Sunday, December 21, 2014

GMO News - December 2014

Florida Mayor Calls For GMO Free Vending Machines

The Inquisitr - ‎1 hour ago‎
Peter Bober, the mayor of Hollywood, Florida, has passed a new mandate that will require all of the 45 vending machines that the city owns to offer GMO free choices. The mandate will also require those vending machines to include healthier offerings ...

Monsanto Is Pretty Much Eliminated From Russia After Country Officially Bans ...

The Inquisitr - ‎Dec 20, 2014‎
The results come from a lengthy battle, starting when Monsanto filed suit against the Hawaiian county after the GMO ban was voted in.

5 GMO food myths dispelled - ‎Dec 19, 2014‎
All the rhetoric for and against genetically modified organisms voiced leading up to November when several states voted on GMO labeling initiatives can make it difficult to understand exactly what genetic engineering is, let alone the benefits and ...


UPDATE 2-China officially approves imports of Bayer GMO soy variety

Reuters - ‎Dec 19, 2014‎
Beijing has been taking longer than in the past to approve new GMO crops amidst growing consumer sentiment against GMO food in China and concerns amongst some government officials about excessive dependence on U.S. food supplies. The delay has ...

Farmers get hate mail, harassment for opposing GMO labels

Statesman Journal - ‎22 hours ago‎
When they did, they were called shameful sellouts, received hate mail, and endured abuse most of us can only imagine,” said Barry Bushue, president of the Oregon Farm Bureau.

Jackson County holds off enforcement of GMO ban

Washington Times - ‎Dec 19, 2014‎
The county has countered that the Legislature recognized the validity of the ban when it gave Jackson County an exception to a statewide prohibition on GMO laws. The county has also argued that the farmers assumed the risk of a potential ban when they ...

Technology is ready for synthetic foods. Are you?

The Guardian - ‎Dec 17, 2014‎
San Francisco-based Solazyme, manufacturer of Ecover's new cleaning agent, also sells into Sephora's beauty line. And Unilever announced in April that it was using Solazyme oils in its popular Lux soaps, skipping any reference to GMOs or synbio ...

Will synbio foods win over consumers?

Genetic Literacy Project - ‎Dec 18, 2014‎
Despite this queasiness over heavily modified food (a recent New York Times poll found more than 90 percent of Americans want GMOs labeled), a new era of so-called “extreme” genetic engineering is already dawning in grocery aisles. While genetically ...

These Three Companies For Babies Have GMOs In Their Baby Formula

The Inquisitr - ‎Dec 18, 2014‎
Thanks to the tight-knit community supporting organic foods and farming, the general public is learning more of the fallacies of genetically modified organisms or GMOs. Once believed to be the answer to possible food shortages to a rapidly growing ...

Video: Clearing the confusion over GMOs and hormones in milk

Genetic Literacy Project - ‎Dec 19, 2014‎
In visiting with her professor about her chosen topic, Kaley was told that although her teacher didn't know much about GMOs, she refused to feed her daughter “GMO-milk” because the “hormones would cause her to reach early onset puberty.” Wait, what?

California Cities Cannot Ban GMOs

KCET - ‎Dec 16, 2014‎
Last Monday, the Los Angeles City Council met to vote on whether the city should ban the selling and planting of GMO plants, the argument being that they may be possibly unfit for consumption and theoretically harm the biodiversity of the area.

Hawaii County Officials Will Appeal Monsanto Court Ruling

The Inquisitr - ‎Dec 18, 2014‎
However, some questions have been raised about the judge who may have Monsanto ties through his wife. This, along with the type of political and financial pressure that Monsanto wields, has called into question whether Judge Kurren was able to be ...

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