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Category: Food Safety :: GMOs
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New Study Pokes Hole in GMO Mosquito Plan 25.1.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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"Eco-Warrior" Vandana Shiva, at $40,000 a Speech, Rejoins Hawaii Anti-GMO Crusade, But Truth Is the Victim 24.1.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
She's baaack, and it's not good news for science literacy, farmers and food-minded Hawaiians. I'm referring to Vandana Shiva, the Indian anti-GMO crusader who kicked off a five-day blitz through Hawaii with a talk-and-music fest at the Capitol Building on Wednesday. It's a grand tour, marked by private fund-raising pitches to wealthy locals and wannabees from the mainland who view the limited role of biotechnological research in modern agriculture as an anathema--Hawaii is a world center because of its favorable climate. Campaigns like this tour aimed at shutting down nursery centers, most based in Maui, could send the seed giants fleeing to Puerto Rico or the Philippines, costing Hawaii hundreds of millions of dollars and hurting the cause for sustainability in the process. Shiva's tour caps off with a Sunday afternoon rally at the Seabury Theatre on Maui with headlined demands for what the prime organizer--Washington, DC-based Center for Food Safety (CFS)--calls "home rule." While polls show a majority ...
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Why Some GMO Foods Don't Have Genetically Modified DNA 22.1.2015 NPR News
It may surprise you to learn that some processed foods made from GMOs — say, canola oil, for example — don't actually contain any genetically modified DNA or proteins.
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'Seedy Business': New Report Digs Beneath Agrichemical Industry's High-Cost PR Machine 21.1.2015 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Nielsen: Global consumers partial to natural, GMO-free foods 21.1.2015 Star Tribune: Business
The market researcher looks into healthy eating trends and sees importance placed on less processed foods
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How your food gets the 'non-GMO' label 20.1.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Demand for products that don't contain genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, is exploding.
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How Your Food Gets The 'Non-GMO' Label 20.1.2015 NPR Health Science
Demand for foods certified as GMO-free is ballooning. Increasingly, it's conventional companies that want to earn the label. Here's how a company gets into the non-GMO game.
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Are Americans really dumb enough to worry about food containing DNA? 20.1.2015 LA Times: Opinion
A recent university survey found that 82% of Americans support the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food. No big surprise there; a perennial argument by advocates for labeling is that most people want things that way. (These groups also generally support outright bans on growing the...
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How the People Can Outwit the Global Domination Plans of Agribusiness 18.1.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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Bowing to Monsanto, USDA Approves New GMO Soy and Cotton Crops 16.1.2015 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Intelligence Squared debate: Should we genetically modify food? 16.1.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
A debate from NPR's Intelligence Squared series. Four experts debate the motion, "Should we genetically modify food?" Genetically modified foods have been around for decades. Are they safe? Environmentally sound? Can they improve food security? Is the world better off with or without GMO's?
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USDA Says “Yes” to Pesticide Drift, Approves Dicamba-Tolerant Crops
 16.1.2015 Commondreams.org Newswire
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USDA Approves New Pesticide Promoting Genetically Engineered (GE) Crops 16.1.2015 Commondreams.org Newswire
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USDA Says “Yes” to Pesticide Drift, Approves Dicamba-Tolerant Crops 16.1.2015 Commondreams.org Newswire
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How the Great Food War Will Be Won 14.1.2015 Truthout.com
Heirloom carrots and leeks at a farmers market. (Photo: Cyclotourist ) By conventional wisdom it is excellent news. Researchers from Iowa have shown that organic farming methods can yield almost as highly as pesticide-intensive methods. Other researchers, from Berkeley, California, have reached a similar conclusion . Indeed, both findings met with a very enthusiastic reception. The enthusiasm is appropriate, but only if one misses a deep and fundamental point: that even to participate in such a conversation is to fall into a carefully laid trap. The strategic centrepiece of Monsanto's PR, and also that of just about every major commercial participant in the industrialised food system, is to focus on the promotion of one single overarching idea. The big idea that industrial producers in the food system want you to believe is that only they can produce enough for the future population ( Peekhaus 2010 ). Thus non-industrial systems of farming, such as all those which use agroecological methods, or SRI , or ...
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GMO potatoes have arrived. But will anyone buy them? 14.1.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
New GMO potatoes when fried have less of a potentially harmful chemical. Yet some big chip and french fry makers won't touch them because of the stigma of GMOs.
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EU lawmakers pass controversial GMO food law 14.1.2015 Yahoo: Politics
EU lawmakers on Tuesday approved controversial legislation to allow EU member states to decide for themselves whether to allow cultivation of Genetically Modified foods after years of bitter dispute. "This agreement will ensure more flexibility for member states who wish to restrict the cultivation of the GMOs in their territory," said Liberal Democrat MEP Frederique Ries who steered the legislation through the assembly. For some of the 28 European Union nations such as France, GMO foods are a potential threat to public health and the reputation and integrity of its famed agricultural produce. On Tuesday, the European Parliament approved this deal by 480 votes to ...
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GMO Potatoes Have Arrived. But Will Anyone Buy Them? 14.1.2015 NPR Health Science
New GMO potatoes don't bruise as easily, and, when fried, they have less of a potentially harmful chemical. Yet some big chip and french fry makers won't touch them because of the stigma of GMOs.
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5 things: Many back labeling of genetically modified foods 14.1.2015 AP Top News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two thirds of Americans support labeling of genetically modified ingredients on food packages, even if they may not read them, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll....
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Is EU's New GMO Law a Gift to Agribusiness? 13.1.2015 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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