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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, May 12, 2015

Does the president of Colombia care more about the health of coca cultivators than President Obama cares about the health of U.S. farmworkers?
 

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Genetically engineered crops, or GMOs, have led to an explosion in growers’ use of herbicides, with the result that children at hundreds of elementary schools across the country go to class close by fields that are regularly doused with escalating amounts of toxic weed killers.
 

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Chipotle gets it.

The popular quick-service restaurant understands that genetically engineered foods, called GMOs, are often grown in a way that is harmful to the environment.

 

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

More than 90 percent of Americans want GMOs to be labeled because they want the right to know what’s in their food. One important reason to be informed is that growing GMOs has led to a massive increase in the use of weed killers that can harm people’s health.
 

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

The front group of all front groups, the American Council on Science and Health, has not disclosed its donor list since the early 1990’s.
 

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Food and biotechnology companies spent $63.6 million in 2014 alone to oppose mandatory labeling of genetically modified food ingredients, or GMOs, according to a new analysis by EWG.

 

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News Release
Monday, April 20, 2015

Food and biotechnology companies opposed to mandatory labeling of foods that contain genetically modified food ingredients have disclosed expenditures of $63.6 million in 2014 to lobby for legislation that made reference to GMO labeling.

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Reports & Consumer Guides
Friday, April 10, 2015

Reuters reported today that recent tests by private labs have found residues of the weed killer glyphosate in samples of honey, soy sauce, infant formula and even breast milk.

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Friday, April 10, 2015

The widely-used herbicide glyphosate, now classified as a probably carcinogenic to humans by the World Health Organization, has been found in a number of items, including honey, breast milk and infant formula, according to media reports.

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News Release
Monday, April 6, 2015

American growers sprayed 280 million pounds of glyphosate on their crops in 2012, according to U.S. Geological Survey data. That amounts to nearly a pound of glyphosate for every person in the country.  

The use of glyphosate on farmland has skyrocketed since the mid-1990s, when biotech companies introduced genetically engineered crop varieties (often called GMOs) that can withstand being blasted with glyphosate. Since then, agricultural use of the herbicide has increased 16-fold.

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Friday, April 3, 2015

In response to the World Health Organization’s decision to classify the weed-killer glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans,” Monsanto’s top executive pulled out the rhetorical machine guns, launching an all-out attack against the prestigious international health agency and its scientists.

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Ignoring the World Health Organization’s conclusion that the crop chemical glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic to humans,” the Environmental Protection Agency has approved the glyphosate-containing herbicide Enlist Duo for agricultural use in nine more states. It had previously been approved for use on genetically engineered crops in six states.

 

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A Washington Post editorial this week (March 30) came out in support of legislation introduced by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) that would block states from requiring that genetically engineered foods (often called GMOs) be labeled and codify a voluntary labeling system that has never worked.

 

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

EWG released a new analysis today (March 31) debunking the myth that genetically engineered crops (often called GMOs) will be crucial to “feeding the world” as the population soars.
 

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A report released today by Environmental Working Group delivers a stinging rebuke to conventional agribusiness’ argument that genetically modified crops are the answer to future global food shortages. A thorough analysis of recent research conducted in the United States and around the world shows that genetically engineered crops (often called GE or GMOs) have not significantly improved the yields of crops such as corn and soy.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Growing food takes a major toll on the environment, one that will grow worse in the coming decades as humanity faces the challenge of feeding a burgeoning population.

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Reports & Consumer Guides
Monday, March 30, 2015

An editorial in the Washington Post this week (March 30) claimed that if genetically modified foods – GMOs – are required to be labeled, the world’s poorest will suffer.
 

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Friday, March 27, 2015

The Environmental Working Group joined a number of other environmental and consumer rights organizations today to ask the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to stop the rollout of Dow AgroSciences’ new weed killer Enlist DuoTM – a combination of glyphosate and 2,4-D.
 

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

We the undersigned organizations strongly urge the Environmental Protection Agency to weigh heavily the decision last week by the World Health Organization to categorize glyphosate (trade name “Roundup®”) as “probably carcinogenic to humans” 

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Americans overwhelmingly want the right to know whether the food they are purchasing has been made with genetically modified ingredients, a right that consumers in 64 other countries already have.
 

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