10 Jun '11, 4pm

California Ballot Initiative Spotlights Competing Interests in ...: If labeling of GMOs becomes mandatory in Cal...

Organic food advocates in California are working to put an initiative on the electoral ballot in 2012 that would require labeling of genetically modified foods. Currently, shoppers have no way of knowing whether or not the food they purchase is genetically modified, or contains genetically modified ingredients. If labeling of GMOs becomes mandatory in California, it could prove to be an enormous boost for the organic food industry. Due to the size of the California economy and its agriculture industry, and the state's leadership on green issues, the labeling initiative is likely to spill over into other US states. But all is not well in the organic industry. Some conventional companies that are represented on the board of the Organic Trade Association (OTA) are protecting their interests in industrial agriculture's GMOs and factory farms, according to a short documentary r...

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organicconsumers.org 09 Jun '11, 3pm

NEW YORK: New threats by Monsanto have led to the filing of an amended complaint by the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) ...

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switchboard.nrdc.org 10 Jun '11, 10pm

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Green: Comparing Emissions Strategies

green.blogs.nytimes.com 14 Jun '11, 1pm

California Air Resources Board A summary of how various approaches to controlling emissions are expected to meet 20 object...

USDA moves to let Monsanto perform its own environmental impact studies on GMOs: via @grist

USDA moves to let Monsanto perform its own envi...

grist.org 12 Jun '11, 7am

"Everything looks A-OK. What a surprise!" Last August, Federal Judge Jeffrey White issued a stinging rebuke to the USDA fo...

California Revises Its Greenhouse Gas Analysis

green.blogs.nytimes.com 14 Jun '11, 12pm

California Air Resources Board A summary of how various approaches to controlling emissions are expected to meet 20 object...