Tomorrow is a big day in the states of Oregon and Colorado. Residents have the opportunity to vote Yes on Measure 92 or Yes on Prop 105 to make their state the first in the nation to mandate outright GMO labeling on food. The close losses on this issue – by 1.4% in California’s 2012 Prop 37 and by 2.1% in Washington state’s 2013 Initiative 522 – only fueled the issue and intensified the call for labeling across the country.
My brother David Bronner and I have written the following articles, posted on Maria Rodale’s blog “Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen”, in our continuing effort to educate consumers about the issue.
by guest blogger Lisa Bronner, published October 30, 2014
A battle is raging in the fresh section of your grocery store. Look around. Heavy artillery is hiding behind the apples. Troops are advancing on the corn and papaya. A bomb is buried in the salmon.
When we talk about labeling genetically modified (GMO) food, pretend we’re standing amidst the fresh meats and produce. Here is where GMO labeling will make the biggest difference. Here is where it mat… [Read more]
by David Bronner, president of Dr. Bronner’s, published October 2, 2014
Michael Specter’s recent articles in the New Yorker bashing Vandana Shiva and the labeling of genetically engineered foods (“Seeds of Doubt“and ”The Problem with G.M.O. Labels“) are the latest high-profile pro–genetically modified organisms (GMO) articles that fail to engage with the fundamental critique of genetically engineered food crops in U.S. soil today: Rather than reduce pesticide inputs, GMOs are causing them to skyrocket in amount and toxicity.
Setting the record straight, Ramon J. Seidler, PhD, former senior scientist for the Environm… [Read more]
More than 5. GMO’s were sold under the pretense of reducing the use of pesticides and herbicides in our nation’s agriculture. As usage rates soar, we know we’ve been duped.
In support of these efforts, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps has given over $1 M this year and released special labels on our 32 oz. Castile soaps. Additionally David has worked extensively as a member of the Oregon campaign’s Steering Committee and chair of the Finance Committee. And for the record, other than the honor of standing up for what is right, Dr. Bronner’s does not stand to gain from the passage of GMO Labeling legislation.
Dr. Bronner’s modified the label of its 32 oz. Castile soaps to raise awareness of the labeling efforts.