Author: Ken Roseboro

GMO supporters have a fit as Cargill offers non-GMO products

May 1st, 2017
By Ken Roseboro

GMO proponents attack as Cargill becomes latest big company to offer non-GMO products; move seen as threat to GMO paradigm When grain processing giant Cargill recently tweeted that it was working closely with the Non-GMO Project about verifying the company’s ingredients, GMO supporters had a Twitter fit. Canadian farmer Chris Allam called the company’s work […]

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New study finds Roundup weed killer linked to premature and underweight infants

April 5th, 2017
By Ken Roseboro

  Increasing use of herbicides exposing more women and children to harmful pesticides throughout the Midwest A new project of the Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN) highlights growing concern over sharply rising herbicide use and risks to pregnant women and children living in the rural Midwest. A study of pregnant women in an Indiana obstetric […]

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Top 10 Non-GMO and Organic Events in 2016

December 31st, 2016
By Ken Roseboro

Happy New Year! As we begin the New Year, it’s a good time to look back on significant events related to non-GMO and organic in 2016. 1. The DARK Act becomes law. President Obama signed the controversial Senate Bill 764, aka the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know) Act. Instead of clear label statements, […]

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GMO labeling efforts reveal the best and worst of American democracy

July 21st, 2016
By Ken Roseboro

State laws resulted from citizen action; national bill ignored citizens’ wishes in favor of corporate interests In 2014, Vermont passed the first legislation in the U.S. to require labeling of foods containing genetically engineered ingredients. A year earlier, Connecticut and Maine also passed GMO labeling bills though these were dependent on several other states passing […]

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Despite Chipotle’s challenges, “Food with Integrity” is an unstoppable trend

January 29th, 2016
By Ken Roseboro

Companies like Chipotle offer hope that the food system can be changed The past few months have been rough for Chipotle Mexican Grill to put it mildly. The popular restaurant chain has been hit with a series of foodborne illnesses, including E. coli, norovirus, and salmonella that sickened more than 500 people in 10 states. […]

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DARK Act won’t stop the food awakening

August 11th, 2015
By Ken Roseboro

Over the past few years, there has been a food awakening growing across the United States. More and more people are choosing to eat simpler, more natural, and organic foods. They are also rejecting foods with genetically modified ingredients because they are concerned about the health and environmental risks of these GM foods, which haven’t […]

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Pro-GMO group using deceptive tactics to win support for bill that would ban GMO labeling

July 20th, 2015
By Ken Roseboro

Coalition for Safe Affordable Food misleads woman into thinking she was supporting GMO labeling when, in reality, she would have supported legislation to ban mandatory labeling. A group that is opposed to mandatory labeling of genetically modified food is using deceptive tactics to mislead citizens into thinking they are supporting GMO labeling legislation when, in […]

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Three big GMO things: Chipotle, Vermont, and USDA

June 3rd, 2015
By Ken Roseboro

They say that big things happen in threes, and this past month was no exception in the GMO world. Chipotle goes non-GMO First, Chipotle announced they had completed their transition to using only non-GMO ingredients in the foods served in their restaurants. This was followed by a “media lynching” in the words of Jonathan Latham […]

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Time to roundup Roundup?

April 20th, 2015
By Ken Roseboro

Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup herbicide, is the foundation for 80% of GM crops grown in the world. These GM crops, which include corn, soybeans, cotton, canola, sugar beets, and alfalfa, are genetically engineered to work with glyphosate. About 200 million pounds of glyphosate/Roundup are sprayed each year in the US on these and […]

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GMO labeling supporters say DARK Act is a “scam” that must be stopped

March 23rd, 2015
By Ken Roseboro

Industry is deceiving the public that Pompeo bill is “national solution” for GMO labeling By Ken Roseboro Federal legislation that would establish voluntary labeling of genetically modified foods is a scam that aims to deceive the American public and must be stopped. This was the takeaway message of a recent panel discussion on GMO labeling […]

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