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FDA Withdraws Approvals of Arsenic in Animal Feed

FDA Withdraws Approvals of Arsenic in Animal Feed | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
The FDA has responded to a nearly four-year-old petition, calling for the immediate withdrawal of the vast majority of arsenic-containing compounds used as feed additives for chickens, turkeys and hogs.
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Food safety goes beyond label reading today. Now you have to be able to read the between the lies...
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Oregon's GMO Labeling Bill Makes the November Ballot - Organic Connections

Oregon's GMO Labeling Bill Makes the November Ballot - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Oregon Right to Know submitted more than 150,000 signatures to ensure GMO Labeling Ballot Initiative 44 (I-44) is on this November’s ballot.
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Non-GMOs Growing! - Organic Connections

Non-GMOs Growing! - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Ken Roseboro, editor of the Organic and Non-GMO Report, on the tremendous growth of Non-GMOs.
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Genetically Engineered Salmon: Who Gains, Who Loses - Organic Connections

Genetically Engineered Salmon: Who Gains, Who Loses - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
The FDA is expected to approve genetically engineered salmon for human consumption. Who bears the risk and who gets rewarded?
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Tell Your Representatives to Support the New GMO Labeling Bill! - Organic Connections

Tell Your Representatives to Support the New GMO Labeling Bill! - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Senator Barbara Boxer and Congressman Peter DeFazio have announced the introduction of a bill to require GMO labeling.
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Two GMO Planting Bans Win Victories in Oregon - Organic Connections

Two GMO Planting Bans Win Victories in Oregon - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
The power of the food movement is growing with GMO ban victories in Oregon and a labeling law in Vermont.
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Helping Farmers Convert to Non-GMO Production - Organic Connections

Helping Farmers Convert to Non-GMO Production - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Agriculture consultants are helping more and more farmers move to non-GMO production.
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Vermont Legislature Passes the First Real GMO Labeling Bill

Vermont Legislature Passes the First Real GMO Labeling Bill | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
The Vermont legislature has passed the first no strings attached law to require GMO labeling of foods.
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The Organic and Non-GMO Sustainability Debate

The Organic and Non-GMO Sustainability Debate | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Agriculture experts debate the need to make non-GMO food production more sustainable.
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Nanotechnology and Food Safety: What You Need to Know

Nanotechnology and Food Safety: What You Need to Know | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Nanotechnology has the potential to be used in a broad array of products, including foods and cosmetics. Unbeknownst to us, it is already commonly used in many products that are part of our daily lives.
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Ballymaloe: Learn Organic Haute Cuisine—in Ireland?

Ballymaloe: Learn Organic Haute Cuisine—in Ireland? | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
A world-class cooking school—in Ireland? It makes much more sense than you might think, as Ireland’s top chef and co-founder of the Ballymaloe Cookery School explains.
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The FDA's GMO Labeling Dodge: Voluntary Labeling

The FDA's GMO Labeling Dodge: Voluntary Labeling | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
The FDA has joined the food industry in the notion that voluntary GMO labeling will solve overwhelming consumer demand for labeling in the marketplace.
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California GMO Labeling Bill Passes First Hurdle

California GMO Labeling Bill Passes First Hurdle | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Committee passage was the critical first step in winning statewide GMO labeling.
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Can Non-GMO Supply Keep Up With Demand?

Can Non-GMO Supply Keep Up With Demand? | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
As more big manufacturers switch to non-GMO ingredients, experts are looking at the supply chain with raised eyebrows.
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National Geographic Envisions the Future of Food - Organic Connections

National Geographic Envisions the Future of Food - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
National Geographic hosted a dialogue between leading food, agriculture and policy experts on the future of food on our planet.
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GMO Labeling: Lessons from Vermont - Organic Connections

GMO Labeling: Lessons from Vermont - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Two key players discuss how Vermont became the first state to pass a law requiring GMO labeling.
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Oregon GMO Wheat Contamination: One Year Later USDA Still Has No Answers - Organic Connections

Oregon GMO Wheat Contamination: One Year Later USDA Still Has No Answers - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
On the one-year anniversary of the USDA’s announcement of finding an unapproved, GMO wheat in an Oregon field, the agency still has no answers.
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Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Engineered Salmon Moves Forward in the US Senate - Organic Connections

Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Engineered Salmon Moves Forward in the US Senate - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
The food movement scored another major win with the passage of an amendment to require the labeling of genetically engineered salmon.
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Organic Apples Just Got Better - Organic Connections

Organic Apples Just Got Better - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
The National Organic Standards Board has voted to end the allowance of any antibiotics in organic apples and pears.
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The EPA Is Set to Approve Direct Spraying of Toxic 2,4-D on Dow's "Agent Orange" Crops - Organic Connections

The EPA Is Set to Approve Direct Spraying of Toxic 2,4-D on Dow's "Agent Orange" Crops - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Time is running out to keep hundreds of millions of pounds of agent orange derived herbicide off our foods and out of our environment.
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Risky Business: Big Food Companies, Lawsuits and GMO Labeling

Risky Business: Big Food Companies, Lawsuits and GMO Labeling | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Big Food's opposition to GMO labeling doesn't make much sense in the face of a growing number of lawsuits for false "natural" claims on GMO foods.
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The Organic Life: Saying “I do”

The Organic Life: Saying “I do” | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Beyond the joys of harvest, a new documentary reveals a full year in the organic life of a small farmer.
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GMO Labeling "DARK" Act Introduced in Congress

GMO Labeling "DARK" Act Introduced in Congress | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Legislation introduced by Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) would block any federal or state action to require publicly demanded GMO Labeling.
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Koch Backed Congressman Sponsors GMO Labeling Preemption Bill

Koch Backed Congressman Sponsors GMO Labeling Preemption Bill | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Congressman Pompeo plans to introduce legislation to prevent states from enacting laws requiring GMO labeling of food products.
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The Local GMO Revolution That Could

The Local GMO Revolution That Could | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
A few conscientious individuals took it upon themselves to stage a GMO revolution right in their own Oregon county.
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Politics Aside, Urban Farming Grows in DC

Politics Aside, Urban Farming Grows in DC | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
An urban farming movement is growing right in Washington, DC, as residents look to create a more sustainable food system.
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