GMO vs. Organic

Could they learn to work together? A growing population—and a changing climate—may demand it. Pamela Ronald and Raoul Adamchak are an unconventional couple. He’s an organic farmer; she develops genetically engineered crops. Sometimes the discussion among their friends and colleagues at dinner parties turns tense. After all, organic farming types and advocates of genetic engineering have … [ Read more]

Senators compromise on national GMO labeling plan

  Republican Sen. Pat Roberts has unveiled a plan, negotiated with Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow, for mandatory national standards for GM disclosure on food products. Under the plan, “food companies would be required to disclose which products contain genetically modified ingredients. But companies would have a range of options in just how they make that disclosure: They … [ Read more]

New version of DARK Act approved

The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee has passed a new version of Senator Pat Roberts’ Mark on Biotechnology Labeling Solutions in a bipartisan vote of 14-6. GMO-labeling proponents call the bill the “Deny Americans the Right to Know” (DARK) Act. On February 19, Senate Agriculture Chairman Roberts introduced draft legislation intended to preempt states from mandating … [ Read more]