Vermont’s GMO labeling law could cost grocers up to $10 million per day in fines – Business Insider

… cereal, for instance — that mistakenly ends up on store shelves. The law is due to take effect next year. “Even with the best of intentions, excellent supply chain logistics and herculean efforts, product will be in the wrong place at any given time, resulting in millions upon millions of dollars in potential fines,” said GMA President Pamela G. Bailey. She estimated more than 100,000 items sold in the state would require Vermont-specific Labels, a companies could quickly amass …

We have the right to know what we are putting in our bodies – Columbus healthy living | Examiner.com

… not proven safe and the Labels would not be accurate. The announcement on May 11, 2015 was made by Joseph Mercola MD as a call-to-arms for people to write their Congressmen immediately to stop the progress of H.B. 1159. Our bodies are the temples of our souls. We have an obligation to take care of them. While the USDA and FDA pretend that GMOs may not be harmful, there is no doubt that Roundup (glyphosate), 2-4-D (Agent Orange) and similar chemicals are carcinogenic and cause damage to the …

Just Because Your Chicken Is Organic Doesn’t Mean It Was Raised Humanely | Mother Jones

By Twilight Greenaway & Adrien Schless-Meier | April 23, 2015 The USDA’s organic standards don’t prevent animal cruelty—but that may soon change. This piece was originally published by Civil Eats. Do you ever wonder why so much organic food also carries animal welfare Labels? The short answer is that while the US Department of Agriculture’s organic standards are very precise about pesticides and other growing practices for the crops that people and animals eat, it doesn’t …

What Food Labels Really Mean

By Sylvia Booth Hubbard | April 2, 2015 If you’re like many Americans, you’re reading more food Labels than in the past. Perhaps you look for foods labeled “all natural,” “organic,” “free-range,” “GMO-free,” or “0 trans fats.” But what do those Labels really mean? Some terms, such as organic, are regulated by the FDA and USDA. Others, such as “all natural,” aren’t regulated at all, and may not mean what you …

Biotech foes keep up the pressure for GMO labelling

… mandatory Labels. Sharratt reckons the European Union’s resistance to genetically engineered crops is a triumph of democracy and the Canadian government’s reluctance to label GMOs as an impediment to transparency and consumer choice. Anti-GMO activists refer to GMOs as “Frankenfoods” and label the industry’s big corporate players evil, the sort of heated language that Sharratt avoids lest her reasoned arguments seem less reasonable. Shoppers who want to avoid foods derived from the …

FDA Approves Some Genetically Modified Apples and Potatoes – WSJ

… from the existing roster of genetically modified crops in that they provide benefits to consumers. Other modified crops, like corn and soybeans, are made to withstand certain pesticides, making them easier for farmers to grow. The FDA said Friday that it didn’t think the Arctic apple or the Innate potato posed a risk to human health, concluding that “these foods are as safe and nutritious as their conventional counterparts.” The FDA is still deciding whether to require Labels on the apple …