With only a few exceptions, the New York Times has been a reliable supporter of the use of biotechnology in agriculture and genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
A year or two from now, Monsanto—that company millions of Americans love to hate—may be nearly unrecognizable. In fact, there’s a small chance that the name “Monsanto” might not even exist anymore. Before you pop a bottle of organic bubbly, wait: there’s more to the story.
Synthetic chemicals are practically impossible to escape. They’re lurking in lipstick, canned soup, and cleaning products. Even in the furniture in your home and the paint on your walls. As organic food activists are quick to point out, they’re often in conventionally grown crops, too. And now, according to new data, they’re definitely in our ...
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.
In the international movement for a safer and more sustainable food system, few issues have captivated eaters like genetic engineering. Products made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are all over our supermarket shelves, and much of the produce we consume derives from seeds designed in a laboratory to withstand powerful herbicides and pesticides.
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.
Due for a movie night? How about something with an hugely powerful, very evil villain, super-smart heroine, and mysterious chemical that might be poisoning the masses?
Earlier this month, the Portland, Ore. City Council passed a unanimous resolution to allow a city attorney to sue Monsanto for producing the chemical PCB, which Portland officials allege has contaminated the city’s waterways for years.
As we reported last week, the Senate defeated a bill that would have made the labeling of genetically modified products optional for food companies while nullifying state laws regulating GMO transparency. Had it passed, the so-called Denying Americans the Right to Know, or “DARK.” Act would have been a huge win for biotech companies like Monsanto ...
We’ve been trying not to keep you in the dark about a scary bill that has been lurking in the halls of Congress for the last year or so—the so-called “Denying Americans the Right to Know,” or DARK Act. To bring you up to speed, the DARK Act was just the latest effort by large-scale food and biotech ...
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