Browsing the "GMOs" Tag

Will Vermont’s GMO Labeling Law Stick?

April 27th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

GMO labeling advocates rejoiced at the news that Vermont’s Senate and House both approved a “no strings attached” mandatory labeling bill for foods containing GMOs sold in the state. The bill now goes to Governor Shumlin’s desk to be signed into law. It will go into effect on July 1,


More People Shop ‘Non-GMO’ Than Organic, Research Finds

April 26th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

The organic food industry may be growing faster than any other segment in recorded history, but these day, it turns out more people are shopping for “non-GMO” products, even though they’re not exactly sure what it means


South Africa to Monsanto: GMO Crops Aren’t Producing More Sustainable Food

March 23rd, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

South Africa's Advertising Standards Authority has ordered biotech giant Monsanto to immediately withdraw an advertisement it's been running on the country's Radio 702 channel. The decision comes after the African Centre for Biosafety submitted a complaint to the ASA after the ad was aired and found to be inappropriate


It Was Just a Matter of Time: PepsiCo Ditches ‘Natural’ for ‘Simply’

February 14th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

In the tsunami-like wake of lawsuits filed against major food brands for misuse of the word "natural" to market unnatural synthetic and genetically modified ingredients in products like Wesson Oil and Pepperidge Farm's Goldfish (which also don't contain any goldfish if anyone else wants to jump in on another class action suit), PepsiCo has decided to drop its use of "natural" for a simpler word. Literally. "Simply."


Top News from the Food Front: Global Obesity, Stacked Resistance, Punishment Loaf, & Food Fraud

January 4th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

Holy guacamole, Bat-Man (or -Woman) -- there's some big news afoot in the food world! Consumers and citizens view GMOs with skyrocketing skepticism; but the Monsanto-staffed USDA doesn't much care, and pushes on with expedited approval of new stacked-resistance genetically modified crops. Not to be outdone, the FDA draws fire for lackadaisical (ahem) 'regulation' of agricultural antibiotics. Newly published studies show alarming global obesity trends, and disturbing trends among patients with metabolic syndrome. Fox meat, donkey meat, and 'food loaf' as punishment -- read on for all the best stories from this week's top news in food!



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