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April 11th, 2014

Unlabeled GMO Salmon? Groups Call on FDA to Rein In Industry Claims
CFS Press Release
Food & Water Watch and Center for Food Safety called on FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg today to put an end to erroneous statements
by AquaBounty Technologies Vice President, who recently told the press that FDA has already decided that the company’s GMO salmon will be
sold without a label.
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April 11th, 2014
Years of Eating Dangerously?
Food for Thought, the CFS Blog
By Diana Donlon, Cool Foods Campaign Director – Years of Living Dangerously airs this Sunday on Showtime. The first episode,
which is highly worth your time, investigates different facets of the climate crisis in Texas, Syria, and Indonesia. The Indonesia
segment is spearheaded by actor Harrison Ford who journeys deep into the tropical forest not as a swashbuckling adventurer,
but more as a sober statesman, to uncover a paradise mostly lost. Along the way, we learn that Indonesia has the world’s
highest rate of deforestation.
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April 10th, 2014
GMO Pushers and The Art of War
Huffington Post
By Elizabeth Kucinich – In The Art of War the famous strategist Sun Tzu writes, “The whole secret lies in confusing the enemy,
so that he cannot fathom our real intent.” Sun Tzu could write a whole new chapter about Monsanto and the other pushers of
genetically modified foods, or GMO. On Wednesday, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) carried Monsanto’s torch when he introduced
legislation to block GMO labeling.
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April 10th, 2014
“There’s Nano in Our Food?” What You Need to Know about Nanotechnology and Food Safety
Food for Thought, the CFS Blog
By Jaydee Hanson, Senior Policy Analyst – Nanotechnology has the potential to be used in a broad array of products,
including foods and cosmetics. Unbeknownst to us, it is already commonly used in many products that are part of our
daily lives. However, those rushing to commercialize nanotechnologies have neglected to develop the legal, and regulatory
oversight mechanisms needed to reduce the risks of these technologies. We at Center for Food Safety have identified more
than 300 foods and food packaging materials that likely contain engineered nanomaterials, including a range of products
from nano silver plastic containers to nano titanium dioxide coated baked goods.
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April 10th, 2014
Bill seeks to block mandatory GMO food labeling by states
Reuters
By Carey Gillam – A Republican congressman from Kansas introduced legislation on Wednesday that would nullify efforts in
multiple states to require labeling of genetically modified foods. The bill, dubbed the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act,”
was drafted by U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo and is aimed at overriding bills in about two dozen states that would require foods
made with genetically engineered crops to be labeled as such. The bill specifically prohibits any mandatory labeling of foods developed using
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April 9th, 2014
Plowed Under
The American Prospect
Jocelyn C. Zuckerman – Across the northern plains, native grassland is being turned into farmland
at a rate not seen since the 1920s. The environmental consequences could be disastrous.
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April 9th, 2014
Big Food’s “DARK Act” Introduced in Congress
CFS Press Release
Rep. Pompeo’s GMO Bill Identical to Industry Proposal – Legislation introduced today by Congressman
Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) would block any federal or state action to require labeling of foods made with
genetically engineered ingredients.
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April 9th, 2014
Industry Hype & Bad Science Undercuts Real Energy/Climate Solutions
CFS Press Release
Scientists and environmentalists today condemned a recent press release by researchers at the University of British Columbia
announcing they have created genetically engineered (GE) poplar trees for paper and biofuel production, opening the prospect
of growing these GE trees like an agricultural crop in the future. [1]
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April 7th, 2014
“Ag-gag” laws: Why Animal Welfare is a Food Safety Concern
Food for Thought, the CFS Blog
By Paige M. Tomaselli, Senior Attorney – In March, Center for Food Safety, along with a coalition of animal protection,
labor rights, and environmental groups, filed a federal lawsuit to overturn Idaho’s new “ag-gag” statute, which was
signed into law on February 28, 2014. The statute criminalizes whistle-blowing activities on factory farms and slaughterhouses,
including audio and video recordings of animal welfare violations without the farm owner’s permission. Anyone convicted of this
conduct can face up to a year in prison or a $5,000 fine.
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April 7th, 2014
Monsanto and co. pouring money into defeating county measure to ban GMOs
RT News
Monsanto and five other top agrochemical companies have donated a combined $455,000 to defeat an Oregon
county ballot initiative that would restrict the growth of genetically-modified crops in area farms.
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