November 4th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
While California anxiously awaits next Tuesday’s vote that could pass Proposition 37–the measure that would require the labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms—the countdown continues for what could be the first FDA approved GMO animal, AquaBounty’s AquAdvantage Salmon.
Read More:Private Biotech Firm Investing in GMO Salmon
November 1st, 2012 - Lacy
In the last stretch of the race to pass Proposition 37, which would require labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms in California, several big new players have stepped up to endorse and financially support the effort to pass the measure.
Read More:Major Natural Food Brands Donate to California’s Prop 37 in Final Days Before Vote
October 30th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
With the 2012 election less than two weeks away, many California voters are focusing their attention on Proposition 37, which if passes, will require mandatory labeling on foods sold in the state that contain genetically modified organisms.
Read More:Organic Brands Say California’s GMO Labeling Law Won’t Affect Food Prices
October 28th, 2012 - Lacy
Dean Foods, parent company of Horizon organic milk, Silk, and WhiteWave foods has invested more than $250,000 in the fight against Prop 37—the California ballot measure that would require labeling of GMO foods—and the Cornucopia Institute is calling them out.
Read More:Milk Money: Dairy Farmers Asked to Urge Horizon Milk to Support Prop 37
October 26th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
While the merits of a recent study on genetically modified organisms conducted by the University of Caen in France are still being scrutinized by the scientific community and the biotech industry, government officials in France say they will not change their opinion on Monsanto’s NK603 GMO corn variety, which is currently allowed for sale in the country.
Read More:France Won’t Ban Monsanto’s GMO Corn
October 25th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Los Angeles City Council members unanimously voted yesterday to approve a resolution that officially supports Proposition 37—the November ballot initiative that would require the labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients sold within the state.
Read More:Los Angeles Wants GMOs Labeled, City Council ‘Unanimously’ Supports Prop 37
October 20th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
A coalition of environmental organizations is urging the executive secretary of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity to enact a global ban on the industrial planting of genetically modified trees.
Read More:Where’s the Lorax When You Need Him? Global Ban Called for on GMO Trees
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.
Read More:Anti-Prop 37 TV Commercial Pulled in California
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.
Read More:Polls Show Californians Will Pass GMO Labeling Law in November
September 28th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
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