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25

Jul

Why the companies dropping GMO ingredients are fighting against GMO labelingI was surprised to learn that some companies are playing both sides of the issue, but it all comes down to a simple equation.

Why the companies dropping GMO ingredients are fighting against GMO labeling
I was surprised to learn that some companies are playing both sides of the issue, but it all comes down to a simple equation.

22

Jul

3 out of every 4 products in the grocery store contain some form of corn. This infographic shows how the use of corn for fuel and food has increased dramatically over the past 30-plus years and how it affects everything from our weight to the environment.

3 out of every 4 products in the grocery store contain some form of corn. This infographic shows how the use of corn for fuel and food has increased dramatically over the past 30-plus years and how it affects everything from our weight to the environment.

28

Jun

Oregon looks to map GMO crops for better transparencySouthern Oregon voted to ban genetically modified crops completely, but the rest of the state may end up mapping GMO crops for better regulation.

Oregon looks to map GMO crops for better transparency
Southern Oregon voted to ban genetically modified crops completely, but the rest of the state may end up mapping GMO crops for better regulation.

24

Jun

What’s the difference between GMO foods and hybrid foods?It’s easy to get the two confused, but an educated eater should know the difference.

What’s the difference between GMO foods and hybrid foods?
It’s easy to get the two confused, but an educated eater should know the difference.

18

Jun

GMO bananas could soon help decrease infant mortality and malnutrition in AfricaHuman trials are set to begin on genetically modified bananas with vitamin-enriched, orange-colored flesh, but GMO critics are concerned.

GMO bananas could soon help decrease infant mortality and malnutrition in Africa
Human trials are set to begin on genetically modified bananas with vitamin-enriched, orange-colored flesh, but GMO critics are concerned.

09

May

Why labeling GMOs in food might be a win-winSome U.S. lawmakers want to ban states from requiring labels on genetically modified food, arguing it would scare shoppers. But despite GMOs’ safety record, fighting transparency could still backfire.

Why labeling GMOs in food might be a win-win
Some U.S. lawmakers want to ban states from requiring labels on genetically modified food, arguing it would scare shoppers. But despite GMOs’ safety record, fighting transparency could still backfire.

25

Apr

Vermont lawmakers pass GMO labeling billIt’s an encouraging victory for those who are demanding the right to know what’s in their food, but the state knows it’s in for a battle and has already set aside money for the inevitable lawsuits.

Vermont lawmakers pass GMO labeling bill
It’s an encouraging victory for those who are demanding the right to know what’s in their food, but the state knows it’s in for a battle and has already set aside money for the inevitable lawsuits.

09

Jan

Could GMO apples taint the fruit’s good reputation?A new non-browning, genetically engineered version of the apple could soon be approved by the USDA. Conventional apple growers are concerned about the fruit’s pristine image being tarnished.

Could GMO apples taint the fruit’s good reputation?
A new non-browning, genetically engineered version of the apple could soon be approved by the USDA. Conventional apple growers are concerned about the fruit’s pristine image being tarnished.

03

Jan

General Mills makes huge GMO statementConsumer victory! The company is taking the genetically modified ingredients out of original Cheerios.

General Mills makes huge GMO statement
Consumer victory! The company is taking the genetically modified ingredients out of original Cheerios.

21

Aug

Rachel Parent, a 14-year-old Canadian activist, founded an organization called “The Kids Right To Know,” which campaigns for mandatory labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms. She challenged TV host Kevin O’Leary to a debate after he called GMO protesters “stupid” and suggested that they “stop eating” as a way to “get rid of them.” O’Leary accepted. Here’s what happened.