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Letter: GMO labeling bill deserves support

Letter: GMO labeling bill deserves support As a resident of South Salem, I would like Assemblyman David Buchwald to co-sponsor and actively support legislation that would require the labeling of genetically engineered (GMO) foods sold in the State of New York. We as New York residents and … Read more on The Journal News | LoHud.com […]

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What's a GMO? Apparently not these magic mushrooms. What's a genetically modified organism? This isn't just a question for twisty “whoa-brah” essays. It's a tricky question whose answer determines what regulators scrutinize and what they ignore. And that, depending on your bent, determines what techno … Read more on Grist ]

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The Fate Of Anti-Zika GMO Mosquitos In The U.S. Rests On Florida

The Fate Of Anti-Zika GMO Mosquitos In The U.S. Rests On Florida The battle about GMO mosquito testing is an ongoing issue in Key West, where in 2012 the city commission passed a resolution to prevent GMO mosquitos being released within city limits (Key Haven is outside of the city-limit boundaries). In the four … […]

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Study Finds GMO Labeling Won't Cost More

Study Finds GMO Labeling Won't Cost More A study conducted for the U.K. Food Standards Agency has found that GMO labeling would increase a family's food costs by 33 cents to $ 5.58 a year. And a study by Consumers Union reviewed research on GMO labeling and found the annual median cost … Read more on […]

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Why Vermont's GMO labels will be showing up in your grocery stores The Vermont GMO labeling law was pushed through thanks, in large part, to grassroots activism by people like Will Allen. Allen is the manager of Cedar Circle Farm in central Vermont, where he grows nearly 100 different types of organic vegetables and … […]

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Are Those GMO Mushrooms onYour Plate? You May Never Know That's right – a researcher at Penn State University has developed a new GMO mushroom, using a new gene-editing technique. Surprisingly, according to a letter from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the GMO mushroom can be grown without needing prior … Read more on Environmental Working […]

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Differences between non-GMO and organic: More profits for farmer, more costs

Differences between non-GMO and organic: More profits for farmer, more costs … It requires submitters to demonstrate how their food is produced without genetic modification—which is easy for, say, salt, which has no genes or genetic material to speak of but harder for living organisms like corn. The non-GMO Project has a … Read more […]

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Sonoma County Postpones Decision To Ban GMO's or Not GMO ? Or NO? It's Sonoma County's favorite arguement! Sonoma County supervisors have postponed a decision whether to enact a measure to ban genetically modified crops and seeds in the county. The board said yesterday it plans to spend … Read more on KSRO ]

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Finding the Middle Ground in Debate Over GMO Regulation My talk, "Moving Beyond Shrillness: Finding the Middle Ground in GMO Regulation," focused not on ending public debate over GMOs. The marketplace of ideas, I noted, is strong enough to withstand America's deep-seated differences of opinion over the … Read more on Reason ]

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Judge Denies Chipotle's Motion to Dismiss GMO Lawsuit A lawsuit accusing Chipotle of "purposefully misrepresenting" that its food does not contain organisms that have been genetically modified can move forward, a judge ruled Wednesday. The plaintiff, Leslie Reilly of Florida, sued Chipotle in September … Read more on ABC News ]

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Researchers suggest GMO oilseed crop led to deformed butterflies, critic

Researchers suggest GMO oilseed crop led to deformed butterflies, critic … [F]ully a third of the controls also had deformed wings, an inconvenient fact that the anti-GMO people predictably failed to note. So why the deformed wings? The study authors admit that they got the humidity wrong when raising the insects and that … Read […]

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Chipotle has a 'misleading, inconsistent, self-interested definition of Non … Just two days after a Florida judge allowed a false advertising case vs Chipotle to proceed over its non-GMO claims, a copycat case has been filed in California, providing further evidence – say attorneys – of the legal minefield marketers are walking … Read more […]

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Judge Says Lawsuit Accusing Chipotle of Deception Over GMOs Can Go Forward

Judge Says Lawsuit Accusing Chipotle of Deception Over GMOs Can Go Forward The case, filed in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Florida in September and seeking class action status, claims that Chipotle misled consumers in ads saying its food is GMO-free. Chipotle's meat and dairy products come from animals that … Read […]

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GMO Mosquito Plan Headed for Residents' Vote in Florida Keys

GMO Mosquito Plan Headed for Residents' Vote in Florida Keys Residents in the Florida Keys will get to vote on whether genetically modified mosquitoes should be released in their neighborhood. The mosquito control district in the island chain wants the British biotech firm Oxitec to test its modified mosquitoes … Read more on ABC News […]

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US Gov't Pressured EU Officials to Disregard GMO Laws

US Gov't Pressured EU Officials to Disregard GMO Laws U.S. trade officials pressured EU lawmakers to drop health and environmental safeguards on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in order to pave the way for a transatlantic trade agreement, or TTIP, according to documents acquired by NGOs under the … Read more on teleSUR English ]

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The GMO Circus Comes To Congress And It's Not Fun By Julie Kelly and Henry I. Miller. Like Nero fiddling while Rome burned, some politicians have a hard time setting priorities. Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS), chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, in a recent interview … Read more on Forbes ]

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Gene-edited mushroom is changing GMO dialogue

Gene-edited mushroom is changing GMO dialogue The term "genetically modified organism" is almost guaranteed to spark debate in the news and social media, on internet message boards and at the water cooler. Now, the work of a faculty researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has … Read more on Phys.Org ]

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More GMO Bias at the National Research Council?

More GMO Bias at the National Research Council? We recently filed a letter of complaint with the NRC, detailing how nine of the 13 scientists working on the new study have ties to the biotechnology industry, work on biotechnology development or have pro-GMO perspectives. One member works directly … Read more on Food and Water […]

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Greg Ludlow: Boulder County commissioners' GMO decision doesn't separate fact

Greg Ludlow: Boulder County commissioners' GMO decision doesn't separate fact … The contrast in scientific support for Boulder's local GMO issue has been made apparent in the Boulder Daily Camera's editorial pages, where recently over two dozen members of CU's MCD Biology Department joined two professors and a PhD in signing a … Read more on […]

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Zambia allows South African chain store to import GMO foods LUSAKA, April 19 (Xinhua) — Authorities in Zambia on Tuesday allowed a South African chain store to start importing foodstuffs containing Genetically Modified Organism (GMOs) despite the country maintaining a moratorium on genetically engineered … Read more on Shanghai Daily (subscription) ]

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