Monsanto giving up in Europe

Monsanto giving up in Europe

Monsanto “announced Thursday that it was withdrawing eight of its nine applications in the European Union to allow it to grow genetically modified crops there.” They blame “political obstructionism” for Europe’s delay in approving their applications to grow GMO crops. Currently there is only one strand of corn allowed to grow in Europe and 6 … Continue reading

Hawaii Pushes for Labeling

Hawaii Pushes for Labeling

For decades, GMO corporations have been growing and testing GM crops in Hawaii. The copious amounts of sunshine and rainfall in its year-round growing climate, in addition to its isolation, make it an ideal place to grow GM crops. However, Hawaiian’s are now concerned about the health and environmental impacts of pesticide use that comes … Continue reading

GM Salmon to be Labeled

GM Salmon to be Labeled

  In the Senate Appropriations Committee on June 20th, an agricultural spending bill for the fiscal year 2014 was approved. Alaskan Senator Lisa Murkowski sponsored an amendment that would require at least $150,000 in the budget to allow for genetically engineered salmon to be labeled. It passed with a 15-14 vote. The FDA is not concerned about the … Continue reading

USDA Approves Non-GMO Label For Meat

USDA Approves Non-GMO Label For Meat

Earlier in June, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service approved the use of the Non-GMO Project label on certified meat. Since meat and eggs can’t be directly tested for GMOs, their feed is tested instead. This new label will clarify that the feed fed to the animals is non-GMO. So far only three meat … Continue reading