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USDA Recommends Deregulation of 2,4-D Resistant GMO Crops: What’s the Big Deal?

Last week the USDA released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on newly developed 2,4-D resistant genetically modified corn and soybean traits. As the internet exploded with pro-biotech advocacy celebrating the move towards deregulation of yet another GMO product line, I couldn’t help noticing the number of straw men participating in the debate! Just so the ‘no thank you’ side of the unfolding 2,4-D debacle is fairly represented, here’s why some sustainability enthusiasts don’t consider this potential ‘alternative’ even a little tiny bit preferred.

January 10th

Biotech Playing Catchup – New GMO Purple Tomato Same Benefits as Old Non-GMO Purple Tomato

Scientists in England developed a genetically modified purple tomato with higher antioxidant levels than the average red supermarket tomato. They hope to have it on the market in three years.

Meanwhile, a few years ago, scientists in Oregon developed a non-GMO purple tomato with higher antioxidant levels than the average red supermarket tomato. You can buy it online now, if you’re looking for a boost of antioxidants.

May 24th

GMO Update: VT Labeling Bill Passes Committee, Heads for House Vote

Yesterday Vermont’s House Judiciary committee approved H. 112, which would require labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients. The VT House of Representatives will vote on the bill later this week. H. 112’s early strong performance is (yet another) indicator of the overwhelming shift in public consciousness — and public policy — towards more responsible labeling of foods containing GMOs.

May 8th