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GMO OMG : Mop-Tops Take on Monsanto

GMOs -- aka genetically modified organisms -- weren't on <i>GMO OMG</i> filmmaker Jeremy Seifert's radar till he and his wife Jen became parents and assumed the awesome responsibility of nourishing three young children. How much genetically modified food were they unknowingly feeding their kids? Are these …

Agriculture

Review: 'GMO OMG' plants a lively seed of thought

In these IM and text-happy days, it's likely more people know what the letters OMG stand for than the meaning of GMO. But if filmmaker Jeremy Seifert has his way, that may change as a result of his lively, thought-provoking documentary "GMO OMG," which surveys the controversial, unreconciled …

Celebrate Non-GMO Month! 8 Tips for Shopping & Cooking Non-GMO

<i>By guest blogger Caroline Kinsman, communications manager for the Non-GMO Project</i><p>With the fall season comes a celebration of the harvest. It's a perfect time to appreciate traditional, nourishing foods. But nowadays, that means thinking about some things our grandparents never had to -- such as …

Agriculture

The Power of Labeling: Preserving & Building a Non-GMO Food Supply

<i>By guest blogger Megan Westgate, Executive Director of the Non-GMO Project</i><p>When California Proposition 37 failed to pass at the polls last November, all of us who advocate for the right to know were profoundly disappointed. However, the measure, which would have mandated labeling of foods containing …

Agriculture

Huge GMO News

It hasn't been a good week for Monsanto and the rest of the biotech industry.<p>Just three days ago, Mexico banned genetically engineered corn. Citing the risk of imminent harm to the environment, a Mexican judge ruled that, effective immediately, no genetically engineered corn can be planted in the …

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Junk Food Companies Dish up More Anti-GMO Labeling Dough

With just six days left until Washington state voters decide on I-522, the ballot initiative to label genetically modified organisms (GMOs), money for the opposition continues to pour in. According to the state's Public Disclosure Commission, the No on 522 campaign received an influx of $4.2 …

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U.S. traders fear rejection of corn byproduct by GMO-wary China | Reuters

Dec 12 (Reuters) - China has already rejected three cargoes of U.S. corn because of an unapproved GMO variety and now U.S. exporters are concerned some shipments of dried distillers’ grains, a corn byproduct, may be rejected for the same reason, trade sources said.<p>The concerns were tied to ideas …

Kauai's Anti-GMO Regulation Challenged By Big-Ag Lawsuit

In November, Hawaii's Kauai County Council passed a groundbreaking GMO bill that limits biotech crop and pesticide use on the island of Kauai. The law is set to take effect in August, but three of the world's largest agrochemical companies are now suing to overturn it.<p>Dupont, Syngenta and …

Pols ask Obama to keep GMO pledge

Lawmakers, representatives from the organic food industry and consumer groups are urging the White House to require the labeling of genetically modified foods, arguing that the president should follow through with a 2007 campaign promise he made to take action on the issue.<p>In a letter sent Thursday …

GMO Critics Protest Monsanto Meeting; Shareholder Resolutions Fail

By Carey Gillam<p>Jan 28 (Reuters) - Critics of genetically modified crops protested at Monsanto Co's annual shareholders meeting on Tuesday, calling for the world's largest seed company to provide a report on contamination in non-GMO crops and to stop fighting mandatory labels on foods containing GMO …

Monsanto's GMO Seeds May No Longer Be Invincible

Ever since the introduction of genetically modified crops into the food chain, the tussle has been largely between farmers and <b>Monsanto</b> , which says …

Banning GMO Labeling Is a Bad Idea—For GMOs

Americans in two states have voted on ballot initiatives that would have required the labeling of any foods made with genetically modified …

Agriculture

Vermont Passes a GMO-Label Law. How Did They Do It?

My husband is a New Englander from the Boston area, and over the years we have been together, I have learned a few things about this breed of American: When they want to get something done, they get it done.<p>California and Washington state couldn't get it done. Connecticut has contingencies linked …

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GMO Quick Facts: What, Why, Where<p>GMO = Genetically Modified Organism = Product of Genetic Engineering<p><b>GMO WHAT</b> = Organisms whose genetic make up (DNA) …

Jimmy Kimmel Asks Anti-GMO People What GMOs Are — And Hilariously, They Have No Idea

People love to hate on GMOs, those ingredients that can be found everywhere from the cereal aisle to the produce section. But do people know what they are opposing? In many cases, a recent Jimmy Kimmel segment suggests, not at all.<p>A GMO is a genetically modified organism — in most cases a plant …

Agriculture

A Soda With Nothing?? What Zevia's Banishing GMO's Says About What We Want To Eat and Drink

In a move that turns out to be more difficult than it might appear (there’s a little GMO something in a lot of foods where we don’t even think about it), Zevia, the fast growing soda company with the leafy natural sweetener practically right in the name, has achieved full freedom from GMO …

Agriculture

Wait, Congress Just Banned GMO Labeling? Here’s What’s Going On.

You might have noticed the latest political issue lighting up Facebook is Congress’ take on labeling food that uses genetically modified organisms. It’s being construed as a ban on states passing laws requiring GMO labeling, which it is. But there’s more to it, and it’s actually a law that makes …

Agriculture

To label or not to label: What you need to know about GMO foods

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow was on Capitol Hill Wednesday to urge members of Congress not to block states from adopting labeling laws on foods made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs).<p>She is part of a larger group of GMO labeling advocates, such as the Environmental Working Group and Just Label …

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How Realistic Is Donald Trump's Immigration Plan?

Donald Trump's immigration plan is — like the candidate — flashy, strident and headline-grabbing. Fox News called it "an early Christmas gift" for immigration hawks. Conservative commentator Ann Coulter pronounced it "the greatest political document since the Magna Carta."<p>But some of those in the …

Immigration

Fact check: Donald Trump’s immigration plan

Republican Donald Trump’s immigration plan includes several statements that stray from the facts.<p>• He said “birthright citizenship” is the “biggest magnet for illegal immigration.” Actually, research indicates the biggest draw is economic opportunity.<p>• He claimed taxpayers have paid “hundreds of …

Immigration

Donald Trump's immigration plan was tried in the 1930s, and the results were disastrous

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for the mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the US illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale removal that many Mexican-American families faced 85 years ago.<p>During the Great …

Immigration

Chris Christie Just Made The Decision To Own Immigration Reform For 2016

Chris Christie has given his conservative detractors another "hug" moment.<p>About two hours after holding a ceremonial signing New Jersey's version of the "Dream Act," Gov. Chris Christie tweeted a photo with one of the "Dreamers" the law will benefit, a New Jersey high school student who immigrated …

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Chris Christie hedges on Obama immigration plan

Chris Christie -- a self-styled truth teller with a penchant for political combat -- was notably cautious Wednesday when pressed on President Barack Obama's plan to issue immigration executive orders.<p>At the annual meeting of the Republican Governors Association here, the New Jersey governor and …

Timeline of Chris Christie’s Nonresponse Responses on Immigration

Christie main­tained that po­s­i­tion throughout the 2012 pres­id­en­tial elec­tions, even us­ing it to wade in­to the GOP primary and slam Texas …

Gov. Chris Christie Refuses to Give Driver's Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants

While some states like California have taken progressive approaches when it comes to immigration, others like New Jersey will not be doing the same.<p>Potential presidential candidate and New Jersey Gov. <b>Chris Christie</b> made it clear that undocumented immigrants will not be granted drivers licenses …

Government

Chris Christie: Hillary Clinton 'extreme' on immigration

<b>Sunapee, New Hampshire (CNN) —</b> New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday slammed Hillary Clinton's call for a "full and equal" path to citizenship for immigrants living in the United States illegally.<p>"I quite frankly think her position is extreme," said Christie, who is exploring a …

Government

Chris Christie rips Hillary Clinton’s ‘extreme’ position on immigration

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie slammed Hillary Clinton’s call for a “full and equal” path to citizenship for undocumented …

Government

Chris Christie: Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants ‘Extreme’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Monday rejected a proposed pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants as “extreme,” and sought to draw a contrast between himself and Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton.<p>In an interview on Fox News, the potential Republican 2016 presidential candidate …

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