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Witnesses Tell House Agriculture Committee GE Foods are Safe, Don’t Need Labels

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All six witnesses at Tuesday’s House Committee on Agriculture hearing argued against mandatory biotechnology labeling laws. Most of their testimony praised the efficiency they believe GE crops provide to farmers and enumerated the costs they say labeling would inflict on farmers, manufacturers and consumers. But they also brought up the safety concerns surrounding GE food…. Continue Reading

Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill to Label Genetically Engineered Food

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Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) reintroduced legislation Thursday to label genetically engineered (GE) food. The Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act would require the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to label GE food and foods containing GE ingredients. “Consumers have a right to know what is in the… Continue Reading

Natural Foods Industry Leaders Stump for Prop. 37

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A panel of business leaders in the natural foods industry — included executives at Whole Foods Market and Amy’s Kitchen — took to their phones on Thursday in a conference call to reporters in support of California’s Proposition 37 to require the labeling of products containing genetically modified (GM) foods. Since consumers determined to avoid… Continue Reading

California GMO Labeling Law Named Prop. 37

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California’s Office of the Secretary of State announced on Monday that the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, also known as the GMO labeling initiative, will appear on voter ballots as Proposition 37 for the November 6 elections. If passed, Prop. 37 would make California the first state in the U.S. to require… Continue Reading

GMO Labeling Poised to Make California’s Nov. 6 Ballot

California — where some say state ballot initiatives are a substitute for warfare — may soon decide whether genetically engineered food should be labeled. An initiative to require GMO labeling will be on the California ballot Nov. 6 if, as it now appears, the Right-to-Know campaign obtained enough petition signatures. The campaign has four rallies… Continue Reading