October 29, 2016
By Danny Hakim
...An analysis by The Times using United Nations data (click here) showed that the United States and Canada have gained no discernible advantage in yields — food per acre — when measured against Western Europe, a region with comparably modernized agricultural producers like France and Germany. Also, a recent National Academy of Sciences report found that “there was little evidence” that the introduction of genetically modified crops in the United States had led to yield gains beyond those seen in conventional crops....
It is time to label genetically modified foods clearly. I don't want to eat them. What do I have to do, trace the grain back to Monsanto seeds in order to end the GMOs in my diet. This is ridiculous. Label them!
July 8, 2016
By Dianne Lugo
...Senator Patrick Leahy (D–VT) (click here) spoke against the bill during yesterday’s debate, describing it as “a farce of a proposal.” He argued that “with the swift speed with which the proponents of this bill have moved, with no committee process, no debate or amendment process, we will not be able to ensure the language in this bill does exactly what they say that it does. Just take their word for it.”...