We support labeling genetically modified food, so you can make informed choices with a conscience for both health and the environment. Labeling is also important, because it allows you to report allergic or other adverse reactions to regulators.
- Kansas Governor Vetoes Milk Labeling Bill
In a victory for local dairy farmers and consumers, Gov. Sebelius vetoes controversial bill that would have limited rbGH labeling on dairy products in the state.
- Monsanto deals milk hormone for $300 million
The agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. said it would sell its milk hormone Posilac (rbST, rbGH) to Eli Lilly & Co. for $300 million upfront, plus “additional contingent consideration.” The agreement will expand Lilly’s veterinary operations and enable Monsanto to focus on genetically modified crops. That same day, Lilly’s stock fell 39 cents to $47.41 while Continue Reading
- Less Shuffle, No Cut
Today’s New York Times editorial (registration required) on cloning by editorial board member Verlyn Klinkenborg raises an interesting and important point about the impact of cloning on genetic diversity. Klinkenborg analogizes to shuffling cards, and notes that cloning represents an unshuffled deck — clearly not a benefit to all players. The editorial was in response Continue Reading
- Protect Us From Choice — Please
Last month, in an Orwellian stretch of logic and without warning or any public discussion, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) notified 19 dairies that “their labels are false or misleading and need to be changed” So, what kinds of labels were so terrible that the PDA felt they had to be removed from milk Continue Reading
- With a little less help from my friends
One would think that the federal government would welcome any competent help to assure the safety of the nation’s food supply, but no…..
They say “you can’t step in the same river twice,” but you may soon be eating the same steak over and over whether you want to or not. That’s because the FDA voluntary moratorium on food products from cloned animals and their offspring could be lifted once FDA finalizes its risk assessment for cloned animals.
- Californian GMO labeling: What would it mean for food companies? Source: FoodNavigator-USA (Monday May 7, 2012)
- California GMO Labeling Initiative Headed for Ballot: Right to Know Campaign Turns in Nearly One Million Signatures Source: Yahoo! News (Wednesday May 2, 2012)
- Kashi GMO Use Creates Controversy, Backlash On Facebook And Twitter Source: The Huffington Post (Friday April 27, 2012)
- GMO label bill passes Source: The Vermont Cynic (Wednesday April 25, 2012)
- Monsanto Threatens to Sue Vermont If GMO Labeling Bill Passes Source: Care2 (Tuesday April 10, 2012)
- The Food Revolution: We Can Do This Source: Prevention (Thursday March 22, 2012)
- 55 Congress Members Ask FDA to Label Genetically Engineered Foods Source: Food Safety News (Tuesday March 13, 2012)
- Just Label It GMO labeling campaign attracts record number of comments Source: FoodNavigator-USA (Thursday March 1, 2012)
- Conn. bill looks to add labels to engineered food Source: Wall Street Journal (Wednesday February 22, 2012)
- US Consumer Groups Petition FDA For Tougher Probe Of Engineered Salmon Source: Huffington Post (Tuesday February 7, 2012)