genetically engineered

GMO Potato Creator Now Fears Its Impact on Human Health

GMO Potato Creator Now Fears Its Impact on Human Health

Of all the genetic engineers who have renounced the technology—Arpad Pusztai, Belinda Martineau, Thierry Vrain and John Fagan, among others—because of its shortsighted approach and ability to produce unintended and potentially toxic consequences, Caius Rommens’ story may be the most compelling. Rommens was director of research at Simplot Plant Sciences from 2000 to 2013 where […]

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    USDA Approves 2 New Varieties of GMO Potatoes

    USDA Approves 2 New Varieties of GMO Potatoes

    By Jason Best Consumers seeking to satisfy their salty snack cravings sans genetically modified ingredients may soon have to get savvier about scouting out chips and other products made without the use of GMO potatoes. The U.S. Department of Agriculture formally approved two new types of genetically engineered potatoes.iStock This week, the U.S. Department of […]

    Corporate Money Wins: GMO Labeling Bill Betrays Consumers

    Corporate Money Wins: GMO Labeling Bill Betrays Consumers

    On March 12, 1930, Mahatma Gandhi and a small band of supporters set off on a 241-mile march across western India. Gandhi had devised the walk as an act of nonviolent protest against the British colonial government’s salt monopoly, which placed tariffs on the mineral and forbid Indians from producing it. Upon arriving at the […]

    House Passes GMO Label Law, Advocates Urge Obama to Veto the DARK Act

    House Passes GMO Label Law, Advocates Urge Obama to Veto the DARK Act

    Today, Congress chose to favor the interests of the food industry over consumers’ right to know what’s in the food they eat and feed their families when the House approved the Senate’s version of the DARK Act. The bill now goes to President Obama. Here's what I'll do as President… revoke Vermont's #GMO labeling law […]

    Monsanto and DuPont Announce New Weed Killer for GMO Crops

    Monsanto and DuPont Announce New Weed Killer for GMO Crops

    One of the biggest concerns about the cultivation of genetically modified crops is the rise of superweeds caused by the overuse of glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto‘s best-selling Roundup and other pesticides. So, in an effort to beat back these herbicide-defying weeds, Monsanto and DuPont have agreed to sell an even stronger weed killer […]

    Senate Advances GMO Labeling Bill

    Senate Advances GMO Labeling Bill

    [Editor’s note: Read the latest here.] Today, in a cloture vote, the Senate voted to do away with our right to know what’s in our food, revoking a popular and clear state labeling law in effect inVermont and nullifying all future state labeling initiatives. This is a slap in the face for all of the […]

    Neil Young: Say No to GMOs on ‘Behalf of All Living Things’

    Neil Young: Say No to GMOs on ‘Behalf of All Living Things’

    As he travels Europe on his sold-out two-month tour, Neil Young is warning his audiences to not be fooled into thinking genetically modified crops are the answer to food security problems. Thanks @Neilyoung for signing on to our Letter from America https://t.co/PnWX0ZguSX. Let's make a #GMO free world! pic.twitter.com/X5Wf8IJaPq — Beyond GM (@Beyond_GM) July 1, […]

    Senate Ag Leaders Lobby Hard to Pass DARK Act Compromise to Preempt Vermont GMO Law

    Senate Ag Leaders Lobby Hard to Pass DARK Act Compromise to Preempt Vermont GMO Law

    Despite Vermont’s historic GMO labeling bill coming into effect June 1, Senate Agriculture Committee chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and ranking member Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) are vigorously lobbying to get their industry-approved GMO labeling deal passed before Congress’s summer break. Senate Ag leaders Pat Roberts and Debbie Stabenow hope to pass legislation allowing food companies to […]

    Will Senate Vote Nullify Vermont’s Historic GMO Labeling Law?

    Will Senate Vote Nullify Vermont’s Historic GMO Labeling Law?

    Tomorrow, Vermont’s historic GMO labeling law goes into effect. This is the first law enacted in the U.S. that would provide clear labels identifying food made with genetically engineered ingredients. Indeed, stores across the country are already stocking food with clear on-package labels thanks to the Vermont law, because it’s much easier for a company […]