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In the News: GMO Labeling Law Victory in Vermont, ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue?, ‘Extreme Levels’ of Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide Found in Soy Plants

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GMO Labeling Law Victory in Vermont Last week, by a vote of 28-2, the Vermont state Senate passed H.112, a bill to require mandatory labeling of GMOs in foods sold in Vermont. The bill also makes it illegal to call … Read More

In the News: GMO Labeling Bill Heads for Full Senate Vote, Major Food Companies That Won’t Tell You Where Their Meat Comes From, Largest U.S. Grocery Stores Will Not Sell Genetically Engineered Salmon, U.N. Report on Climate Efforts

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GMO Labeling Bill Heads for Full Senate Vote An initiative to label foods containing GMOs sold in Vermont passed a legislative panel last week. The Senate Appropriations committee unanimously approved H.112, a food-labeling bill designed to disclose GMOs found in … Read More

In the News: New Study Shows Toxic Pesticide Found in Mothers’ Breast Milk, Oil Consultant Turned Whistleblower Exposes Fracking Crimes in Alberta, Procter & Gamble Agrees to Clean Up Its Palm Oil Act

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New Study Shows Toxic Pesticide Found in Mothers’ Breast Milk A new pilot study has shown that the toxic herbicide, glyphosate, was found in the breast milk of American women. This finding contradicts industry claims that glyphosate does not accumulate in … Read More

In the News: Plant-Rich Diet, Longevity Linked Again, 1 in 3 American Children Has High Cholesterol, NYC Disposable Bag Ban Moves Forward

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Plant-Rich Diet, Longevity Linked Again New evidence backs up the advice of generations of moms (“eat your vegetables”) and journalist/food activist Michael Pollan, who has told the world to “eat food, not too much, mostly plants.” A population-based observational study … Read More

In the News: Nearly 170,000 Gallons of Oil Spills Into Houston Ship Channel, Oceana Report Names ‘Dirtiest’ US Fisheries, New York Chefs Sign Pledge to Use New York Ingredients

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Nearly 170,000 Gallons of Oil Spills Into Houston Ship Channel Over the weekend, nearly 170,000 gallons of oil spilled into the Houston Ship Channel in Texas City, TX after a collision between a barge and ship. The spill occurred after … Read More

In the News: France Bans Monsanto GMO Corn Ahead of Planting Season, Colorado Supreme Court Overturns ‘Big Food’ Challenge, Keeps GMO Labeling Bill Alive

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France Bans Monsanto GMO Corn  Ahead of Planting Season On Saturday, France’s agriculture ministry banned the sale, use and cultivation of Monsanto’s MON 810 genetically modified corn, the only variety currently authorized in the European Union. The French government, which … Read More

In the News: Seafood Mercury Levels Trigger Federal Lawsuit Against FDA, Survey Finds GE Contamination of Organic Farms, Europe Installs Raw Milk Vending Machines While U.S. Rules Unpasteurized Dairy Illegal

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Seafood Mercury Levels Trigger Federal Lawsuit Against FDA Consumer protection and environmental advocates filed a lawsuit on Monday in federal district court against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for failing to respond to a July 2011 petition which … Read More

In the News: The FDA’s Nutrition Label Gets A Makeover, “Yoga Mat” Chemical Found in nearly 500 Foods, Obesity Rate for Young Children Plummets 43% in a Decade, Local Food and Sustainability Organizations Launch Long Island Community Gardens Website

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The FDA’s Nutrition Label Gets A Makeover The Obama administration recently released its proposed changes to the nutrition label. The most visible change is that calorie counts are bigger and bolder — to give them greater emphasis. In addition, serving … Read More

In the News: California Takes Up New Bill to Label Genetically Engineered Foods, Michelle Obama Unveils Food Marketing Limits for Schools, Processing of ‘Diseased and Unsound Animals’ Linked to USDA Inspector Shortage

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California Takes Up Bill to Label Genetically Engineered Foods Despite the defeat of Proposition 37, California continues the fight for mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food. California State Senator Noreen Evans (D – Santa Rosa) recently introduced a new bill … Read More

In the News: Chevron Natural Gas Well Explodes in Pennsylvania, Vote for Edible Long Island’s Local Heroes 2014, California Lawmakers Propose Warning Labels For Sodas

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Chevron Natural Gas Well Explodes in Pennsylvania Last week, an explosion at a fracking site in southwestern Pennsylvania, left one worker injured and another missing and presumed dead.

A fire at the site continued to burn into the afternoon after the … Read More