News & Updates

Jun
6

VT Preps For GMO Labeling Law To Take Effect Rachel Aragon WVNY Vermont passed its GMO labeling law in 2014. It goes into effect in less than a month. But there’s still a lot of questions. “I had a call about 15 minutes from a producer that sells fresh duck eggs, I said easy question,… read more

Jun
6

Study: GMOs Are Safe Star Beacon Staff Star Beacon Recently a report from the National Academy of Sciences provided assurance of the safety and importance of genetically engineered (GMO) foods. This report gained national attention by major media and other sources. The National Academy of Sciences is composed of 20 respected scientists from the United… read more

Jun
3

There’s even less time than we thought. While the Senate has 19 days left in session before Vermont’s GMO labeling law takes effect, any solution passed by the Senate will also have to be passed by the House before it goes to the President for his signature, and the House is currently scheduled to be… read more

May
31

Study Shows No Increased Risk For Modified Foods Frank Stanko Wahpeton Daily News On Friday, July 1, Vermont is scheduled to become the first state to have mandatory labels indicating which of their food products contain genetically modified organisms. Despite this, the National Research Council of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine released… read more

May
31

There Are Not Two Sides To The GMO Story Julia A. Moore (LTE) The Washington Post Regarding the May 18 Politics & the Nation article “Are GMO crops safe? Focus on the plant, not the process, scientists say”: Enough already! How many National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine reports does it take to give… read more

May
31

American Soybean Association Works With Senate Leaders To Find GMO Labeling Compromise Crop Protection News Staff Crop Protection News Leaders at the American Soybean Association have collaborated with Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) to create a GMO labeling compromise. In addition, American Soybean Association CEO Steve Censky visited… read more

May
27

July 1 is just around the corner. Unfortunately, that means that Vermont’s GMO labeling mandate is only a few weeks away from taking effect and effectively setting labeling policy for the entire nation. Other states are also poised to pass their own laws that will create a patchwork of different requirements. There isn’t much time… read more

May
26

A report from POLITICOPro this morning shared recent remarks from Secretary Vilsack that are worth highlighting again: “And if Congress can’t or won’t make tough decisions, he said, ‘I’m happy to make them. But we just need to make them.” We just need to make them. He’s absolutely right. Congress has just 21 days to… read more

May
25

There are only 22 legislative days left before Vermont’s GMO labeling law becomes the de facto law of the land and sets off a domino effect of patchwork labeling standards that will overtake the country should Congress fail to find a uniform food labeling solution. Just this morning, Agriculture Secretary Vilsack said at the Organic… read more

May
24

There are just 23 legislative days left for Congress to find a workable, science-based GMO labeling solution that protects agricultural innovation and stands up for the American farmers and food producers that rely on safe, affordable GMO foods to keep hungry families fed. In the continued fight for Congressional action, two recent editorials and one… read more

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