Christian Science Monitor: GMO labels: The great American food fight

By Stephanie Hanes, Correspondent June 25, 2016 Full Article Montpelier, Vt. Not far from the golden dome of the State House here, in the offices of a grass-roots farm advocacy group called Rural Vermont, executive director Andrea Stander is planning a party. For more than five years now, Ms. Stander has been working with other state Continue Reading

The Conversation: Why the GM food labeling debate is not over

June 24, 2016 By Jane Kolodinsky Full Article The U.S. Senate this week reached a compromise to require food manufacturers to label foods that contain genetically modified (GM) ingredients, a bill that would preempt state-level laws. The deal comes only one week before Vermont’s law to require GM food labeling will go into effect. If Continue Reading

VT Digger: Sanders, state officials oppose Senate GMO labeling bill

Jun. 24, 2016, 5:04 am by Anne Galloway Full Article Members of the U.S. Senate brokered a compromise Thursday that would make labeling of genetically engineered food mandatory nationwide. But state officials say the legislation is a last-ditch effort to scuttle a Vermont law that will require information about such ingredients on food labels as Continue Reading

Common Dreams: Industry Influence Clouds New GMO Report

6/1/16 by Tim Schwab New National Research Council study trumpets the safety of GMOs, but how much confidence can we have in these findings given the many conflicts of interest involved? Full Article Last month, Food & Water Watch correctly predicted that the National Research Council’s (NRC) far-reaching ties to the biotechnology industry would greatly Continue Reading

Green America: Green America: The Tipping Point Is Here On GMOs, With 10 Major Companies Shifting To Non-GMO Products

“Major Momentum Building Fast” for Non Genetically Engineered Food as 10 Top Companies Respond to Growing Pressure Demand to Curb GMOs Jun 07, 2016 Full Article WASHINGTON, June 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — General Mills. Post. Hershey’s. Unilever. Pepsi. Those are just some of the top food corporations that have been persuaded since January 2014 by Green Continue Reading