|Sanders to Put Hold on GMO Labeling Legislation|
The Cornucopia Institute - 6/29/2016. By Bernie Sanders - On Friday, Vermont will become the first state in the nation to require GMO labeling. This is a triumph for ordinary Americans over the powerful interests of Monsanto and other multi-national food industry corporations. We cannot allow Vermont’s law to be overturned by bad federal legislation that has just been announced. I will do everything I can to defeat this bill, beginning by putting a hold on it in the Senate.
|At ‘Crucial Moment’ For GMO Labeling, Organic Industry Finds Itself Divided|
Huffington Post - 6/29/2016. By Carey Gillam - The blame-game was in full swing this week in the aftermath of the GMO labeling deal announced by U.S. Sens. Pat Roberts and Debbie Stabenow as embittered organic, consumer and environmentalist groups who want mandatory labeling struggled for a cohesive strategy to oppose the deal many have dubbed a “dream” for the food and biotech agriculture industries but a disaster for consumers.
|Financial Conflicts at National Academy Advisory Panel on the Future of GMO Regulation|
Independent Science News - 6/29/2016. By Jonathan Latham, PhD - The National Academy of Sciences needs to urgently address its one-sided work on GMOs say public-interest groups, farmer organisations, and academics. In a letter sent to the Academy’s president today, dozens of stakeholders drew attention to what they called a “troubling trend” at the prestigious scientific institution and its work on agricultural biotechnology.
|DARK Act Fact Sheet|
Organic Consumers - 6/28/2016. Please oppose the Roberts-Stabenow compromise, known as the “DARK” Act because it is intended to “Deny Americans the Right to Know” about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Let Vermont’s Consumer Protection Rule 121, “Labeling Foods Produced With Genetic Engineering,” stand.