User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-National
Category: Food Safety :: GMOs
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New Nationwide Push to Keep GE Salmon Out of Waters, Off of Shelves 1.9.2015 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Chipotle sued over GMO-free menu claims 1.9.2015 Health
A California woman has accused the popular chain in a lawsuit of false advertising after it trumpeted on April 27 that it was the first national restaurant company to use only ingredients that are free of controversial genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. In her lawsuit filed Friday in federal court in San Francisco, the plaintiff Colleen Gallagher also alleged that Chipotle violated the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act because its food labeling is false and misleading, and deceived diners into paying more for their food. "As Chipotle told consumers it was 'G-M-Over it,' the opposite was true," the Piedmont, California resident ...
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Consumers to Costco: Don’t be the 'GMO Salmon Store' 31.8.2015 Commondreams.org Newswire
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Germany Versus Science 31.8.2015 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Berlin threatens a U.S.-Europe trade pact by rejecting GMO food.
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USDA to approve Simplot’s genetically engineered potato 28.8.2015 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a potato genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine and that still damages crops. Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co. says that the Russet Burbank can also be stored at colder temperatures longer to reduce food waste. The potato is the […]
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We need a national food policy so no one in Canada goes hungry 26.8.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us

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Center for Food Safety Sues Department of Agriculture for Withholding Genetically Engineered Crop Records 26.8.2015 Commondreams.org Newswire
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Answering 'Resistance From All Sides,' Germany Moves to Ban GMO Crops 25.8.2015 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Truth In Labeling—It's Our Right to Know What's in Our Food 21.8.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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GMOs: The Evolution of Emerging Technologies 20.8.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Walk down the center aisles of any supermarket and you will be surrounded by cartons, cans and jars that represent our modern diet. Processed, prefabbed foods, perennially ready to eat, warm up, dine out, dash in - for those on the go. If you don't see the USDA Certified Organic or Non-GMO Verified label, you can count on GMO ingredients inside those containers. The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) estimates that more than 75% of those packaged, processed, center-of-the-store foods contain genetically modified ingredients. What in the world are they and what is all the fuss about? GMOs, genetically engineered or altered, are living organisms that have had their DNA changed in ways that do not occur in nature. A scientist in a laboratory uses radical, often brutal techniques, be they chemical or mechanical, to force the DNA of one species into the DNA of an entirely different species. Think strawberry and fish or cats injected with fluorescent proteins that make them glow in the dark. Consider goat ...
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More Foods Boast Non-GMO Labels 20.8.2015 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Consumer concern has grown so strong that some vendors of products like blueberries and lettuce are paying for non-GMO labeling even though their products aren’t among the small number of crops that are genetically modified in the U.S.
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GMOs are becoming a proxy for bigger concerns about the food system 19.8.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Social scientists and consumer researchers say the battle over GMOs isn't really about GMOs. They say GMOs have become a stand-in for what consumers really want: less processed, natural food.
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GMOs Are Becoming A Proxy For Bigger Concerns About The Food System 19.8.2015 NPR News
Social scientists and consumer researchers say the battle over GMOs isn't really about GMOs. They say GMOs have become a stand-in for what consumers really want: less processed, natural food.
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OCA Cites President Obama’s Executive Order on Preemption; Calls on the President to Veto the DARK Act 13.8.2015 Commondreams.org Newswire
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Pope Francis Joins Battle Against Transgenic Crops 12.8.2015 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Get the GMO Out of My Mustard 12.8.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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Banning states from requiring GMO food labeling is a very bad idea 12.8.2015 MinnPost
WINONA — I usually agree with positions taken by 1st District U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, but I strongly disagree with his recent vote in support of HR 1599, which would ban states from requiring that foods containing genetically engineered ingredients be labeled. The bill, written to protect Monsanto, Syngenta and their allies in the Grocery Manufacturers Association, not only prevents states, such as Vermont, from implementing mandatory GMO labeling laws, it would prevent the Food Drug Administration from ever requiring GMO food labels. It also prevents states and counties from enforcing bans and restrictions on the planting of GMO crops, which are already in place in California, Oregon and Hawaii. 90% support for mandatory GMO labeling Polls consistently show that 90 percent of Americans support mandatory GMO labeling. Sixty-four countries, including our major trading partners, already require GMO foods to be labeled. The U.S. is losing world market share because biotech crops and food products are not ...
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The Next Great GMO Debate 11.8.2015 Technology Review Feed - Tech Review Top Stories

Deep inside its labs, Monsanto is learning how to modify crops by spraying them with RNA rather than tinkering with their genes.

The Colorado potato beetle is a voracious eater. The insect can chew through 10 square centimeters of leaf a day, and left unchecked it will strip a plant bare. But the beetles I was looking at were doomed. The plant they were feeding on—bright green and carefully netted in Monsanto’s labs outside St. Louis—had been doused with a spray of RNA.

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Paltrow comes to Washington in push for GMO labeling 6.8.2015 Yahoo: Politics
Gwyneth Paltrow lent a touch of Hollywood glamor Wednesday to a campaign against legislation that would prevent the labelling of genetically modified food in the United States. The Oscar-winning actress and mother of two appeared on Capitol Hill alongside Democratic senators opposed to the so-called Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act. Nicknamed the Denying Americans the Right-to-Know Act, or DARK Act, by its opponents, the bill is pending Senate action after clearing the Republican-controlled House of ...
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Big Snack Names Want to Keep GMOs Their Secret 5.8.2015 Yahoo: Business
Big food companies such as Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Kellogg’s, Kraft Heinz, General Mills, and Land O’Lakes are among the biggest spenders when it comes to blocking genetically modified organisms (GMO) labeling
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