Late Night: Keep Your Stinkin’ Hands Off My Cheese!

By: Tuesday June 10, 2014 8:00 pm

If the FDA’s latest incursion into our god(s)-given rights to eat fermented, aged, and bacteria-laden milk, has you cheesed off, you can let the White House know.

 

Oregon’s GMO Sellout

By: Friday May 23, 2014 12:50 pm

When the headline said that Oregon’s Democratic governor, John Kitzhaber, had signed into law a corporate-backed bill overriding local counties’ ability to regulate their own food systems, Lisa Arkin was shocked.

“I can viscerally remember the day I looked at the headline,” she says. “It was such a deep feeling of disgust and disbelief. I couldn’t believe that any amount of money from outside corporations could convince our elected leaders in Oregon to abandon the democratic process in that way.”

GMO Labeling Loses in Washington State

By: Wednesday November 6, 2013 4:22 pm

Packaged food in Washington State won’t be subject to a GMO labeling requirement. A ballot initiative that would require companies to label the presence of genetically modified ingredient food products failed to secure enough votes. As it currently stands Initiative 522 lost 45 percent yes to 55 percent no. The final total should change slightly in the coming days but it is clear the initiative has failed.

Monsanto’s Rogue Wheat Still a Mystery

By: Thursday June 20, 2013 12:16 pm

Agribusiness monopoly Monsanto is facing class action lawsuits after its genetically modified wheat was found in areas it was never approved to be in. Monsanto still claims it is mystified and that all its experimental GMO wheat was destroyed.

The search for the rogue wheat is still ongoing.

Monsanto Thwarted in Europe, Will Not Apply for New GMO Approvals

By: Wednesday June 5, 2013 8:30 am

Everyone’s favorite agribusiness monopoly is having problems in Europe. Unlike in America where the company can bribe its way to legal immunity Europe has something America had many years ago – the rule of law and democratic accountability. Unfortunately for Monsanto this means when farmers and consumers object to more frankenfood they have to give up, at least for now.

Avoid Buying Koch Industries Products With New Phone App

By: Wednesday May 15, 2013 5:58 pm

Here’s a cool new toy. A popular article on Forbes today details a new smart phone app called “Buycott,” which is catching the attention of shoppers who want to make sure their money spent on groceries and other basic products isn’t enriching corporations with bad records on social and environmental responsibility.

Monsanto Wins Patent Dispute Against DuPont, Could Become World’s Largest GMO Company

By: Tuesday April 16, 2013 2:40 pm

As the United States Supreme Court decides the limits (or lack thereof) of patenting life, Monsanto is positioning itself to dominate the gene market. After a lengthy legal battle with DuPont and subsequent settlement, Monsanto will likely become the largest Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) company in the world.

Late Night: In Monsanto We Trust?

By: Friday January 4, 2013 8:01 pm

Well, just a second here. I’m all in favor of being open-minded and pursuing the truth no matter where it leads, but the type of gut-instinct opposition to GMO that Lynas now decries isn’t nearly the same thing as the fiercely defiant ignorance (usually appealing to tribal resentments) we see conservatives use to rationalize otherwise indefensible policies like rejecting action on climate change — an example that Lynas uses to defend his shift in views.

Negative Ad Blitz Erodes Support for California GMO Labeling Initiative

By: Friday October 12, 2012 11:39 am

Over the past few weeks Monsanto, DuPont and other large corporations have flooded California with millions of dollars in ads against Proposition 37, which would require the labeling of food containing genetically modified ingredients. Two new polls confirm the well-funded negative campaign has managed to significantly reduce support for the ballot measure.

GM Food Labeling Likely to Be Approved in California

By: Thursday September 27, 2012 11:50 am

This initiative is one of the few statewide ballot measures this November that could have national ramifications. If this initiative is approved, it may not be financially viable for companies to produce both national and California-specific packaging. It could indirectly force many food companies to label the presence of GM ingredients across the country. At the very least, if this initiative wins it could encourage other states to follow suit.

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