|Vermont’s GMO Legacy: Pesticides, Polluted Water & Climate Destruction|
Regeneration Vermont - 6/28/2016. By Will Allen - Vermont has proven itself to be a leader when it comes to showing its concern over the use of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in agriculture and food production. It was the first state in the nation to pass GMO-labeling legislation, forcing food corporations nationwide to scramble and prepare to meet the law’s requirements when it takes effect in July 2016. But, in many ways, the passage of this historic law has left a false impression that it “solved” the GMO problem in the state. Nothing could be further from the truth.
|Sanders sticks fork in Senate GMO labeling bill|
Vermont Business Magazine - 6/28/2016. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont), Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) and Governor Peter Shumlin each issued statements on US Senate action days before Vermont’s first-in-the nation GMO labeling law takes effect: “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.
|David Suzuki, Wade Davis, Ronald Wright: We Must Change the Way We Look at the Natural World|
EcoWatch - 6/28/2016. By James Hoggan - If we want to solve global environmental problems we need to change the way we see the world and the way we interact with nature. And we also need to shift not only our attention but also our intention. In this blog I highlight the insights of three experts who urge us to do this by tapping into mankind's extraordinary gift of foresight, the lessons of history and the wisdom of indigenous cultures.
|Letter to U.S. Senate Opposing Roberts / Stabenow legislation on GMO food labeling|
Center for Food Safety - 6/27/2016. On behalf of the undersigned food safety, farm, environmental, and consumer advocacy organizations and food corporations, and the millions of members we represent across the United States, we strongly oppose the new Roberts / Stabenow legislation on GMO food labeling. We oppose the bill because it is actually a non-labeling bill under the guise of a mandatory labeling bill. It exempts major portions of current and future GMO foods from labeling; it is on its face discriminatory against low income, rural and elderly populations; it is a gross violation of the sovereignty of numerous states around the nation; and it provides no enforcement against those who violate the law.