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More Momentum In NYS! GMO Labeling Bill Passes Out Of Codes Committee

  The NYS Assembly’s Codes Committee today passed with 15 votes bill A.3525 which would require the labeling GMOs! This is another good step forward for activists and advocates who have been fighting to give consumers the right to know what is in their food. Now for the bill to move forward in the NYS Continue Reading

Posted by Tim Marvin on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 in Label GMOs | Comments Off

Telling the Truth and Standing Up for Consumers’ Right to Know What’s Their Food

by Caitlin Watkins Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, has long fought for the labeling of food that is genetically engineered. We believe that consumers have a right to know how their food is produced–so that they can make more informed purchasing decisions. Our own Elisa Odabashian, director of the West Continue Reading

Posted by Meg Bohne on Thursday, May 29th, 2014 in Label GMOs | Comments Off

A turning tide on antibiotic-raised meat

 ” A post-antibiotic era – in which common infections and minor injuries can kill– is a very real possibility for the 21st century.” “If we don’t act now, our medicine cabinet will be empty and we won’t have the antibiotics we need to save lives.” You’d think that these kinds of alarm bells sounded by not-so-alarmist organizations as Continue Reading

Posted by Meg Bohne on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 in Meat without Drugs | 8 Comments »

National Momentum Building On Labeling GMO Foods

The national drumbeat about genetically engineered food is getting louder. And each one of you who talk about, share on your networks, or take action to label GMO foods is helping bang the drum. Monsanto, can you hear that? Just last week, voters in two rural Oregon farming counties banned GMO crops. The vote was Continue Reading

Posted by Tim Marvin on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 in Label GMOs | 23 Comments »

Victory on GMO in Jackson and Josephine Counties, Oregon

Voters in Oregon’s Jackson and Josephine counties took a stand against Monsanto and the biotech industry on GMOs yesterday, passing ballot measures to prohibit the cultivation of genetically modified crops within county borders in order to protect local crops from GMO pollen creep.   It is unclear at this point whether Josephine County’s law is enforceable. Continue Reading

Posted by Tim Marvin on Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 in Label GMOs | Comments Off

Victory in New York: GMO Labeling Makes it through Consumer Affairs Committee

by Caitlin Watkins Consumers Right To Know made strides today as the New York Assembly’s Consumer Affairs Committee passed the GMO labeling bill– A. 3525 with a vote of 9-6. The bill, which requires the labeling of genetically modified foods in the state, was heavily advocated for by Consumers Union and a coalition of advocacy Continue Reading

Posted by Tim Marvin on Thursday, May 8th, 2014 in Label GMOs | Comments Off

Victory! Vermont Passes Historic GMO Labeling Bill: First of its kind in US

The Vermont House voted 114-30 to concur with a Senate version of  the GMO labeling law (H. 112) and send it to Gov. Peter Shumlin, who is expected to sign it. However, if the Governor does not sign or veto the bill the within five days the bill becomes law. The House had approved this Continue Reading

Posted by Tim Marvin on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 in Label GMOs, Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Victory! Vermont Senate Passes GMO Labeling Bill 26-2

The Burlington Free Press is reporting that the Vermont Senate passed historic legislation that requires foods containing genetically engineered foods to be labeled starting in July 2016. The bill must be reconciled with the House, which passed a slightly different version, and then requires the Governor’s signature.   This is a huge step for consumers right Continue Reading

Posted by Tim Marvin on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 in Label GMOs | Comments Off

Vermont GMO Labeling Bill Clears Senate Committee 5-0

“Vermont is about to go where no state has gone before” – Vermont Senator The Vermont Senate Judiciary Committee voted 5-0 in favor of GMO labeling and is now sending the bill on to the Appropriations Committee, after which it will go to the Senate floor. Vermont is in the process of bravely becoming the Continue Reading

Posted by Tim Marvin on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 in Label GMOs | Comments Off

Major Food Corporations Say No More GMO

By Caitlin Watkins The controversy over Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in our food is making mainstream news yet again this week.  Food companies are choosing to opt-out of GMO ingredients in the manufacturing and selling of their food products due to consumer demand.  The following companies made headlines this week: Smart Balance rejects GMOs Smart Continue Reading

Posted by Meg Bohne on Friday, March 7th, 2014 in Label GMOs | 151 Comments »
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