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May 20, 2013 | By Steven Hoffman
The biotech industry works hard to discredit any science demonstrating the health and environmental safety risks associated with the widespread adoption of genetically engineered crops and foods. However, a growing body of peer-reviewed, published scientific research shows clear risks to humans, animals and the environment as a result of GMOs and the pesticides that are used in GMO agriculture that are now pervasive in our … Read more »
May 1, 2013 | By Steven Hoffman
You may have heard, of all things, about recent research related to organic food and fruit flies published in the respected scientific journal Plos One. The study, conducted by Dallas middle-school student Ria Chhabra, tracked the effects of organic and conventional diets on the health of fruit flies. By nearly every measure, including fertility, stress resistance and longevity, flies that fed on organic bananas … Read more »
GMO Update: Whole Foods Market to Require GMO Transparency; Washington State’s I-522 Bill Best Bet for GMO Labeling in 2013
April 10, 2013 | By Steven Hoffman
This past month marked a number of important developments in the ongoing debate to label genetically engineered or GMO foods, including the following news items.
Whole Foods Market Announces Mandatory GMO Labeling in Stores by 2018
Not waiting for the government to take the lead in the labeling of genetically engineered or GMO foods, Whole Foods Market announced at Natural Products Expo West that it … Read more »
March 22, 2013 | By Steven Hoffman
This 60-second video, produced by Boulder-based Whizzbang Studios and Compass Natural Marketing, made its debut at Natural Products Expo West, the world’s largest natural and organic products trade exhibition, at a GMO labeling seminar and press conference held on March 7, 2013.
With GMO labeling and consumer transparency a key issue at this year’s trade show, the seminar, moderated by Compass Natural Marketing Managing Director … Read more »
March 17, 2013 | By Steven Hoffman
At the Epicenter, a popular Boulder, CO-based speaker series featuring business and thought leaders in natural and organic products and sustainability, featured on February 12, 2013, three women leaders in green business, including Hunter Lovins of Natural Capitalism Solutions, Kim Coupounas, Co-founder of Go-Lite, and Brook Eddy, CEO of Bhakti Chai. Moderated by Seleyn DeYarus, CEO of America’s Best Organics, At the Epicenter is produced … Read more »