Stories tagged: GMO
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 12:34 p.m.
Oregon appeals court upholds ruling that threw out GMO ban
The Oregon Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that overturned a 2014 voter-approved initiative banning genetically engineered crops in Josephine County.
Sat., Aug. 5, 2017
Outside View: Genetic breakthrough raises ethical questions
Is this a glorious new frontier or a troubling situation? Unequivocally, the answer is yes to both.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 1:54 p.m.
GMO labeling supporters fined $320K over campaign disclosure
An Iowa-based organization that supported a Washington state ballot measure to require labeling of genetically modified foods in 2013 has been fined nearly $320,000 over campaign finance violations.
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016, 11:06 a.m.
U.S. approves GMO mosquito test, but no release imminent
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is giving final approval for a field trial releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys.
Fri., July 29, 2016, 3:26 p.m.
Obama signs bill requiring labeling of GMO foods
President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill that will require labeling of genetically modified ingredients for the first time.
Tue., July 19, 2016, 11:38 a.m.
Washington tribe joins legal challenge over modified salmon
SEATTLE – A Native American tribe in Washington state has joined a lawsuit challenging the federal government’s approval of an Atlantic salmon genetically modified to grow faster. The Quinault Indian …
Tue., May 17, 2016, 2:35 p.m.
GMO food safe but not curing hunger, report says
Genetically manipulated food remains generally safe for humans and the environment, a high-powered science advisory board declared in a report Tuesday.
Tue., May 17, 2016, 10:55 a.m.
Ban on GMO crops in Oregon county tossed by judge
A Josephine County, Oregon, judge has struck down a local ban on genetically engineered crops, pointing to a state law that prevents local anti-GMO rules.
Wed., March 16, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
Senate effort to block food labeling of modified food stalls
The Senate, on a 48-49 vote Wednesday, fell short of the necessary numbers to move ahead on legislation that would have barred states from requiring the labeling of genetically modified …
Tue., March 1, 2016, 9:35 a.m.
GMO food labeling case ruling sought by attorney general
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is asking a judge to find that an Iowa-based group violated state campaign disclosure laws as it backed a 2013 food labeling initiative.
Sun., Sept. 29, 2013
Ads dispute whether pet food would have to be labeled for GMOs
The opening salvo in the battle over the proposal to label genetically modified foods includes ammunition that hit the mark last year in California: Food you buy for Rover would …
Thu., Sept. 19, 2013
GMO labeling initiative likely to be most hotly contested issue
Prepare for an onslaught of ads praising or condemning new labels at the supermarket in a multimillion-dollar battle over genetically modified foods. Campaigns for and against Initiative 522 broke out …
Fri., June 14, 2013
GMO issue attracts out-of-state interest
OLYMPIA – In another sign that Washington will be the national battleground this fall for the fight over genetically altered foods, opponents of a ballot measure requiring those products to …
Fri., Jan. 4, 2013
State may vote on GMO labeling
OLYMPIA – State voters are likely to be asked next fall whether labels on food sold in Washington must identify any genetically modified organisms among the ingredients. Supporters of a …