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Washington state will not label GMO foods

December 16, 2013

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by Mary Budinger —  Grass-roots efforts to label foods with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the state of Washington failed at the polls on November 5. Initiative 522 would have taken effect in 2015 and it would have mandated labels on the front of food packaging. Genetically engineered produce and meat from genetically engineered animals […]

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What does organic really mean?

April 2, 2013

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Simply stated, organic produce and other ingredients are grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or ionizing radiation. The USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) defines organic as follows: “Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water […]

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GMO News

December 16, 2012

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Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are the subject of a new documentary produced by Jeffrey Smith of the Institute for Responsible Technology. “Genetic Roulette — The Gamble of Our Lives” is an 83-minute look at how the health of Americans has noticeably deteriorated since GM crops became available to consumers in the mid-1990s. (geneticroulettemovie.com) Medical professionals and […]

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What we need to know about genetically engineered foods

December 13, 2012

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by Rose Montana —  Food derived from genetically engineered (GE) crops entered the U.S. food supply sometime after 1996, the year in which the first GE crops were planted. Chemical companies, including Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow and BASF, that produce these never-before-in-the-history-of-planet-Earth organisms have succeeded in keeping most consumers in the dark regarding genetically modified organisms […]

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10 ways to clean GMOs out of your home

August 11, 2012

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by Courtney Pineau —  Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are plants or animals created through the gene-splicing techniques of biotechnology. These are organisms that would never occur naturally. Many health risks are associated with GMOs, but I keep them out of my home because I have no interest in feeding my family experimental foods. The studies […]

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