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Fact Sheets: AllFact Sheets Count: 272
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.
October 7, 2014
Fracked oil from the Bakken Shale has put North Dakota at “the center of a revolution,” now yielding more oil than Alaska and rising to second place for production behind Texas. But, as production soars, so does the demand for pipelines, trains and barges to transport Bakken crude oil to refineries, increasingly on the East Coast, the most densely populated region of the United States.
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 28, 2014
The Reading City Council is considering opening up the city’s water system to privatization.
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.
May 14, 2014
The TPP will increase imports of potentially unsafe and minimally inspected fish and seafood products, exposing consumers to more and more dangerous seafood.
April 3, 2014
The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) represents more than 300 of the United States’ biggest food and beverage companies.