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Prop 37 defeated: a retrospective

California's Proposition 37 -- which would have required labeling of genetically modified foods -- failed to pass last night. While ...

Prop 37 — defeat or not — marks food movement coming of age

If Proposition 37, California’s GMO labeling measure, gets voted down today, it will be unfortunate and frustrating for many. But ...

RIP, food transparency

The death of Proposition 37 should not be surprising. The blame game surely will begin with Wednesday morning quarterbacking, starting ...

Mom: you owe your kids “yes” on 37

My stance, as a mother, is clear: I will do everything in my power to avoid subjecting my baby boy ...

Both sides of Prop. 37 debate guilty of misleading voters

The No on 37 campaign used misused the FDA seal to make them seem in favor of their cause; the ...

GMO prop drops in poll as spending against soars

As food and biotechnology giants spend millions of dollars battling Proposition 37, support for the mandatory genetically modified food measure ...

India: Scientists present joint front on GM crops

Rattled by the possibility of a ban on genetically modified (GM) crops in India, the country’s top scientific organizations are ...

Can genetically engineered foods harm you?

Genetically engineered (GE) foods are in the headlines again. Last month, a controversial French study claimed that a particular strain ...

Biotechnology could offer “quantum leap” for Nigerian agriculture

An interview with Dr. Abubakar Lawali, a Plant Breeder is with the Department of Crop Science of Faculty of Agriculture, ...
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Trial lawyer heaven/natural food hell: The real-life consequences of Prop 37

The proponents of California Proposition 37 like to frame the vote as “right to know” issue. If only that were ...

Armenia: GMO free zone

Today at the usual Cabinet session the RA Minister of Nature Protection Aram Hartutyunyan presented to the Cabinet the project ...

UK: Row erupts over GM ‘agenda setting’ claims

Anti-GM lobby groups Genewatch UK and GM Freeze have published information which they believe shows GM companies such as Monsanto, ...

Prop 37: An initiative in need of its own warning label? Pro-GM supporter says no to Prop 37

Like much that transpires in politics, most of the anti-genetic engineering campaigns we’ve seen over the past 30 years are ...
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California Shakedown: Prop 37 could open floodgates to consumer suits

Under Prop 37, any Californian would be able to sue any seller or manufacturer of a product that contained even ...
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Prop 37: An initiative in need of its own warning label

Prop 37 doesn’t deliver what it promises. It's plagued with inconsistencies about what qualifies for a label. Prop 37 isn’t ...
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Rethinking GM, conventional, and organic food safety

What is "food safety?" Any pronouncement of "safety" is a qualified assessment and subject to being wrong depending on the ...
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Greenpeace’s war on golden rice: Helpful or hurtful?

Greenpeace's latest campaign involves golden rice and its availability to children in some of the poorest countries across the globe ...

As its lead dissipates, Prop 37 advocates launch TV campaign

With Californians divided on whether mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food is a good idea, the campaign in favor of ...

Why this health-conscious foodie won’t vote for Prop. 37

I thought I’d be first in line to vote yes on Proposition 37, which would require labels on (most) food ...

Agribiotech moratorium will harm Indian farmers most, warn scientists

Perceiving a grim picture, scientists at the weekend referred to the recommendations of the Technical Expert Committee (TEC) appointed by ...

American Association for the Advancement of Science says ‘no’ to GM labeling

This election season, Californians are being served up gargantuan helpings of advertising about a proposal to require food in the ...

India: Supreme Court declines to restrain GM crops’ field trials

The Supreme Court Monday declined to restrain the government from going ahead with the open field trials of the GM ...
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Bolivia enacts Law of Mother Earth and GMO ban

President Evo Morales enacted the Law of Mother Earth and Integral Development to Live Well. Morales issued the Law of ...

Science group opposes labeling of genetically modified foods

As California and other states consider ballot initiatives that would require the labeling of genetically modified foods, the American Assn ...

Prop 37 judgment day upon us

The No on 37 campaign is having an impact, especially the television ads with California doctors asking voters to reject ...
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GMOs won’t kill you, but that organic cupcake might

With the level of scrutiny that goes into genetic modifications versus the level of scrutiny in the organic food industry, ...

Farmers union protests genetically modified alfalfa in eastern Canada

The discourse surrounding a new genetically modified crop is heating up. The National Farmers Union is protesting the possible introduction ...

Kenyan scientist dismisses French GM study results

A leading Kenyan scientist has disputed the recent findings by a French scientist that rats that fed on Gm food ...