GMO

6:00am

Sun July 20, 2014
Agriculture

Acres Of Genetically Modified Corn Nearly Doubled In A Decade

The USDA reports that 93 percent of the corn planted in the United States contains a genetically modified trait.
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More than 90 percent of U.S. field corn is genetically modified, according todata recently released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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12:48pm

Thu April 24, 2014
National

Vermont Set To Label GMOs, Colorado Might Not Be Far Behind

A 2013 rally against genetically modified foods brought hundreds to the steps of the Colorado capitol.
Credit Luke Runyon / KUNC and Harvest Public Media

11:20am

Fri February 28, 2014
The Salt

Why The 'Non-GMO' Label Is Organic's Frenemy

Originally published on Tue March 4, 2014 9:29 am

The increasingly successful movement to eliminate GMO crops from food is turning out to be organic's false friend.
Robyn Beck AFP/Getty Images

It's easy to think of "organic" and "non-GMO" as the best buddies of food. They sit comfortably beside each other in the same grocery stores — most prominently, in Whole Foods Market. Culturally, they also seem to occupy the same space. Both reject aspects of mainstream industrial agriculture.

In fact, the increasingly successful movement to eliminate genetically modified crops — GMOs — from food is turning out to be organic's false friend. The non-GMO label has become a cheaper alternative to organic.

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2:56pm

Thu February 6, 2014
The Salt

Food Industry Groups Say They'll Label GMOs, On Their Terms

Originally published on Mon February 10, 2014 1:51 pm

A woman shops at a supermarket in New York City.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

Remember those ballot initiatives in California and Washington that aimed to get food companies to label products containing genetically modified ingredients?

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1:40am

Tue February 4, 2014
The Salt

How American Food Companies Go GMO-Free In A GMO World

Originally published on Thu February 6, 2014 6:12 am

Allen Williams grows corn and soybeans for Clarkson Grain, which has been selling GMO-free grain to Japan for years.
Dan Charles/NPR

Quite possibly, you've noticed some new food labels out there, like "Not made with genetically modified ingredients" or "GMO-free." You might have seen them on boxes of Cheerios, or on chicken meat. If you've shopped at Whole Foods, that retailer says it now sells more than 3,000 products that have been certified as "non-GMO."

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