Shae McElroy

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How Well Do You Know The Nutrition Basics?

For such a universal activity, eating can be pretty confusing. Grocery stores are crowded with nutritional jargon -- think: organic, vegan, enriched, local and GMO-free -- and it's hard to know what's a legitimate health claim and what's merely a smart bit of marketing. For example, Americans …

Biotech’s Role in Our Safe and Abundant Food Supply

In the U.S. we are fortunate to have a safe, abundant and affordable food supply, but this isn’t the case in other countries around the world. For …

My GMO Journey: From Skeptic To Supporter

The Plate<p><i>Anna Sumi, George Washington University</i><p>A few weekends ago I made the four-hour drive from my hometown of Madison, Wisconsin to Northfield, Minnesota to visit my best friend. As I drove mindlessly past the cornfields of anywhere-that’s-not-a-city, Wisconsin, across the Mississippi River, I …

Why Did Vitamins Disappear From Non-GMO Breakfast Cereal?

This mini-controversy never got much attention. Recently, though, as we interviewed scientists who are using genetically altered yeast and bacteria …

Genetically Modified Food: 'The Controversy Is Really Curious To Scientists' (VIDEO)

When you hear the words genetically modified organism, GMO, or gen-mod food, what is your initial reaction? Does the thought of a scientifically manipulated fruit or vegetable make your mouth water? Or does it turn your stomach?<p>As a science writer, the topics I choose to cover vary from the mundane …

'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 …

Monsanto, DuPont fund GMO fight

Big money is making a comeback in the GMO-labeling battle, but opponents argue that the food industry’s dollars might not carry as much weight this time around.<p>The most prominent opponents of GMO labeling, Monsanto and DuPont Pioneer, wrote $4.5 million and $3.2 million checks, respectively, this …

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 …

Corporate cash sways voters on GMO foods - Video on NBCNews.com

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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 …

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 …

U.S. food companies find going 'non-GMO' no easy feat

(Reuters) - U.S. food companies are rushing to offer consumers thousands of products free of genetically modified ingredients but are finding the effort costly and cumbersome in a landscape dominated by the controversial biotech crops.<p>The General Mills logo is seen on a box of Cheerios cereal in …

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 …

Monsanto Reaches $2.4M Settlement with U.S. Wheat Farmers

Monsanto agreed Wednesday to pay almost $2.4 million to settle a lawsuit filed by U.S. wheat farmers, after a genetically modified strain of the …

News and Stories | Monsanto

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Monsanto is using big data to take over the world

From Big Ag to big data<a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=149624225">hin255</a>/Shutterstock; Illustration by Tim McDonnell<p>Looking for …

GMO Overflow

I wrote a feature on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) for the current print issue of Popular Science. The point of the story, which I pitched over a year ago during the Washington State labeling initiative, was to address ten common claims about I saw repeatedly shared, commented on, and liked …

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Colorado, Oregon Reject GMO Labeling

An effort to label genetically modified foods in Colorado failed to garner enough support Tuesday. It's the latest of several state-based GMO labeling ballot measures to fail. <b>UPDATE:</b> A similar measure in Oregon was also defeated by a narrow margin.<p>Voters in Colorado resoundingly rejected the …

GMO Labeling Bill Voted Down In Senate

WASHINGTON -- The United States Senate decided again Thursday that it simply does not want to let states tell people whether or not they are eating genetically modified food.<p>The Senate voted overwhelmingly -- 71 to 27 -- against an amendment to the sweeping farm bill, squashing a measure that would …