User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-National
Category: Food Safety :: GMOs
Last updated: Dec 19 2014 19:49 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Europe set to allow individual nations to ban GM crops 19.12.2014 New Scientist: Sex and Cloning
Proposed new rules would let member states of the European Union ban genetically modified crops on their soil even if the EU has approved the ...
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2014: A year of battle lines drawn over dinner 18.12.2014 Yahoo: US National
Have you picked a side yet? If not, you'd better think fast, because the battle lines are being drawn and they cut right down the dinner ...
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Coming Soon: Major GMO Study (Shhh, It Will Be Done in Secret by Russians) 18.12.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
So here's what happens when Americans don't spend enough time or money testing the safety of our food: Russians say they will do it for us. A group of Russian and European donors recently announced they are raising a whopping $25 million to pay for a major study of the safety of genetically modified food (GMOs) and the ubiquitous herbicide glyphosate, most commonly used as Monsanto's product Roundup. The research project, dubbed "Factor GMO," is being billed as "the world's largest international study on GMO safety." It will examine four primary questions: Is genetically modified food (or the herbicides it is sprayed with) toxic to organ systems over the long-term? Does this food (or its herbicides) cause cancer? Does it reduce fertility or cause birth defects? And is Roundup, as a chemical compound, more or less toxic than its most well-known single ingredient, glyphosate? These are important questions. Since the introduction of genetically engineered seeds in the mid-1990s, the amount of glyphosate ...
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Itching for a food fight? Here are the big issues that divided us in 2014 18.12.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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China Ban Reversal Paves Way for Corn Byproduct 18.12.2014 Wall St. Journal: World
China’s surprise decision to reverse a ban on imports of a genetically modified strain of corn may benefit distillers dried grains market.
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Seeds of Truth: Vandana Shiva and The New Yorker 17.12.2014 Truthout - All Articles
Truthout can only survive through reader support - click here to make a tax-deductible donation and help publish journalism with real integrity and independence! (A response to the article " Seeds of Doubt" by Michael Specter in The New Yorker) I am glad that the future of food is being discussed, and thought about, on farms, in homes, on TV, online and in magazines, especially of The New Yorker’s caliber. The New Yorker has held its content and readership in high regard for so long. The challenge of feeding a growing population with the added obstacle of climate change is an important issue. Specter’s piece, however, is poor journalism. I wonder why a journalist who has been Bureau Chief in Moscow for The New York Times and Bureau Chief in New York for the Washington Post, and clearly is an experienced reporter, would submit such a misleading piece. Or why The New Yorker would allow it to be published as honest reporting, with so many fraudulent assertions and deliberate attempts to skew reality. ‘Seeds ...
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In Oregon GMO Labeling Battle, Supporters Concede Loss But Not Defeat 12.12.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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GMO Labeling Activists Protest Bill to Preempt States’ Rights to Label GMOs 12.12.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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Oregon GMO labeling proponents concede defeat 12.12.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Proponents of an Oregon ballot measure requiring labels on genetically modified foods conceded defeat Thursday after a judge ruled against them and an automatic recount appeared unlikely to sway the ...
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GMOs. When Minds Are Still Open Civil Debate Can Give the Facts a Say in How People Feel 11.12.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
I regularly highlight examples of what I call the Risk Perception Gap... when people worry too much about some things or not enough about others, and those perceptions leads to risky choices and behaviors all by themselves. The hope is that by describing this phenomenon and giving it an official name, and explaining the psychology of why it happens, these essays might help us all recognize the emotional nature of risk perception and avoid some of its dangers. Examples of people worrying too much, or not enough, are everywhere. Ebola, vaccines, climate change, obesity... But it's also instructive, and encouraging, when people get risk right, when careful, open-minded consideration of the evidence produces judgments and decisions that more closely align with the evidence. It was inspiring to witness an example of that the other night, at a debate about genetically modified food. Usually public forums about GM food are less debates and more just angry, invective-laced arguments with lots of interruptions ...
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Debate: Should We Genetically Modify Food? 11.12.2014 NPR News
Many crops we eat today are the product of genetic modifications that happen in a lab, not in nature. Scientists and consumers are divided how cautious we need to be about these foods.
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Farmers, Consumers Challenge Monsanto-Backed GMO Bill Designed to Keep Public in the 'DARK' 10.12.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Groups Rally Against Legislation To Keep Consumers in the Dark about GMOs 10.12.2014 Commondreams.org Newswire
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Lawmakers to review genetically modified labeling 10.12.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
The food industry is likely to find a more receptive Congress come January in its fight against mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods.
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Lawmakers to review genetically modified labeling 10.12.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
The food industry is likely to find a more receptive Congress come January in its fight against mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods.
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Lawmakers to review genetically modified labeling 10.12.2014 Yahoo: US National
WASHINGTON (AP) — The food industry is likely to find a more receptive Congress come January in its fight against mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods.
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Lawmakers to review genetically modified labeling 10.12.2014 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The food industry is likely to find a more receptive Congress come January in its fight against mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods....
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Lawmakers set to review genetically modified food labeling, industry concerns in House hearing 10.12.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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GMO Contamination Denial: Controlling Science 9.12.2014 Truthout - All Articles
Scientists have been experiencing blatant suppression of GMO research. (Image via Shutterstock ) Did you ever think that investigation of the potential dangers of putting GMOs (genetically modified organisms) into food would be based on objective research? Or that unbiased reviews of research by academic journals would chart a steady march toward scientific truth? If so, you would be very wrong. Through all of its phases, scientific research is subject to repression, manipulation and more insidious forms of control that push it toward a profit-based consensus. Scientists have been experiencing blatant suppression of GMO research. (Image via Shutterstock ) Did you ever think that investigation of the potential dangers of putting GMOs (genetically modified organisms) into food would be based on objective research? Or that unbiased reviews of research by academic journals would chart a steady march toward scientific truth? If so, you would be very wrong. Through all of its phases, scientific research is ...
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Organic Consumer Pressure Works—Stonyfield Quits International Dairy Foods Group 9.12.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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