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
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
April 27th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
The Genetically Engineered Food Labeling Initiative in California has reached its target goal of 850,000 signatures needed to get the issue on the state’s November 2012 ballot, reports the campaign.
Read More:California Voters Vs. Monsanto? GMO Ballot Initiative Coming in November
April 16th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
As part of ongoing efforts to battle hunger and malnutrition throughout the developing world, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation are teaming up to fund research into the development of bananas.
Read More:Bill Gates Likes His Bananas Genetically Modified – Do You?
April 2nd, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
One of the most hotly debated discussions about our nation’s food supply—the issue of genetically modified organisms—has led to a record-breaking number of comments submitted to the FDA, according to the petition campaign titled “Just Label It” that spearheaded the signature gathering and comments. But, by the FDA’s math, those 1 million individuals only actually count as 394 separate comments.
Read More:1 Million Anti-GMO Comments Only Count as 394, Says FDA
March 6th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Generating more public comments and signatures than any other food petition in the FDA’s history, the Just Label It campaign (Docket # FDA-2011-P-0723-0001/CP) is nearing its deadline of March 27th with more than 850, 000 comments and counting.
Read More:Anti-GMO Petition Floods FDA with Most Comments Ever
February 2nd, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates came to the defense of genetically modified organisms and the potential they hold to “feed the world” and help relieve global poverty issues in a recent annual letter released on his foundation’s website.
Read More:Bill Gates’ Newest Favorite Technology? Genetically Modified Organisms
November 16th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Efforts to make the FDA finally require mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods appear to be well on their way to becoming a reality. In just over one month, more than 350,000 people have signed on to support the Just Label It – We Have the Right to Know campaign.
Read More:350,000 Sign On to Demand Labeling of GMOs