Genetically Modified Organisms

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    June 17, 2013

    Chipotle Starts Identifying GMO Ingredients

    Today on the GMO beat, Grub Street has news that burrito juggernaut Chipotle has begun identified genetically modified ingredients on its website. The restaurant has built its brand on the strength of local and organic, and this is a bold move, considering that many of its ingredients are fried in G ... More >>

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    April 10, 2013
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    March 8, 2013

    Whole Foods Announces It Will Require GMO Labeling by 2018

    GMO transparency has become a hot-button issue in the country for the past few years, and even though California's Prop. 37 was defeated last November, a few other states are moving toward legislation requiring labels on any genetically modified foods sold in supermarkets. Today Whole Foods Market t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Taste Testing Chipotle's New Hodo Soy Tofu Burrito

    Chef Tyson Cole of Austin's Uchi & Uchiko makes a good point in naming Chipotle as one of the most important restaurants in the country in Bon Appetit. "Why? Their utilization of sustainably sourced goods, food made fresh daily, and, with thousands of locations, their overall reach," he's quoted as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    GE Salmon is Close to Being Approved: Let the FDA Know Your Thoughts

    Over the holidays, the U.S. Food and Drink Administration took one step closer to approving genetically engineered salmon for public sale. The agency released a report saying that the fish wasn't likely to pose a threat to the environment or to the people who eat it. These GE salmon, called AquAdvan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    New Study Shows Voter Support for Genetically Modified Food Labeling in California

    A new study has just come out that shows that 67% of voters continue to support the labeling of genetically modified foods, despite the defeat of Prop. 37 in last November's election. The controversial Prop. 37, which would have required a label on any genetically modified food sold in California, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    Washington State Could Be First in Country to Pass GMO Labeling

    It's been a few months since California residents voted down Prop. 37, the controversial initiative in last November's election that would have required labels on any genetically modified food sold in the state. Now Washington state, of recent gay marriage and pot legalization approval, might be the ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 14, 2012
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    November 8, 2012

    All You Need to Know About GMOs: The Rap Video

    So there's been a lot of talk about genetically modified crops these past few weeks in light of Prop. 37. And maybe you've been nodding along in conversations, pretending you have a comprehensive grasp on the whole GMO issue, but really don't know much about the crops beyond the fact that they're, u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Despite Prop. 37's Defeat, the Fight for GMO Labeling Soldiers On

    Proposition 37, the California initiative to label genetically modified food, was defeated last night with a 53% majority vote against the proposed labeling law. But just because this battle was lost, those behind the Yes on 37 campaign say the war is far from over. The group is focusing on the 4.3 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2012

    Three Things I Learned When I Forced Myself to Learn About Proposition 37

    By now you've probably heard that a major food fight is going down on the state ballot on Tuesday. If passed, Proposition 37 would require a label on any genetically engineered foods and food products sold in California -- an unprecedented move that could end up shaping food policy on a national lev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Congress Attempting to Stop the Frankenfish

    This is not AquaBounty's GM salmon. It is also not PhotoShopped. Good god.​For years, SFoodie has been hearing about the development of AquaBounty's AquAdvantage giant farmed salmon, which are bred to produce growth hormone continuously throughout their lives so they reach market weight much faste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Hey Food Activists: Can We Get a Ban on GMOs and BGH?

    PCC Farmland Trust​California's food activists are on the verge of gaining a ban on the import of shark fins. And starting next July, sale of foie gras in this state will be illegal. We care about animal welfare here; we passed a law regulating the size of chickens' cages. But perhaps becaus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Genetically Modified Beets at the Center of Food Safety Debate

    Fact: Beet deregulation would be a boon to Schrute family farms ​Beets are not always the preferred vegetable on one's plate, but they are considered among the healthier foods we eat -- until they're not.Food Safety groups are challenging beet growers who are attempting to plant genetically engine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    With Rice Paddy Art, Japanese Village Creates Tourist Bonanza

    Shiho Fukada/New York TimesImages are "painted" using thousands of rice plants genetically engineered to have different hues.​In Inkadate, a village in rural northern Japan, rice is not just an important crop, a staple, it's a medium for intricate, colorful paddy art that might make Christo or ... More >>

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