USDA recently approved a new GMO potato. Will we see GMO potatoes on store shelves? And are they safe?
Browsing the "genetically engineered food" Tag
- Cooking Tips + Kitchen Tips
- Eat Drink Better
- Eat Local
- Eating for Health
- Food Industry
- Sustainable Food Jobs
- The Green Divas Podcast
- Vegan Products
- Vegan Recipes
- Vegetarian + Vegan Issues
Please imagine me using my best Jerry Seinfeld voice when I ask: What is the deal with GMO free food packaging? But really. What is it? Why does it matter?
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.
GMO technology is used in many foods present in our supermarket. This technology is brand-new, and already affecting the food chain. Is it safe to eat, or does it have certain drawbacks?
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.
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.
This Earth Day, put your actions where your mind is — join honk-and-wave protests across the country, to demand corporate accountability in food labeling — boo, Kellogg’s! — and raise awareness about GMOs.
Agricultural biotechnology giant Monsanto is fighting a California ballot proposition that would mandate GMO labeling on foods.
The Canadian company Okanagan Specialty Fruits is looking to start selling GMO apples in the U.S.
Green Diva Meg chats with Mariel Hemingway on her new film project Stop Monsanto.
Do you support GMO labeling? It’s time to get heard!
Despite petitions and consumer letter-writing campaigns, Walmart announced plans to carry Monsanto’s genetically engineered sweet corn.
In California, a group called The Committee for the Right to Know is working on a ballot initiative to label GMOs.