CFS Issues in the News — February 5, 2014

 

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February 5th, 2014
Another Victory for the People of Hawai’i
Center for Food Safety Press Release
Center for Food Safety (CFS) today welcomed the committee defeat of SB 110, a bill that would have circumvented the legislative process for the so-called “Right to Farm” Act. SB 110 would have stripped local control over agriculture and replaced it with a “one size fits all” policy dictated by the state.
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February 4th, 2014
The Seeds of a New Generation
The New York Times
By MICHAEL MOSS – John D. Jackson lives in the heart of the Corn Belt, where most of the corn has nothing to do with sweet kernels on the cob. His farm in Southern Illinois typically grows field corn, the high-starch variety that is turned into ethanol and cattle feed. He also works as a logistics manager for Archer Daniels Midland, the agricultural giant that produces the other big artifact of this crop: high fructose corn syrup.
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February 4th, 2014
R.I. enters national GMO debate
The Brown Daily Herald
By Kerri Colfer – Rep. Dennis Canario, D-Portsmouth, Little Compton, Tiverton, has introduced a bill that would require food containing genetically modified ingredients to be labeled “Produced with Genetic Engineering,” according to a General Assembly press release. The bill was heard Wednesday by the House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare.
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February 3rd, 2014
Why We Need to Keep “Agent Orange” GMO Crops Off Our Farms
One Green Planet
By Abigail Seiler – Have you heard of superweeds? For years, Monsanto has been selling genetically engineered (GE) or GMO corn and soybeans that promote the use of an herbicide called Roundup. Evolution is happening, and now weeds are becoming resistant to Monsanto’s killer. Dow Chemical thinks they have the solution – new GE corn and soybeans genetically engineered to survive an even more toxic herbicide called 2,4-D. But big profits for Dow Chemical is bad news for the rest of us!
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February 3rd, 2014
Why we need GMO labels
CNN
By David Schubert – Most people like to know what they are eating. However, labeling for genetically modified organisms is not required in any state. This is largely because of the money expended by GM seed producers toward blocking food-labeling laws.
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