genetically modified

The 2 Words the Food Industry Spent $45 Million to Avoid Using

California's Prop 37, which would have introduced labeling rules for foods containing genetically modified organisms, failed last week, largely because of a huge and misleading ad campaign funded by agriculture and food companies. So why are they so loath to talk about genetic engineering?

The Secret the Food Industry Is Spending Millions to Keep

Big Agriculture and food companies are shelling out gobs of cash ahead of November's election to convince Californians to vote against a proposed law that would require businesses to label products that contain genetically modified organisms. Here's why:

Ethanol, the Next Generation: Corn Is Out, Cellulose Is In

It has become clear to politicians and scientists that corn-based ethanol isn't the solution for creating a home-grown fuel source. Enter "cellulosic ethanol," made from wood chips, weeds or algae: Is this the fuel of the future? A company called Mascoma is gearing up to prove it is.

Seven Products on Consumers' Blacklist

Seven products that have made it onto consumers' blacklistConsumer history is littered with trends, fads and failures. Calcium and Vitamin D have been thought to be so beneficial that they're added to foods...

The FDA's Fish Fight Over Salmon Labeling

As the FDA considers approving the first genetically modified animal for human consumption, much debate has centered on how the GM salmon would be labeled. Many in the seafood industry are advocating for warning labels, but the biotech industry insists the fish is biologically the same as any other Atlantic salmon.