December 4th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Farmers saving genetically modified seeds from previous harvests for future planting are being tracked down by former police officers for the world’s second largest seed company, DuPont, according to a recent Bloomberg.com article.
Read More:Ex-Cops Now Busting GMO Patent Violators for DuPont
November 28th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has announced it is in the processing of approving an unfunded risk participation in Monsanto, the U.S.-based largest seed company in the world, to the tune of $40 million U.S. dollars.
Read More:GMOs Banned in Europe, But Monsanto Receives $40 Million from EU Bank
November 21st, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Californians still lamenting the failure of Proposition 37 got a little morale boost this week when WillametteLive.com (an Oregon-based website) reported that Kaiser Permanente—the nation’s largest healthcare organization—advised its members about the dangers of consuming foods containing genetically modified organisms.
Read More:Nation’s Largest Health Care Provider Warns Members to Avoid GMOs
November 19th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Pesticide-resistant rootworms that have recently become a problem for Midwest farms growing Monsanto’s genetically modified corn are now showing tolerance to Syngenta’s GMO corn and chemicals as well, cites new research.
Read More:Rootworms Developing Cross-Resistance to Various GMO Crops & Pesticides
November 17th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
The battle to get genetically modified foods labeled is not going away, even despite Proposition 37′s failure in California earlier this month. Focus is now routing back to federal regulations with the Just Label It campaign urging the FDA to take action. The latest support for the campaign comes via an all-star cast of celebs and musicians making the case in a recent Just Label It video.
Read More:GMO Labeling Focus Turns To Washington with New Celeb Video
November 13th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Mogul millionaire Oprah Winfrey may soon be coming to dinner…or at least, to your dinner plate…and maybe your shower, too. The New York Post is reporting that Ms. Winfrey’s namesake recently filed applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Organizations for trademarks on the name “Oprah’s Organics.”
Read More:Would You Buy Organic Food from Oprah?
November 7th, 2012 - Lacy
California officials have announced that Proposition 37, which would have required the labeling of GMO ingredients on all foods, has been defeated 53–47 percent.
Read More:Prop 37 Defeated in California
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 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 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