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GMOs Then and Now

Genetically modified organisms and foods were first developed forty years ago when a soil microbe called Agrobacterium tumefaciens was used to transfer foreign genes...

USDA’s Proposal for GMO Labeling Draws Industry Ire

Washington, D.C. - The public comment period is open for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) recently unveiled proposal for food labeling of products...

Study Reveals Neonics Harm Bees in Areas with Less Biodiversity

Neonicotinoid pesticides, commonly known as “neonics” have been a global debate because of the toxins and effects they have on insects. Experiments have shown...
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FDA Completes Evaluation of Del Monte’s Genetically Engineered Pink Pineapple’s

On December 14, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an evaluation of a variety of Del Monte Fresh Produce (DMFP) genetically...

Bayer Purchases Monsanto with Third Offer of $66 Billion

Bayer has finally secured the acquisition of St. Louis-based Monsanto with an offer that amounts to about $66 billion, after months of courting and two...
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USDA Allows “Negative Claims” for GMOs in Meat, Poultry and Eggs

Washington, DC—Following the signing of a new GMO labeling bill by President Obama, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service...
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Grocery Briefs: September 2016

French dairy company Danone, marketed in the United States as the Dannon Company, acquired Denver, CO-based WhiteWave Foods Co. for $10.4 billion, making this...
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GMOs: Who Won?

In a fairly muted event, without much pomp and circumstance, President Barack Obama signed into law a bill that affects every single American—whether they...
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From “Dark Act” to “Disappearing Act”

The GMO Labeling Act legislation is now federal law. It seemingly defies every criticism that our do-nothing-Congress is gridlocked and unable to pass legislation...
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Twenty Years Later: A Fresh Approach to Organic Non-GMO: Dissolving Stress and Entropy in...

I first heard about genetically modified food in 1996. I was part of a very dynamic group of young people who wanted to bring the...

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