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Maui County's Ban On GMO Crops Is Invalid: Federal Judge 1.7.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a Maui County ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops is pre-empted by federal and state law and invalid. The county's ordinance creating the prohibition exceeded the county's authority, U.S. District Court Chief Judge Susan Oki Mollway said in her order. The county, which is a major center for research on genetically engineered crops, will abide by the decision, spokesman Rod Antone said. Monsanto Co. and Dow Chemical Co. unit Agrigenetics Inc. both have research farms in the county. The judge stressed that her order addresses only the legal question of county authority. "No portion of this ruling says anything about whether GE organisms are good or bad or about whether the court thinks the substance of the ordinance would be beneficial to the county," she said. Maui voters passed the ordinance when they approved a ballot initiative last November. The measure imposes a moratorium on the growing of genetically engineered crops until ...
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Maui County's Ban On GMO Crops Is Invalid: Federal Judge 1.7.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a Maui County ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops is pre-empted by federal and state law and invalid. The county's ordinance creating the prohibition exceeded the county's authority, U.S. District Court Chief Judge Susan Oki Mollway said in her order. The county, which is a major center for research on genetically engineered crops, will abide by the decision, spokesman Rod Antone said. Monsanto Co. and Dow Chemical Co. unit Agrigenetics Inc. both have research farms in the county. The judge stressed that her order addresses only the legal question of county authority. "No portion of this ruling says anything about whether GE organisms are good or bad or about whether the court thinks the substance of the ordinance would be beneficial to the county," she said. Maui voters passed the ordinance when they approved a ballot initiative last November. The measure imposes a moratorium on the growing of genetically engineered crops until ...
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Big Food and Chemical Corporations Spend Millions to Attack Organic 30.6.2015 Commondreams.org Newswire
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Stupidity and Intelligence: Science, GMOs and Our Food 29.6.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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GMO food should be labeled 26.6.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Recently, at my neighborhood supermarket, I spotted a young mom pushing a cart with two children and a week's worth of groceries. I watched as she checked each item's label carefully before putting it into her cart. Was she looking for peanuts that could send her kids to the emergency room, checking the nutritional content to make sure they get enough vitamin D, or seeing if there were additives or sweeteners she'd rather have them avoid?
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World Health Organization Determines That Major Herbicide, 2,4-D, May Cause Cancer 25.6.2015 Commondreams.org Newswire
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Monsanto's Covert War on European Food Security 25.6.2015 Truthout.com
Monsanto has begun literally planting the seeds of genetically modified organisms' spread throughout Europe. (Photo: GMO Seeds via Shutterstock) Truthout combats corporate power by bringing you trustworthy, independent news. Join our mission by making a donation now! Working quietly on the back of political turmoil driven by Western special interests (including itself) Monsanto has begun literally planting the seeds of genetically modified organisms' spread throughout Europe, starting in Ukraine and working westward toward the European Union thanks to a slowly but surely softening by regulators regarding GMOs, despite their widespread unpopularity. Regarding this American biotech company and others like it, and their attempts to infest the planet with genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and in particular their attempts to corrupt the whole of Europe with their unwanted poison through a backdoor (Ukraine), has prompted Russia to speak up for their Eastern European neighbor. Up until the armed coup in ...
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Would you eat Genetically Modified Salmon? 24.6.2015 Environmental News Network
While the debate over whether to label foods containing GMO ingredients plays out across the country, another engineered food has long been waiting to hit grocery stores: genetically modified salmon.
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You’d Be Fine if You Ate the French Mutant Lamb 24.6.2015 Wired Top Stories
A lamb born to a genetically modified sheep created to express a glowing green protein ended up in France's food supply. But is that really so ...
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Genetically Modified Salmon: Coming To A River Near You? 24.6.2015 NPR Health Science
Scientists are trying to predict what might happen if genetically modified salmon escaped growth facilities. It's a scenario often raised by critics who don't want the FDA to approve sale of the fish.
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Hillary vs. Bernie on Frankenfood 24.6.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Why would voters choose Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton? Food is a good reason for Democrats and Republicans to abscond from their "politics as usual" party loyalties and vote for Bernie Sanders, the 38-year Independent running against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic primary. This article deals with both candidates' positions on two issues that relate to the food we eat - GMOs and the Trans Pacific Partnership. GMOs and the Fight for Healthy Food Whether you believe that GMOs are good eats or not, you can't ignore the legions of people in this country who want to exercise their right to know whether the food they are feeding their children and themselves contains genetically engineered (or transgenic) ingredients. About 80 to 95 percent of the processed foods in supermarkets would need labels to identify that a GMO was involved in some aspect of its manufacture. I'm trained as a master gardener, so I have a holistic view of agriculture. One input or toxin added to the system has a cascading effect ...
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On the News With Thom Hartmann: The "Monsanto Protection Act" Is Back, and More 23.6.2015 Truthout - All Articles
Do you want media that’s accountable to YOU, not to corporate sponsors? Help publish journalism with real integrity and independence - click here to donate to Truthout! In today's On the News segment: If approved, House Resolution 1599 would make it nearly impossible to regulate GMOs in any way, even if and when those crops are deemed dangerous for consumption; Pope Francis obliterated Republican talking points on the climate; scientists think cinnamon may be the next new way to fight cancer; and more. TRANSCRIPT: Thom Hartmann here - on the best of the rest of Science & Green News ... You need to know this. Pope Francis doesn't take his cues from Rick Santorum. Not only did the Pontiff flat-out ignore the 2016 Republican hopeful's comments about leaving climate change to the scientists, the Holy Father just obliterated Republican talking points on the climate. Those comments came directly from a leaked copy of Pope Francis' latest encyclical on the environment, which addresses the claim that God gave us ...
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GMO lamb with jellyfish protein sold for meat in France 23.6.2015 Seattle Times: Local
PARIS (AP) — France’s national agricultural institute is investigating how a lamb whose mother had been genetically modified with a jellyfish protein as part of a medical experiment was sold as meat. In a statement Tuesday, the INRA said the lamb was sold for meat in October 2014 in the Paris region. The lamb was […]
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Probe after GM jellyfish-lamb sold as meat in France 23.6.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories
French authorities are looking into how a lamb genetically modified with jellyfish protein was sold as meat to an unknown customer, a judicial source told AFP on Tuesday. The jellyfish-lamb, called "Rubis", was sent to an abattoir from the National Institute for Agricultural Research in Paris late last year and somehow ended up on a butcher's slab. "A female lamb born to a sheep that was genetically modified as part of a medical research programme was sold to a person in the Parisian region in October 2014," said the National Institute for Agricultural Research in a statement, confirming a story first reported by Le Parisien ...
GMO lamb with jellyfish protein sold for meat in France 23.6.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories
PARIS (AP) — France's national agricultural institute is investigating how a lamb whose mother had been genetically modified with a jellyfish protein as part of a medical experiment was sold as meat.
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"Jurassic World" and the Dinosaurs at the USDA 22.6.2015 Truthout.com
The new movie Jurassic World offers more than a few lessons relevant to the state of our world. The dinosaur-like regulations of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) were developed way back in the 1980s before many of the new biotechnologies were even conceived. The USDA fails to regulate even as biotechnologists deploy risky new genetic engineering and synthetic biology techniques in an attempt to meet demand for a climate-friendly "bioeconomy." The new movie Jurassic World offers more than a few lessons relevant to the state of our world. (Photo: Dinosaur Fossil via Shutterstock) The new movie Jurassic World offers more than a few lessons relevant to the state of our world. There is the obvious point about scientists bringing back to life genetically engineered dinosaurs with no real concern for the havoc they may wreak. Then there is the very clear link to real-world "de-extinction" scientists who seriously aim to bring back mastodons and passenger pigeons, while others are finding ever more potent ...
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GMA Threatens to Pull Toxic Twinkies from Vermont Grocery Shelves 19.6.2015 Commondreams.org Newswire
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Once And Future Nut: How Genetic Engineering May Bring Back Chestnuts 19.6.2015 NPR News
The American chestnut is poised to return — as a bionic, blight-resistant tree. Scientists hope to plant about 10,000 transgenic plantlets to pollinate trees in the "wild."
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Amy's Kitchen Is Opening An All Vegetarian Drive-Thru 18.6.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
America is getting another all-vegetarian drive-thru next month. Amy's Kitchen , a company known for its vegetarian convenience food and frozen meals, will open its first restaurant in Rohnert Park, California, a city north of San Francisco. Quick service and cheap prices won't mean fat-laden mystery meat when Amy's Drive Thru opens in July. The restaurant will offer meat-free burgers, burritos, macaroni and cheese, pizza, salad, and chili, as well as milkshakes and vegan non-dairy shakes. Each menu item can be ordered vegan or gluten-free, the company says, and every ingredient is non-GMO. More than 95 percent of the products are organic, and much of the ingredients will be locally sourced. On top of that, the menu is peanut- and egg-free for patrons with allergies. Though Amy's says everything will be made onsite, the drive thru's prices are slated to remain competitive. A single patty burger, for example, will cost $2.99. A standard burrito will be priced at $4.69 (nudge, nudge, Chipotle) and a ...
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The Monsanto Protection Act is Back, and Worse Than Ever 15.6.2015 Commondreams.org Newswire
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