Posted on September 21, 2016 by Envirothink
There’s a lot of milk out there. And if you look carefully at the labels, you may discover that what you don’t see could be a problem. Truth is, the majority of conventional milk comes from cows that are given rBST and/or rGBH, artificial growth hormones that have been in the news a lot.
But one northern California dairy is stepping outside the norm to provide what they feel is a healthier line of milk products.
Clover Stornetta Farms, a Petaluma, California-based dairy, is betting that consumers will go for their conventional milk that isn’t organic but is healthier. They plan to replace their conventional milk with one produced without GMOs in the supply line. Continue reading
Filed under: Exciting New Developments, GMOs | Tagged: artificial growth hormone, Clover Stornetta Dairy Farms, non-GMO, Non-GMO Project, organic, rBST, rGBH | Leave a comment »
Posted on August 4, 2016 by Envirothink
Saw a great article today – taken from an interview on NPR’s All Things Considered – that examined people’s perceptions of food products that were labeled either USDA Organic or Non-GMO Project Verified. It made some very good points for both sides.
Filed under: GMOs | Tagged: D.A.R.K. Act, genetic engineering, GMO, Grocery Manufacturers Association, healthy food, mandatory GMO labeling, non-GMO, Non-GMO Project, organic, USDA organic | Leave a comment »
Posted on May 9, 2016 by Envirothink
The controversy of GMO versus non-GMO continues. The state of Vermont appears to be a pivotal factor in getting food manufacturers to finally begin labeling their products despite the huge pushback and enormous amounts of money thrown against the mandatory labeling fight.
Another sign that consumers will finally get the information as to what’s in their food that they consistently report they want has appeared. Continue reading
Filed under: GMOs | Tagged: A Greener World, Certified Grassfed, Certified non-GE, environmental, food labels, genetically engineered, non-GE certification, non-GMO, sustainability, sustainable farming, USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service | Leave a comment »
Posted on April 27, 2016 by Envirothink
Yogurt lovers have received a much welcomed announcement about their favorite snack food.
Dannon, which owns the Oikos®, Dannon® and Danimals® yogurt brands, has announced that it will switch to non-GMO, non-synthetic ingredients.These brands represent 50 percent of the company’s current volume. This move is a pledge to farmers, customers and consumers to further improve sustainable agriculture practices for its milk supply, to increase transparency for its portfolio of products and evolve to more natural and fewer ingredients for flagship brands.
Filed under: GMOs | Tagged: animal welfare, Dannon, GMO ingredients, healthy food, mandatory labeling, non-GMO, non-GMO ingredients, sustainability, sustainable agriculture, Vermont's GMO labeling bill, yogurt | Leave a comment »
Posted on April 6, 2016 by Envirothink
The cotton association of the African nation of Burkina Faso announced that it’s suing Monsanto for approximately $84 million (48.3 billion CFA francs) – compensation it says is due because the U.S. company’s genetically modified cotton caused a drop in quality.
Filed under: GMOs | Tagged: Bollgard II, Bt cotton, Burkina Faso, genetically engineered, genetically modified, GMO, Monsanto, West Africa | 1 Comment »
Posted on March 9, 2016 by Envirothink
Mexico’s native maize is a little safer after winning an appeal to keep a ban on planting GE corn
Maize, a staple in the Mexican diet, has been cultivated there for hundreds of years. This important crop has been threatened by the introduction and cross-pollination of transgenic or genetically engineered corn.
But a group of scientists have succeeded in standing in Monsanto’s plan to expand the territory for its GE corn.
Filed under: GMOs | Tagged: cross pollination, GE corn, genetically engineeered, glyphosate, herbicides, Mexico, Monsanto, transgenic | 2 Comments »
Posted on March 4, 2016 by Envirothink
For those who will be in or around the San Diego, California area this weekend, there’s a very special event taking place you may want to get to. Dr. Gilles-Eric Seralini, the scientist who exposed the dangers of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in what turned out to be a hotly contested study, will headline the Environmental Health Solutions Public Forum in San Diego this Sunday, March 6, 2016, from 3:00 to 7:00 pm.
Filed under: Announcement, GMOs | Tagged: Dr. Seralini, environmental health, environmental toxins, Genetic Roulette, genetically modified organisms, glyphosate, GMO, GMO crops, toxicity | Leave a comment »