Monsanto Spends Millions to Kill GMO Labeling Initiative in WA State

By: Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:11 pm

Voters are already mailing in ballots for food labeling initiative I-522 in Washington State, where large food corporations have set a state record, contributing 17.1 million dollars, to defeat the truth-in-labeling initiative. A ‘Yes’ vote supports labeling of foods to reflect that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are in food where genetic enginnering was utitized.

 

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Wenonah Hauter, Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America

By: Sunday March 10, 2013 1:59 pm

Foodopoly explains how food policy has run amok, making the small farmer of yesteryear now an extinct species. Ms. Hauter has carefully outlined how control of our food sources has been consolidated under control of an oligopoly of food processors. Even the organic food industry has been co-opted and corrupted by corporate greed.

The deregulation of food has made it difficult to trust the safety of what we purchase at the grocery store. Factory farms have virtually eliminated family farming as originally envisioned by the land grant acts of 1862. We are asked to accept and consume genetically modified food [GMO] which has a direct correlation to endemic metabolic disease, and is banned in other countries around the world.

The State Ballot Measures That Could Change the Whole Country

By: Wednesday September 26, 2012 11:02 am

Across the country this November voters will be deciding the fate of about 173 state ballot measures. Many of these measures deal with relatively minor issues, like an amendment to correct a constitutional mistake relating to the oath of office requirement in North Dakota. Several of the measures could result in important policy changes in their respective states, but the impact will be almost exclusively local.

Genetically Modified Food Labeling Initiative Likely to Make California Ballot

By: Wednesday May 2, 2012 11:00 am

Voters of California will likely have an opportunity to vote to require labeling of some genetically modified foods. The California Right to Know campaign filed over 970,000 signatures to the Secretary of State. Even if a significant percentage of the signatures are found to be invalid, the initiative will likely clear the 504,760 valid signature threshold to make it on the ballot.

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