GMO 2.0

Lawsuit challenging FDA approval of GMO additive in Impossible Burger moves forward

FDA fails to demand needed tests, its approval not based on “convincing evidence” as required by law Center for Food Safety (CFS) recently filed a legal brief in its challenge to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) 2019 approval of soy leghemoglobin (“heme”), a color additive used to make Impossible Foods’ eponymous plant-based burger, the Impossible Burger, appear […]

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Biotech developers make false non-GMO claims about gene-edited canola and alfalfa

Developers of gene-edited canola and alfalfa are falsely claiming their creations are non-GMO when in reality the leading non-GMO certification firms prohibit gene-edited products from being certified. Gene-editing is more precise, they say, offering quicker results than conventional breeding—and because the process modifies genes already present in the plant instead of inserting foreign DNA, they […]

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Gene-edited foods won’t be safety-tested or labeled in Canada—and consumers are wary

Genetically modified foods splashed on the market in the 1990s, promising solutions to world hunger, yield shortfalls, and pesticide overuse. Although Health Canada and the World Health Organization insist they are not harmful, only 37 percent of Canadians agreed strongly in a 2018 poll, and an overwhelming majority wants GMO labeling. Now gene-editing technology has […]

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79 organic farm organizations send letter to USDA opposing possible use of genetic engineering in organics

Letter of opposition delivered to Secretary of Agriculture signed by 79 organizations The Organic Farmers Association (OFA) recently delivered a letter of opposition to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue, in response to a statement made by Department Under Secretary Greg Ibach concerning opening a dialogue about the use of gene-editing in organic […]

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Pro-GMO Center for Science in the Public Interest raises concerns about FDA review of Impossible Burger’s GMO ingredient

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is the latest consumer advocacy group to raise questions about the safety of the faux meat product the Impossible Burger. The group joins Consumers Union, Center for Food Safety, Organic Consumers Association, ETC Group, and GMO Free USA to raise concerns about the safety of the […]

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