We don’t have much love for giant food corporation Nestlé around here. From promoting formula over breast milk in developing countries to infringing on water rights, Nestlé doesn’t exactly scream sustainability. That’s why it was pretty shocking to read that Hans Jöhr, corporate head of sustainable agriculture at Nestlé said that we don’t need GMOs to feed the world.
In California, a group called The Committee for the Right to Know is working on a ballot initiative to label GMOs.
BASF announced they would be cultivating their genetically modified potatoes in Germany, Sweden, and the Netherlands. What does this mean for a GMO-free Europe? Nothing, really. It just means genetically modified potatoes will be on American tables sooner.
The University of Guelph in Canada announced they are calling it quits on the Enviropig. Genetically modified pork doesn’t seem to have found a market.
We sadly couldn’t make it out to the Natural Products Expo this year, but when I ran across this no-GMO sign from the conference yesterday, I knew I had to share it with you.
So far, 2012 looks like a good year for the US to join the rest of the world in fair and accurate GMO labeling. Connecticut joins the ranks of states considering mandatory GM food labels this year, with a bill called HB 5117.
The International Service for the Acquisition of Agribiotic Applications has released data on genetically modified (GM) crops around the world.
According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, results are in: when it comes to sustainable agriculture, Monsanto’s report card is abysmal. Despite the rosy brush it likes to use for self-portraiture, Monsanto fails every subject when it comes to sustainable farming practices.
Food & Water Watch has been working for a while on a campaign to keep this unlabeled frankencorn off of Walmart’s shelves, and now they’ve launched a new arm of the campaign: Walsanto Watch. Think Brangelina or Tomkat. Walmart and Monsanto are the new “it” couple to watch, if you’re concerned about unlabeled genetically engineered food on grocery store shelves.
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President Obama and Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack just sent a clear message to the American public that they do not care about our concerns with genetically engineered food and their questionable safety, adverse environmental impacts, and detrimental effects on farmers, especially organic farmers.
The fine folks at Ecomom shared this infographic on the problems with processed and genetically modified foods, and we have some tips below to help you get more real food onto your plate!
Unlabeled GM sweet corn will be on the shelves of your local grocery store next year.