Bernie Sanders, 10 Senate Democrats push USDA for 'consumer-friendly' GMO label

Bernie Sanders, 10 Senate Democrats push USDA for ‘consumer-friendly’ GMO label

Senate Democrats are pushing the Agriculture Department to create a labeling standard for products made with genetically modified organisms (GMO) that ...
Democratic lawmakers push for stricter GMO labeling

Democratic lawmakers push for stricter GMO labeling

In a recent letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, twenty-two House Democrats urged the department to finalize a federal rule ...
Chipotle got rid of food with 'scary-sounding chemicals'—So why are customers getting sick?

Chipotle got rid of food with ‘scary-sounding chemicals’—So why are customers getting sick?

[Editor's note: Joseph Perrone is the Chief Science Officer at the Center for Accountability in Science.] [Spring 2017], Chipotle reinforced its ...
Opinion: USDA 'should rely upon science and facts' to update GMO regulations

Opinion: USDA ‘should rely upon science and facts’ to update GMO regulations

[Paul Enríquez is a lawyer and scientist currently doing research in structural and molecular biochemistry at North Carolina State University.] ...
Anti-GMO groups pressure USDA to not approve eucalyptus trees engineered to withstand freezing temperatures

Anti-GMO groups pressure USDA to not approve eucalyptus trees engineered to withstand freezing temperatures

Groups are urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) not to green light the commercial growth of a genetically engineered ...
Former agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack: Environment benefits when farmers plant GMO

Former agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack: Environment benefits when farmers plant GMO

[Editor's note: Tom Vilsack is a former agriculture secretary under President Obama and currently serves as President and CEO of the U.S ...
Our food system isn't broken, it's flourishing — and GMO crops are a big reason why

Our food system isn’t broken, it’s flourishing — and GMO crops are a big reason why

[Editor's note: Randy Krotz is CEO of the US Farmers & Ranchers Alliance.] Activists and others [say] the food system [is] broken, ...
Should US spend more on agricultural R&D to make food cheaper, more sustainable?

Should US spend more on agricultural R&D to make food cheaper, more sustainable?

[Editor's note: Margaret Zeigler is executive director of the Global Harvest Initiative, a private-sector voice for productivity growth throughout the agricultural ...
Should US spend more on agricultural R&D to make food cheaper, more sustainable?

Should US spend more on agricultural R&D to make food cheaper, more sustainable?

[Editor's note: Margaret Zeigler is executive director of the Global Harvest Initiative, a private-sector voice for productivity growth throughout the agricultural ...
Should US spend more on agricultural R&D to make food cheaper, more sustainable?

Should US spend more on agricultural R&D to make food cheaper, more sustainable?

[Editor's note: Margaret Zeigler is executive director of the Global Harvest Initiative, a private-sector voice for productivity growth throughout the agricultural ...
Should US spend more on agricultural R&D to make food cheaper, more sustainable?

Should US spend more on agricultural R&D to make food cheaper, more sustainable?

[Editor's note: Margaret Zeigler is executive director of the Global Harvest Initiative, a private-sector voice for productivity growth throughout the agricultural ...
New EPA head Scott Pruit poised to challenge 'politics driven' farm chemical regulations

New EPA head Scott Pruit poised to challenge ‘politics driven’ farm chemical regulations

[Editor’s note: Henry Miller is a physician and molecular biologist, and was the founding director of the FDA’s Office of Biotechnology.]  ...
Will Trump cut funding of UN agency accused of 'shoddy science’ for designating glyphosate probable carcinogen?

Will Trump cut funding of UN agency accused of ‘shoddy science’ for designating glyphosate probable carcinogen?

Editor's note: This article discusses the International Agency (IARC) for Research on Cancer, a sub-group of the World Health Organization ...
EPA panel begins evaluation of carcinogenicity of glyphosate

EPA panel begins evaluation of carcinogenicity of glyphosate

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding four days of meetings, beginning December 13, aimed at examining the evidence that ...
House committee to grill NIH over financial support for UN IARC agency accused of science bias

House committee to grill NIH over financial support for UN IARC agency accused of science bias

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is being called ... to explain why it gave tens of millions of dollars to the ...
Members of Congress want answers on EPA's delayed evaluation of glyphosate

Members of Congress want answers on EPA’s delayed evaluation of glyphosate

When Congress reconvenes [in September], lawmakers will continue to press the Environmental Protection Agency about why it’s withholding their report ...
Organic Consumers Association organizes boycott of brands that use QR code GMO labels

Organic Consumers Association organizes boycott of brands that use QR code GMO labels

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is asking consumers to boycott brands that refuse to expressly label products made with genetically ...
House to vote on GMO labeling bill

House to vote on GMO labeling bill

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The House is expected ...

Congressman: VT law will cause ‘chaos’, voluntary federal GMO labeling law needed

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In three weeks, the ...

Is Sen Murkowski’s opposition to GMO salmon in public’s or fishing industry’s interest?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. After two decades in ...

Is GMO labeling a scare tactic?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. To be considered organic, ...

NH Ag. Commissioner: State by state GMO labeling laws will cause comerce chaos, cost consumer

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Promoting agriculture in the ...
Voluntary GMO labeling bill approved by Senate Agriculture Committee

Voluntary GMO labeling bill approved by Senate Agriculture Committee

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. [NEWS UPDATE: The Senate Agriculture Committee ...
Campbell's: GMO labels can inform without being disparaging

Campbell’s: GMO labels can inform without being disparaging

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. . . . . Let’s ...
Senate draft bill would pre-empt state GMO labeling laws

Senate draft bill would pre-empt state GMO labeling laws

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) ...
Is push for GMO labels really consumer driven?

Is push for GMO labels really consumer driven?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. “We are going to ...

Sanders, Senate Dems skeptical of industry backed ‘SmartLabel’ for GMOs

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Senate Democrats are casting ...

Tide turning against activists with approval of GMO salmon, apple?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Public health and environmental ...