Erica Pekar

8 Added | 2 Magazines | 1 Following | @ericabelle | Keep up with Erica Pekar on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Erica Pekar”

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 …

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 …

Chipotle Voluntarily Lists its GMO Ingredients in an Industry First

The wildly popular Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) fast food chain is the first in the United States to voluntarily list all of the food on its menu …

McDonald's GMO dilemma: why fries are causing such a fuss

Plenty of GMO food probably already makes it on to your plate, and the scientific consensus is that it's safe to eat. So why are activists so opposed to genetically modified potatoes?<p>"Do you want fries with that?" Not if they're made from genetically engineered potatoes, say activists who oppose …

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

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 …

Agriculture

Meet Dr. Ben Carson, the New Conservative Folk Hero

After confronting President Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast, the accomplished doctor became an instant star. Is he destined for political success?<p><i>After confronting President Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast, the accomplished doctor became an instant star. Is he destined for political</i> …

This Is The Conservative Jobs Agenda That Has Been Missing For The Past 5 Years

In National Affairs this week, Michael Strain fills that hole with a comprehensive, conservative jobs agenda. It's a shame that Republican politicians are almost certain to reject most of Strain's ideas, because liberals would agree with many of them and they would do wonders to help the …

American Enterprise Institute