GMOs Go Hollywood: Interview with the Filmmakers behind CONSUMED

A diner shouldn’t be a scary place, where plates of fried chicken threaten and provoke.A grocery store shouldn’t induce panic attacks worthy of ominous underscoring....more

There's No Such Thing As GMO Popcorn And Other Things You Should Know

GMOs have become big business - not only for those marketing them, but for those businesses catering to the people who wish to avoid them.  This has resulted in a lot of confusing labels, controversy and mis-information. Hopefully this post will help clear up a few things....more

Do You Eat Organic Just to Be 'Cool'?

I don't have a lot of brand preferences when it comes to food.  It's important to me to keep our kitchen as organic and GMO-free as I can, working within the budget I have, so my considerations are generally to shop for the "cleanest" food I can find at the lowest price. ...more
I agree with what Susan K. Sterikoff said, plus I worry about the effect of pesticides on bees ...more

What Does The Word "Natural" Mean When It Comes To Food?

Have you heard about California’s Proposition 37 which would require the labeling of all genetically modified foods? What do you think about it? It’s at tricky one right?I’m not in California and manyof you aren’t either. I therefore don’t want to go down the road of debating the actual proposition. What I would like to do is talk about one part of it and find out what you think....more

Point-Counterpoint: California's Prop. 37 to Label GMO Foods

On November 6, California voters will decide on Prop. 37 which would require companies to label products that include genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Consider the "Golden (State) Rule", the widely accepted belief that "as California goes, so goes the nation", this 'local' proposition is being closely watched by foodies, farmers and a very nervous industry....more
@JonathanBirch Hello there, Jonathan! Thank you for coming in and adding your voice. I agree ...more

A Conversation with Filmmaker Deborah Koons Garcia

As consumer awareness grows and health concerns deepen over genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food, agriculture documentaries are being released by the bushel. But eight years ago, filmmaker Deborah Koons Garcia (also the widow of Jerry Garcia) first made waves with her startling 2004 documentary, The Future of Food. BlogHer GREEN decided to check in with DKG and see how she views the current food movement and if she sees a new "future" in the food revolution. ...more

Interview: Robyn O'Brien, author of 'The Unhealthy Truth'

Recently, I sat down with Robyn O'Brien, author of The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It, a look into the dangers of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and our nation's food supply. (See her TED talk here.) ...more

My Reasons for Eating Organic

I've had a lot of people ask me why I started feeding my family organic foods. I even had a cashier the other day at my local Kroger ask me why I "bought all those really strange foods..." Sheesh....more

Oh No! Not more GMOs! Do you realize that alfalfa is next?

Why members of the public are rallying over GMOs and labeling of our foods Just this weekend all over the USA, GMO rallies were organized to spread awareness of about how genetically modified foods can adversely affect our planet and our food supplies.  Rallies were organized in many US States and directly outside the White House in Washington DC.  The demands are simple:- We have the right to know and want Genetically Modified food labeled. ...more

Who's Afraid of the GMO? part 2-allergies

blank_page Allergic reaction to the products of introduced gene products (the 'foreign' genes)  is one of the primary concerns about GMO's.  It is a concern that is legitimate, but, like "unknown consequences" needs to be put into perspective of the non-GMO food we eat every day. ...more