Browsing the "regulation" Tag

Exposed: Federal funding for GMO salmon?

October 8th, 2011 | by Dan Bacher

Why are our tax dollars going to subsidize the creation of Frankenfish? It's bad enough the government has totally failed to do any kind of regulation for genetically modified organisms (GMOs), including blocking attempts to at least mandate labeling for these artificial and barely-tested foods . But why on earth should taxpayers have to subsidize the hugely-profitable companies that are developing them

It’s official: Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide causes birth defects

June 8th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

A new report by some top scientists has nailed it down, and Monsanto isn't going to be happy. The Agri-giant has built its entire business model, including genetically modified (GMO) crops that dominate the US market, around its Roundup brand herbicide. They last thing they want to admit is that it causes birth defects. But that's just what a group of scientists from a diverse group - including Cambridge University, the King’s College London School of Medicine, and the Institute of Biology, UNICAMP, São Paulo, Brazil - have found

Jamie Oliver wants to know why pink slime is part of your child’s healthy school lunch

April 13th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

Why on earth does the USDA allow "pink slime" - a homogenized mix of the nastiest dregs and runoff of the meat processing industry - to be added into school lunches for America's children? That's the question celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is asking on his show Food Revolution (Tuesday nights from 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET), and hopefully his voice will actually inspire somebody to listen

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