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.
- 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)
- Genetically-engineered Fish Foes Fight for Ban Source: The Alaska News (Friday October 21, 2011)
- Genetically modified food labels don't sit well in U.S. Source: LA Times (Sunday July 10, 2011)
New international standards opened the door for labeling genetically modified food. Will the US get on board?
- New guidance paves way to labeling of genetically modified food Source: The Hill (Tuesday July 5, 2011)
Food safety regulators from around the world approved food labeling guidance that allows countries to label genetically modified foods.
- Consumer activists seek labeling of genetically modified foods Source: Chicago Tribune (Tuesday May 24, 2011)
“If companies say genetic engineering is fine, then OK let’s label it and let the consumers make their own decisions,” said Michael Hansen, a senior scientist at Consumers Union.
- California Must Label Genetically Engineered Fish Source: Huffington Post (Tuesday May 24, 2011)
CU’s Jean Halloran lays out arguments for protecting consumers and labeling GE fish
- States lead debate over modified food labeling Source: Washington Post (Thursday May 19, 2011)
In the absence of a federal law requiring labels for genetically modified food, 14 states are debating whether to mandate labeling for modified foods sold within their borders.