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GMO Foods

More than 60 nations require labeling of genetically modified food.  But American consumers are left in the dark without the basic right to know if the food they eat or feed their families has been genetically modified. 

Genetically modified foods were introduced to the public in the 1990’s.  Today, they can be found in more than 75 percent of our food supply.

Independent polls show that more than 90 percent of Americans of all political stripes support labeling GMO food.  Momentum for labeling requirements continues to grow.  Nearly 1.4 million Americans have joined a petition urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to require GMO food labeling, labeling initiatives have been introduced in more than 30 states, and three states have passed labeling laws.

On July 29, 2016 President Obama signed into law (Pub. Law 114-216) compromise legislation passed by Congress that would preempt state labeling laws but create a national, mandatory GMO labeling standard for all GMO foods.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

A new study by Purdue University claims that if all American farmers switch to growing non-GMO crops, food will cost more, crop yields will be lower and more land will be needed to grow our food.

 

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The Environmental Working Group issued the following statement today after the Senate Agriculture Committee narrowly passed a version of the House-adopted Deny Americans the Right to Know, or DARK Act.

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Will consumers use their smartphones to figure whether the food they’re buying contains genetically engineered ingredients, or GMOs?

 

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

I love chefs. They make delicious meals, create food innovations to tantalize our taste buds and have (arguably) some of the best reality TV shows. And now they’ve come together to stand up for our right to know what’s in our food and how it’s made.

 

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Big food and biotechnology companies and trade associations seeking to block labeling of food with genetically modified organisms through a rider in the end-of-the year federal spending bill have reported spending $75.5 million on lobbying from January through September of this year.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Labeling food that contains genetically engineered, or “GMO,” ingredients will not cost the preposterous $81.9 billion that the corn industry claims. The new study – paid for by the Corn Refiners Association – greatly exaggerates the cost of labeling products that contain GMOs.

 

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Busy consumers want ingredients disclosed on food labels – not embedded in electronic codes that must be scanned with a smart phone.
 

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Monday, February 22, 2016

This week, the Senate Committee on Agriculture will consider a new version of the DARK Act. The House of Representatives has already passed legislation blocking your right to know what’s in your food. Here are the top 10 reasons to oppose the Senate version of the DARK Act.

 

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Monday, February 22, 2016

William James, the father of modern psychology, once said, “There's nothing so absurd, that if you repeat it often enough, people will believe it.” This must be the strategy of genetically engineered, or “GMO,” labeling opponents who continue to falsely claim that labeling will cost the average family $500 a year.

 

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Today Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) introduced draft legislation intended to preempt state GMO labeling laws.
 

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Friday, February 19, 2016

The Grocery Manufacturers Association covered up $11 million in corporate payments for an aggressive ad campaign that helped defeat a Washington State GMO labeling ballot initiative, according to previously secret documents disclosed this week by Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

 

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Some members of the Senate are trying to lure their colleagues to the dark side by cosponsoring a version of what critics call the DARK – Deny Americans the Right to Know – Act.

 

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Monsanto’s signature herbicide glyphosate, first marketed as “Roundup,” is now the most widely and heavily applied weed-killer in the history of chemical agriculture in both the U.S. and globally, according to a landmark report published today

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Friday, January 8, 2016

Campbell Soup should be applauded for its leadership and support of mandatory GMO labeling, according to Scott Faber, EWG’s senior vice president of government affairs.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

EWG applauded the rejection today by congressional leaders of efforts by the food industry to block GMO labeling through a rider in the omnibus spending bill.

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Last year EWG found serious flaws behind the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to let Dow Chemical Co. sell a new weed poison combining 2,4-D and glyphosate for use on genetically engineered crops, or GMOs.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

In a letter to Congressional leaders sent this week, nearly 300 environmental advocacy, farming and fishing groups and food companies voiced strong opposition to a plan to tack a provision onto the omnibus appropriations bill that would deny consumers the right to know what it is in their food and how it is grown.
 

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Big Food’s new “Smart Labels” proposal is no substitute for a simple GMO disclosure on food packaging.

 

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

In a stunning reversal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has retreated from its earlier decision to let Dow AgroSciences market a new weed killer, branded Enlist Duo, which the company designed to kill hardy weeds on fields of genetically engineered corn and soybeans.

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Some lawmakers are trying to slip the darkest part of the DARK Act onto the must-pass spending bill Congress will consider.

 

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