How People, Water and Agriculture Connect – Food Insight

Posted by on Sep 22, 2016 in Blog, Featured

How People, Water and Agriculture Connect – Food Insight

When you think of water, what comes to mind? Is it a cool swig after a hard workout? Is it your beach vacation from last year? Or is it whether or not enough water will fall from the sky to grow your food? March 22 is World Water Day, and it’s an opportunity to reflect on the importance of water. This year’s theme is “better water, better jobs.” How does water impact agriculture, which employs nearly 1 billion people around the world? Let’s take a look. Although nearly 70...

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Court Or Congress Likely To Kill Needless GMO Labels

Posted by on Oct 8, 2015 in Uncategorized

Court Or Congress Likely To Kill Needless GMO Labels

The future of Connecticut’s law mandating the labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms has been thrown in doubt by Congress and a court. And that’s just fine. The law is needless. The law — which has never taken effect — may be nullified. The law’s supporters are calling this threat a victory of big agribusiness and the supermarket lobby over consumers. In fact, nullifying the law would be a victory of common sense over ill-informed...

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Connecticut’s GMO Law In Jeopardy

Posted by on Oct 7, 2015 in Uncategorized

Connecticut’s GMO Law In Jeopardy

The fate of Connecticut’s 2-year-old law to require the labeling of foods made from genetically modified organisms may soon be decided, either in a federal courtroom or in Congress. A federal appeals court in New York City is scheduled to hear oral arguments this week, in a challenge to Vermont’s GMO law. If the food industry wins in that case, Connecticut’s labeling statute would also be in jeopardy. But the greatest threat to GMO labeling laws in...

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No GMO Label Needed

Posted by on Feb 21, 2015 in Blog, Featured

No GMO Label Needed

At first blush, it sounds like a good idea: require the labeling of genetically engineered foods so that consumers can make informed choices about what they eat. Yet such a law, proposed by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and other senators, simply caters to unjustified worries and makes no sense scientifically. Genetically modified food isn’t new. Since farming began, humans have been breeding food — in other words, changing the genetics — for beneficial traits and...

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89% Of Scientists Believe Genetically Modified Foods Are Safe

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in Featured

89% Of Scientists Believe Genetically Modified Foods Are Safe

A Pew Research Center study on science literacy, undertaken in cooperation with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and released on January 29, contains a blockbuster: In sharp contrast to public skepticism about GMOs, 89% of scientists believe genetically modified foods are safe. That overwhelming consensus exceeds the percentage of scientists, 88%, who believe global warming is the result of human activity. However, the public appears far more...

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