|Vermont Lawmakers Pass GMO Labeling Bill; Governor Expected To Sign
(Huffington Post/AP Story by Dave Gram and Lisa Rathke)
|April 24, 2014 -Vermont lawmakers have passed the country’s first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods, underscoring a division between powerful lobbyists for the U.S. food industry and an American public that overwhelmingly says it approves of the idea.|
Slow Food International — GMOs
Slow Food is against the commercial planting of genetically modified crops (GMOs) and promotes GMO-free food and feed. Slow Food President Carlo Petrini clarifies the reasons why Slow Food does not support GMOs in the document 10 Reasons to Say no to GMOs.
GMOs present a threat to the precautionary principle: We are capable of transplanting a gene from one species to another but we are not yet able to predict or contain the results, creating yet another risk for biodiversity and the environment. Furthermore, current scientific research is inadequate to demonstrate the safety of GMOs for human or animal health…read more
OSGATA et al. v. Monsanto: Will Farmers Receive Justice? New York, New York – January, 31 2012 – It was standing room only as family farmers from around North America filled Federal Court Judge Naomi Buchwald’s courtroom in Manhattan on Tuesday, January 31. The topic was the landmark organic community lawsuit OSGATA et al v. Monsanto and the Oral Argument Monsanto’s pre-trial motion to dismiss which it filed last July….read more
The Green Plate Blog Dragging Monsanto to Justice