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FDA extends public comment period on genetically engineered foods and animals… post your comments here

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended its Request for Comment period on genome edited foods and animals. The move aims to continue gaining public input on the draft revised guidance about the agency’s stance on human and animal foods derived from plants that have undergone genome editing. The federal agency has also extended the comment period for the draft guidance regarding the […]

Debate continues in Iowa over GMO labeling

Debate continues in Iowa over GMO labeling

DES MOINES | Imagine a bean stalk or a steer. Now imagine a genetically modified bean stalk or a genetically modified steer. Any difference? Those pictures in your head are at the center of a debate over food labeling popping up in statehouses across the country, in the halls of Congress and at the ballot box. […]

Battle over GMO labeling rumbling in US

Battle over GMO labeling rumbling in US

A GMO labeling battle is rumbling in the United States, with those demanding full disclosure of genetically modified organisms in food products pitted against big companies. Although some giants such as General Mills have recently taken timid steps toward being more upfront with consumers, the United States, unlike some 60 other countries, lacks a legal […]

The Threats From Genetically Modified Foods

The Threats From Genetically Modified Foods

Eighteen years after the first genetically modified food, the Flavr Savr tomato, came to market, the controversy about genetically modified foods rages. The call to label GM foods continues to build, yet the federal government has not responded. GM foods now illegal in many developed countries have been part of the American diet for nearly two […]

GMO FACTS

GMO FACTS

What are GMOs? GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms,” are plants or animals that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses or other plants and animals. These experimental combinations of genes from different species cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding. Virtually all commercial GMOs are engineered to withstand direct application of herbicide […]

GMOs cause horrible deformities, birth defects in piglets

GMOs cause horrible deformities, birth defects in piglets

When Danish pig farmer Ib Pedersen first noticed the sudden uptick in disease, deformities and death among his farrow, his immediate reaction was to investigate the diet of his pigs to look for possible causes. And what he found confirms what a growing body of evidence also suggests: that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in conventional […]

Work Locally Against GMO Foods

Work Locally Against GMO Foods

The understanding that genetically modified foods should be banned from our food supply has spread worldwide. As the earth’s populace works to combat the manipulation of companies, such as Monsanto Corporation, to take over worldwide food production, the issue at present centers around labeling all foods containing transgenically engineered (TE) genes. It is a tough […]