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September 16, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Monsanto, Dupont fight Initiative 522 in Washington

It begs the question A combine harvests wheat along the Oregon-Washington border. The source of a patch of genetically modified wheat found this spring in Oregon remains a mystery, and farmers say they are going ahead with plans to plant their winter crop. [AP Photo/Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, Jeff Horner File] The Times reported that DuPont Pioneer has…

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Comments | More in Economy, Environment, Food/nutrition, Politics | Topics: agribusiness, dupont pioneer, foods

September 12, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Labeling genetically modified foods in Washington

Agricultural profiteers Initiative 522 supporters, who want labeling of GMO foods, gathered for a rally outside a Grocery Manufacturers Association meeting at the Westin Hotel in Seattle in August. [Mark Harrison, The Seattle Times.] More than 350,000 Washington voters signed the petition to bring Initiative 522, an act to label genetically engineered foods, to the ballot here…

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August 13, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Labeling genetically modified foods

Transgenic soy plants in a field near Santa Fe, northwest of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2012. Argentina has seen trials against agricultural producers for the use of agrochemicals, which are considered to be the cause of malformations in infants, as well as numerous cases of cancer. [JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/GettyImages] Glyphosate is harmful The Seattle Times article on…

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Comments | More in Environment, Politics, Seattle | Topics: food, genetically modified, genetically-engineered

June 24, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Genetically modified wheat scare in Oregon and Washington

Everyone has the right to know Soft white wheat from Washington farmers is exported to Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Mexico. It is not genetically modified (GM) and many farmers, including the Maier family, are concerned about where the seeds for the recent discovery of a small amount of GM wheat in Oregon came from. [Alan…

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Comments | More in Environment, Politics | Topics: democracy, genetically modified, GM

June 19, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Genetically modified wheat scare

A dire harbinger of things to come Soft white wheat from Washington farmers is exported to Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Mexico. It is not genetically modified (GM) and many farmers are concerned about where the seeds for the recent discovery of a small amount of GM wheat in Oregon came from. [Alan Berner, The Seattle…

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Comments | More in Environment | Topics: farm, farmer, farming

June 19, 2013 at 7:30 AM

Genetically modified wheat in Oregon

Don’t trust the FDA Glen Squires claims that we have nothing to worry about, because the strain was “certified as safe by the Food and Drug Administration” (FDA). [“Guest column: Industry will survive wheat ‘crisis,’” Opinion, June 13] The arthritis drug Vioxx was also approved by the FDA. Vioxx caused 27,000 heart attacks before it was finally…

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