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Twenty B.C. grocers refuse to sell genetically modified apples

If approved, genetically modified apples could hit Canadian shelves by end of year but twenty British Columbia grocers, including Olives Community Market in Function Junction, refuse to sell them.

Vermont first state to pass mandatory GMO food-labeling law

Monsanto and other companies making food with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are in the habit of winning, of having states and entire countries not require mandatory labeling of GMOs. But not this time, not in Vermont.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 3 comments

GM crop contamination disrupts global food trade

Rome - Increased production of genetically modified crops worldwide has caused a sharp rise in the number of incidents where low levels of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have been found in food and feedstuffs traded between nations, disrupting trade.
In the Media by Robert Myles

New test can reveal GMO’s in food

The first comprehensive test to detect genetic modification in food has been unveiled. As the abundance of genetically modified (GM) foods continues to grow, so does the demand for monitoring and labeling them.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Dark world of GMO in Kenneth Eade's thriller 'An Involuntary Spy' Special

Los Angeles - How does a genetic biologist working for a large biotech company, developing genetically engineered food, go up against government corruption and fraud when he tries to expose his employer?
Digital Journal Report by AR Vasquez

Washington's Initiative 522 to label GM foods defeated

Washington - Washington's Initiative 522 was thrown out after 54.8 percent of the state's voters opposed labeling of genetically modified foods while 45.2 percent voted in favor of the labeling.

Key vote over GM foods to take place in Washington

Voters in Washington state have begun casting their ballots to decide whether to label genetically-modified foods. The official vote on the initiative is on November 5.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

FBI investigating destruction of GMO plants in sugar beet fields

The FBI is currently investigating a case of sabotage. An individual or group allegedly destroyed thousands of GMO sugar beet plants in a rural area of Oregon.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 6 comments

In photos ─ Activists March against Monsanto in Washington, D.C. Special

Washington - Activists around the world today gathered in their communities to unite for the March against Monsanto. Supporters of this cause would like to see foods containing GMOs, along with dangerous chemicals, banned. Or, at least, labeled.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 8 comments

March against Monsanto: A worldwide protest, May 25, 2013

March against Monsanto protests were held in 40 countries in the world on May 25, 2013. The message of all these protests was "Stop Monsanto" and "No more GMOs." This article will concentrate on events in Earth's southern hemisphere.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 11 comments

'Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act' by Boxer/DeFazio

Washington - On April 24, the Genetically Engineered Right-to-Know Act was introduced by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR), to require food manufacturers to inform consumers of genetically engineered ingredients in their products.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Obama signs 'Monsanto Protection Act' for benefit of GMO industry

Washington - Hidden inside a short-term congressional resolution that averts a government shutdown is an alarming rider that protects genetically modified seeds from lawsuits in the event of potential health risks.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 38 comments

Op-Ed: Anti-GMO protests by Polish farmers continue in London, UK

London - On Thursday, the International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside (ICPPC) and a group of British and Polish supporters rallied in front of the Polish Embassy in central London, against the sale of Polish farmland to foreign multinationals.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Op-Ed: Hawaii to pass GMO labeling bill, but with amendment

Honolulu - Hawaii might have cause to celebrate, as lawmakers have passed a new measure in the House Committee on Agriculture, requiring labeling on genetically modified food. But will the final bill be everything it was hoped to be?
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 11 comments

Video: 'GMO-A-Go-Go' informs the world about the truth of GMOs

Natural News have teamed up with Infomatic Films to produce a cartoon video all about genetically modified organisms and how good they are - well, for Big Pesticide anyway. "GMOS, changing the human genome one meal at a time!"
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Vandana Shiva at Hawaii State Capitol GMO Labeling Rally (video)

Honolulu - Edited from the livestream of the event held at the Hawaii State Capitol on January 16, the video contains Dr Vandana's Shiva's speech on GMOs and the future of farming.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

GMO labeling signed into law in India

The new year started in India with a new law. From January 1, 2013 all packaged foods containing any genetically modified (GM) organisms must be labeled as such.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Genetically modified salmon in stores soon?

A genetically engineered salmon has moved a step closer to appearing in stores after the FDA announced that the fish did not pose a threat either to the environment or to consumers.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 13 comments

Kenya bans importation of all GMO foods (video)

Nairobi - In a groundbreaking act, Public Health Minister Beth Mugo of the Kenyan government has advised that Kenya has completely banned the importation of all genetically modified (GMO) food into the country, until exhaustive tests on health effects are complete.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 12 comments

Could our high fiber wheat diet be killing us?

Although the medical profession once touted the benefits of whole grains such as wheat, more and more evidence appears to point towards wheat being the "perfect, chronic poison."
In the Media by Greta McClain - 15 comments

Op-Ed: Some really big names say 'Just Label It' on GMOs (Video)

A whole load of artists, famous actors, chefs and other well-known celebrities got together to voice their support for labeling of genetically engineered foods and your right to know what you are eating.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

California voters reject death penalty repeal, GMO food labeling

Sacramento - Voters in California rejected ballot measures that would have ended capital punishment and required the labeling of many genetically modified foods, while approving an initiative that abolishes "three strikes" mandatory life prison sentencing.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 6 comments

Op-Ed: Video: 4 simple questions before you cast your vote for Prop 37

Zack Kaldveer, Assistant Media Director of the Yes on 37 Ca Right to Know campaign, had a 45 minute interview the other day about GMOs and labeling. The director immediately cut a 2 minute segment and put it up on YouTube, as it asks the right questions.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Yes on 37 launches TV ad with positive message: Food is love

Oakland - Friday sees the launch of a major TV ad buy for the Yes on 37 California Right to Know Campaign, for labeling of GMO products. The positive message of the ad is "Food is Love."
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 8 comments

Op-Ed: Kids are not lab rats — 'Vote Yes on 37' (video)

In a really cute video, kids tell us why it is important to vote Yes on Proposition 37, the initiative requiring genetically modified food to be labeled in California, USA.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

South African consumers win GM labelling victory

The African Centre for Biosafety reports that South African consumers have just won a hard-earned victory, regarding the labelling of genetically modified (GM) foods.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Scientists: New GMO wheat may 'silence' vital human genes Special

Australian scientists are expressing grave concerns over a new type of genetically engineered wheat that may cause major health problems for people that consume it.
Digital Journal Report by Elliott Freeman - 37 comments

Review: The film 'Genetic Roulette' — gambling with our lives on GMOs

Jeffrey M. Smith of the Institute of Responsible Technology has brought out another excellent film on the dangers of genetically modified food.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Op-Ed: YouTube censors video exposing Whole Foods on GMOs (video)

Los Angeles - A group calling itself "Organic Spies" released a video two days ago, revealing "GMO lies" at so-called, totally local and organic Whole Foods stores. YouTube swiftly banned the video.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Monsanto and co. push $5.5 million more against GMO labeling

Sacramento - Monsanto and 'Big Pesticide' are paying plenty to try and defeat Proposition 37, requiring the labeling of genetically engineered food in California.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 10 comments
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