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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hawaiians have seen firsthand that people near agrichemical companies’ test plots of genetically engineered (GMO) crops are at increased risk of being exposed to toxic chemicals that drift off the fields. And they’re fighting back.

 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

An article published today in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine by two of the nation’s most respected experts on pesticides and children’s environmental health calls for the Food and Drug Administration to require mandatory labeling of genetically engineered (GMO) food.

 

Friday, August 14, 2015

Clean water is vital to sustaining life. Why aren’t we protecting it?
 

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Thursday, August 6, 2015

When President Obama stepped off Air Force One in Kenya last month, he could automatically enjoy the right to know what is in his food... a right Americans don't have in the U.S.
 

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Boston Globe ran an editorial yesterday (August 3) supporting a bill recently passed by the U.S. House of Representative to block states and the federal government from requiring foods to be labeled if they contain GMO ingredients.

 

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Will consumers view a GMO label on food packages as a “warning?"

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

The hysterical arguments being made by some food companies to fight GMO labeling should sound familiar: they’ve made the same claims to combat food safety and food labeling laws for decades.

 

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

As EWG pointed out last week, the version of the DARK Act passed by the House Committee on Agriculture could block or “preempt” many state and local regulations related to GMOs.

 

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency recently pledged to spend the next five years studying the effects of glyphosate, the most commonly used herbicide in the U.S. and the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, on 1,500 endangered species.

 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

As the fight over the DARK Act heats up in the House this week, new survey data underscore what polls by The Washington Post, The New York Times and Consumer Reports have been showing for years: nine of every 10 Americans want genetically engineered foods, or “GMOs,” to be labeled.
 

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

It’s getting harder and harder for opponents of GMO labeling to ignore the mushrooming opposition to the Deny Americans the Right to Know Act, or DARK Act. This anti-environment and anti-farmworker bill would block states and local governments from passing GMO labeling laws to give Americans more information about their food. More than 300 organizations, companies, food industry and social justice leaders are working together to defeat this legislation, which Big Food and Big Ag are spending millions to pass.

 

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

An EWG survey of athletic fields and parks in a six-state sample of small-town America shows that more than 90 percent of these recreational areas are within 1,000 feet of a corn or soybean field where two toxic weed killers could well be sprayed, meaning that anyone playing there is likely to be exposed. More than 56 percent were within 200 feet.
 

Monday, July 20, 2015

When Congress votes this week on legislation to block GMO labeling, far more will be hanging in the balance than the simple question of whether consumers will be allowed to know whether their food was produced with a novel – and still largely unproven – technology.

 

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Friday, July 17, 2015

One of the world’s leading experts on cancer risk, Dr. Christopher Portier, told an international conference in London this week that he is certain that glyphosate, the weed killer most commonly used with genetically engineered crops or “GMOs,” can damage human DNA in ways that could lead to cancer.

 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The anti-labeling DARK Act sponsored by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kans.)  is now also an anti-environment, anti-farmworker and anti-public health bill. The latest version could rip more than 100 laws from the books of 43 states as they pertain to genetically engineered crops, or “GMOs.”

 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Genetically engineered crops, commonly called “GMOs,” have led to an explosion in the use of toxic weed killers linked to cancer and other health problems – and people in America’s heartland are most at risk of exposure.


 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Americans want to know what’s in their food and how it’s grown.
 

Friday, July 10, 2015

The savings to taxpayers from the so-called reform of federal farm subsidies are turning out to be mythical – while cuts to programs to help farmers protect the environment are all too real.

 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) doesn’t seem to understand his own anti-GMO labeling bill. During a hearing on a new version of H.R. 1599, Pompeo argued that his bill – which critics have called the DARK act, for Deny Americans the Right to Know -- to block state GMO labeling laws would allow companies to continue to make voluntary claims that their products don’t contain GMO ingredients.


 

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

The new version of H.R. 1599 is a radical overreach that does not simply deny consumers the right to know what’s in their food or how it is grown. The new version of legislation dubbed the Deny Americans the Right to Know or “DARK” Act also denies state and local governments the right to protect farmers and rural residents from the environmental impacts of GMO crops. It’s shocking and must be rejected.

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