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  • Congressmembers, ‘Top Chef’ judge join forces on GMO labeling bill

    Consumers deserve to know basic facts about the food they’re buying, say three members of Congress who introduced a bill today that would require the labeling of genetically engineered products. The GE Food Right to Know Act was revealed at a press event today by Senators Barbara Boxer and Richard Blumenthal and Representative Peter Defazio, along with Tom Continue Reading

  • Conceding the GMO labeling ballot initiative – a message to Oregonians

    The Yes on Measure 92 ends campaign efforts today, neither discouraged nor defeated in this growing movement to label genetically engineered foods. Oregonians, you stood up for what you believed in – the right to know what you’re eating – and stood up to the deep pockets and half-truths of the chemical and manufactured food Continue Reading

  • Oregon GMO labeling fight headed to recount

    It’s official:  Oregon’s ballot fight over labeling GMO foods is officially heading to a recount. Despite major media outlets and the opposition saying the measure had failed after the November 4 election, sustained efforts to count each vote now show that the difference is so close that a recount must take place. Of more than Continue Reading

  • New report shows that GMO labeling is a good deal for consumers

    by Maureen Mahoney What’s $2.30? It’s less than the cost of a birthday card. It’s about the cost of a tube of toothpaste. And, according to a new study, it’s the median yearly increase​ per consumer in the price of food if Oregon approves GMO labeling. That’s less than one cent each day! Consumers Union asked the independent Continue Reading

  • New Ads Opposing Oregon’s Measure 92 are Full of Misinformation

    By Maureen Mahoney Residents of Oregon, beware: opponents of Oregon’s genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling ballot initiative, Measure 92, have begun to fill the airwaves with misinformation. Oregon will vote soon on whether to pass Measure 92, which requires a label on foods with GMOs. Yesterday, big-business opponents of the Oregon measure started an advertising Continue Reading

  • Consumer Reports Poll: 92% of Americans Want GMO Labeling

    Monsanto and Big Food can try every which way to spin their claim that genetically engineered food is no different. But Americans aren’t buying it. Nine out of 10 consumers (92 percent) want to know on the label if their food is genetically engineered, according to Consumer Reports latest national poll. That same percentage of Continue Reading

  • A win for Pom is a win for consumers

    Consumers could be misled and tricked by the labeling on Minute Maid’s Pomegranate Blueberry flavored juice blend, said the Supreme Court yesterday in a unanimous decision that will allow the POM Wonderful Juice company to proceed with a lawsuit against Coca-Cola, maker of Minute Maid drinks. The point of contention is the label on the Minute Maid product, which announces Continue Reading

  • Vermont Sued Over GMO Right To Know Law

    Four major industry trade groups (the Grocery Manufacturers Associationthe Snack Food Association, the International Dairy Foods Association and the National Association of Manufacturers) have filed suit against the state of Vermont calling the GMO law, Act 120, a violation of their first amendment rights. The Vermont law would go into effect in July of 2016 and would require Continue Reading

  • New Consumer Reports Poll Shows That Consumers Want GMO Labeling

    A Consumer Reports poll of the nation found that: 92% Think GE Food Should Be Labeled Before Sold 92% Think GE Food Should Meet Government Safety Standards Before Sold 92% Demand the Government Label GE Salmon An overwhelming majority of U.S. consumers think that before GMO food is sold, it should be labeled accordingly (92% of consumers) and Continue Reading

  • More Momentum In NYS! GMO Labeling Bill Passes Out Of Codes Committee

      The NYS Assembly’s Codes Committee today passed with 15 votes bill A.3525 which would require the labeling GMOs! This is another good step forward for activists and advocates who have been fighting to give consumers the right to know what is in their food. Now for the bill to move forward in the NYS Continue Reading

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News Articles

  • WHO: Long-cleared Roundup ingredient ‘probably’ causes cancer
    Source: PBS Newshour (Sunday March 29, 2020)
  • What is ‘natural food?’ Even the people who make it aren’t sure.
    Source: Washington Post (Friday March 6, 2020)
  • In the war over GMO labeling, Big Food loses the PR battle
    Source: Al Jazeera America (Friday February 27, 2020)
  • Hershey’s Milk Chocolate and Kisses To Go Non-GM
    Source: Confectionery News (Monday February 23, 2020)
  • Let’s Address the State of Food
    Source: New York TImes (Monday January 19, 2020)
  • Lawsuit filed in Oregon GMO labeling recount
    Source: Statesman Journal (Monday December 8, 2020)
  • F.D.A. to Require Calorie Count, Even for Popcorn at the Movies
    Source: New York Times (Monday November 24, 2020)
  • GMO ballot measure vote margin narrows to within recount range
    Source: Fox 12 Oregon (Thursday November 20, 2020)
  • Ban ‘Natural’ as a Marketing Label on Foods
    Source: New York Times (Tuesday November 11, 2020)
  • From GMOs to Soda Taxes, Here’s What the Election Means for Your Fridge
    Source: Mother Jones (Wednesday November 5, 2020)
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