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Thursday, March 10, 2016

In the debate over labeling foods that contain genetically modified ingredients, one of the most frequently repeated arguments against state GMO-labeling laws is this: that state laws will create a “patchwork quilt” of varying requirements that will force food producers to use different labels in different states. Everyone from food and farm lobbyists to legislators repeat the claim that varying state GMO-labeling laws will put huge new burdens on food companies and ultimately drive up the price of food.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

In a recent interview for New York magazine’s Grub Street , author and food activist Michael Pollan laid out why he believes that food containing genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) should be labeled – and why GMO crops have been bad for the environment.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Federal crop insurance encourages growers to plant crops on land that is vulnerable to soil erosion and discourages landowners from adopting good conservation practices.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

A new study by Purdue University claims that if all American farmers switch to growing non-GMO crops, food will cost more, crop yields will be lower and more land will be needed to grow our food.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The crop insurance industry must be getting desperate. The federal crop insurance program from which this industry profits handsomely is coming under increasing scrutiny. The industry’s claims to defend this bloated program are straying farther and farther from reality.