Boycott These Pro-GMO Brands

From: buycott.com

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and its members have spent millions to defeat GMO labeling initiatives in California, Washington State, Oregon and Colorado.

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Mars Inc., announces it will label GMO ingredients on product packaging

From: Genetic Literacy Project

Mars follows just behind General Mills’ announcement that it would label GMOs in its own product portfolio last week. Campbell Soup was the first to commit to GMO labeling back in January. One key difference among the announcements was that Campbell also voiced its support for mandatory GMO labeling legislation.

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General Mills Will Start Labeling Its GMO Products This Summer

From: Huffingtonpost

General Mills Inc said on Friday it would begin putting labels on U.S. products that contain genetically engineered ingredients, a move it said was forced by a Vermont law that will require food packages in that state to include such information on July 1.

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Court: GMA Unlawfully Hid Donors’ Identities From Public

From: Washington State Office of the Attorney General

OLYMPIA — In a decision made public today, a Thurston County Superior Court judge ruled the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association violated Washington campaign finance disclosure laws by shielding the identities of major corporate donors funding efforts to defeat a food labeling initiative in Washington.

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U.S. Senate Declines to Advance Anti-Consumer Bill to Stop Mandatory GMO Labeling

From: U.S. Right to Know

Today’s Senate vote is a victory for consumers and everyone who wants the right to know what’s in our food.

The Roberts measure, backed by the food industry, shows the contempt of our nation’s large food companies for their own customers, who overwhelmingly support labeling of genetically engineered food.

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GMO Labeling — Hard to Find Truth in Cost to Consumers?

From: Huffingtonpost

In the current battle over whether or not foods made with genetically modified ingredients must be labeled, the answer to that question is not easy to come by. Supporters of GMO labeling say the costs associated with implementing labeling will be nearly nonexistent — possibly $2.30 a person per year — a pittance for information that some consumer groups consider critical health and safety information. But opponents of labeling say the costs could be much higher; so high that they could be crippling to some families.

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Time for U.S. Regulators to Get Serious About Safety of Popular Pesticide

From: Huffingtonpost

Plans by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the nation’s chief food safety regulator, to start testing food for residues of the world’s most widely used weed killer come at a pivotal point for both the American consumer and U.S. agribusiness as safety concerns rise over use of the herbicide called glyphosate, more commonly known as Roundup.

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Grocery Manufacturers Association — key facts

From: U.S. Right to Know

“The Grocery Manufacturers Association on Friday revealed that PepsiCo, Nestle USA and Coca-Cola each gave hidden donations of more than $1 million to the campaign against a Washington initiative that would require the labeling of genetically engineered food. The association agreed to make public a long list of donors to its anti-labeling campaign after being sued this week by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson.” [The Oregonian, 10/18/13]

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Why We Support Mandatory National GMO Labelling

From: Campbell

Today the New York Times wrote about Campbell’s decision to support mandatory national labeling of products that may contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

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Follow The Money: Congress Uses Budget Bill To Rewrite Food Policies

From: NPR

When lawmakers — and lobbyists — use the budget bill as a vehicle to slip in new policies or upend regulations, it reminds me of my kids at the grocery store.

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