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Disappointing GMO labeling law allows food manufacturers to hide GMOs from consumers

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(NaturalHealth365) It’s official. The U.S. House of Representatives have passed GMO labeling bill H.R. 1599 – in which food companies now have to disclose GMO ingredients, for the first time since the introduction of GMO crops in the early ‘90s. But natural health experts and GMO opponents say there is no cause for celebration. Food companies are hiding the truth: ... Read More »

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The threat to GMO labeling: The DARK act just got DARKer

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(NaturalHealth365) Genetically modified foods have long been a hotly debated topic in the United States, and the battle has only grown stronger in recent years. Studies from the Mellman Group and Consumers Union reveal that the vast majority of Americans – approximately 9 in 10 – believe that GMO foods are a threat to human health and should be labeled. ... Read More »

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Consumer alert: GMO apples and potatoes are a public health risk

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(NaturalHealth365) It’s long been known that GMO produce can have unpredictable and often very undesirable side effects when consumed by living creatures. Now newly developed GMO apples and potatoes that do not brown are a new threat to the health of humans and animals everywhere. These apples and potatoes use double stranded RNA (dsRNA) to disable the browning genes inside ... Read More »

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The world is waking up: March Against Monsanto – May 23, 2015

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(NaturalHealth365) Ready for this year’s March Against Monsanto? Mark your calendar for this Saturday, May 23 where millions are expected to gather worldwide again to march against Monsanto, elevating awareness to promote GMO labeling and GMO free food safety. This year, the message of March Against Monsanto is simple and clear: “Monsanto makes us sick.” Monsanto, the St. Louis based ... Read More »

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Starbucks coffee supports anti-GMO labeling efforts

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(NaturalHealth365) If you regularly visit one of the more than 23,000 Starbucks locations, you are supporting a company that supports anti-GMO labeling efforts. The chain of coffee shops publicizes its efforts in social responsibility, but pays money to an industry advocacy group that actively opposes your right to know what is in your food. Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are ... Read More »

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U.S. bill designed to block any GMO labeling laws

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(NaturalHealth365) While hundreds stormed Washington D.C. in opposition of a bill that would block GMO labeling laws, only four among them were allowed into the bill’s first hearing in front of the House Energy & Commerce subcommittee on Health. The lack of opportunity for public protest of the bill was a clear indication of the stranglehold that powerful food industry ... Read More »

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Genetically modified crops threaten organic farm land

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(NaturalHealth365) Genetically modified crops are a contentious topic in Washington as people all over America and around the world are demanding the ban of GMOs in foods. The presence of GMOs has virtually taken over the United States food industry since they were introduced in 1996, gradually becoming an increasing threat to the environment and consumer health. According to the ... Read More »

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Congress says Americans are ‘too ignorant’ for GMO labels

(NaturalHealth365) Thank goodness the American public has a Congressional panel to save it from itself. That’s the conclusion to be drawn from a recent hearing held by a subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture. Are Americans ‘too ignorant’ for food safety? The topic was proposed GMO labeling laws that would inform consumers whether or not the food they ... Read More »

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VT Farmer says: GMO labeling is like ‘skull and crossbones’

(NaturalHealth365) Consumer reaction to a familiar warning of skull and crossbones found on a label is fairly universal: avoid the product, which is likely to be poisonous. Leading organic farmer Will Allen is betting that legislation requiring genetically engineered foods to be labeled as GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, will have a similar impact on consumer reaction. Major food producers ... Read More »

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The unpalatable truth: GMA wants GMOs kept secret

(NaturalHealth365) Knowing just what, exactly, comprises the food we take into our bodies every day – it seems so little to ask. Yet the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), apparently, doesn’t agree; when it comes to GMO’s in food, this organization would prefer a policy of “don’t ask, don’t tell.” Food producers within the GMA have spent over $100 million to ... Read More »

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U.S. government wants to block GMO labeling

(NaturalHealth365) The GMO labeling battle is really heating up. The United States government recently introduced the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act” – a bill which would prohibit individual states from labeling genetically engineered foods. Corporate profits are more important than public health. Multinational food producers do not think it’s necessary to inform the public about what’s in the food ... Read More »

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Organic food – who can we trust

(NaturalHealth365) Organic food is big business. According to the Organic Trade Association, U.S. sales of organic food and beverages went from $1 billion in 1990 to $26.7 billion in 2010. The Organic Monitor estimates that organic sales (globally) reached $54.9 billion in 2009. But, unfortunately, many small organic farms are selling out to bigger food corporations. We must ask – ... Read More »

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