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Vermont Releases Draft GMO Labeling Rules

October 16, 2014 9:34 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Vermont's attorney general's office released some of the proposed rules to govern the labeling of food made with genetically modified organisms. The regulations include using a "clear and conspicuous" label.           

EPA Approves Popular Weed Killer For Genetically Modified Crops

October 15, 2014 2:31 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The EPA will allow the use of a 2,4-D weed killer called Enlist Duo, a new version of the...

Chipotle to Support GMO Labeling Ballot Measure in Colorado, Oregon

October 15, 2014 9:26 am | by KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Denver-based burrito giant endorsed ballot measures in Colorado and Oregon that would...

Oregon's GMO Labeling Measure Attracts Big Money

October 14, 2014 9:34 am | by GOSIA WOZNIACKA, Associated Press | News | Comments

With ballots going out to Oregon voters this week...

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Unmasking the Supply Chain: Transparency and Traceability

October 10, 2014 10:56 am | by New Hope | News | Comments

Nearly nine in 10 consumers globally, or 86 percent, pointed to "ingredient transparency" as one of their top purchase drivers for food products. Some of the top factors driving consumers to demand transparency include allergen cross-contamination and GMOs.

Food Companies Spend Heavily to Defeat GMO Food Labeling Votes

October 8, 2014 3:27 pm | by Cornucopia Institute | News | Comments

Citizen initiatives on the November 4 ballots in both Colorado and Oregon would mandate clear labeling of genetically engineered ingredients on food packages. The pending votes have sparked a high-priced battleground pitting consumer and farmer advocates against multi-billion-dollar agribusiness corporations.

October is 'Get to Know GMOs' Month

October 7, 2014 2:15 pm | by GMO Answers | News | Comments

This month GMO Answers invites the public to "Get to Know GMOs."  With consumers' conscious efforts to know more about how their food is grown, GMO Answers provides an online resource for information on GMOs and how food is grown.   

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VIDEO: Investigating GMOs in Food

October 7, 2014 9:53 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

Labeling food that contains genetically modified organisms is not required in the U.S. despite worries about the potential health risks. Urvashi Rangan, consumer safety and sustainability director at Consumer Report, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the results of the study.

GMO Ban Impractical? Maui Mayor Says Yes

October 6, 2014 9:20 am | by The Maui News, Wailuku, Hawaii | News | Comments

Maui Major Alan Arakawa has ruled a proposed moratorium on genetically modified crops as impractical. The moratorium would make it illegal to cultivate, grow or test genetically modified crops in the county until companies could prove their practices are safe.

More Than 150K Consumers Urge Starbucks to Use Organic Milk

October 2, 2014 12:00 pm | by GMO Inside; Green America | News | Comments

Trouble is brewing for Starbucks as more than 150,000 consumers are urging CEO Howard Schultz to ditch conventional milk from cows fed GMOs in favor of organic milk. On Sunday, America's largest coffee chain will feel even more heat, as eight national groups spearhead a social media day of action on the issue.

Groups Launch Oregon Campaigns on GMO Labeling

September 29, 2014 8:00 am | by GOSIA WOZNIACKA, Associated Pres | News | Comments

If adopted, the initiative by Oregon GMO Right to Know would require manufacturers, retailers and suppliers to label raw and packaged foods produced entirely or partially by genetic engineering. It would be effective January 2016.  

USDA: Unapproved GMO Wheat Found in Montana

September 26, 2014 2:44 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The USDA has found unregulated genetically modified wheat in a second location in the United States, this time in Montana. No genetically engineered wheat has been approved for U.S. farming, and the discovery of unapproved varieties can pose a potential threat to U.S trade.

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Study: No Signs of Health Problems From GMO Livestock Feed

September 26, 2014 9:39 am | by Journal of Animal Science | News | Comments

A new review from the University of California finds that the performance and health of food-producing animals consuming genetically engineered feed has been comparable to that of animals consuming non-GE feed.           

USDA Approves Genetically Modified Corn, Soybean Seeds

September 18, 2014 10:11 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The USDA has approved the use of genetically modified corn and soybean seeds that are resistant to a popular weed killer. The agriculture industry has been anxiously awaiting the approvals, as many weeds have not become resistant to glyphosate, a commonly used herbicide on corn and soybeans.

Infographic: Look Who's Buying Organic

September 18, 2014 9:46 am | by Hartman Group | News | Comments

As consumer understanding of organic and natural foods evolves, people gain more awareness of and knowledge about these topics than ever before. This infographic shows which generation groups are buying organic.           

Anti-GMO Measure Allowed on Maui Ballot

September 17, 2014 9:41 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Monday's decision dissolves a temporary restraining order after those who support genetically modified organisms sued to remove the measure. They argued its wording was deceptive, misleading and would confuse voters.         

Researchers Find 'Most Famous Wheat Gene'

September 16, 2014 8:00 am | by Washington State University | News | Comments

The discovery clears the way for breeders to develop wheat varieties with the disease- and pest-resistance traits of other grasses, using a legion of genetic tools that can reduce crop losses and pesticide use while foregoing the cost, regulatory hurdles and controversy of GMOs.

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MGP Offers Food Facilities Non-GMO Proteins, Starches

September 11, 2014 9:09 am | by MGP Ingredients | News | Comments

MGP is uniquely qualified to help address this issue by offering food manufacturers a host of non-GMO solutions for a highly diverse mix of product formulations.                              

Pesticide Drift is Persistent Problem For Organic Farmers

September 8, 2014 12:00 pm | by STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Organic growers are trying to profit off the rising consumer interest in locally grown, natural foods. But those smaller farms are often islands surrounded by a sea of conventionally grown crops that get sprayed with herbicides, insecticides and fungicides.

Peanut Allergies and the Nutty Truth

September 5, 2014 9:04 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

According to a report from the Center for Disease Control, the prevalence of food allergies among children increased 50 percent from 1997 to 2011. When I was in school, it was a rarity to see kids with severe allergies. Now, they are everywhere. What happened?

Taking Risks in Ice Cream Industry: Ben & Jerry's Includes 'Everything But' GMOs

August 27, 2014 8:00 am | by Daniel Granderson, Contributor | Blogs | Comments

Ben & Jerry’s takes the responsibility of providing conscientiously crafted ice cream very seriously. In 2013, the company announced intentions to elminate GMOs from its products. The switch is ongoing with several notable ingredient adjustments already in place.

Judge: Kauai GMO Law Invalid

August 26, 2014 8:45 am | by JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Kurren ruled Monday in favor of four seed companies seeking to stop Kauai's new law from going into effect. The companies argued the local ordinance is invalid and unfairly targets their industry.       

VIDEO: Let Science Lead the GMO Debate

August 18, 2014 9:15 am | by The Lempert Report | Videos | Comments

The debate over GMOs is a hot issue. Each side has its own opinion, so what can be done to hear only the facts? How about a science court where both sides conduct an assessment through facts only? The public would benefit if they knew that their decisions would be based solely on fact.

Coming Soon: Genetically Edited Fruit?

August 14, 2014 2:47 pm | by Cell Press | News | Comments

With awareness of what makes these biotechnologies new and different, genetically edited fruits might be met with greater acceptance by society than GMOs so far have been, especially in Europe. Fruits are but one example of dozens of possible future applications for GEOs.

Farmers, National Group Seek to Help Hawaii in GMO Suit

August 6, 2014 9:31 am | by Hawaii Tribune-Herald, Hilo, Hawaii | News | Comments

Organic farmers and the Center for Food Safety are asking to help Hawaii County defend itself in a federal lawsuit. The lawsuit is challenging a county law that would ban open-air use and testing of modified crops, with exceptions for farmers who are already growing them.

Whole Foods Plans Major Marketing Push to Fend Off Competitors

July 31, 2014 12:00 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Whole Foods' slowing sales growth has pushed the Austin, Texas-based company to launch a national marketing campaign to fend off other players in the organic and natural foods category. In addition, the company plans to expand its home deliveries.

Too Sweet to Eat? Technology Reduces Sugar Needs in Chocolate

July 31, 2014 8:20 am | by MycoTechnology, Inc. | News | Comments

By nature, cacao beans are not sweet and require a significant amount of added sugar to mask the bitterness. MycoTechnology can make better tasting foods using all-natural and non-GMO processes, reducing sugar requirements in chocolate by up to 70 percent.

Organic Study: One Step Forward in Fight Against Deadly Citrus Disease

July 30, 2014 12:30 pm | by The Organic Center | News | Comments

With concerns rising about the heavy spraying of unhealthy chemicals being used to ward off the deadly citrus disease, or Huanglongbing, the Organic Center has launched a multi-year study to find safe methods to prevent the disease from spreading. 

Lack of Transparency Fuels Corruption Allegations in Organic Governance

July 24, 2014 10:15 am | by Cornucopia Institute | News | Comments

The USDA has been asked to make public all nominations to the National Organic Standards Board after prior appointments, during the Bush and Obama administrations, violated the letter of the law, and congressional intent, by appointing agribusiness executives to fill the slots.

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