Study Finds GMO Label Will Not Act as Warning Label

April 18, 2016Agriculture Research, Consumers, Food Labels, GMO, Nutrition, Product Marketing

GUEST BLOG POST By Joanna Schroeder Consumers have a right to know what’s in their food. It was this statement that began a movement that included genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling initiatives. The first such “contains GM” labeling legislation (Act Relating to the Labeling of Food Produced with Genetic Engineering) was passed by Vermont and on … Read More

Spirited Convention Includes Keynotes from Sec. Vilsack, Gen. Clark

March 16, 2016Conservation, Consumers, Country of Origin Labeling, Direct to Consumer, Farming Practices, GMO, Grass Roots Policy, National Farmers Union, NEFU Members, Trade, Transparency in Labeling

Family farmers and ranchers are the best advocates for agriculture, and over the last four days, the National Farmers Union has provided more than 500 members and delegates of the 114th Anniversary Convention with the advocacy tools they need to be better informed about topics important to farm policy and the industry. “We came to … Read More

Movement on Massachusetts GMO Bill

March 7, 2016GMO, Pollinator Protection, Transparency in Labeling

A bill that would give consumers clear labels for GMO food ingredients last week cleared the Massachusetts legislature’s Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture, a critical first step on the road to passage. The committee voted unanimously to advance the bill. H. 3242, The Genetic Engineering Transparency Food Labeling Act, would require clear … Read More

Farmers Union Goes to School

May 13, 2015Beginning Farmers, Educational Opportunities, farm-to-school, GMO

Recently, New England Farmers Union attended two events at western Massachusetts high schools to talk to students about specific policy issues they can get involved in, such as GMO labeling, and to let future graduates know what kinds of careers are available in agriculture. The events presented an opportunity for Farmers Union representatives to spread the … Read More

New England Farmers Union: Take Action on GMO Labeling

March 30, 2015GMO

New England Farmers Union (NEFU) supports mandatory labeling of all food that contains ingredients from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). We recognize that consumers continuously voice a strong demand for the information they need to make informed food choices, and polls show that over 90% of Americans support the labeling of GMO food. The issue of … Read More