|Vermont GMO law could lead to fines of $10M a day, anti-labelling lobby says|
GM Watch - 6/21/2015. The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) is trying to terrify Vermont into trashing its law requiring GMOs to be labelled by fearmongering about the cost of fines if GMO-containing products are found to be unlabelled. But as Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says, the solution is simple: all manufacturers must label all their GMO-containing products, nationwide.
|African Civil Society Slams Monsanto Junk GM Maize Deal|
Organic Consumers - 6/19/2015. Non-governmental and farmer organisations from South Africa, Tanzania, Mozambique, Kenya and Uganda strongly condemn the go-ahead given by the South African GMO authorities for Monsanto to commercially sell its genetically modified (GM) "drought tolerant" maize seed for cultivation in South Africa.
|No Definitive ‘No’ on Nano|
The Cornucopia Institute - 6/19/2015. By Linley Dixon - Despite the consensus in the organic community that nanotechnology should be prohibited in organics, the USDA’s National Organic Program issued a new guidance in March that allows companies to petition for use of human-engineered nanomaterials in organic production and processing.