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

By Jessica Simpson, Sedona | May 11, 2015 It was announced on May 11, 2015 that Mike Pompeo R-KS is moving H.B. 1599 ahead in committee. H.B. 1599 is labeled the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015. This is a bill that will prohibit states from requiring GMO labeling on processed foods that use seeds that have been genetically altered to withstand herbicides or use plants that act as pesticides for organisms eating the plant. The bill is a total misnomer in that the unlabeled GMO food is …

WHO Says Roundup is “Probably” Cancer-causing | Crozet Gazette

… equivalent” to non-GMO foods and “Generally Recognized as Safe.” This classification exempts them from any pre-market safety testing. And Monsanto wants to keep it that way. In recent days Kansas House Republican Mike Pompeo has reintroduced what has been dubbed the DARK Act, the “Denying Americans the Right-to-Know” Act. The bill would prevent states from adopting their own Genetically Engineered/ Modified labeling laws as well as prevent the FDA from requiring companies to label …

GMO bill intensifies federal food fight | TheHill

By Lydia Wheeler | 28 March 2015 The fight over the labeling of genetically engineered food is heating up on Capitol Hill, as safety advocates mount a campaign to beat back industry-backed legislation that would leave the nation without a mandatory labeling standard. Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) introduced the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 last week with lead co-sponsor Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.). The bill would create a voluntary federal labeling standard, while pre-empting …

AGL sells back ‘unviable’ coal seam gas licence to NSW government | The Australian

… viable. “The majority of the surface area is covered by lakes and mining leases leaving only 10 per cent of the PEL area available for exploration,” Scott Thomas, acting group general manager upstream gas, said. “AGL’s current geological understanding of PEL 5 indicates that the technical elements required for a successful gas project are not present in the available area.” AGL has sold PEL 5, which covered an area of 398 square kilometres from Wyong to Morisset. NSW Premier Mike Baird …

Life Lessons: Mike Shekhtman | Environment & Sustainability | Business in Vancouver

Mike Shekhtman started eeko Couriers, an environmentally sustainable courier service, with his two brothers in 2009. Despite starting their business in the middle of the recession, the brothers were able to make a go of it by carving out a niche. “The growth has been exponential year-over-year,” Shekhtman said. This year, the business was nominated for a Small Business BC award for social impact. Before starting the company, Shekhtman worked as a recruiter. The experience reinforced his …