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Broker Rejects Genetically Modified Alfalfa From Washington Farmer

An Eastern Washington farmer who intended to grow alfalfa that’s not genetically modified had his crop rejected by a broker that said it found evidence of genetically modified pesticide resistance, the Washington State Department of Agriculture said Thursday.

Agriculture Department spokesman Mike Louisell said the seeds have been turned over to the department and tests [...]

Yes on 522 Phone Banking for Labeling GMOs

Carin Chase, Director of Grassroots Constituencies for the Yes On 522 Campaign, talks about phone banking and the Washington Right To Know initiative for labeling GMOs.

Make an online contribution to Yes on 522

You don’t have to live in Washington State to help out with the phone banking!

Volunteer to help pass [...]

Seattle City Council Votes to Support I-522, GMO Labeling

The Seattle City Council has voted, 8 to 1, to support Initiative 522, which would require labels on food products that have been genetically modified or contain genetically-modified ingredients.

The council’s decision comes ahead of the general election when voters will decide whether to approve the initiative.

Council member Richard Conlin introduced the resolution, [...]

I-522 gives grocery shoppers information on foods containing GMOs

For over 20 years, I worked as a fisherman based here in Bellingham. I know what it is like to be out on a boat for weeks on end to get the best catch of wild salmon that nature has to offer. But our wild salmon is at risk. The Food and Drug Administration is [...]

The Untruth About GMOs and Scientific American Magazine

GMO labeling activists are firing back at the Scientific American magazine, citing what they say are numerous factual inacuracies. In the growing battle over GMO foods, science is being used as a weapon.

GMO labeling activists are decrying an editorial in Scientific American that takes aim at labeling laws for genetically engineered foods as “unscientific.” [...]

Naked Juice class action settlement announced (using GMO ingredients): How to claim $45 from PepsiCo even without proof of purchase

The Naked Juice company was sued in 2011, accused of using GMO ingredients and deceptively labeling its products, “all natural.” As the Organic Consumers Association explains:

According to plaintiffs, Naked Juice used soy ingredients that are genetically engineered “by design or by contamination.” (Naked Juice doesn’t use certified organic or verified non-GMO soy.) Naked Juice [...]

Let the Consumer Market Decide on GMO Labeling

It’s the most contentious issue for industry since the passage of the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 or the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA). More than USD $50 million has already been spent defending it and decrying it—with much more to come.

Yet, most consumers don’t even know what it [...]

Dr. Bronner’s Supports Yes on 522

A message from the Bronner family on behalf of Dr. Bronner’s in support of Yes on 522 and labeling GMOs!

GMO Labeling Activist Take Battle to Washington State

After the narrow defeat of California’s genetically modified foods (GMO) labeling ballot initiative, Prop 37, supporters vowed to fight on. They shifted their focus to other states, including Washington, where residents will decide the fate of a ballot initiative called I-522 on November 5.

Also known as “The People’s Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food [...]

GMO Labeling Battle Heats Up in Washington State with I-522

The battle for GMO labels is heating up in Washington state where 350,000 signatures have put it on November’s ballot.

Last year, San Juan County, Washington banned growing GMO crops with 61% of the vote.

On GMO labels, a recent voter survey shows strong support for the measure, with 66% saying they support I-522, [...]

GMO Labeling – What’s Next?

What’s next?

Along with our allies, we’ve been encouraged to hear this question ring throughout California among those who gave their heart and soul to this fight and within the growing national food movement: “What’s next?”

Food Democracy Now! has been a part of this fight from the beginning and along with our close allies [...]

Stars Speak Up for National GMO Labeling

The recent Prop 37 campaign in California has catalyzed millions of Americans to join this fight. In spite of an unprecedented $46 million investment by large chemical and food companies using scare tactics to stop the pro-labeling referendum, nearly 4.3 million Californians still voted in support of this measure, winning nearly half (46.9 [...]

Did Your Senators Vote to Support GMO Labeling

The Senate passed the 2012 Farm Bill, by a vote of 64 to 35. Overall, this version of the Farm Bill amounts to a missed opportunity to tackle the root problem in our food system: consolidation and corporate control.

Unfortunately, the amendment to allow states to require labeling of genetically engineered foods did not pass [...]

Lies, Dirty Tricks and $45 Million Kill GMO Labeling in California

California’s Proposition 37, which would have required labeling of GMO foods, died a painful death Tuesday night. Despite polling in mid-September showing an overwhelming lead, the measure lost by 53 to 47 percent, which is relatively close considering the “No” side’s tactics.

The opposition waged a deceptive and ugly campaign, fueled by more than $45 [...]

GMO labeling activists look to other states after failed California Prop 37

Organic farmers and others who backed Proposition 37 to label genetically engineered food said today that failure of the measure in California won’t stop similar efforts in other states. They’re looking north to Washington and Oregon and east to Connecticut and Vermont.

Even though 53 percent of California voters rejected Proposition 37, the measure gave [...]

Dave Murphy, Co-Chair of Yes on 37, Director of Food Democracy Now!, on Prop 37 Defeat

We want to thank everyone for their incredible support of Prop 37 to label genetically engineered foods. Unfortunately, we came up short at the voting booth. Despite being outspent 6 to 1, the California Right to Know campaign with 47 percent of the electorate last night, with more than 4.2 million Californians registering their support [...]

Prop 37 and Corporate Lies in the Post Truth Era

 

Yes on 37

As a historic vote with profound implications for the future of our food system nears, the question becomes whether a campaign with limitless resources and a disdain for the truth can defeat an overwhelmingly popular idea supported by a grassroots army, and over 3000 public interest organizations: the right to [...]

Senator Barbara Boxer Says Vote Yes on Prop. 37

Senator Barbara Boxer wrote the following encouraging voters to vote ‘Yes’ on Proposition 37, the labeling of GMO Foods

This Tuesday, Californians have a chance to vote for the basic principle that consumers have a right to know what is in the food they eat.

By supporting Proposition 37, we can join with the [...]

The Many Documented Deceptions of No on 37 Campaign

Today leading consumer groups revealed a long list of documented deceptions of the No on 37 Campaign, including blatant misrepresentation of the positions of leading science, professional, academic organizations and government agencies as documented below. This pattern of fraud tells the true story about how far the world’s largest pesticide and junk food companies [...]

Celebrities Who Endorse Prop 37 – the Labeling of GMOs

Celebrities:

Alexandra Paul Alicia Silverstone Barbara Streisand Bianca Jagger Bill Maher Blue Sky Drive (Band) Chevy Chase Danny DeVito Darryl Hannah Dave Matthews Elijah Wood Emily Deschanel Exene Cervenka Frank Delgado Glenn Howerton Jack Johnson Jayni Chase Jillian Michaels John Cho KaDee Strickland Kaitlin Olson Kimberly Elise Kristin Bauer van Straten Mariel Hemingway Maroon [...]