Group Seeks Labels On Genetically Altered Food

Group Seeks Labels On Genetically Altered Food October 3, 2011 USA Today Americans are mostly clueless about whether the food they buy has been genetically altered. But in a nation increasingly concerned about food ingredients, there's a new push for that to change Today, a coalition of 300 companies, organizations and doctors will announce that it has filed a petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration t...

Controversy flares over “Agent Orange corn”

Controversy flares over “Agent Orange corn” (CBS This Morning) SEAFORD, Dela. - The food industry is embroiled in a controversy over what critics call "Agent Orange corn." The genetically-modified vegetable is protected from a herbicide that kills so-called super-weeds, but is linked to the notorious "Agent Orange" used in Vietnam. Many farmers are thrilled with the corn. But many critics think it will lead t...

How Do Genetically Modified Foods Affect Your Health?

How Do Genetically Modified Foods Affect Your Health? (Oprah.com) You don't have to look hard to find genetically modified food on supermarket shelves: More than 85 percent of the corn and soy grown in the United States comes from seeds whose DNA has been rejiggered (to increase yields), and those two crops play starring roles in countless processed foods, from soda to salad dressing to bread. Advocates say genetically modif...

Battle Brewing Over Labeling Genetically Engineered Food

Battle Brewing Over Labeling Genetically Engineered Food (The New York Times) GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — On a recent sunny morning at the Big Y grocery here, Cynthia LaPier parked her cart in the cereal aisle. With a glance over her shoulder and a quick check of the ingredients, she plastered several boxes with hand-designed stickers from a roll in her purse. “Warning,” they read. “May Contain GMO’s (Genetically Modifi...

Mark Bittman – Live From the Cutting Room Floor

Mark Bittman – Live From the Cutting Room Floor (New York Times) I was a guest on “Up w/Chris Hayes” Saturday, talking, it seemed, about everything: a bit of an ambitious agenda. When I go back, the conversation will continue. Meanwhile, since the initial topic was “pink slime,” about which I wrote last week, I used my pre-air time in the studio to outline the issues I thought were worth mentioning. We didn...

The Dylan Ratigan Show: What’s Really in Your Food

The Dylan Ratigan Show: What’s Really in Your Food (MSNBC) The Food and Drug Administration responded to concerns of drug-resistant bacteria on Wednesday, calling on drug companies to limit the use of antibiotics in feed for farm animals. Gary Hirshberg, chairman of Stonyfield Farm, joined The Dylan Ratigan Show, warning about other hidden ingredients in your food that come from genetic engineering. Click here to watch...

Good Friday Food Links

Good Friday Food Links (New York Times) Shocking: The F.D.A., citing lack of evidence, declined to ban the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) from food and drink packaging. It’ll be more shocking if the agency, which has a long, rich history of inaction when it comes to animal antibiotics, decides to ban the practice of routinely feeding antibiotics to healthy farm animals, a decision that it’s bei...

Social Media Turns Up Heat On Food Industry

Social Media Turns Up Heat On Food Industry (Chicago Tribune) Americans enjoy the cheapest food supply in the world, spending the smallest share of their income on groceries of any country. But as activist groups continue to pull back the curtain on the techniques that make this cheap food possible, Americans are raising their eyebrows and voicing their concerns to surprisingly powerful effect. This week, Bee...

Consumer Groups Demand GMO Labeling, Question Food Safety

Consumer Groups Demand GMO Labeling, Question Food Safety (Reuters) Critics of genetically modified crops are making new demands for government mandated labeling to identify foods on grocer shelves that contain ingredients from transgenic corn, soybeans and other crops. Labeling drives are underway on both state and federal levels, and on Tuesday several U.S. consumer groups released a survey and results of a petition drive t...

Ziggy Marley: Let’s Not Be Food ‘Lab Rats’

Ziggy Marley: Let’s Not Be Food ‘Lab Rats’ (The Root) David "Ziggy" Marley, Bob Marley's oldest son, is best known for his role as the leader of Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, but if the reggae heir has anything to say about it, his legacy will be about more than just music. While he's kicking off a leg of his tour this week at Washington, D.C.'s historic Howard Theatre, what he really wants to talk about ...

Stonyfield’s Gary Hirshberg takes reins of Just Label It campaign

Stonyfield’s Gary Hirshberg takes reins of Just Label It campaign (New Hope 360) Functional Ingredients: We're intrigued by companies that manage to keep their presence in health food stores after they go to mainstream distribution. How have you managed to do that? Gary Hirshberg: Other than a tiny little natural foods store down the road from us there weren’t any natural foods stores in those days. So we learned our business in su...

Survey: 90% of Moms Support GE Food Labeling Law

Survey: 90% of Moms Support GE Food Labeling Law (Sustainable Food News) Ninety percent of mothers and 88 percent of fathers want the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) require labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods, according to a new survey by the Just Label It - We Have a Right to Know (JLI) campaign. The vast majority of corn and soybeans grown in the United States are genetically modified and used as...

Major Grocer To Label Foods With Gene-Modified Content

Major Grocer To Label Foods With Gene-Modified Content (New York Times) Whole Foods Market, the grocery chain, on Friday became the first retailer in the United States to require labeling of all genetically modified foods sold in its stores, a move that some experts said could radically alter the food industry. A. C. Gallo, president of Whole Foods, said the new labeling requirement, to be in place within five years, c...

Whole Foods GMO Labeling To Be Mandatory by 2018

Whole Foods GMO Labeling To Be Mandatory by 2018 (Huffington Post) Whole Foods has announced that by 2018, all products in U.S. and Canada stores must be labeled if they contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This is the first national grocery store to set a deadline from GMO labeling. “We are putting a stake in the ground on GMO labeling to support the consumer’s right to know,” said Walter Robb, co-CE...

Why GE Labeling Makes Sense

Why GE Labeling Makes Sense (Huffington Post) I am often asked about why GE ingredients should be present on our food labels, as well as whether the government actually has the power and responsibility to label. In a recent presentation at TEDxManhattan, I tried to address these questions, and have highlighted many of them here. What are GE crops? Haven't we been genetically engineering crops ...

Five More Food Websites You Can’t Live Without

Five More Food Websites You Can’t Live Without (Forbes) 8 months ago, I reported on “Nine Innovative Food Websites You Can’t Live Without.” But food and technology innovation of course did not stop there. Since June, several new (or newly designed) food-centric websites have hit the internet. [To also cast your own vote for the next round of "best food websites" clickhere] 1. NOAA’s FishWatch Are yo...

GMO Labeling Isn’t Dead: See Which States Are Leading the Fight

GMO Labeling Isn’t Dead: See Which States Are Leading the Fight (TakePart) The defeat of California’s Proposition 37 last November was a low point for the anti-GMO movement. The loss at the polls came after months of massive spending by Big Food entities, which is widely attributed to the proposition’s plumetting polling numbers after an early lead. The loss, however, has done little to stifle anti-GMO efforts. Late last week, ...

Michael J. Fox, Ziggy Marley call for food labeling

Michael J. Fox, Ziggy Marley call for food labeling (USA Today) The latest video compilation featuring stars (those are always kind of fun, don't you think?) comes from Just Label It, a coalition of 600 organizations dedicated to the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods. Michael J. Fox, Julie Bowen and singer Ziggy Marley are featured, along with a couple dozen entertainers and advocates who are promo...

Gary Hirshberg on HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher”

Gary Hirshberg on HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher” Gary Hirshberg, Just Label It's Chairman, appeared on HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher in October 2012. The interview covered the Prop 37 debate, how GMOs impact more than just food, and why we should care about labeling. Watch a short clip here: http://on.aol.com/video/gary-hirshberg-on-real-time-with-bill-maher-517513746?icid=video_related_6...

GMO Foods: Are They Dangerous to Your Health?

GMO Foods: Are They Dangerous to Your Health? (The Dr. Oz Show) Are genetically modified foods safe? Learn about the GMOs you're feeding to your family and might not even know it. Dr. Oz hosts a debate about these controversial foods. Watch here: http://www.doctoroz.com/episode/gmo-foods-are-they-dangerous-your-health...



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