on Monday ruled agains... [More]

Lawsuit filed in Oregon GMO labeling recount

by jeeg 10. December 2014 00:15
  Supporters of a measure to label genetically modified food in Oregon filed a lawsuit Monday claiming 4,600 valid votes were rejected during the statewide recount that's underway. Nine voters have asked a judge for a restraining order to stop certification of the recount results until thos... [More]

U.S. food industry lobbying spikes amid GMO fight-report

by jeeg 31. July 2014 20:29
U.S. food companies spent almost as much lobbying Congress in the first quarter of 2014 as they did in the full year in 2013, a sign the industry may have intensified its fight against state labeling requirements for genetically engineered foods, according to a report released Tuesday. The Grocer... [More]

GMO labeling initiative qualifies for Oregon ballot

by jeeg 25. July 2014 10:34
  Oregonians will decide in November whether they want to mandate that companies label genetically modified foods. The Secretary of State's Office Wednesday certified 118,780 signatures - well above the 87,213 needed to qualify for the 2014 ballot. "In only six weeks, we were able to col... [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]

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]

Vermont lawmakers send GMO food-labeling law to governor

by jeeg 24. April 2014 02:06
  A law that would make Vermont the first U.S. state to enact mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, received final approval from state lawmakers on Wednesday and now heads to the governor's desk. The Vermont House of Representative passed the bill 11... [More]

Vermont steps closer to passing GMO food-labeling law

by jeeg 17. April 2014 06:11
  The Vermont Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would make it the first U.S. state to enact mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Unlike bills passed last year in Maine and Connecticut, which require other states to pass GMO labeling laws before... [More]
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