Genetically Modified Food http://nhpr.org en Farmers Return To Conventional Seeds For Crops http://nhpr.org/post/farmers-return-conventional-seeds-crops <p>While an increasing number of states and retailers are looking to pass GMO labeling laws, planting genetically modified corn, soybeans, and cotton remains the norm among North American farmers.&nbsp; Seed makers claim that of modified – or treated – crops resist pests and disease, reducing the need for expensive herbicides and pesticides. In pockets across the nation, however, farmers who once championed GMO seeds are complaining that they no longer deliver on those claims. Some are reverting back to conventional seeds for their commodities crops.&nbsp; <strong>Elizabeth Royte</strong> is a contributor for <a href="http://thefern.org/" target="_blank"><em>Fern</em></a>, The Food and Environment Reporting Network.&nbsp; Her article, “The Post GMO-Economy” is featured in the winter issue of <a href="http://modernfarmer.com/2013/12/post-gmo-economy/" target="_blank"><em>Modern Farmer</em></a>.</p><p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:18:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 39939 at http://nhpr.org Farmers Return To Conventional Seeds For Crops Yes Or No To GMOs? http://nhpr.org/post/yes-or-no-gmos <p>The national debate over whether foods that contain ‘genetically modified’ ingredients should be labeled has come to New Hampshire, with a bill in the legislature to require such language on food products- ranging from corn flakes to canola oil.&nbsp; We’re looking the arguments, from questions about health and environmental impacts to the economic costs of labeling.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS: </u></strong></p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 39082 at http://nhpr.org Yes Or No To GMOs? Committee Gives GMO Labeling Bill Thumbs Down http://nhpr.org/post/committee-gives-gmo-labeling-bill-thumbs-down <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A House committee voted 12 to 8&nbsp; to </span>recommende<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> against passing a bill that would require retailers to label foods containing genetically modified crops, or </span>GMOs<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The vote means the chances are slim of getting the bill through a divided legislature.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 23:04:26 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 38164 at http://nhpr.org Committee Gives GMO Labeling Bill Thumbs Down Procession of GMO Labeling Advocates Continues http://nhpr.org/post/procession-gmo-labeling-advocates-continues <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Since August New Hampshire lawmakers have been considering arguments for and against the labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms. The House Environment and Agriculture Committee has so far heard primarily from advocates of GMO labeling.</p><p></p><p>The most recent advocates of labeling to appear before the committee were Gary Hirshberg, formerly the CEO of Stonyfield yogurt, and Manchester Rabbi Eric Cohen.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 21:29:19 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 34707 at http://nhpr.org Procession of GMO Labeling Advocates Continues GMO Labeling Advocate Testifies Before N.H. House http://nhpr.org/post/gmo-labeling-advocate-testifies-nh-house <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lawmakers working on a bill that would require the labeling of food containing Genetically Modified Crops&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">heard from a leading advocate of&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">GMO</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;labeling Tuesday. New Hampshire is one of a patchwork of states considering similar such bills.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 21:37:39 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 34305 at http://nhpr.org GMO Labeling Advocate Testifies Before N.H. House The "Monsanto Protection Act" http://nhpr.org/post/monsanto-protection-act <p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p><p><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u></strong><strong>: What is the “Monsanto Protection Act” and why are environmentalists so upset about it?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong><em>-- Rita Redstone, Milwaukee, WI</em></p><p> Sun, 28 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 30249 at http://nhpr.org The "Monsanto Protection Act" Poisonous Potatoes http://nhpr.org/post/poisonous-potatoes <p>A good potato is hard to find – at least for potato chip makers, who require the exactly the right balance of sugar, starch, and color to produce a perfect chip. In the late 1960’s, chip companies aimed to engineer these tricky variables to their liking using conventional plant cross-breeding. Researchers from the United States Department of Agriculture, Penn State University and the Wise potato chip company embarked upon a scientific quest to create the perfect potato for chips – and ended up with poisonous results. We spoke to <strong>Maggie Koerth-Baker, </strong>science editor at <a href="http://boingboing.net/2013/03/25/the-case-of-the-poison-potato.html">Boing-Boing</a> and columnist for the New York Times magazine, about the failed quest.</p><p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 14:22:33 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 24789 at http://nhpr.org Poisonous Potatoes California's Proposition 37 (labeling genetically-modified foods) Defeated…For Now http://nhpr.org/post/californias-proposition-37-labeling-genetically-modified-foods-defeated-now <p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p><p><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u></strong><strong>: What was Proposition 37 in California that concerns the labeling of genetically modified foods and that was just voted down in that state? &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong><em>-- Peter Tremaine, Euclid, OH</em></p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 17:51:31 +0000 New Media Intern 17577 at http://nhpr.org California's Proposition 37 (labeling genetically-modified foods) Defeated…For Now