Natural Food Certifiers (NFC), known for its organic, kosher, gluten and vegan certification programs has launched GMO Guard, a third party verification program certifying non-GMO foods. The category of non-GMO certifiers has been slim compared with organic or kosher certification programs. Currently, the largest non-GMO certification program in the U.S. is the Non-GMO Project. The [...]Read More:Non-GMO Food Gets Another Certifier: GMO Guard
Efforts to bring about national labeling regulations for foods containing genetically modified ingredients sold in the U.S. were strengthened by the recent announcement of a collaborative partnership between the Environmental Working Group and Organic Voices.Read More:GMO Labeling Campaign Efforts Strengthened By Organic Partnership
Efforts to get federal or state regulations to mandate the labeling of foods containing controversial genetically modified ingredients may have just received a bump from an unlikely supporter: Walmart.Read More:Say What? Is Walmart Supporting GMO Labeling in the U.S.?
The recent rise in food allergies may have a cause, according to new research from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: pesticides common in tap water.Read More:Food Allergies Connected to Pesticides Leaching into Water Supplies
Russian officials have announced a temporary ban on the import and sale of any of Monsanto’s genetically modified corn into the country as a result of a French study released last week connecting the corn with an increased risk of cancer.Read More:Could Monsanto Start the Next Cold War? GMO Corn Banned in Russia
While no stranger to the pharmaceutical industry, genetically modified organisms could be used to mass-produce enzymes in treatment for rare diseases.Read More:Could GMO Corn Be A Medical Breakthrough?
NaturalNews and NaturalSociety have made some startling accusations about the credibility of a recent study conducted by Stanford University suggesting no significant health benefits support eating organic foods instead of foods raised or grown conventionally.Read More:Stanford Study Scientist Accused of False Research On Organic Food
Hybridized African Bermudagrass is being blamed as the culprit in the mysterious sudden death of a herd of cows in central Texas. The cattle, owned by rancher Jerry Abel reportedly began bellowing and convulsing after being let out to feed on the fresh grass. Fifteen of the 18 cattle died within several hours.Read More:Keep Off the Grass (If You Want to Live): Toxic Hybrid Bermudagrass Kills Cows
Although it has been 15 years since AquaBounty Technologies began the approval application process for its genetically engineered AquAdvantage salmon, the controversial fish appears to now be inching closer to a firm approval as the Senate just voted against a measure that would require more testing on the human health and environmental safety of the fish before approved.Read More:GMO Salmon Closer to Approval, Senate Votes Against More Health & Environmental Testing
Laboratory grown meat has been in the works for several years inciting both harsh criticism and applause for its sci-fi futuresque strangeness. And now, the first actual edible in-vitro burger is going to be eaten, and fetching an impressive selling price of $330,000.Read More:2012: The Year of the First Test Tube Hamburger (If You Have $330,000, That Is)