The Non-GMO Blog

GMO labeling efforts reveal the best and worst of American democracy

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

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

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

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

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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