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GMO labeling fight moves to Washington

Activists in Washington State have been hard at work on I-522, a November 2013 ballot and legislative initiative to require mandatory labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). And they need our help! Building on our Movement’s near-victory in California (where we got 48% of the vote, despite being outspent five…

Organic farmers slam genetically modified crop-friendly USDA report

Organic farmers and allies have slammed a USDA committee report for kowtowing to the interests of genetically modified crop growers and the biotechnology industry. The goal of the USDA-appointed committee, the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture (AC21), was to address contamination by genetically modified (also known as…

USDA to okay the gnarliest GMO soy yet

On the sleepy Friday after Independence Day, the USDA quietly signaled its intention to greenlight a new genetically engineered soybean seed from Dow AgroSciences. The product is designed to produce soy plants that withstand 2,4-D, a highly toxic herbicide (and, famously, the less toxic component in the notorious Vietnam War-era…

Mexican cartel pot growers in California are a threat to wildlife

Damage done to wildlife and the environment by illegal marijuana growers is causing great concern, especially for officials with the state Department of Fish and Game. The evidence is growing – pesticides used on illegal marijuana grows may be sickening and killing wildlife. Specifically, a new study documents deaths of…

GMO Free USA launches campaign boycotting Kellogg’s

On June 26, 2012, Kellogg Company contributed $20,167.59 to the California political campaign, Stop the Costly Food Labeling Proposition, sponsored by famers and food producers. This organization was set up to spread propaganda about the cost of labeling GMOs to California residents. In this digital age, you have to wonder…

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