Genetic engineering has become a religion

By Ken Roseboro Published: October 31, 2013 Ignacio Chapela says people must challenge the false “stories” of genetic engineering Genetic engineering has become an ideology similar to a religion, says Ignacio Chapela, a microbial ecologist at the University of California at Berkeley. Speaking at the recent National Heirloom Seed Expo, Chapela compared the science of […]

Real Vegan Cheese Engineered from Human DNA Gets Funding on Indiegogo

A January 3rd, 2015 article by making its rounds on Facebook and Twitter has caused quite a stir.  Blogger Josh Paniagua reports that a team of scientists from iGem, a bio-hacker group from the Bay Area, has developed a cheese engineered from human DNA that they are calling “Real Vegan Cheese“.    The idea has not received […]

WA government’s GM food bid fails

A bid by the West Australian government to allow a certain amount of genetically modified material in certified organic food has failed. The WA Department of Agriculture and Food made a submission to the … Brought to you by Yahoo! News. Read the rest of the article here

Organic farmers, traders hold protest vs GMO food products

MANILA, Philippines–A group of organic movers, farmers and traders on Sunday staged a protest against the field trials of genetically modified (GMO) eggplants and other GMO food products during their market fair in Makati City.   Led by Mara Pardo de Tavera, organic food advocate and owner of organic market pioneer Mara’s Organic Market, about […]

What Are GMO’s?

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Organic farm supporters say GMO contamination needs USDA controls

Growing crops free from contamination by genetically modified crops and the pesticides used on those biotech versions is getting more difficult and more costly for U.S. farmers, and new government rules to control contamination are needed, according to report issued on Monday by an environmental organization and an organic food group. Based on information from […]

A Faustian Bargain On Labeling Genetically Engineered Food

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Biotech labeling supporters urge Obama to keep 2007 labeling pledge

Lawmakers, consumer groups and representatives from the organic food industry on Thursday asked President Obama to honor a 2007 campaign promise to require the labeling of genetically modified goods. Brought to you by Yahoo! News. Read the rest of the article here

Organic food and farm groups ask Obama to require GMO food labels

Four U.S. lawmakers joined with more than 200 food companies, organic farming groups, health and environment organizations and other groups on Thursday to urge President Barack Obama to require manufacturers to label food products that contain genetically engineered ingredients. The groups delivered a letter to the president dated January 16 reminding Obama of a campaign […]