Big Ag is heavily pivoting to GMOs 2.0/synthetic biology and gene editing, particularly given that these new techniques are even less regulated (and most not at all) than transgenics.
For Immediate Release
Statement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
by Arthur Stamoulis, Executive Director, Citizens Trade Campaign
This morning, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, along with other trade ministers from throughout the Pacific Rim, announced a deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) — a trade and investment pact that would set rules governing approximately forty percent of the global economy. Citizens Trade Campaign’s executive director Arthur Stamoulis released the following statement in response:Read more
Grassroots food justice advocates for clear and concise labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and protection of native seeds from genetic contamination, are calling out Councilmember Gil Cedillo. The organizations question Cedillo’s credentials to promote himself as an advocate of non-GMO corn.Read more
On Friday, June 12, the House had three votes on the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) which we've been calling "Fast Track". The results in the news are a bit confusing. I'll cover the two important ones for us here.Read more
This is back up information and resources from the Leader Call on 7.28.14
To prepare for your visit:
Materials to leave with your legislators:
Conflicts of interests, confidentiality and
censorship in health risk assessment: the example
of an herbicide and a GMO
Gilles-Eric Séralini1,2*, Robin Mesnage1,2, Nicolas Defarge1,2 and Joël Spiroux de Vendômois2Read more
Potential Rationale for revising FDA’s current GRAS policy governing regulation
of Genetically Engineered Foods
May 31, 2014
· In 1991, then Vice President Dan Quayle’s Council on Competitiveness called for regulation of Genetically Engineered products based on their performance, not the processes by which they are produced.Read more
If you think this country is run by corporations rather than the will of the people, here’s a great opportunity to take some of our power back!
Despite the fact that U.S. polls consistently show that over 90% of Americans want labeling of genetically engineered foods (GMOs), neither the federal government nor any state government has been able to enact required labeling. So far Connecticut and Maine passed GMO labeling bills that would only take effect when other states passed them.Read more
When I started traveling around the state in 2011 for Prop 37 one of the people I met early on was a woman named Mary, from Santa Barbara. She was an early supporter of GMO labeling and was particularly concerned by the plight of the bees.
Mary and her husband have spent more than a year working on a project to raise money for environmental non-profits. It's a new $10 gift idea called a Boxai, which is getting a lot of attention and was just featured on MSNBC TV in their annual review of "Gifts that Give Back."
Week of Action to Stop GMO Salmon:
Please make 1 phone call during the week of Wed. 9/4 to Tues. 9/10 to Help Stop GMO Salmon.Read more