Food

"Latvia, Greece Win Opt-Out From Monsanto GM Crop"

"Monsanto said it would abide by Latvia's and Greece's requests under a new EU opt-out law to be excluded from its application to grow a genetically modified (GM) crop across the European Union, but accused them of ignoring science."

Source: Reuters, 09/01/2015

Food Industry Heavyweights Spend Big To Lobby Against Transparency

The battleground over transparency on food origins and ingredients is much wider than labeling of foods that contain genetically modified ingredients, as journalist Elizabeth Grossman points out in a recent piece in Civil Eats. It includes labelling food products for country-of-origin or the use of pesticides.

Food Safety Group Sues Ag Department for FOIA'd Records on GMO Crops

The Center for Food Safety (CFS) has sued the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for withholding information on genetically modified crops (GMOs), after unsuccessfully seeking information over a period of 13 years.

Testing Cuts Blind Louisianans to Mercury Contamination in Water, Fish

"Seven years after the end of a much-lauded program to monitor mercury in Louisiana’s waterways, state officials lack updated data to warn people about any potential contamination in the fish they catch and eat."

Source: Baton Rouge Advocate, 07/28/2015

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