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OSGATA president Jim Gerritsen says OTA’s support for a planned U.S. GM label law shows the group “can no longer be trusted.” (OSGATA.org)

Organic seed growers split with OTA over U.S. label plan

A U.S. organic seed grower organization best known for its court case against Monsanto has parted ways with one of North America’s biggest organic sector bodies over a proposed nationwide GMO label law in the U.S. The Maine-based growers’ group, the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA), announced Thursday its board has voted to […] Read more


Fourth of July celebrations at Vermont’s State House in Montpelier. (Legislature.vermont.gov)

Quebec again ponders mandatory GMO labelling

Quebec’s agriculture minister has telegraphed an interest in following the lead of a next-door neighbour to require mandatory labelling for foods made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The province’s governing Liberals previously called for such a system, making a GMO label law part of their election platform back in 2003, but have been quiet about their […] Read more

Nobel Prizes, funded through the last will of Swedish chemist and inventor Alfred Nobel, have been issued since 1901 to honour outstanding achievements in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, and literature, and for work in peace. (Pi Frisk photo copyright Nobel Media AB, 2015)

Nobel laureates urge Greenpeace to stop opposing GMOs

Washington | Reuters — More than 100 Nobel laureates called on the international environmental group Greenpeace on Thursday to end its opposition to genetically modified crops, saying there is a scientific consensus they are safe and can benefit society. At a news conference, the scientists cited in particular the value of a genetically modified rice […] Read more


Campbell, which recently rolled out several Star Wars-themed products such as these Darth Vader-shaped SpaghettiOs, plans to label all its U.S. products for presence of GMO ingredients. (Campbells.com)

MP calls for mandatory GMO labels, echoes Vermont regulations

CNS Canada — A Quebec MP has tabled a new bill calling for mandatory labelling of genetically modified (GM) foods, following steps taken by lawmakers south of the border. Pierre-Luc Dusseault, the New Democrat MP for Sherbrooke, introduced Bill C-291 Tuesday morning, calling for the mandatory labelling of genetically engineered (GE) foods in Canada. Dusseault […] Read more

(Photo courtesy General Mills via Flickr)

General Mills to label GMOs in U.S. products

Reuters — General Mills on Friday said it would begin putting labels on its products that contain genetically engineered ingredients, a move that comes days after U.S. senators failed to advance legislation aimed at blocking Vermont from requiring such labels on July 1. U.S. consumer are calling for greater transparency around food production and sourcing, […] Read more


Vermont becomes first state to mandate GMO labelling

Governor says people ‘have the right to 
know what’s in their food’

Reading Time: 2 minutes Vermont became the first U.S. state to mandate labelling of foods made with genetically modified organisms — a law expected to be challenged in court by some food and agriculture companies. The law, set to take effect July 1, 2016, sets the stage for more than two dozen other states that are currently considering mandatory […] Read more