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.
- CA Assembly fails to pass bill to label GE fish
Consumers Union deeply dismayed at the failure of a bill that would have required labeling of genetically engineered fish, and protect consumer choice.
- CU: GE salmon needs more data before approval
CU to appear at Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee meeting on Sept. 19-20
- FDA: Change process for approval of GE salmon
Aquavantage’s application for approval of GE salmon would be the first approved for human consumption
- CU letter to FDA regarding review of Aquavantage’s application for approval of genetically engineered (GE) salmon
CU strongly urges not to make a decision on the safety of the first GE animal to be approved for human consumption without the input of scientists
- Will California label GE fish?
With the FDA poised to approve genetically engineered (GE) salmon, California legislators are taking preemptive action to protect consumers from being blindsided when it hits the market. The FDA has indicated that if the new GE salmon is approved, they do not plan to require labeling. A bill currently making its way through the California Continue Reading
- CU talks GMOs on Dr. Oz TODAY
Tune in today as Dr. Oz tackles the issue of genetically modified foods, featuring CU Senior Scientist Michael Hansen as one of the guest experts on the topic.
- Fish fight
CU experts went to bat against GE salmon at this week’s FDA hearing, and during the media frenzy afterwards. _________________________________________
- What’s the big deal about genetically engineered salmon?
The debate heats up over GE salmon this weekend as the FDA kicks off a three-day hearing which may result in the approval and marketing of a genetically engineered animal for the first time.
- Good Grief! Could it be true? UPDATED
The Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FCLDF), a group primarily devoted to preserving the right to sell raw milk, has mounted a vociferous internet campaign to defeat HR 2749, the Food Safety Enhancement Act (FSEA), alleging that the bill will hurt small farms. The bill was recently received unanimous approval from the House Energy Continue Reading
- Whats next for rbGH Labeling in Kansas???
After Kansas Governor’s veto of a bad labeling bill will the legislature override?
- 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
- H-E-B and others won't sell modified salmon Source: San Antonio Express News (Wednesday March 27, 2013)
- Major Grocer to Label Foods With Gene-Modified Content Source: New York Times (Friday March 8, 2013)
- Whole Foods, Trader Joe's ban GMO salmon Source: San Francisco Chronicle (Wednesday March 20, 2013)
- Aquabounty, GMO Salmon Company, Struggling To Stay Afloat Source: Huffington Post (Tuesday December 4, 2012)
- Prop. 37: Genetic food labels defeated Source: SF Chronicle (Wednesday November 7, 2012)
- Genetically engineered food: Put a label on it? Source: Star Tribune (Saturday October 27, 2012)
- Why California's Prop 37 should matter to anyone who cares about food Source: New York Times (Wednesday October 10, 2012)
- G.M.O.'s: Let's Label 'Em Source: New York Times (Saturday September 15, 2012)
- Battle over genetically engineered food heading to voters Source: LA Times (Thursday July 19, 2012)
- Californian GMO labeling: What would it mean for food companies? Source: FoodNavigator-USA (Monday May 7, 2012)