Coming soon to a farm field near you: massive applications of a zombie herbicide linked to everything from Parkinson’s disease to reproductive problems.
Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kans.) has introduced the Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act to keep consumers, well, in the dark about whether or not their food contains GE ingredients. The bill would also allow foods labeled as “natural” to contain GE foods, and prevent the federal Food and Drug Administration from requiring mandatory labeling.
The decision by General Mills reflects the growing pressure on food companies to provide more, not less, information about what’s in their products.
Supermarket shelves are loaded with products that display the label “natural.” The food industry likes to use the word to persuade consumers that what they’re buying is somehow better for them, their families and the environment. But the fact is, many of the foods labeled “natural” contain ingredients that were genetically engineered.
Mark Lynas, maybe the most famous apologist for GMO foods ever, this week urged a gathering of food and biotech industry employees to stop battling the growing movement to label foods made with genetically engineered ingredients.
Studies show that labeling genetically engineered foods won't result in big changes in consumers' buying choices at the store, but they say overwhelmingly that they want the information.
The Alliance for Food and Farming, which is run out of a P.O. box in Watsonville, Calif., claims to extol the health benefits of consuming both conventional and organic produce and maintains that its members include both conventional and organic farmers.
For EWG and its legion of supporters, last week was all about food on Capitol Hill.
I need to start by publicly apologizing for not engaging in the debate over genetically engineered crops, technically, genetically modified organisms or GMOs, until two years ago.
Americans are eating their weight and more in genetically engineered food every year, a new Environmental Working Group analysis shows.
Consumers are asking important and legitimate questions about what they are eating and feeding to their children.
As the 2012 food and farm policy fights heat up, entrepreneurs have some lessons for Washington. These were on full display at a recent TEDx Manhattan conference, where the innovative business leaders shared how they are changing the way we eat and developing a following among consumers concerned about where their food comes from.