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The Good News About the Bad Effort in Congress to Thwart GMO Labeling by States

The Editorial Board of The New York Times declared a few days ago that it “is a bad idea” for the United States Senate to join the United States House of Representatives in trying “to make it harder for consumers to … Continue reading

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Campbell Soup or Monsanto? Who Do You Trust?

How does a company build trust? Campbell Soup and Monsanto appear to be going about it in quite different ways. As reported in The New York Times, the Monsanto Company filed a lawsuit against California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard … Continue reading

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The Products of GE Technology Must be Assessed for Safety on a Case-By-Case Basis

Mark Lynas was at it again in an opinion piece in The New York Times last week, making claims once more about a so-called “worldwide scientific consensus on the safety of genetic engineering,” and calling those 17 countries in Europe … Continue reading

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Rebuttal to Statements Against SB 1381, The California GE Labeling Bill

Senator Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) has introduced a bill, SB 1381, which would require genetically engineered (GE) foods in California’s retail grocery stores to be labeled starting in 2016. I’m in favor of this bill because, as stated in its … Continue reading

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How Slate.com botched a story about genetically modified food

A few days ago, Jon Entine posted a story on Slate.com reporting that Caitlin Shetterly’s feature in Elle magazine on genetically engineered (GE) corn (AKA genetically modified, or GM, corn) “just doesn’t withstand the critical scrutiny of science.” But Entine’s … Continue reading

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On the Right to Know What We’re Buying

Here is the text of an op-ed piece I wrote that was published in the Davis Enterprise on September 20, 2012: Proposition 37, “The California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act,” was not written “to authorize a whole new … Continue reading

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Corrections to San Francisco Chronicle article

I wrote the following letter in response to an article on California’s Prop 37 written by Stacy Finz  in the San Francisco Chronicle; it was published in The Davis Enterprise on August 24, 2012. First, there are currently no crops … Continue reading

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