Monday, February 16, 2015


Vandana Shiva: 'All Life Depends on Soil'

EcoWatch - ‎4 hours ago‎
vshiva 2015 is the year of soil. Bringing the soil to the center of our consciousness and our planning is vital for the life of the soil, but also for the future of our society.

US Approves Genetically Engineered Non-Browning Apples

International Business Times AU - ‎2 hours ago‎
Genetically engineered apples that wouldn't turn brown on cutting are approved to be planted in the US. The non-browning feature of the apples would appeal both to the consumers and the food service companies, said Okanagan Speciality Fruits, the ...

USDA approves new line of genetically engineered apples

The Hill - ‎Feb 13, 2015‎
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced plans on Friday to de-regulate two varieties of apples that are genetically engineered to resist browning when bruised, sliced or bitten into. In a letter to stakeholders on Friday, the USDA's Animal Plant ...

US Approves First Genetically Engineered Apples

Environment News Service - ‎Feb 13, 2015‎
WASHINGTON, DC, February 13, 2015 (ENS) - The first genetically engineered apples were today approved for planting and sale in the United States by the U.S.

GMO labeling needed

Albany Times Union - ‎8 hours ago‎
Walking through the grocery store, you can find out quite a bit about the food you're buying and sharing with your family. By reading the labels, you can learn just how much sugar is in that box of cereal, if a can of soda has caffeine, or if orange ...

Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill to Label Genetically Engineered Food

Food Safety News - ‎Feb 12, 2015‎
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 ...

Chef Tom Colicchio Stands With Federal Lawmakers as GE Food Labeling Bill Is ...

EcoWatch - ‎Feb 12, 2015‎
Concerned consumers have been pushing for the right to know what's in the food they buy for many years. And companies like Monsanto have been pushing back with their money and political influence to make sure that doesn't happen.

How Food Babe mobilized an army against GMOs and chemicals

Genetic Literacy Project - ‎Feb 13, 2015‎
It is the issue of GMOs where Hari's messages come into clearest conflict with Folta's work. The lab next to his at the University of Florida, he tells me, for example, has produced a tomato seed that will yield a fruit that is loaded with folic acid ...

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