Organic food and farm groups ask Obama to require GMO food labels

by jeeg 16. January 2014 20:11
Four U.S. lawmakers joined with more than 200 food companies, organic farming groups, health and environment organizations and other groups on Thursday to urge President Barack Obama to require manufacturers to label food products that contain genetically engineered ingredients. The gro... [More]

Senator Puts Pressure On Obama Administration Over GMO Labeling

by jeeg 2. January 2014 01:31
As the fight over labels on foods containing genetically modified ingredients continues, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., says the issue is so pressing that President Obama should skip the Congressional process and direct the FDA to require labels on food containing GM ingredients. Feinstein, who... [More]

White House Promotes a Bioeconomy

by jeeg 26. April 2012 19:01
The Obama administration is expected to announce a broad plan on Thursday to foster development of the nation’s “bioeconomy,” including the use of renewable resources and biological manufacturing methods. The National Bioeconomy Blueprint, as the plan is called, discusses... [More]

Who's in the Obama Administration?

by jeeg 21. February 2011 23:54
Tom Vilsack, USDA Secretary As Iowa Governor, Tom Vilsack was a leading advocate for Monsanto, genetic engineering, and factory farming. President Obama proudly lauded his new Agriculture Secretary for "promoting biotech." Vilsack has, in fact, promoted the most controversial and dange... [More]

Obama administration issues science guidelines

by jeeg 23. December 2010 04:02
The White House on Friday released its long-delayed scientific integrity guidelines, intended to ban political interference in science. President Barack Obama campaigned on scientific integrity after scientists and others complained that Bush administration officials distorted scientific work... [More]

U.S. Orders Vast Review of Bioethics

by jeeg 1. December 2010 23:37
President Obama on Wednesday ordered a vast review to ensure the ethical treatment of people who take part in research backed by the federal government. His action is a response to the revelation this year that American scientists intentionally infected people at a Guatemalan mental hospital... [More]

Stem Cell Ruling to Be Appealed

by jeeg 29. August 2010 06:38
The Obama administration said Tuesday that it would appeal a court ruling challenging the legality of President Obama’s rules governing human embryonic stem cell research, as the head of the National Institutes of Health said the decision would most likely force the ... [More]

Genetically modified foods shouldn't be labeled as such, U.S. argues

by jeeg 28. May 2010 00:39
Booster Shots recently blogged about an international trade meeting that addressed, among other things, whether genetically modified foods should be labeled as such. The United States argues that they shouldn't -- because, it says, to do so is to imply that GMO foods are somehow different. T... [More]

Obama Takes Interest in Synthetic Biology

by jeeg 23. May 2010 02:01
  President Obama has asked his bioethics commission to study the implications of research published today in Science describing the creation of a synthetic genome. In a letter today, Obama calls on the commission to do a 6-month study on the "potential medical, environmental, securit... [More]
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