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.
- 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.
- Food safety: How to keep our global menu off the recall list Source: Christian Science Monitor (Saturday October 23, 2010)
Our globalized bounty is testing the limits of a creaky US food-safety system built on 70-year-old laws written before genetic engineering was invented, frozen foods had gone mainstream, or Interstate highways enabled a head of lettuce to make it
- Are Genetically Engineered Foods (Including Salmon) More Allergenic? Source: Mother Jones (Monday September 27, 2010)
The bottom line: It’s not that genetically engineered foods are inherently more allergenic than traditional foods, but transfering genes does make it more likely that allergens might pop up in unexpected places.
- To Label or Not Label Lab-Spawned Salmon Source: Wall Street Journal (Wednesday September 22, 2010)
Consumer groups urged the Food and Drug Administration to require labeling of genetically modified salmon Tuesday, while industry representatives called on the FDA to stick to current rules the agency says prevent such labeling.
- Fish or frankenfish? FDA weighs altered salmon Source: Washington Post (Monday September 20, 2010)
A Massachusetts company wants to market a genetically engineered version of Atlantic salmon, and regulators are weighing the request.
- http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/29/business/29gmo.html?_r=1 Source: New York Times (Monday August 31, 2009)
Alarmed that genetically engineered crops may be finding their way into organic and natural foods, an industry group has begun a campaign to test products and label those that are largely free of biotech ingredients.