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GMO Foods

More than 60 nations require labeling of genetically modified food.  But American consumers are left in the dark without the basic right to know if the food they eat or feed their families has been genetically modified. 

Genetically modified foods were introduced to the public in the 1990’s.  Today, they can be found in more than 75 percent of our food supply.

Independent polls show that more than 90 percent of Americans of all political stripes support labeling GMO food.  Momentum for labeling requirements continues to grow.  Nearly 1.4 million Americans have joined a petition urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to require GMO food labeling, labeling initiatives have been introduced in more than 30 states, and three states have passed labeling laws.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Monsanto’s signature herbicide glyphosate, first marketed as “Roundup,” is now the most widely and heavily applied weed-killer in the history of chemical agriculture in both the U.S. and globally, according to a landmark report published today

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News Release
Friday, January 8, 2016

Campbell Soup should be applauded for its leadership and support of mandatory GMO labeling, according to Scott Faber, EWG’s senior vice president of government affairs.

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News Release
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

EWG applauded the rejection today by congressional leaders of efforts by the food industry to block GMO labeling through a rider in the omnibus spending bill.

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News Release
Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Big food and biotechnology companies and trade associations seeking to block labeling of food with genetically modified organisms through a rider in the end-of-the year federal spending bill have reported spending $75.5 million on lobbying from January through September of this year.

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Last year EWG found serious flaws behind the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to let Dow Chemical Co. sell a new weed poison combining 2,4-D and glyphosate for use on genetically engineered crops, or GMOs.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

In a letter to Congressional leaders sent this week, nearly 300 environmental advocacy, farming and fishing groups and food companies voiced strong opposition to a plan to tack a provision onto the omnibus appropriations bill that would deny consumers the right to know what it is in their food and how it is grown.
 

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Big Food’s new “Smart Labels” proposal is no substitute for a simple GMO disclosure on food packaging.

 

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

In a stunning reversal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has retreated from its earlier decision to let Dow AgroSciences market a new weed killer, branded Enlist Duo, which the company designed to kill hardy weeds on fields of genetically engineered corn and soybeans.

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News Release
Monday, November 23, 2015

Some lawmakers are trying to slip the darkest part of the DARK Act onto the must-pass spending bill Congress will consider.

 

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Friday, November 20, 2015

There are a lot of misconceptions out there when it comes to GMO labeling and the many implications of what we call the Deny Americans the Right to Know, or DARK, Act.
 

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration’s decision to approve genetically modified salmon will still leave consumers in the dark about what’s in their food, underscoring the need for a mandatory, national GMO labeling requirement, EWG said today. 

 

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News Release
Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration today (Nov. 19) approved genetically engineered salmon for human consumption, making it the first genetically engineered animal destined to reach American grocery stores and dinner tables.

 

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Friday, October 9, 2015

As parents, we do the best we can to give our children a healthy diet. We read ingredient lists, shop conscientiously, pack healthy lunches and cook meals at home whenever possible. But big holes in government regulations about food labeling mean that even the most attentive parents can miss some crucial information about what’s going into their children’s mouths.

 

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Farmers sprayed 2.6 billion pounds of Monsanto’s glyphosate herbicide on U.S. agricultural land between 1992 and 2012, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Glyphosate has been the go-to weed killer for use on genetically engineered, or GMO, crops since the mid-1990s, when Monsanto introduced its “Roundup Ready” corn and soybeans.

 

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

One reason nine out of 10 Americans want genetically engineered, “GMO,” food to be labeled is their concern over the escalation of herbicide spraying on hundreds of millions of acres of GMO crops.

 

 

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Glyphosate – the main ingredient in Monsanto’s widely used herbicide Roundup – is a colorless, odorless chemical and might seem innocuous to those who spray it on crops. But in the past few months the truth has come out: This chemical can be dangerous to farmers who are exposed to it and to people living close to farming areas.

 

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Should GMO foods be labeled? Legislation passed by the House would block state GMO labeling laws and make it virtually impossible for the FDA to ever craft a national GMO labeling system.
 

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

California officials want to add glyphosate, the main chemical ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, to the state’s official list of known carcinogens. This could significantly curb the weed killer’s use – not just in California but nationwide – but expect Monsanto to wage a fierce fight against the proposed regulation.

 

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Saturday, September 5, 2015

As the New York Times reveals today, the “science” being served up to legislators considering whether to block state and federal GMO labeling has been cherry-picked by GMO labeling opponents.

 

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Labeling food that contains genetically engineered ingredients, or GMOs, can help a company’s bottom line, reduce risk and build trust with consumers, an MIT researcher says.

 

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