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Grape-Nuts goes Non-GMO

January 20th, 2014 · No Comments

Crunchy, full of protein and now, it’s non-GMO. Post’s revamp of Grape-Nuts could shake up the mainline cereal aisle. Or is Post just testing the waters?

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Food labeling appears defeated in Washington

November 7th, 2013 · No Comments

Not all the votes are counted yet in the battle to label genetically modified (GM) foods in Washington state. But the initiative is trailing, 45 percent in favor to 55 percent opposed, and appears headed for defeat.

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The five roadblocks to labeling GE foods in the US

September 18th, 2013 · No Comments

When polled, the vast majority of Americans favor requiring food companies to label genetically modified foods. Yet the public has been thwarted on this front, leaving the world’s largest democracy to stand alone among advanced (and emerging) nations in keeping consumers in the dark about GMOs. What happened to transparency and consumer choice in America? Let’s take a look.

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There’s still hope for our food system….here’s why

July 2nd, 2013 · No Comments

On any given day, environmental headlines can really drag you down. The latest on pesticides alone brings up a raft of bleak stories, from the spreading dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico to rampant bee die offs worldwide. Thankfully, citizen groups are pushing back, fighting GMOs, pestcides and corporate control of the food system.

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A new report asks: Should the U.S. State Department be promoting GMO foods around the world?

May 28th, 2013 · No Comments

The U.S. State Department has been aggressively pushing GMO crops on countries around the world, using embassy connections to try to sway governments to adopt policies friendly to giant biotech firms like Missouri-based Monsanto, according to a new report by Food and Water Watch.

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Federal bill would require labeling of genetically modified foods

April 25th, 2013 · No Comments

The fight to label GMO foods has arrived in Washington D.C. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced a bill Wednesday that would mandate labeling for foods that have been genetically engineered. If passed, the U.S. would join 64 other countries around the world that require labeling.

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Happy Earth Day 2013 . . . Americans are turning activist

April 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

I remember 2007, when we started this website. People were tip-toeing toward greener behaviors. Activists were writing kids’ books explaining the greenhouse effect and urging tots to turn off the faucet while brushing their teeth. Scholars had assembled tomes, politely pointing out that we’d be running out of oil pretty soon. How things have changed on this Earth Day 2013…

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Will Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s kill the genetically modified salmon?

March 26th, 2013 · No Comments

The GE-salmon known variously as the AquAdvantage salmon and a “frankenfish” has been swimming toward approval, but is currently bogged in a heated public comment period. Learn more about the tug-and-pull over what would be the first genetically modified animal to debut on your plate.

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GMO farming produces a bumper crop of weeds

February 13th, 2013 · No Comments

GMO crop/pesticide farming kills the weeds. And then the weeds take their revenge. A new survey shows American farmers are being blighted by superweeds…

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Some consumers saying cheerio to Cheerios for supporting GMO foods

December 6th, 2012 · No Comments

Food activists who support GMO labeling have been letting General Mills know that they don’t appreciate the corporation’s recent contributions toward defeating the labeling ballot initiative in California.

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Scientists criticize French study of GMO corn

September 20th, 2012 · No Comments

Research by French scientists showing that rats fed GMO corn developed tumors and died prematurely has prompted the French government to continue its ban on genetically engineered crops.

But the study came in for criticism from scientists in other countries shortly after it was published Wednesday in Food and Chemical Toxicology.

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Food Inc.: Eat, drink and be wary

July 7th, 2009 · No Comments

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

Food, Inc. could easily have turned our stomachs upside down. There’s lots of raw material – cows mired in manure, pig carcasses whacked about on conveyor belts, immobilized chickens locked in dark crowded coops – to make the point about how mass food production can be an unhealthy affair.

The film does dish up selected gross-out shots of slabs of beef, downer cows, dead hens and grimy CAFOs. There are a few gasp-aloud moments, such as when chickens are beheaded (inexplicably, this hard-to-watch scene is on a small sustainable farm operation). But the beauty of this wonderful documentary lies in its restraint. Rather than beating up corporate culprits Smithfield, Cargill and others with the big stick of blood and guts, Food Inc. strolls confidently and methodically into our packaged food wonderland, armed with words, telling anecdotes and revelations of corruption and greed that make its case more compelling.

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