Interviews: Getting the facts on Proposition 37

Three days ago, I announced that I would be interviewing the proponents and opponents of California Proposition 37, which if passed would require labels on foods made from genetically engineered crops. There has been a lot of debate about this…

GMO Labeling And “The China Scenario”

Written by Steve Savage When asked, "Do you want foods that contain GMOs to be labeled?" most US consumers say, "Yes."  To those unfamiliar with the food system, this sounds like a simple request.  The reality is that GMO labeling…

What Should We Know About Foreign Genes In Our Food?

Written by Steve Savage In a recent email exchange about the merits of mandatory "GMO labeling," I was asked this question: "Why shouldn't we be able to know what foreign genes are in our food?"  It seems like a reasonable question…

GE Survey: More believe safe than not, most undecided

In 2010, Thompson Reuters released a survey* (PDF) of public attitudes toward genetically engineered food in the US. They had several significant findings, some of which should be fairly obvious, but some are real eye-openers. The questions were straight-forward and…

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