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Category: Food Safety :: GMOs
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Genetically modified food labels to be on ballot 21.8.2014 Durango Herald
DENVER – A proposal requiring genetically modified food to be labeled is headed to Colorado’s ballot.Backers of the proposal have collected enough valid signatures to place it on November’s ballot as Proposition 105, Secretary of State Scott Gessler said Wednesday. The Right to Know Colorado campaign turned in a...
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GMO labels cleared to be on Colorado ballot 21.8.2014 Twincities.com: Nation
DENVER (AP) — A proposal requiring genetically modified food to be labeled is headed to Colorado's ballot.
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GMO food labeling initiative approved for Colorado ballot proposition 21.8.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
A proposition seeking the labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms will be on the November ballot, the Colorado secretary of state said ...
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Herbicide Use To Increase Dramatically 15.8.2014 Environmental News Network
The US is poised to 'deregulate' GMO corn, soybean and cotton varieties resistant to the herbicides 2,4-D and dicamba. The result will be a big increase in the use of those herbicides, as high as 600%. Only a huge public outcry can now stop the GMO-herbicide juggernaut. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued its final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and proposed approval for new GMO corn and soybean varieties genetically engineered to be resistant to the toxic herbicide 2,4-D.
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New GMO Poised for Approval Despite Public Outcry 15.8.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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Engineering Fruit Flies May Help Crops 13.8.2014 Environmental News Network
We've genetically-modified crops to enhance desired traits such as increased resistance to herbicides or pesticides. Nonetheless, pests still infest crops around the world. In an attempt to control these pests, scientists have turned to genetically engineering the pests themselves!
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Let's Use Organic and GMOs to Feed the World 13.8.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
As anyone who follows food and agriculture issues knows, much of the public discourse -- particularly around genetically modified organisms (GMOs) -- is highly polarized. The debates are often as personal and bitter as the extremes that characterize today's partisan politics. For both personal and professional reasons, I'm among those saddened by the intensity of the conflict. Not only did I grow up on a family farm in Illinois, but 30 years ago I helped develop GMO crops. Yet far more important than my, or anybody's, individual reaction is this: The debate over GMOs has tended to sidetrack progress on the development of a common agenda to solving the global food security problem. And that's unacceptable, because 1) we don't have time to waste, and 2) it actually isn't difficult to figure out where that common ground lies. In fact, I think Jonathan Foley, the recent director of the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota, essentially nailed it in the May 2014 edition of National ...
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China Is Rejecting GMO Corn and That Isn't Good for American Farmers 13.8.2014 Truthout.com
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Ecover, Come Clean About Using Extreme Genetic Engineering in Your Products 9.8.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
If the ingredients in your food and household products were quietly replaced with new substances manufactured by genetically engineered microbes, would you have a right to know? You should, but unfortunately you do not -- and they are. Synthetic biology, an "extreme" form of genetic engineering, has been evolving in biotech labs for years, but as The New York Times recently reported , it's just hit the mainstream. A line of new ingredients -- including vanilla, stevia and saffron excreted by a bioengineered yeast, and a palm and coconut oil substitute squeezed out of synthetic algae -- are rapidly entering consumer products such as food, cosmetic and cleaning supplies. But while consumers know almost nothing about it, some companies are rushing ahead to incorporate this controversial new technology into our everyday products. When Ecover, owner of the popular "green" cleaning company Method, recently announced a switch to algal oil in its laundry detergent, it became the first eco-friendly company to ...
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'Outrage' Follows USDA's Advancement of New Genetically Engineered Crops 8.8.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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The GMO Fight Ripples Down the Food Chain 8.8.2014 WSJ: Health
Facing consumer pressure, a small but growing number of firms are jettisoning GMOs from their foods. Part of a Series
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Safeway shareholders call for GMO labeling 7.8.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

The supermarket chain could join the companies that already label GMOs, including Chipotle, Whole Foods and Ben & Jerry's.

Safeway shareholders call for GMO labeling
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Wildlife refuges phasing out GMO crops, pesticides 6.8.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
National wildlife refuges around the country are phasing out genetically modified crops and a class of pesticides related to nicotine in programs meant to provide food for wildlife.
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Wildlife refuges phasing out GMO crops, pesticides 6.8.2014 AP Business
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- National wildlife refuges around the country are phasing out genetically modified crops and a class of pesticides related to nicotine in programs meant to provide food for wildlife....
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Wildlife refuges phasing out GMO crops, pesticides 6.8.2014 Yahoo: US National
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — National wildlife refuges around the country are phasing out genetically modified crops and a class of pesticides related to nicotine in programs meant to provide food for wildlife.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson vs. the Anti-GMO Crowd, Round 2 5.8.2014 Mother Jones
Last week, we (and many others) posted a viral video (embedded below), in which Cosmos star Neil deGrasse Tyson is shown sounding off about genetically modified organisms. Tyson tells GMO critics to "chill out" because, as he explains, humans have been changing the genetics of the organisms that we consume for food (through artificial selection ) for millennia. Apparently Tyson received a lot of negative response to this video—though it also drew much applause —because now he has taken to Facebook with a quite long and often witty post explaining his views on the subject in a more "nuanced" way. The post is still pretty pro-GMO, in the end. But it certainly has many more shades of gray. As Tyson notes, the original video was very short, just over two minutes, and had I given a full talk on this subject, or if GMOs were the subject of a sit-down interview, then I would have raised many nuanced points, regarding labeling, patenting, agribusiness, monopolies, etc. I've noticed that almost all objections to ...
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Farmers, Environmental Groups Defend Moratorium of GMO Crops on Hawai‘i’s Big Island 5.8.2014 Commondreams.org Newswire
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Ben & Jerry’s at odds with Unilever in GMO food fight 1.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
In early May, Unilever Chief Executive Officer Paul Polman paid a visit to the headquarters of its subsidiary Ben & Jerry’s in South Burlington, Vermont, meeting with about 100 employees to share his views on deforestation, farming, and food made with ingredients from genetically modified organisms. That night, Polman had dinner and ice cream with Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, D, and Ben & Jerry’s CEO Jostein Solheim. Two days later, with Solheim at his side, Shumlin signed the nation’s first law ...
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Fine Print of the Food Wars 1.8.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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When China Spurns GMO Corn Imports, American Farmers Lose Billions 1.8.2014 NPR News
China has been a big and growing market for U.S. corn. But then farmers started planting a kind of genetically engineered corn that's not yet approved in China, and the Chinese government struck back.
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