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Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) - US

The mission of this working group is to focus on discussions about genetically modified organisms.

Members

Kathy Gilbeaux mdmcdonald

Email address for group

genetically-modified-organisms-gmo-us@m.resiliencesystem.org

Pesticides on Kauai - Stop Poisoning Paradise

      

stoppoisoningparadise.org

About Ordinance 960

STARTING IN 2013 a broad coalition of Kaua'i moms, health care professionals, farmers, and civic leaders successful in winning Ordinance 960 (formerly Bill 2491), a Kaua'i law that addresses excessive pesticide use by GMO companies on our island.

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Vermont Senate Votes 26-2 for GMO Labeling

Lt. Gov. Phil Scott stands before the Senate on Tuesday as they debate the GMO food labeling bill at the Statehouse. (Photo: EMILY McMANAMY/FREE PRESS )

burlingtonfreepress.com - by Terri Hallenbeck - April 15, 2014

The Senate gave a decisive 26-2 vote Tuesday for a bill that would require labeling of foods that contain genetically modified ingredients, a strong indication that Vermont could become the first state in the nation to enact such a law.

“We are saying people have a right to know what’s in their food,” said Senate President Pro Tempore John Campbell, D-Windsor.

Campbell and other supporters argued that they believe they have written a bill that is legally defensible.

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Monsanto: The Enemy Of Family Farmers

(illustration: FoodDemocracyNow.org)

huffingtonpost.com
by Elizabeth Kucinich, Policy Director, Center for Food Safety
April 2, 2014

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Food and Water Watch is working towards required labeling for genetically engineered foods

You can join Food and Water Watch and other concerned citizens working to require GMO labeling.

www.foodandwaterwatch.org

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Cattle Deaths Still Baffle Scientists - Grass Tied to Texas Cattle Deaths Hybrid, Not GM

A cattle ranch in Elgin, Texas., where 15 head died after grazing in a field. Tests showed the grass they ingested was producing cyanide gas. (KEYE)

weareaustin.com - June 26, 2012

Three days after KEYE-TV first reported on grass killing cattle east of Austin, scientists at Texas A&M University and the USDA are still investigating what's causing it.

"The grass looked good, it was fresh, early in the spring, and we thought we'd turn them out," explained Jerry Abel, the cattle rancher.

The grass growing in Abel's pasture on his 80-acres in Elgin is a variety known as Tifton 85.  Several weeks ago, he opened the gates for his hungry herd of Corriente cattle - but within hours, 15 of the 18 were dead.

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