Laws & Regulations

"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

Docs: Koch Industries Backed Effort to Undermine Renewable Energy in KS

"Emails and financial documents released by the University of Kansas on Thursday reveal earmarked funding from Koch Industries to develop research used to lobby against the state renewable energy standard."

Source: The Intercept, 09/01/2015

"Welcome to Beautiful Parkersburg, West Virginia"

The story of how a DuPont chemical called C8, or PFOA, harmed the health of people around Parkersburg, WV, is an epic one that resulted in a huge class-action settlement. "DuPont deceived as many people as they could deceive as for as long as they could," one resident said. Under the current regulatory system, the same thing could happen again.

Source: Huffington Post, 08/28/2015

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.

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