This week, Green America President Alisa Gravitz sent a letter to California State Senator Noreen Evans, thanking her for introducing SB 1381, a new bill that would require labeling of genetically engineered foods. Bill Update: SB 1381 passed out of the health committee 5-2 and moves forward to the agriculture committee. More here: http://gmoinside.org/green-america-supports-ca-bill-label-genetically-engineered-food Gmo Labels, Saynotogmo Nogmo
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BREAKING NEWS: Big Island of Hawaii County Council Committee passed a GMO prohibition Bill by vote of 6-2. Bill 133 moves forward to the full Council later this month. Bill will ban open air cultivation of GMOs, with exception of the GM Papaya already being grown on island. Hawaii island is last w/o GMO experimentation & least contaminated island in state of Hawaii. While on island GMO papayas were cut down during night. Click for Maui Info.
Check out Marion Nestle's blog post about “food company sponsorship of nutrition research and practice.” www.foodpolitics.... She advises: "In my opinion, agriculture, food, nutrition, and health professionals should dismiss industry-sponsored research out of hand, and journals should not accept industry-sponsored papers."
When President Obama appointed Michael R. Taylor in 2009 as senior adviser for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a fierce protest ensued from consumer groups and environmentalists. Why? Taylor used to be vice president for Monsanto, a multinational interested in marketing genetically modified (GM) food. It was during his term that GMO’s were approved in the US without undergoing tests to determine if they were safe for human consumption.