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Fact Sheets: FoodFact Sheets Count: 82
April 9, 2015
The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act — sponsored by Mike Pompeo (R-KS) and a brainchild of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) — would make the already inadequate approval process for genetically engineered (GMO) foods even worse.
February 6, 2015
Filed in: Agricultural policy, Factory farms, Farm bill, Food, Food & Water Justice, Food safety, Foodopoly, Meat, Poultry Fair Share Act
The poultry sector is dominated by a few large poultry processing companies that control every step of chicken production — from chicks to cutlets.
January 9, 2015
Unlike traditional plant and animal breeding, which tries to develop better varieties by selecting traits from the same species, genetic engineering techniques can insert specific genes from any plan, animal or microorganism into the DNA of a different species.
With the rise of GMO crops, coexistence between organic, non-GMO and GMO production has become more difficult due to the potential for gene flow and commingling of crops at both the planting and harvesting levels.
At the very least, consumers should have the right to know if the foods they are buying and eating have been genetically engineered.
January 8, 2015
Whenever the subject of mandatory labeling of GMO foods comes up, the food industry claims that labeling will be prohibitively expensive.
June 12, 2014
The rise of genetic engineering has not only diminished the ability for farmers to practice their own methods of seed selection, but also turned another sector of agriculture into a business monopolized by a few corporations.
May 23, 2014
Farming is a tough job. Farmers deal with unstable weather patterns and have just a few buyers for most crops. This leads to boom-and-bust swings between bumper crops and dire shortages. Income isn’t guaranteed, and farmers are required to put a lot on the line to get their crop into the ground.
April 3, 2014
The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) represents more than 300 of the United States’ biggest food and beverage companies.
January 14, 2014
The TPP’s contentious “investor-state dispute resolution” allows a corporation to sue federal, state and local governments if it believes that a law or regulation will negatively affect its bottom line.