Posted on August 25, 2014 by Envirothink
There are plenty of headlines about GMO labeling and the mega-money being thrown against it by giant food manufacturers. For consumers, the information is often misleading and confusing.
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Posted on July 23, 2014 by Envirothink
Ben & Jerry’s reformulated their Coffee Heath Bar ice cream to nix the GMO’s
With the passage of Vermont’s new GMO labeling bill, food manufacturers are wondering which way the winds of consumer demand will really go, and how soon. Always looking to make a profit, many companies are quietly hedging their bets by recalibrating ingredients in some of their product lines.
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Posted on June 23, 2014 by Envirothink
The following article is by a colleague who, as a decades-experienced organic farmer, has first hand knowledge and understanding of the issues surrounding genetically modified or genetically engineered crops and their impact. Because this topic is so crucial, it’s published here as a three-part short series. Sources are attributed at the end of the series. You’ll want to be sure to read it all.
I guess I’m just an old confused farmer, but I’ve been concerned about GMOs and the future for a while . Initially, I was optimistic. However the rapid growth and the way Genetic Modified Organisms (GMO) are being used has me worried. So far, the debate hasn’t provided clear solutions. As a food eater, I want to know all about the food I eat. Therefore, I’ve tried to look at the issues from both sides.
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