Right to Know GMO

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 18:58
A voracious crop-destroying pest has evolved to feed upon the very GMO product that was designed to eliminate it. Wired.com reported that the triumph over corn rootworms was one of biotech’s great success stories, saving billions of dollars in crops each year. So-called Bt corn — named for the Bacillus thuringiensis gene, which killed rootworms, corn borers and other pests — currently makes up more than three quarters of the total corn grown in the U.S., a lack of crop diversity that could... Read More
Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 01:20
It's hard to understand why smart food companies like Coca-Cola and Con Agra, acting through their trade associations, are championing legislation that would block states from giving consumers the right to know whether their food contains genetically-engineered ingredients. Instead the food companies want us to rely on voluntary GE labeling. Consumers want to know more, not less about their food. We want to know who made it, where it was made, and what's in it. Companies already tell us a lot,... Read More
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 00:00
Come November, the citizens of Maui County could be voting on a temporary suspension of all genetically modified crop production in their county. The only thing standing in the way of a public vote on the matter is the collection of 8,500 signatures. Kauai County Councilman Tim Bynum said it is a more comprehensive moratorium than the one proposed in the original version of Bill 2491, which would have placed a moratorium on field expansion.   “That’s a much more in-your-face proposal than what... Read More