Category Archives: Genetically Engineered Food

Just Label It: GMO label comments to FDA near 1 million; Add your voice by March 27

By Alex Duncan
Just Label It

The FDA has given us the 180-day “due date” for submitting comments to the petition: March 27th.

With less than a month left, more than 850,000 Americans have told the FDA to label genetically engineered foods. That’s more comments to FDA on a food issue than ever before! With just under a month to go, we’re within reach of the goal of 1 million comments.

This is the big push, and we need all hands on deck to cross the finish line. Can we count on your help to reach 1 million during this pivotal month? 

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Study says insecticide used with GM corn highly toxic to bees

By Iowa Sierra Club

New research should nail the coffin lid shut on a toxic bee-killing pesticide; Entire food chain found to be contaminated, from soil to pollen to dead bees.

The Sierra Club calls on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to immediately suspend the registration of the insecticide clothianidin, based on new scientific evidence of extensive contamination in bees and soil.

On January 3, 2012, scientists at Purdue University documented major adverse impacts from clothianidin, used as a seed treatment in corn, on honey bee health. The results showed clothianidin present in foraging areas long after treated seed has been planted.

The study raises questions about the long term survival of this major pollinator.

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