Industry reps cry that Europe could soon become a “graveyard” for biotech products; environmentalists rejoice. The mass rejection of the GM technology means that approximately two-thirds of Europe’s arable land will remain GMO free. Legislation to allow EU member states to restrict or ban the cultivation of crops containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on their… Read More Over half of the European Union’s 28 countries, representing two thirds of the population, want nothing to do with GMOs
As of July 23, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015” which –if passed in the Senate– would consolidate federal control of labeling initiatives for genetically modified foods. Listen to Jeffrey Smith outline the strategy that puts an end to the political wrangling. A transcript of… Read More Can there be a non-GMO future after the DARK Act?
The obvious concern is that any consumer safety labeling law—perhaps especially, labeling of GMOs—could be targeted and overturned on the basis that it caused a barrier to trade. Associated Press reports that the U.S. House Agriculture Committee has voted 38-6 to repeal a “country-of-origin” (COOL) labeling law for beef, pork and chicken— just two days… Read More Consumer Safety Laws Going Down Because of Trade Deals
IRT applauds Congressman DeFazio’s action as a champion of the people vs. Big Food. “Call it the smoking gun,” said DeFazio. “Proof that fast track and massive free trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership are written by and for multinational corporations such as agriculture giant Monsanto. Instead of using trade deals as an opportunity to… Read More Congressman Peter DeFazio of Oregon speaks out against trade deals that favor multinational corporations like Monsanto