Congress has now passed a federal law on the labeling of genetically modified organisms that—if implemented as written—gives food companies too much leeway to hide ingredients and might even allow some genetically engineered (GE) foods to slip by unlabeled. What now?
A divisive federal bill intended to standardize food labeling requirements for genetically modified organisms is one step closer to becoming law. With a 63-30 vote, the Senate authorized the “National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard,” an amendment to the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 that would require companies to indicate whether food contains GMOs on its packaging. The ...
As early as this Wednesday or Thursday, the Senate could vote on whether to pass a compromised version of a bill that food makers and some members of Congress claim will make our food more transparent, but really would do the opposite.
It’s the buzzword that won’t go away: GMOs. And, lately, the conversation about genetically modified organisms only continues to heat up with passionate opinions on both sides.
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The battle over whether to require food companies to label products containing genetically modified ingredients has for years pitted health and transparency activists against the monied interests behind food production.
Last December, Venezuela approved a new law regulating GMOs—one of the toughest of its kind in the world. The ruling rejects the import, production, and distribution of seeds that have been genetically engineered—it also prohibits the “research of transgenic seeds.”
G-M-O. More than many others, these three letters may define the public outrage about our food system almost two decades into the 21stcentury.
Speaking this week during a tour of the Bay Farm Research Farm in Columbia, Mo., Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) blasted skeptics of genetically modified organisms and called for increased funding for the research and development of GMOs.
From the dawn of the age of industrial agriculture more than a half-century ago, to the politicians protecting the interests of companies like Monsanto and McDonald’s today, every American has felt the impact of Big Food’s lobbying efforts in Washington, D.C. and at state houses across the nation.
The DARK Act, labeled by its detractors as the “Deny Americans the Right to Know” Act, passed the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday.
In the United States, GMO crops make up a majority of our agriculture.
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