207 search results for “genetically improved foods” (page 21)

Nannies Lament Labeling Decision

In refusing to require mandatory labeling for genetically improved food products, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday reinforced the fact that it would be “misleading” for a label to…
Posted January 18, 2001 at 12:00 am

Timing Is Everything

There’s been some speculation that Genetic ID and their client, the Genetically Engineered Food Alert (GEFA), timed the release of their “bomb shell” announcement about genetically improved Starlink corn finding…
Posted October 31, 2000 at 12:00 am

Taking The Road Already Traveled

The anti-biotech activists at Genetic ID are making headlines again, reporting that they’ve found more taco shells with traces of genetically improved corn, this time in Safeway-brand taco shells.
Posted October 12, 2000 at 12:00 am

All About The Money

The American Crop Protection Association's Douglas T. Nelson sums up the case against genetically improved food this way: "Unfortunately, the case against biotech food has nothing to do with safety, health or the environment, but with commercial interests. The sadness of it all is that the organic farmers aren't willing to confront biotech foods head on. Instead, they wish to hide behind the facade of caring about the environment."
Posted September 22, 2000 at 12:00 am

If The Shoe Fits…

Portland Press Herald editorial writer M.D. Harmon provides perspective on those protesting genetically improved food: "It has been said that the story of civilization is a record of the slow triumph of those who want to build something over those who want merely to conquer and destroy. The attempt to improve our foodstuffs and other useful plants is a civilization-building effort, and the destructive activities of machete-wielding vandals is uncivilized in the extreme."
Posted August 1, 2000 at 12:00 am

Something Incestuous Here

Organic marketer Whole Foods Market Inc. sponsors the "Keep Nature Natural Campaign," which uses junk science and scare tactics to demonize genetically improved food. The "Keep Nature Natural Campaign" is also supported by Chefs Collaborative and its president, celebrity chef Rick Bayless. Bayless teaches at the Culinary Institute of America, which is co-sponsoring a conference with Chefs Collaborative on "purchasing local, seasonal, and organic ingredients." In addition to its other local, seasonal, and organic items, Whole Foods sells Bayless' own line of food products at its stores. Hmmm….
Posted July 31, 2000 at 12:00 am

The Bottom Line Is Profit

Whole Foods Market, a supporter of the Keep Nature Natural campaign (which seeks to scare the public into rejecting genetically improved food), has begun to stock Cheerios and Jif…
Posted July 28, 2000 at 12:00 am