NPR: How Monsanto And Scofflaw Farmers Hurt Soybeans In Arkansas

August 1, 2016 By Dan Charles Full Article When Tom Barber, a scientist at the University of Arkansas who studies weeds, drives the country roads of eastern Arkansas this summer, his trained eye can spot the damage: soybean leaves contorted into cup-like shapes. He’s seeing it in field after field. Similar damage is turning up Continue Reading

VT Digger: Vermont attorney general yields to feds on GMO labeling

Aug. 3, 2016, 5:46 pm by Mike Polhamus Full Article Attorney General Bill Sorrell said he won’t seek to enforce Vermont’s law requiring labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients now that the president has signed legislation addressing the issue. Vermont’s Act 120, which went into effect July 1, was pre-empted when President Barack Obama Continue Reading

Huffington Post: GMO Labeling Efforts Reveal Best and Worst of Democracy

7/29/16 By Ken Roseboro Full Article State laws resulted from citizen action; national bill ignored citizens’ wishes in favor of corporate interests In 2014, Vermont passed the first legislation in the U.S. to require labeling of foods containing genetically engineered ingredients. A year earlier, Connecticut and Maine also passed GMO labeling bills though these were Continue Reading

KCSG: Coalition petitions to White House demanding President veto DARK Act

by Blair Fitzgibbon; Moms Across America, Published – 07/15/16 Full Article WASHINGTON, D.C.— A major national coalition of right-to-know activists representing more than 100 organizations delivered petitions Friday, signed by 250,000 people to President Barack Obama at the White House. The petitions asked the President to veto S. 764, a bill known as the DARK Continue Reading

Burlington Free Press:

7/14/16 By MARY CLARE JALONICK Full Article WASHINGTON – Consumers wanting to know if their foods contain genetically modified ingredients will be able to find out for the first time. Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Thursday that would require most food packages to carry a text label, a symbol or an electronic Continue Reading