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|4/26/2016 - As more and more people become aware of the dangerous chemicals lurking in products from health and beauty items to food, the demand for "all natural" items is soaring. While this is certainly a smart approach on the part of consumers, the problem is that many companies use deceitful labeling practices...|
|4/8/2016 - After years of public opposition, General Mills has finally caved and will start labeling all its products which contain GMOs.
The decision wasn't made out of the goodness of General Mills' heart, however. The company has a history of actively opposing GMO labeling. In the past, General Mills donated...|
|4/4/2016 - Finally, the health implications of bisphenol A, or BPA, are becoming well known as science continues to uncover its harmful array of side effects on humans. The industrial chemical is routinely used as a coating inside canned foods. Because it is also a synthetic estrogen, BPA mimics the body's sex...|
|3/31/2016 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is using a policy sleight of hand to appear as though it supports listing genetically modified ingredients in foods, but without actually requiring them to be spelled out.
As reported by Agriculture.com in recent days, the USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack has indeed...|
|3/29/2016 - In order to comply with Vermont's GMO food labeling law set to go into effect in July 2016, General Mills has announced that they'll begin to label products of theirs which contain genetically modified ingredients. The company's decision also comes in the wake of the recent Senate vote that struck down...|
|3/21/2016 - General Mills, a highly unethical food corporation that bitterly fought against labeling GMOs in California and Oregon, has now surrendered to Vermont's labeling laws and announced it will start labeling GMOs across the country.
"General Mills has announced it will start labeling products with genetically...|
|3/20/2016 - Monsanto may hold a near-monopoly on the world's seed supply, but it cannot control the minds, hearts and voices of those who support and demand clean, healthy and non-toxic food. Advocates have increasingly consolidated to create a powerful health food movement that's gained so much momentum it is...|
|3/18/2016 - Consumer demand for clean, healthy, and non-GMO foods has gained unstoppable momentum, causing a major blow to the agrichemical industry, which relies heavily on genetically altered crops and millions of tons of toxic pesticides.
Though seed giants like Monsanto and DuPont, as well Big Food companies...|
|3/16/2016 - The DARK Act was defeated in the U.S. Senate today, achieving a massive victory for consumers and also for the Environmental Working Group, which helped organize large-scale opposition to the bill.
The DARK Act would have outlawed state-level GMO labeling laws nationwide, condemning American food...|
|3/15/2016 - U.S. presidential candidate and Texas senator Ted Cruz went all-in for Monsanto on the campaign trail in Iowa, parroting Monsanto's propaganda by proclaiming that GMOs are feeding the world while insulting health-conscious consumers by equating support of GMO labeling with "anti-science zealotry."
|3/11/2016 - When Mike Pompeo (R-KS) and G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) introduced the "Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014" to Congress, they were nefariously supported by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO).
However, they didn't have the backing of...|
|3/8/2016 - While many health-conscious Americans are in favor of having their foods labeled so they know whether or not they're eating genetically-modified items, there are people determined to keep citizens in the dark about what they ingest. Appropriately referred to as the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to...|
|3/7/2016 - Unambiguous, clear and complete food labels are an ethical responsibility that rests on the shoulders of the manufacturer, retail seller and local administration. Acknowledging this duty is a crucial step because, when you're in charge of the food that people eat, you have a direct impact on their health....|
|3/7/2016 - Remember I-522? For those who do not, in the year 2013, the citizens of Washington State gathered enough signatures to forward Washington Initiative 522 to the legislature. If passed, this law would have obligated food manufacturers to label genetically modified foods "clearly and conspicuously" right...|
|3/6/2016 - Enough already, anti-GMO-labeling people. Really.
The bottom line is that everyone has the right to know what's in the food they're about to eat, so why the relentless attempts to try to keep such efforts at bay?
One such insane attempt was recently demonstrated by the Corn Refiners Association...|
|3/3/2016 - What is it about a requirement to label foods containing genetically modified ingredients that so scares the food industry that they would do anything to prevent that from happening? Why are Big Agriculture and biotech giants like Monsanto so hell-bent on keeping you in the dark about what's in the...|
|3/2/2016 - I just don't get it.
Over the more than 20 years I have worked as a business journalist, I've always been motivated by a simple premise: Knowledge is power, and that power belongs with the public. The spread of information that people can use to make decisions – what to buy, what to eat, where...|
|2/29/2016 - In the latest insult to scientific transparency and food consumers everywhere, the U.S. Congress is pushing hard to pass the DARK Act that would outlaw all mandatory GMO labeling nationwide.
This act of outrageous food secrecy is being pushed by Monsanto and the evil biotech industry. It's the latest...|
|2/11/2016 - Citing consumer discomfort with genetically modified organisms (GMOs), Hershey has begun to transition its sugar sourcing away from GMO sugar beets, and toward non-GMO sugarcane.
"More than three-quarters of the sugar we are using today is cane sugar – and as we get into 2016, our expectation...|
|1/21/2016 - Time has a funny way of creeping up on us. We know that all too well when birthdays and various anniversaries come up, sometimes surprising us with "where has the time gone?" thoughts. Well, we imagine it's going to be about the same for Whole Foods Market. After all, 2018, the year in which they declared...|
|1/13/2016 - A big THANK YOU goes out to Campbell's Soup Company for taking a step in the right direction and announcing GMO labeling for all their food products. All ingredients in Campbell's food products that contain genetically modified organisms will now be labeled. It's still unclear whether the labels will...|
|1/12/2016 - Campbell's just made food history. It announced support for nationwide GMO labeling while revoking its support for biotech front groups that oppose GMO labeling ballot initiatives at the state level.
In an announcement on its website, Campbell's CEO Denise Morrison threw down the gauntlet, declaring...|
|1/10/2016 - Even as the fascist, corrupt U.S. government and its regulators (FDA and USDA) actively conspire with the biotech industry to poison Americans with genetically modified foods, Taiwan has already passed and implemented a nationwide law to protect its citizens from GMOs.
Nearly a full year ago, Taiwan...|
|12/6/2015 - On November 20, the World Trade Organization (WTO) declared that dolphin-safe labels on cans of tuna are a barrier to trade that place the U.S. in violation of its treaty obligations. The U.S. must stop offering "dolphin-safe" labels or face punitive sanctions from Mexico. Analysts expect the government...|
|11/4/2015 - Living a healthy lifestyle is all about making the healthiest choices. But what if the best choice (or the information needed to make the best choice) wasn't available to you because the people tasked with looking out for you and your interests don't have the same high standards and the corporations...|
|9/16/2015 - In a strange twist, Rand Paul has recently allied with Monsanto and has joined the ranks of academic shill Kevin Folta after coming out against GMO labeling, stating that the labeling requirements would push up the price of food for consumers — particularly poor ones.
To make matters worse,...|
|9/8/2015 - Much of what's driving support for the so-called "Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015," which you might better recognize under the more aptly-titled moniker of the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know) Act, is coming as a result of blatant industry deception, not grassroots enthusiasm.
|8/17/2015 - One thing is clear regarding the GMO labeling issue. The vast majority of Americans -- more than 90 percent -- are in favor of mandatory labeling laws. A recent poll by a physician's association revealed that more than two-thirds (68 percent) of doctors are also in favor of mandatory GMO food labeling.
|8/12/2015 - A rider attached to a federal funding bill for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would make it mandatory for sellers of genetically-modified (GMO) salmon to label the product as such in the interest of transparency and consumer confidence.
|8/11/2015 - Taking a much-needed stance against the horrors of GMO chemical violence, actress Gwyneth Paltrow -- long known for her attention to healthy eating -- recently headed to the U.S. capitol to express her concerns. Speaking to politicians about what's on many Americans' minds, she voiced the ludicrous...|
|8/11/2015 - A measure introduced in the Texas legislature to require labeling for all foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) remains in the Committee on Public Health and has not been disposed of, meaning the bill still has a chance of surviving so it can be voted on by the full House and Senate.
|8/7/2015 - A bill pending before the U.S. Senate would not just deny consumers the right to know whether their food contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs), it could also strip states of their right to limit or regulate the use of dangerous herbicide chemicals widely sprayed over fields of GMO crops.
|8/5/2015 - One of the most common excuses major food corporations offer when pressed on the issue of why they refuse to support mandatory labeling of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) is that doing so would be too expensive, raising food costs for consumers.
But an investigation into this claim reveals...|
|8/4/2015 - Despite a major setback last month when the U.S. House of Representatives voted 275-150 to pass legislation that would prohibit states from enacting the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the Right to Know movement continues to gain traction as it lays its eyes upon the Lone Star State.
|7/30/2015 12:48:34 PM - Everyone knows that money talks in D.C. But most people probably aren't aware of just how loudly it speaks, greatly influencing policy decisions like the recent passage of the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015, known as the "DARK" Act by its critics. This nefarious bill aims to bar states...|
|7/30/2015 - Legendary musician Neil Young has joined the state of Vermont to fight big food corporations like Monsanto in one of the most important battles for honest food labeling in the United States. In May 2014, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin made history by signing the first law in the United States that would...|
|7/26/2015 - A federal judge has blocked a local Hawaiian ordinance banning the cultivation of genetically modified organisms, making the law essentially unenforceable, at least for the time being.
Chief U.S. District Judge Susan Oki Mollway, who was appointed to the federal bench by President Bill Clinton in...|
|7/24/2015 5:11:10 PM - Neil Young is on tour for his new studio album The Monsanto Years. He has invited 12 non-profits to join him to raise awareness about the corporate takeover of farming and the food supply, environmental degradation and GMO labeling issues like the one Vermont is currently fighting.
Move to Amend...|
|7/24/2015 - Although there has been very little media coverage regarding it, a bill being debated in the House this week has enormous negative implications that will potentially affect the health of every single American citizen.
The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 is a bill which, if signed into...|
|7/23/2015 4:01:05 PM - "We should not raise prices on consumers based on the wishes of a handful of activists," said Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.), who just became consumer enemy number one after he decided to author a bill that destroys any chance Americans have of knowing what's in their food, specifically whether or not they...|
|7/17/2015 - The United States' two neighboring countries are preparing to level trade sanctions under rules governing a globalist trade agreement following victory in a recent meat labeling case.
The pending actions by the Canadian and Mexican governments are creating pressure on Congress to change existing...|
|7/8/2015 - A U.S. congressional panel is in the process of preparing to move legislation that would essentially preempt state efforts to create their own laws requiring all GMO foods to be labeled, and the measure is being supported by Obama Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack.
The House Energy and Commerce...|
|6/22/2015 - How else to explain the extraordinary, coordinated attack on Chipotle for going GMO-free? Action Alert! (Story by the Alliance for Natural Health USA, republished from ANH-USA.org.)
After announcing that Chipotle would make the switch to using exclusively non-GMO ingredients in their...|
|6/20/2015 - Ominous legislation is being quietly ushered through the halls of Congress as the mainstream media focuses nearly all of its attention on fomenting race wars throughout the U.S. If passed, House Resolution 1599, which has been dubbed the "Deny Americans the Right to Know," or "DARK," Act, will not only...|
|6/11/2015 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is planning to introduce a new voluntary certification program to label foods free of genetically modified organisms (GMO), according to a leaked internal document obtained by the Associated Press. The move has been widely interpreted as an attempt to head off...|
|5/31/2015 - In America, government by secrecy seems to be the new normal as lawmakers and presidents operate in the shadows to negotiate secret trade deals while passing legislation aimed at reducing transparency.
As noted by the Washington Post and the Liberty Blitzkrieg web site, the House Agriculture Committee...|
|5/20/2015 - The granting of fast-track authority in Congress for President Obama, so he can ram through a stealthy trade deal without changes or amendments by the people's representatives, hit a snag in recent days after members of the president's own party blocked its passage in the Senate.
Democrats, led by...|
|5/2/2015 - Once cheered by advocates of genetically modified food labeling as being the first state in the country to require same, Vermont is now being vilified by some of those same Americans for quietly, under the radar, eliminating vaccine choice in the state.
As vaccine choice advocates focused like a...|
|3/26/2015 3:52:21 PM - Two U.S. congressmen have introduced a measure that would essentially shut down all state efforts to require foods to carry labels outlining and detailing all genetically modified ingredients.
The bill, from Reps. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., and G. K. Butterfield, D-N.C., is being sold in Congress as a...|
|3/23/2015 - We all know that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have not been proven safe based on the fact that there are no long-term studies on the health affects of GMOs or their associated pesticides. However, many skeptics insist that, because there are few studies showing harm from GMOs and the U.S. Food...|
|3/18/2015 - Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has long-been involved in the fight against genetically modified foods; not only does she own an organic farm in Maui, but her highly successful magazine has featured articles warning of GM foods' long-term health effects. That's why many people are shocked to learn that...|
|3/6/2015 - The Just Label It organization is actively seeking to block GMO labeling legislation because its key board members and operatives have been corrupted by the very same mega food corporations that oppose GMO labeling, high-level industry sources told Natural News.
This Natural News investigation has...|
|3/5/2015 - The population is expected to eat, drink, vaccinate and medicate without knowing what they are putting in their body. There's no transparency or honesty. Food labels right now are a joke, a deceptive facade, because the genetically modified ingredients aren't even listed on the label. That trend is...|
|2/11/2015 5:16:01 PM - An apathy has descended upon the American people, a combination of, "I don't care," and, "What difference would it make, anyway?" We have stood back and allowed so many of our rights to be taken away in the last 15 years. We cannot - we must not - lose the right to know what is in the food we eat.
|2/9/2015 - In the dead of winter, the Minnesota State Legislature isn't letting the snow keep them from reintroducing legislation to label GMOs. At the end of January, HF 351 and SF 335 were proposed in both the House and the Senate. While the state has proposed legislation that would disclose the presence of...|
|2/5/2015 5:14:36 PM - In January, the state of Rhode Island introduced legislation that would require genetically modified organisms to be labeled, an exciting step in the fight for the Right to Know campaign, a grassroots movement dedicated to obtaining the basic right of knowing what's in our food.
Rhode Island's proposed...|
|1/2/2015 - Though this immensely popular coffee chain often tries to blend in with the health crowd, pretending to be environmentally and nutritionally conscious, the Starbucks Coffee Company is an active member of a food organization fighting to keep you and your family in the dark about genetically modified...|
|12/22/2014 1:35:12 PM - The nonprofit consumer advocacy group Consumer Reports has released a new report on genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) that warns of inadvertent deception and possible outright fraud in non-GMO claims that aren't certified by independent third parties such as the NON-GMO Project.
The popular tortilla...|
|12/10/2014 - An effort is underway in Congress to preempt states who want to require foods to carry labels describing any genetically modified ingredients via legislation, but pro-GMO-labeling groups are attempting to rally the general public to oppose the measure.
"The GMO labeling movement won big in Vermont...|
|11/26/2014 - Just as we predicted, the mainstream media announced Oregon's GMO-labeling initiative as defeated prior to counting all the votes, a suspicious move considering the measure was trailing just 49 to 51 percent on the evening of voting day.
Measure 92, an initiative that would require genetically modified...|
|11/19/2014 - The recent defeat of a proposed GMO labeling bill in Colorado, and the possible defeat of one in Oregon -- as of this writing, the Yes on 92 campaign to label GMOs in Oregon is roughly 5,000 votes away from a win (more on that here) -- hinged on the oft-repeated lie that mandatory labeling would increase...|
|11/9/2014 - The corporate food system has once again pulled the wool over the eyes of low-information American voters with the recent defeat of GMO-labeling bills in Colorado and Oregon. Just like in California and Washington, the factory food industry, drug companies and GMO kingpins like Monsanto poured tens...|
|11/7/2014 - Scores of consumer, farm and food organizations, as well as businesses, have sent a letter to the Obama Administration, requesting that it not curb efforts to promote labeling of genetically modified foods during ongoing secretive talks between the United States and the European Union.
|11/5/2014 - While some publications are reporting the death of Oregon's Measure 92, an initiative that would require the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the truth is that the race is still too close to call.
Vigilant reporting by The Oregonian reveals that, with 88 percent of the votes counted,...|
|10/30/2014 - California's Proposition 37, an initiative proposed in 2012 that would've required the mandatory labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), set the precedent for other states attempting to pass similar legislation.
Prop 37 failed because of illegal, unethical and snake-like tactics carried...|
|10/29/2014 - As suspected by many health food advocates who are pushing for GMO labeling laws in various states, the alarm that labeling GMOs would drastically increase food prices is bogus. But it works on the unthinking masses who don't really care enough about what they eat to send them to the polls, voting against...|
|10/26/2014 - The fight for the Right to Know what's in our food continues as both Colorado and Oregon launch campaigns promoting the mandatory GMO-labeling initiative that voters will see on the November 4 ballot.
If passed, Colorado's Proposition 105 would mandate labeling of genetically modified (GM) ingredients...|
|9/9/2014 - It is something that, as an American and a consumer, ought to outrage you: Big Food companies spending tens of millions of dollars just to keep information from you -- to prevent you from knowing all that there is to know about a substance, or substances, that could be harming your health, as well as...|
|9/2/2014 - Activists and concerned citizens in the state of Colorado have succeeded in having a proposal placed on the November ballot that, if approved by a majority of the general public, would make it mandatory to label genetically modified foods, according to a recent announcement by the secretary of state's...|
|8/30/2014 - The Russian government doesn't buy into America's genetically modified seed hype so easily. In fact, the Russian government takes a hard stance against the patented seeds, since some are spliced with bacteria to produce insecticide from within. When this kind of lab-manipulated food finds its way into...|
|8/11/2014 - A grassroots campaign to require honest GMO labeling on food products has been launched in Texas. Called "Label GMOs Texas," the campaign follows in the footsteps of the highly successful Vermont campaign which achieved victory earlier this year.
The Facebook page for the Texas campaign is available...|
|8/3/2014 - A Superior Court judge has told the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), whose members are responsible for defeating efforts in California, Washington State, and elsewhere to label genetically modified organisms (GMOs), to buzz off after the shady organization tried to weasel its way out of a lawsuit...|
|8/3/2014 - Proponents of genetically modified food say that a "GMO" label on foods would mislead people into believing that they are unhealthy or unsafe. Why is that? Are they unhealthy or unsafe?! Proponents of GMO food (investors and manufacturers) have spent millions and millions of dollars to keep them unlabeled,...|
|7/21/2014 - They call them "campaign contributions," but what are they really? -- Just kickbacks, bribery and money laundering. Remember when George W. Bush was running the country and made all that money off "insider business" deals while subsidizing GMO high-fructose corn syrup? Now it's worse with Obama. Still,...|
|7/15/2014 6:35:04 PM - One of the co-founders of the iconic Ben & Jerry's ice cream brand says he would like to stop Congress from banning state efforts to regulate foods with genetically modified ingredients.
Jerry Greenfield, who in 1978 started the Vermont-based ice cream company known for its flavors like Cherry Garcia...|
|7/11/2014 - The editorial board for The Oregonian is against GMO food labeling, justifying their position by saying that the FDA feels that "there is simply no scientific or nutritional basis to do so."
Once upon a time, the federal government said that lead-based paint and leaded gasoline were safe, only to...|
|6/17/2014 - The state of Vermont has received more than $14,000 in donations aimed at helping officials there battle coming legal challenges from the food industry and Big BioAg over a recently passed law requiring the labeling of GMO foods.
The new law is not supposed to go into effect until 2016, but if it...|
|6/16/2014 - It is becoming an unstoppable force, the push for GMO labeling. And for some reason, the food industry is loath to get on board with what a growing number of Americans want.
And thanks to the passage of a single law in Vermont recently which, if it survives coming legal challenges, will require any...|
|6/12/2014 - Big agribusiness and biotech companies don't want it, but increasingly Americans - and people in countries all over the world - want food products that contain genetically modified ingredients to be labeled as such.
Calls for GMO labeling come amid a backdrop of consumer regulations that already...|
|5/22/2014 - An Oregon group opposed to genetically modified foods has begun gathering signatures for a statewide ballot measure in November that would require labeling of ingredients for all such products sold in the state.
The measure, if successful, would mirror Vermont's recently passed legislation requiring...|
|5/18/2014 - While Natural News is one of the best-known voices of the Clean Food Movement, there are actually many millions of voices across the movement. But what is the Clean Food Movement exactly? In this article, I explain what it means and where it came from.
The Clean Food Movement is decentralized, grassroots...|
|5/15/2014 4:17:40 PM - Defying repeated threats of a lawsuit from Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), on May 8, Peter Shumlin, Governor of Vermont, signed a historic bill requiring food manufacturers to label genetically engineered (GE) foods, and to drop the practice of labeling GE foods as "natural"...|
|5/15/2014 - After years of backlash from health-minded consumers duped by false statements such as "Nothing artificial" and "100% natural" on Kashi and Bear Naked product labeling, Kellogg has finally reached a settlement.
Kellogg spokeswoman Kris Charles said that the company's Kashi and Bear Naked lines, which...|
|4/25/2014 - Most of you reading this have no idea how desperate the biotech industry has been to block GMO labeling laws: they've committed election money laundering crimes, hired negative P.R. trolls, paid major publishers to place character assassination hit pieces against activists, unleashed threatening phone...|
|4/24/2014 - The Vermont Senate has given decisive approval to a measure that would require the labeling of foods that contain genetically modified ingredients, meaning the state could become the first one in the country to enact such a law.
"We are saying people have a right to know what's in their food," said...|
|4/18/2014 - After 20 years of battling Monsanto and corporate agribusiness, food and farm activists in Vermont, backed by a growing Movement across the country, are on the verge of a monumental victory - mandatory labels on genetically engineered foods and a ban on the routine industry practice of labeling GMO-tainted...|
|4/10/2014 - A proposed new federal law just introduced by Rep. G.K. Butterfield (a Democrat) and Rep. Mike Pompeo (a Republican) would outlaw state-enacted GMO labeling laws. The new law, ridiculously called the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, is actually an last-ditch, desperate effort by the biotech industry...|
|3/25/2014 - The Food and Drug Administration is set to update its ingredient labeling mandates for the first time since they were introduced, but a read-through of the agency's proposals reveals nothing about requiring labeling of GMO foods.
The FDA is proposing to update Nutrition Facts labeling for packaged...|
|3/21/2014 - The makers of generic drugs are vigorously opposing a new proposed rule by the Food and Drug Administration which would mandate that they change prescribing information on their products if they obtain new safety information, a change they claim would subject them to product liability lawsuits.
|3/16/2014 - Thanks to the efforts of Natural News and some other news sources, an increasing number of Americans are becoming more aware of just how damaging to the world's food system genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have become. The rise in food allergies and gluten sensitivities are evidence that GM foods...|
|2/26/2014 - Under the current agricultural paradigm in America, food grown from lab-engineered seeds is accepted, labeled and sold like its real, whole food. There is no mention on the label of its synthetic origins or the potentially dangerous doses of herbicides used.
GMOs go unlabeled and are accepted as...|
|2/26/2014 - Under the current agricultural paradigm in America, food grown from lab-engineered seeds is accepted, labeled and sold like its real, whole food. There is no mention on the label of its synthetic origins or the potentially dangerous doses of herbicides used.
GMOs go unlabeled and are accepted as...|
|2/17/2014 - Monsanto has for years now been referred to as the most evil and hated company on the planet to those in the know. But before Monsanto, junk food companies were already peddling their wares to Americans and influencing the American diet. Junk food companies are represented by a single entity called...|
|2/5/2014 - Two of the largest breakfast cereal companies in the nation, General Mills and Post, recently announced that they will soon be removing all genetically modified organisms (GMOs) from two of their most popular cereal brands, Cheerios (General Mills) and Grape-Nuts (Post). But this sudden move toward...|
|2/3/2014 - Organic food is seemingly no longer just a trend, but a necessity. A recent report by MyFox New York states that all-natural grocers can hardly keep up with the demands for organic food. Bloggers have been capturing signs that read, "Organic eggs are currently in short supply due to increased consumer...|
|2/1/2014 - We've got good news on three fronts where victories for humanity are now imminent. I've posted a new video at YouTube covering these announcements. It's all good news because the corrupt, evil governments and corporations of the world cannot stop these powerful grassroots movements. Humanity will achieve...|
|1/30/2014 - It is a war for the truth, and NationalGeographic.com writer Laura Parker seems to think that the people are winning it. Awareness about the presence of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is clearly on the rise nationwide, and in the midst of this knowledge boon comes the admission by some in the...|
|1/17/2014 - Even though California's Proposition 37 failed to pass at the polls, the push for mandatory labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is still alive and well in California's wine country. As reported by the Napa Valley Register (NVR), the Napa County Local Food Advisory Council is set to issue...|
|1/14/2014 - Food labels aren't telling the whole story. Today's food labels are a mask, a cover-up of sorts. Many people have no clue that their food may contain high levels of toxic heavy metals like aluminum and cadmium. Likewise, many don't know which food products at the grocery store are made with genetically...|
|1/10/2014 - The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) is scheming to criminalize state-by-state GMO labeling laws in a deviously evil effort to keep consumers ignorant of what they're eating. Remember, the GMA is the same organization that got caught running an illegal money laundering scheme in Washington state,...|
|11/6/2013 - As of this writing, Washington state I-522 looks to have narrowly failed at the ballot box. This link shows election results county by county.
At 11:00pm last night, the "no" votes were winning by approximately 55% to 44%. Mail-in votes reportedly have not been counted yet, but unless a radical change...|
|11/2/2013 - Twenty years after the controversial introduction of unlabeled and untested genetically engineered foods and crops, opposition to GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) and Monsanto has created one of the largest netroots-grassroots movements in the U.S.
There are arguably more important issues facing...|
|10/13/2013 - Only a few weeks remain until voters in Washington state have the opportunity to make history by electing to mandate that GMOs (genetically modified organisms) be labeled at the retail level throughout their state. But just like it did in California with Proposition 37, the pro-GMO lobby is busy spreading...|
|10/9/2013 - As promised, Natural News has made two important donations toward food transparency and honest labeling for consumers. We've just donated $12,000 to the YES on 522 campaign in support of GMO labeling laws in Washington State.
We also urge all Natural News readers to help support this campaign in...|
|9/24/2013 - Washington has taken the baton from California in an effort to be the first state in America to require the labeling of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). But like with Proposition 37 in California, which was defeated by a very slim (and highly questionable) margin back in 2012, the chemical industry...|
|9/21/2013 - There is a sinister agenda currently in motion to hand over control of the entire world's food supply to Monsanto and various other evil corporations under the guise of "free trade." And this villainous plot, which the mainstream media will most likely never tell you about, was hatched back in 2009...|
|9/20/2013 - Shady efforts by the meat industry to sidestep having to inform consumers about where its cattle are born, raised and slaughtered have ultimately failed, as a U.S. District Court recently struck down lunatic claims that the new requirements somehow violate free speech. In her 76-page ruling, Judge Ketanji...|
|9/9/2013 - It's called the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), and it's a super secret trade pact being negotiated completely outside of law, with no congressional authority but with the aim of forcing nations around the world to ban GMO labeling, embrace Monsanto's GMO crops and keep pharmaceutical prices artificially...|
|7/19/2013 - "The harder they come the harder they fall, one and all."
Jimmy Cliff, reggae classic
After enjoying a year of maximum profits, record stock prices, the defeat of a major GMO (genetically modified organism) labeling campaign in California, pro-industry court decisions, and a formidable display of...|
|7/18/2013 - Despite its recent defeat in the most populous state in the country, Proposition 37 in California, the bill that would have mandated the labeling of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), has spurred nationwide interest in passing "right to know" legislation. And just within the past few weeks, there...|
|6/21/2013 - The Republicrats in the U.S. Congress have once again betrayed their constituents by voting down an amendment to the upcoming Farm Bill that would have openly recognized the right of individual states to choose whether or not to label genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). And even though the federal...|
|6/17/2013 - The state of Connecticut has officially made history by passing the nation's first ever bill requiring that genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) be properly labeled. After amending an earlier version of House Bill 6527 as it was originally passed by the House, the Senate overwhelmingly voted in favor...|
|5/31/2013 - Like many Natural News readers, I was astonished when Sen. Rand Paul voted against a recent amendment that would have allowed states to enact their own local laws regarding GMO labeling. Rand Paul's answer to why he voted against the amendment, however, is a coherent argument that deserves additional...|
|5/28/2013 - The U.S. Senate recently had an opportunity to vote on a farm bill amendment that would have supported the rights of states to mandate GMO labeling laws. The amendment, S.AMDT.965, was introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders with the aim "...to permit States to require that any food, beverage, or other edible...|
|5/20/2013 - Reliable sources in Washington D.C. have informed the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) that Monsanto has begun secretly lobbying its Congressional allies to attach one or more "Monsanto Riders" or amendments to the 2013 Farm Bill that would preempt or prohibit states from requiring labels on genetically...|
|4/30/2013 - Showing no signs of slowing down, Monsanto announced expansion of its Chesterfield Village Research Center in St. Louis by 400,000 square feet. On the same day, April 24th, a bipartisan bill was introduced to Congress requiring the labeling of genetically modified foods. It seems nothing can stop the...|
|4/29/2013 - In an exciting move in Washington, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) together have sponsored new federal legislation that requires the labeling of all genetically engineered food in the U.S. The Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act is the first national labeling...|
|4/4/2013 1:50:49 AM - I remember when I was growing up in the 1940s my parents got into a new thing for them called smoking. By the 50s and 60s the whole country was obsessed. Even the physicians did ads touting the safety of smoking.
But there were activists and protesters that said smoking was harmful and they were...|
|3/30/2013 - The recent decision by Whole Foods Market to label all genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) sold in its stores by 2018 has gotten mixed reactions -- some say it is too little, too late, while others applaud the move as a progressive step towards full transparency in food labeling. But a closer look...|
|3/13/2013 7:32:15 PM - Before commencing with this article please be advised that it appeared on the editorial page of the Honolulu Star Advertiser on March 13,2013, obviously written by an unnamed member of the editorial staff. Bear in mind that it is the first time that this newspaper gave any credence to the labeling of...|
|3/13/2013 - The state of Vermont is poised to become the first in the nation to mandate the labeling of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), following the recent passage of H.112 by the Vermont House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products (HCAFP). In an historic eight to three vote, HCAFP voted in favor...|
|3/12/2013 - In the wake of Whole Foods announcing mandatory GMO labeling of all products sold across its stores by 2018, there has been a lot of healthy debate on the subject. Jon Rappoport argues that Whole Foods should ditch all GMO foods and essentially become a "GMO-free" retailer.
Ronnie Cummins of the...|
|3/10/2013 - Two pieces of legislation recently introduced in both the Minnesota House and Senate could soon make the Land of 10,000 Lakes the first in the nation to require the labeling of all foods that contain genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). If passed, H.F. 850 and S.F. 821 would require that all food...|
|3/9/2013 - In a huge victory for the alternative media and grassroots activism, Whole Foods announced on Friday that it would require GMO labels on all products by 2018. (Click here for the press release.) This announcement deals a significant blow to Monsanto, DuPont and all the GMO pushers who openly admit that...|
|2/18/2013 - The world's second most populous country, India, has finally given some teeth to an earlier draft ruling from 2006 that mandates the labeling of all foods that contain genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). And while the move represents yet another positive step towards full food transparency, details...|
|2/13/2013 - The state of Washington appears to be leading the charge these days in the fight for honest food labeling, as two new pieces of legislation are now being considered that would require the labeling of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in food. I-522, also known as The People's Right to Know Genetically...|
|2/9/2013 - A bill that would have amended the New Mexico Food Act and Commercial Feed Law to require that all food intended for human or animal consumption that contains genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) be properly labeled has officially been killed. As reported by the New Mexico Telegram (NMT), Senate Bill...|
|1/17/2013 - Labeling GMO foods is a good idea. But on the way to getting that accomplished, what will our food supply and topsoil be like? It's likely by the time enough consumers catch on, it will be too late for a consumer boycott "tipping point" that's supposed to bring the evil giant Monsanto to it's knees.
|1/13/2013 - High-level executives from some of the U.S.'s largest food corporations are meeting with the FDA behind closed doors this week to lobby for a mandatory federal GMO labeling law. Could it be that bad press and consumer backlash have dulled the enthusiasm of these former biotech cheerleaders? Or is Big...|
|1/10/2013 - The fight is not over to get "Frankenfood" labeled, as roughly 350,000 signatures have been successfully delivered to the Secretary of State's office in Washington state petitioning for a ballot measure that would require the labeling of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). According to The Spokesman-Review,...|
|1/9/2013 - On November 6, in the wake of one of the most expensive and scurrilous smear campaigns in history, six million voters scared the hell out of Monsanto and Big Food Inc. by coming within a razor's edge of passing the first statewide mandatory labeling law for genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
|12/11/2012 - We've all heard about hidden agendas, divide and conquer, controlling the narrative, and problem-reaction-solution. These are certainly time-honored and effective strategies for political elites.
To get simpler, we could just say lie-cheat-steal-kill.
But let's approach all this from a somewhat...|
|12/5/2012 7:43:22 PM - For several years now, Hawaii has been having hearings regarding the implementation of labeling GMOs. We have had Neighborhood Board meetings, Legislative hearings, and, of late, City Council hearings. Anything involving government officiality has always been lip service.
Recently, the City Council...|
|11/27/2012 - Though there are still quite a few absentee, mail-in and provisional ballots left to be counted, it appears as though California's Proposition 37, the genetically-engineered (GE) foods labeling initiative, has indeed failed to pass by a very narrow margin. But that does not mean the labeling fight is...|
|11/8/2012 - Labeling genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) is simply too costly, and any law requiring that GMOs be properly labeled will raise food prices significantly. This was one of the many lies propagated by the biotechnology and processed food industries in the months and weeks leading up to the vote on...|
|11/7/2012 - Proposition 37 appears to have failed at the ballot box in California, according to the California Secretary of State ballot measures results. The GMO labeling ballot measure, which would have required food companies to label the GM content of foods, was defeated with the use of over $45 million in...|
|11/7/2012 - An unanticipated but welcomed voice in the debate over whether or not to label genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), children are increasingly speaking the bold truth to their peers and even adults about the importance of eating real food, according to a recent CNN editorial. Out of the mouths of babes,...|
|11/6/2012 - In Proposition 37, the California ballot initiative that would require the labeling of genetically modified foods, the health-minded community has an important opportunity to put some muscle where its mouth is. If the measure passes on Tuesday, it could very well demonstrate the growing strength and...|
|10/30/2012 - As the groundswell of support among the general public continues to grow for Proposition 37, the effort to require labeling of genetically modified foods in California, a group of food experts has joined the ranks of backers: Chefs.
More than 700 chefs and professional foodies, "from prominent names...|
|10/25/2012 - During a recent segment he hosted on genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), Dr. Mehmet Oz, whose duplicitous positions on vaccine safety have called into question his legitimacy, actually expressed support for mandatory GMO labeling. In the opening of the segment, which features a powerful interview...|
|10/24/2012 - Our Natural News Store has only been open for three weeks, but we've managed to raise enough money to write a $10,000 check to Proposition 37. And today, that's our official announcement: $10,000 donation is being made today to the YES on 37 campaign.
This donation, which is admittedly tiny compared...|
|10/22/2012 - In what should probably surprise no one who has been following the Proposition 37 issue, a California proposal that would require the ingredients in all GM foods to be labeled, the so-called "Big 6" pesticide corporations have become the movement's main opponents.
Filings released this week by the...|
|10/18/2012 - New draft amendments published by South Africa's Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) are being hailed as a major victory for food freedom, as they update key sections of a 2011 law that was intended to mandate the labeling of all foods containing genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). According to...|
|10/9/2012 - After months of pressure from the organic community, including thousands of its customers, the leadership of Whole Foods Market on September 11 endorsed Proposition 37, the California Ballot Initiative to require mandatory labels on genetically engineered foods. But the endorsement came with "reservations"...|
|10/9/2012 - In a radical departure from previous music videos, I've just released a new song and music video called "Just Label It." Click here for the song page where you can download the MP3 file, watch the video and read the lyrics.
You can also click here to watch the music video on YouTube, or you can see...|
|10/3/2012 - I'm happy to announce that the Amy's brand of organic foods is now vindicated thanks to the company's financial support for Proposition 37.
According to www.CArighttoknow.org Amy's has donated $100,000 to the effort to require labeling of GMOs. Not only that, but Amy's has put a "Label it!" message...|
|9/25/2012 - Many of America's institutions of higher learning routinely pimp themselves out to corporate interests that are more concerned with pushing their own private agendas than they are with sound scientific inquiry. What is often perceived by the masses as unbiased science, in other words, is actually a...|
|9/24/2012 - We are entering the home stretch of the most important food policy fight in your lifetime. Prop 37, the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, is a November 6 grassroots-powered, citizens' ballot initiative that has huge implications for the future of food in this country.
|9/23/2012 - In a little over a month, Californians will head to the polls to decide whether or not they want the freedom to know the true contents of the foods they buy at the grocery store. And during this final push to raise awareness about the importance of mandatory labeling of genetically-modified organisms...|
|9/18/2012 - Major food and biotechnology corporations like Cargill and Monsanto really do not want to see genetically-modified (GM) food labeling laws passed this fall in California, or anywhere else for that matter, which is why they are continuing to hire corrupt scientists, researchers, and university academics...|
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|9/16/2012 - By far the biggest opponent to California's Proposition 37, the upcoming ballot initiative that would require genetically-modified (GM) foods to be properly labeled, is biotechnology giant Monsanto, which has already forked over at least $4.3 million towards efforts to kill the bill. But a little more...|
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