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]

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]

Kenya: Label Genetically Modified Foods Activists Demand

by jeeg 18. October 2012 23:50
CIVIL society groups yesterday petitioned the government to ensure that genetically modified food in the country is labelled to protect consumers. The activists, who marched from Uhuru Park's Freedom Corner to Harambee House and the Office of the Prime Minister before proceeding to Parliament... [More]

Vote for the Dinner Party

by jeeg 12. October 2012 20:09
One of the more interesting things we will learn on Nov. 6 is whether or not there is a “food movement” in America worthy of the name — that is, an organized force in our politics capable of demanding change in the food system. People like me throw the term around loosely, partly b... [More]

Uneasy Allies in the Grocery Aisle

by jeeg 18. September 2012 23:43
Giant bioengineering companies like Monsanto and DuPont are spending millions of dollars to fight a California ballot initiative aimed at requiring the labeling of genetically modified foods. That surprises no one, least of all the proponents of the law, which if approved by voters would become th... [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]

Initiative to label GMO food likely to appear on California ballot

by jeeg 15. May 2012 23:57
A California initiative to require labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients appeared headed for the ballot in November after organizers said on Wednesday they had gathered nearly 1 million signatures in favor of the measure. The hotly contested proposal is similar to measur... [More]

Legislation may pass GMO labeling duties to produce distributors

by jeeg 7. November 2011 22:44
Legislation being introduced by state Rep. Richard Roy (D-Milford) to require clearer labeling of food products that contain genetically modified organisms could prove costly to produce distributors. The legislation failed in the Connecticut General Assembly this past session, but when it is... [More]

Do You Think GMOs Should Be Labelled?

by jeeg 12. October 2011 19:33
In a country that labels everything from cosmetics to cleaning agents, it’s surprising that there are no laws in the U.S. requiring labeling of genetically engineered foods. Yet 93% of Americans believe GE foods should be labeled.   We don’t think that’s right.... [More]

Groups petition FDA to require labeling of GMO food

by jeeg 5. October 2011 21:46
The Center for Food Safety said Tuesday it has filed a legal petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration seeking mandatory labeling for foods made from genetically engineered crops, a move long opposed by big biotech companies.   "They should label the foods and let consumers kn... [More]
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