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Large turnout expected for GMO hearing - Northern Advocate - Northern Advocate News


A large public gallery is expected to hear Federated Farmers New Zealand’s appeal against an Environment Court decision concerning genetically moderated organisms. – Northern Advocate… 89 more words

Are schools teaching anti-GMO propaganda?


More and more, anti-GMO groups are looking to sway students toward “big organic” with unscientific lesson plans. The decision of the Sausalito Marin City, California, school district to incorporate a program of serving only non-GMO, organic meals to its schoolchildren is part of a widespread effort among anti-GMO groups to “educate” children on the alleged hazards (regardless of no scientific proof so far) of eating food that was grown using genetic engineering. 75 more words

NASDA cues up FSMA implementation and GMO labeling at conference | Food Safety News


The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) wraps up its 2016 Winter Policy Conference today and the influential group is laying down some tracks others may have to follow. 67 more words

What it would really take for GMO mosquitoes to stop Zika - The Washington Post


Genetically modified organisms face skepticism around the world — but concerns might soften for the sake of fighting disease.

In the global rush to find a way to stop the spread of the Zika virus, a new player has emerged — a genetically modified mosquito whose developers claim it could be a game-changer. 51 more words

Local control GMO debate resurfaces at legislature | KGW.com


The battle over genetically engineered crops has returned to the Legislature.

A House committee on Thursday heard testimony on the first of two bills that would repeal parts of 2013’s Senate Bill 863, which prohibits local governments from regulating crops or seeds. 107 more words

Pro-GMO Group Crosses Ethical Line


The Genetic Literacy Project (GLP) has been accused of unethical journalistic practices after it published personal information about individuals opposed to genetically modified food and changed the text of an article without the author’s permission. 91 more words

Seed Pre-emption at the Oregon Legislature

We are currently in the midst of a short session of the Oregon Legislature.  This year there are over 600 bills to get through, and only 35 days to do it.  306 more words

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