October 6th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
A controversial television ad in opposition to Proposition 37, the bill that could make California the first U.S. state to require labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients, was pulled earlier this week.
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September 30th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
A recent L.A. Times poll suggests California’s Proposition 37, which would make it the first state to require mandatory labeling on foods containing genetically modified ingredients, is likely to pass by more than a 2-to-1 margin this coming November.
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July 13th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
It was only a matter of time before Monsanto and the biotech industry at risk of being forced to label genetically modified ingredients pushed back against The California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act. They’re targeting Californians where it hurts most: their wallets and the state’s poor communities.
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June 24th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
After much debate and input, the Senate has finally passed the Farm Bill: a five-year, $500 billion bill that is rife with controversy, including major cuts to farm subsidies, land conservation efforts and rejecting a measure that would allow states the rights to require the mandatory labeling of foods or beverages that contain genetically modified ingredients.
Read More:Senate Approves Farm Bill, Rejects Mandatory GMO Labeling Amendment
May 31st, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
While pressure by multinational corporations purporting that genetically modified crops could help to eradicate hunger and provide fuel alternatives to petroleum lean heavily on government agencies, the debate over the safety of GMOs has been steadily intensifying. A recent petition submitted to the FDA included the most signatures in the agency’s history, and the nearly 1 million signatures gathered in California could land the labeling issue on the November 2012 ballot. Now, the American Medical Association could issue a safety concern about GMOs.
Read More:Could The AMA Change Your Mind About GMOs?
July 5th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
The United States changed its long-standing opposition of labeling genetically modified foods while at the annual Codex summit in Geneva, Switzerland, showing support for a new guide to help countries avoid trade issues on clearly labeled products containing genetically modified ingredients.
Read More:U.S. Changes Position, Now Supports Codex GMO Labeling Initiative