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'GMO Answers' Website Launched By Monsanto, DuPont, More

By Carey Gillam<p>July 29 (Reuters) - A group of biotech seed companies on Monday launched an online forum to combat mounting opposition to genetically modified foods among consumer groups and activists.<p>The website, www.GMOAnswers.com, is designed as a "central online resource" for information on …

Hey, Non-GMO Activist: Monsanto's CEO Thinks You're an Elitist

On May 25, 2013, tens of thousands of people in 36 countries participated in a global "March Against Monsanto." But according to Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant, those who protest against agricultural genetic engineering -- including the farmers, students, academics, and more who turned out in March -- are …

Original Cheerios Are Now GMO-Free

Original Cheerios, one of America's favorite breakfast cereals, will now be GMO-free. In a major move, General Mills posted on its website today that original Cheerios are no longer made with genetically modified ingredients.<p>The company explains that the oats used in Cheerios were never genetically …

U.S. Food Makers To Seek Single Federal Standard For GMO Labeling

By Carey Gillam<p>Jan 13 (Reuters) - The Grocery Manufacturers Association, which represents more than 300 food companies, is preparing a petition to the chief U.S. food safety regulator and a push in Congress to require changes in oversight and labeling of new genetically modified foods, an …

Organic food and farm groups ask Obama to require GMO food labels | Reuters

Jan 16 (Reuters) - Four U.S. lawmakers joined with more than 200 food companies, organic farming groups, health and environment organizations and other groups on Thursday to urge President Barack Obama to require manufacturers to label food products that contain genetically engineered …

5 Reasons to Get on the Soapbox for GMO Labeling

On Nov. 5, citizens in Washington State will vote on whether to require mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods, also known as genetically modified organisms or GMOs. Win or lose, The Washington Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act is driving the national push on GMO labeling in …

Science Aside, How's The GMO-Free Food?

Some people just can't wait for scientists to be convinced that genetically modified food is harmful.<p>Adam Eidinger, a marijuana legalization and food-labeling activist, is one of those, and told HuffPost he has tried to avoid genetically modified food "for a long time."<p>On a recent Friday evening, a …

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 …

Why the GMO Debate Misses the Point

_The escalating rhetoric of the GMO debate has rippled across the biohacker world—especially as DIYers start trying their hand at bioengineering. We’ve been calling for ecologists to step up and give some perspective. They’ve universally balked. So we’re grateful for Sasha Wright. She’s an …

Labeling battle consumes Wash. state

Wednesday can’t get here soon enough for some Washington state residents.<p>That’s the day after the state holds its election to decide, among other issues, whether it will adopt ballot initiative 522 and become the first in the nation to require — with no strings attached — the labeling of foods that …

What science tells us about the safety of genetically modified foods

GMO foods are safe to eat, but they pose challenges in the environment.<p>Many aspects of modern technology make people a bit uneasy, but genetically …