GMO Labeling: Nation’s ‘Biggest Food Fight’ Hits DC

by jeeg 2. April 2015 00:01
  Food products containing genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) are labeled in 64 countries all around the world, including Japan, China, Russia, Australia and the European Union. In many countries, consumers’ right to know what they’re eating is uncontroversial... [More]

Monsanto mounts an aggressive GMO PR campaign

by jeeg 19. March 2015 21:42
  You may have heard that popular scientist Bill Nye has mysteriously revised his outlook on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Several years ago, the children’s show host advocated for the labeling of genetically modified foods, citing concerns about what GMOs could do t... [More]

Facing Consumer Pressure, More Firms Are Jettisoning GMOs From Their Foods

by jeeg 11. August 2014 19:53
  Two years ago, Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc. initiated a plan to eliminate genetically modfied ingredients from its ice cream, an effort to address a nascent consumer backlash and to fulfill its own environmental goals. This fall, nearly a year behind schedule, it expect... [More]

Maine becomes second state to require GMO labels

by jeeg 10. January 2014 20:33
Maine will become the second state to require labels on food that contains genetically modified ingredients under new legislation signed by Gov. Paul LePage (R) this week — but only after other states follow suit. LePage signed the legislation, initially introduced by a Republican stat... [More]

Washington State Says 'No' To GMO Labels

by jeeg 8. November 2013 21:39
Voters appear to have defeated another attempt to require labels on genetically modified foods in Washington state. In early counts, the "no" campaign has what appears to be an with 54 percent of votes. The ballot initiative would require labels on the front of packages for most food products... [More]

Washington state sues lobbyists over campaign against GMO labeling

by jeeg 22. October 2013 23:35
A lobbying group for major U.S. food manufacturers has violated campaign finance laws in its attempt to block a measure that would require labeling of genetically modified foods in Washington state, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by the state's attorney general. State Attorney General... [More]

Why Genetically Modified Foods Should Be Labeled

by jeeg 9. October 2013 01:19
Did you know that you have been enrolled in the largest research study ever conducted in the United States but you never signed a consent form or agreed to participate? That's because since 1996 you -- and basically everyone you know -- have been eating genetically modified foods. Genetically... [More]

Initiative 522: Familiar groups lead fight on GMO labeling

by jeeg 23. September 2013 20:33
Monsanto and Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, the largest donors so far in Washington’s upcoming ballot contest over labeling genetically engineered foods, know this fight well. They squared off over the same issue in California last year. Monsanto and others outspent the pro-labeling... [More]

Monsanto puts $4.6 million into fight against GMO labeling

by jeeg 11. September 2013 21:26
Monsanto has contributed $4.6 million to fight Initiative 522, the measure on this fall’s ballot that would require labeling of genetically engineered foods sold at retail. The contribution, reported Monday to the state’s Public Disclosure Commission, was made last week and bring... [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]
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