With the defeat of a federal law designed to prevent 50 individual states from penning their own GMO labeling laws, General Mills has decided to switch rather than fight. It's going to label all their foods that contain GMOs, everywhere — because it's too cumbersome to label, or not label its products, on a state-by-state basis.
The Senate recently voted down a bill which would ban states from requiring GMO labeling of food, creating one more win for anti-science charlatans.
If "you are what you eat," what are you when many confusing food labels muddy the issue? Labels have become a way to promote self-identification with a worldview, tied to ethics, the environment and even the planet. So frequently labels are about what isn't in food, or "you don't get what you pay for."
On Thursday, the US House of Representatives passed the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 a bill that would ban states from requiring labels for all genetically modified foods. The bill passed by a vote of 275 to 150.
We wish we could say that an advanced academic degree leads one to respect scientific truth, but it ain t necessarily so. In a hard-hitting opinion piece in the Chicago Tribune, Ms. Erin Gallagher counters every point made by an anti-GMO professor (St. Xavier University assistant professor Tatiana C. Tatum Parker) in an earlier commentary. The Trib describes Ms. Gallagher as a freelance reporter for the Daily Southtown and a work-from-home mom with a small garden business. She is an active member of the Will County Farm Bureau and is on a volunteer advisory committee for the
The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, first proposed by Representative Mike Pompeo (R-Kan) and Representative G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) is once
Earlier this year, Representative Karen Clark and Senator John Marty introduced a GMO labeling bill that would mandate the labeling of foods that contain GM ingredients by
A new GMO labeling bill was introduced last week, backed by Senators Barbara Boxer (D-California) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut), and Representative Peter DeFazio
According to an article in the New York Times, while a majority of consumers surveyed think it s important to know if foods are made with genetically engineered (GMO) ingredients, most are pretty ignorant about what s already out there in the marketplace.
Here is ACSH's official list of this year's top 10 scares
This past year, several states have had plebiscites on whether or not to require that foods containing genetically engineered (GMO) ingredients be labeled. All but one of those measures were defeated: in California, Washington, Colorado and now, officially, Oregon. Vermont voters approved a labeling measure,