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Another effort to disguise GMOs and bury the evidence

Another effort to disguise GMOs and bury the evidence

Don’t call them “genetically modified” says the FDA.  In a campaign that is very likely driven behind-the-scenes by the marketing arm of biotech industry, the FDA now wants us to use the term “genetically engineered” instead. Why is this so appalling?  Because the American public is just beginning to wrap their minds around the term “GMO”.  That little combination of three letters is gaining widespread comprehension — “brand recognition” you might say.  Recognition that it is the Death Star of…

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What happened to the GMO-Free Zone?

What happened to the GMO-Free Zone?

Not everything we do comes out successful.  Sometimes we have some rather spectacular failures.  Hopefully, we learn from them, we dust ourselves off, and we continue on. When you’re fighting GMOs, you know that at some point you’ll encounter opposition.  It’s inevitable.  And for us, the day the Big Guys exercised their significant muscle was December 8, 2014.  It felt like running at 60 m.p.h. into a brick wall. Up until that point, our initiative to make L.A. a GMO-Free…

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Make L.A. a GMO-Free Zone

Make L.A. a GMO-Free Zone

The campaign to make L.A. a GMO-free Zone is getting lively again! Last October, Councilmembers Koretz and O’Farrell introduced a Motion to Los Angeles City Council.  The motion would make the City of Los Angeles a 502sq mile GMO-Free Zone with regards to plants and seeds which are grown or sold here.