GMOs—or, genetically modified organisms—are increasingly becoming part of our food supply. They are largely unregulated, despite the fact that no long term safety testing has confirmed that GMOs are safe. US regulators have relied on data provided by the biotech companies that show these products are safe, despite a growing amount of peer-reviewed research that demonstrates the dangers.
We oppose government agencies that greenlight these lab experiments, trusting the likes of Monsanto that these products are safe. We oppose introducing genetically modified animals into the world with unknown consequences.
- Together with a coalition of organizations, we successfully repealed the Monsanto Protection Act from a must-pass funding bill, which would have stripped federal courts of the authority to halt the sale and planting of potentially dangerous genetically engineered crops.
- We worked on the Steering Committee to pass California’s Prop 37. After pouring unprecedented amounts of money into the ballot initiative, the food industry won and Prop 37 failed, but the work in California prompted more than 20 states to introduce GMO labeling legislation over the next several years.
- We helped draft the GMO labeling bills that became law in Connecticut and Maine. Our activists submitted thousands of messages in support of the bill.
- We supported Vermont’s labeling law, the first unrestricted GMO labeling law.
Oct 18, 2016 1
The truth can be very hard to get. So we’ve updated our own GMO Fact Check site. And we need to stop a new effort to use taxpayer money to spread industry propaganda. Action Alert! Earlier this month, major biotech and agriculture groups sent a letter to key members of the House and Senate Appropr...
Sep 13, 2016 11
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Sep 6, 2016 60
We are sure there will be many more such attacks coming. Earlier this summer, Congress defied the will of voters in passing a phony GMO labeling bill. This “mandatory” labeling bill is anything but mandatory: it allows companies to choose how to inform consumers about the genetically engineered ...
Aug 9, 2016 4
This particular crony alliance isn’t even secretive about it. Action Alert! We think of Monsanto and other companies as developers and promoters of GMOs. But thanks to passage of the Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986, as well as President Reagan’s Executive Order #12591—“Facilitating A...
Jul 19, 2016 11
Once again, Congress has sold out voters. Last Thursday, the phony GMO “labeling” bill passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 306–117. The bill now awaits President Obama’s signature, and our sources tell us that he is likely to sign the bill into law. Many organizations are floodi...
Jul 12, 2016 14
Crony GMO “labeling” bill has language that could be used to stop companies from using a non-GMO label! We need to stop this now! Major Action Alert! We’ve been reporting on the Roberts-Stabenow bill for some weeks now. The public is being told it’s a “mandatory labeling” bill. We call i...
Jul 5, 2016 0
Even the FDA says the legislation is full of loopholes. We must stop this bill from moving forward. Action Alert! A vote to end debate on the Roberts-Stabenow GMO labeling bill in the Senate is expected tomorrow. If cloture is approved, the bill is one step closer to becoming law. For more backgroun...
May 3, 2016 30
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Apr 26, 2016 0
April 19, 2016 Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the world’s most widely used herbicide, its use being largely associated with crops genetically modified to be resistant to it. Increasing numbers of scientific studies are demonstrating that glyphosate residues are now ubiquitous in the enviro...
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