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Yes on 522 Video

Last week, the Yes on 522 campaign released a powerful ad to remind us all what’s at stake if we don’t win GMO labeling here in America – see what ABC News had to say! THINK LABELS DON’T MATTER? Did you know that AquaBounty’s GMO salmon may be approved soon? After genetically engineered salmon, what’s [...]

The Case for Labeling GMOs

The public has the right to know what’s in our food. Over 70 percent of processed foods have genetically modified ingredients. GM crops are modified to contain novel patented bacterial and viral DNA never before seen in foods. Not surprisingly, most polls show around 90 percent of the public wants to know which foods are [...]

Voting Yes on 522 GMO Labeling could alter U.S. food system

The citizens in Washington state are about to make a decision that could have a big impact across the nation.

They will be voting Tuesday on Initiative 522, which would require labeling of all genetically modified (GM) foods on state supermarket shelves by 2015. If early surveys are any indication, voters there may be about [...]

Food labeling crucial in effort to avoid GMOs

On Nov. 5, Washington state will vote on whether or not to require labels on genetically modified food. The debate over genetically modified foods directly affects all of us.

There are numerous conflicting reports about the effects of genetically modified food. Agribusiness companies like Monsanto state that their genetically modified food poses no health risk. [...]

Washington GMO Labeling Initiative 522 Contributors

The Washington state Initiative 522, requiring labeling of food products made from GMO’s, there were less than 60 ‘NO on 522′ contributors that gave $22 million while over 10,500 ‘YES on 522′ contributors gave $7.7 million.

Top 10 Contributions from Supporting Interests:

Total Raised: $7.7 million

Rank Contributor name Total 1 DR. BRONNER’S MAGIC SOAPS [...]

GMO Wars: The Global Battlefield

The case against GMOs has strengthened steadily over the last few years, even as the industry has expanded all over the world.

The GMO wars escalated earlier this month when the 2013 World Food Prize was awarded to three chemical company executives, including Monsanto executive vice president and chief technology officer, Robert Fraley, responsible for [...]

Consumers Union Strongly Recommends Yes on 522

Consumers Union “Strongly Recommends Yes on 522.” Dr. Michael Hansen, senior scientist for Consumers Union, remarks on why Consumers Union is supporting I-522 and that I-522 will not raise food prices.

Tell Big Biotech to Stop Poisoning the Hawaiian Islands with Experimental GMOs

For the past several months an important battle has been heating up on the paradise islands regarding pesticides and experimental GMOs that could impact our collective future.

Today the Kauai City Council could vote on common sense “Right to Know” legislation – Bill 2491 – that puts public health ahead of biotech profits by limiting [...]

March Against Monsanto

Jeffrey Smith telling you all about the March Against Monsanto, Saturday, October 12th, 2013. Say “Hell No” to Monsanto!

JOIN OTHERS at the MARCH

USDA will not take action in case of GMO alfalfa contamination

The Washington state farmer had complained in late August to state agricultural officials that his alfalfa hay had been rejected for export sale because of the presence of a genetically modified trait that makes the crop resistant to herbicide.

The event triggered a wave of concern from consumer and agricultural groups who have fought the [...]

Non-GMO Products Could Reach $264 Billion in U.S. Sales by 2017

http://www.nongmoproject.org

In the midst of growing consumer concerns about ingredients made from non-genetically modified organisms (GMO), a new report projects U.S. retail sales of non-GMO food and beverages to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 12.9 percent over the next five years, according to an article on FoodNavigator-USA.com. The report, published by [...]

Grocery Manufacturers Association Sued Over Funds Against GMO Labeling

A nonprofit organization, Moms for Labeling, backing Initiative 522 has sued the Grocery Manufacturers Association, saying the industry group should be disclosing which member companies are giving money to fight the initiative.

I-522 would require labeling of food with genetically engineered ingredients.

The lawsuit says the industry association acted as a political committee to solicit [...]

Yes on 522 Commercial

One of the official campaign commercials by the Yes on 522 — the ballot initiative to label genetically engineered food in Washington. Contribute to the Yes on 522 campaign to label GMOs

GMOs Hiding in Your Vitamins?

Vitamins are good for you, right? Well, like most everything else that we consume these days, the answer is not a clear “yes” or “no”. Many different diets, including healthy plant-based ones, include vitamin supplements, as they can be an important part of rounding out vitamin and mineral intake. Vitamins can come from different sources [...]

Kids Right To Know About GMOs – Rachel Parent

14 year old Rachel Parent debates Kevin O’Leary on the issue of Genetically Modified Food

From a very young age Rachel showed true compassion for the protection of animals, she also attended a small school that nurtured and encouraged caring for others by performing for the less fortunate, and elderly, including singing and playing [...]

How You Can Stop the Monsanto Protection Act!

Once again, Monsanto and the biotech industry are working behind closed doors to undermine your basic rights. This week the House introduced a continuing resolution that contains the same Monsanto Protection Act that it passed last spring! While the previous Continuing Resolution was scheduled to expire on September 30th, the new resolution contains the exact [...]

Anti-GMO March On Kauai Draws Thousands

On the normally placid main street on Sunday afternoon, thousands of people marched in protest. As they snaked down Rice Street, toward the Kauai County Building, they chanted, “No More GMO! No More GMO!”

Much of the symbolism was colorful, even a bit carnival-esque, but grim. People wore masks with skulls. One man carried a [...]

Washington State Testing Alfalfa for GMO Contamination

Agriculture officials in Washington state are testing samples of alfalfa after a farmer reported his hay was rejected for export because it tested positive for a genetically modified trait that was not supposed to be in his crop.

If it is confirmed that the alfalfa in question was genetically modified, it could have broad ramifications, [...]

Berkeley City Council considers labeling genetically modified produce

Berkeley City Council has entered the debate over whether to label genetically modified produce, voting Tuesday night to investigate the possibility of instituting such a policy at the city level.

The approved motion directs the city manager and several city commissions to research the possibility of having grocery stores label all of their genetically modified [...]

Hugo’s offers Kitchen Conversation Series with Yes on 522 outreach director

Chef Hugo Tapia at Hugo’s Restaurant in Redmond is hosting a Kitchen Conversation Series in partnership with Yes on 522 beginning today and every Tuesday through Oct. 29.

Jeremy Zegas, outreach director for Yes on 522, will lead a kitchen conversation starting at 3:30 p.m. to discuss why GMO (genetically modified organisms) labeling is important [...]