Hawaii’s Big Island bans biotech companies, GMO crops

The governing council for Hawaii (or Big) Island Tuesday banned biotech companies from operating on the island while barring growth of genetically modified organisms. Full Story — website

Genetically Modified Salmon Coming to Your Market

Planning your menu for the week? You should include more fish – it’s so good for you. How about some genetically altered salmon? AquAdvantage Salmon is a salmon that has been modified with a growth hormone. Full Story — website

Happy Genetically Modified Thanksgiving

Since they were introduced 15 years ago, genetically modified foods have taken astonishing hold in North America. Full Story — website

GMO Labeling Efforts Change Course After California Defeat

(Reuters) – The failure on Tuesday of a California ballot initiative that would have mandated labeling of genetically modified foods is not a death knell for those seeking nationwide labeling, U.S. labeling proponents said. Full Story — website

San Juan County bans the growing of GMOs

San Juan County residents in Washington State passed Initiative Measure No. 2012-4 to ban the growth of genetically modified organisms. Full Story — website

Prop 37 GMO food labeling initiative defeated

If a company was secretly substituting your food for a laboratory-created, food-like substance, would you want to know before you bought and ate it? Full Story — website

Genetically Modified Crops Have Led To Pesticide Increase, Study Finds

(Reuters) – U.S. farmers are using more hazardous pesticides to fight weeds and insects due largely to heavy adoption of genetically modified crop technologies that are sparking a rise of “superweeds” and hard-to-kill insects, according to a newly released study. Full Story — website

8 Reasons You Want This Law to Pass

People in other countries are dumbfounded when they learn that here in the U.S., for more than 15 years, we’ve allowed the biotech industry and the FDA to feed us a line about the safety of genetically modified foods…Full Story — website

Get Out the Vote: Proposition 37

California’s GMO Labeling Initiative, Could Mean Change for the Entire Country- So hey, did you hear? There’s an election coming up! And while we all know it’s important to vote in the presidential election, in California there’s another reason to vote: Proposition 37… Full Story — website