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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.

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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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
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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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

At a hearing of the House Agriculture Committee this week, opponents of mandatory labeling of GMO foods trotted out the now familiar argument that genetically engineered crops are the key to feeding Earth’s mushrooming population.

 

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A bill expected to be introduced today by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) would block states from requiring labeling on genetically modified food, and also hamper any U.S. Food and Drug Administration efforts to mandate labeling nationwide, the Environmental Working Group said in a statement.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The news from the world’s leading cancer experts that glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic to humans” provides the smoking gun that should make it simple for the Obama administration to require GMO labeling.
 

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Want to find the new genetically modified apple in your grocery store?
 

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Tomorrow morning, the House Agriculture Committee will hold a hearing on the impact of GMO labeling on food prices.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Glyphosate – the active herbicide in the widely used Monsanto’s Roundup and Dow Agrosciences Enlist Duo weedkillers – is “probably carcinogenic to humans,” a working group of scientists at the World Health Organization announced today.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

The Environmental Working Group today called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to require mandatory GMO labeling after the World Health Organization’s cancer research arm designated the herbicide glyphosate, widely used on GMO crops, as “probably carcinogenic to humans.”  

 

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Friday, March 6, 2015

Twitter was buzzing this week that Bill Nye the Science Guy – every elementary school’s favorite scientist – has changed his mind about GMOs.
 

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

For the fifth year in a row, EWG ’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in ProduceTM ranks apples at the top of the Dirty Dozen PlusTM list of non-organic fruits and veggies with high levels of pesticide residues.

 

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Last Friday the 13th was unlucky for more than 90 percent of Americans who favor of labeling genetically modified organisms.

 

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Friday, February 13, 2015

The federal government’s decision to allow marketing of genetically engineered apples that are resistant to browning underscores the need for a transparent and consistent national labeling standard, said Environmental Working Group today.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Chef Tom Colicchio joined Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) today as they reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would give Americans more information about what’s in their food and how it was produce

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Food and biotechnology giants fighting against mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food (commonly known as GMOs) claim that it would have consumers fleeing their products. But the evidence just doesn’t back that up.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

When consumers across Europe started campaigning for GMO labeling in the early 1990s, Monsanto released a series of advertisements in support of mandatory GMO labels.

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Friday, December 12, 2014

America needs a national labeling law for genetically engineered foods. That was the consensus of a majority of the members of Congress from both sides of the aisle during a well-attended subcommittee hearing Wednesday on the Food and Drug Administration’s role in regulating genetically modified food.  

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Scott Faber, senior vice president of government affairs for the Environmental Working Group, testified Dec. 10 before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health against H.R. 4432, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act. The legislation would deny Americans the right to know what’s in their food and how it is grown. It would preempt state laws that require labeling of genetically engineered foods. Faber spoke on behalf of Just Label It, a coalition of more than 700 businesses and organizations dedicated to mandatory GE labeling.

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Friday, December 5, 2014

In an unprecedented step for a developing country, the Brazilian government is officially urging its citizens to avoid ultra-processed foods in favor of raw and minimally processed foods in order to improve nutrition and help curb obesity.

 

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Contrary to the claims of food industry giants and biotechnology companies, requiring labels on genetically engineered food won’t drive up food prices. Labeling would not ban the technology or force farmers and manufacturers to switch to non-GE ingredients; it would simply require that food containing GE ingredients be labeled, so that consumers can make informed decisions about what they want to eat.

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