Tagged : center-for-food-safety
November 23rd, 2013
The USDA allows livestock to be fed controversial growth enhancers that are banned in the European Union. This year Russia joined the countries that won’t accept meat that was raised with beta agonists, forcing US authorities to come up with some quick answers if they want to recover this large export market. A collateral effect could be that Americans get meat that’s free of growth hormones, or not.
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Tags: · beta agonists, cattle, Center for Food Safety, China, growth hormones, hogs, meat, muscles, Never Fed Beta Agonists, Russia, U.S., USDA
February 19th, 2012
This month as I prowled the web getting educated on the GM food battle percolating in our capital and courtrooms (as farmers sue Monsanto, and vice-versa), I stumbled upon a useful little booklet: The “True Food Shopper’s Guide” to avoiding GMO foods.
Created by the Center for Food Safety, which has been all over this issue of genetically modified (GM) or genetically engineered (GE) foods for several years, the guide is a lifesaver if you’re looking to reduce your exposure to edibles that have been genetically altered by Monsanto, Bayer, Syngenta and Dow Chemical.
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Tags: · BarbaraKesslerBlog, Center for Food Safety, GE food, GM food, GMO foods, labeling for GE foods, True Food Shopper's Guide
February 1st, 2011
Organic farmers, food companies and advocacy groups have united to oppose the federal government’s de-regulation of Monsanto’s genetically engineered alfalfa.
A new 20-group coalition announced Tuesday that it also would be opposing the regulatory release of other types of GE (also known as GM or genetically modified) crops expected in the coming months if the USDA approves the unrestricted planting of GE sugar beets, corn and soy crops.
These crops have been engineered predominantly by Monsanto to resist specific Monsanto-created pesticides, including the “Roundup Ready” alfalfa, which was approved for unrestricted planting by the USDA last week.
Organic farmers fear the spread of GE crops because they’re dependent on pesticides, which harm the soil and waterways, and because they can contaminate non=GE crops via cross-pollination. When GE crops invade organically raised fields, they destroy the purity of organic row crops and produce and can cost a farmer his organic certification.
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Tags: · alfalfa, Allergy Kids, beets, Beyond Pesticides, Center for Food Safety, contamination of organic crops, corn, Equal Exchange, Eric Schlosser, GE crops, GE foods, greenrightnow.com, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners, Maria Rodale, Michael Pollan, Monsanto, Monsanto chemicals, National Cooperative Grocers Association, NOFA, Non-GMO Project, Organic Farming, Organic Farming Research Association, Organic Seed Alliance, Organic Trade Association, Organic Valley, Robert Kenner, soybeans, Stonyfield Farm, United Natural Foods, USDA