Vermont Right to Know GMOs Resources
Resources for more information on genetically engineered food
- “The Vermont Genetically Engineered Food Labeling Act” – This factsheet contains basic information about what GMOs are, and why we can and should label them in Vermont. It also contains some frequently asked questions about the bill.
- “GMO Myths and Truths” – Provided by earthopensource.org, this sheet is a collection of myths about GMOs and their factual counterparts. Useful for debunking false claims that you may or may not have heard.
- “Take Action for GMO Labeling in Vermont” – This is a factsheet designed to help Vermonters take the next step in taking action to get GMOs labeled in our state. While it’s addressed to Vermonters, anyone might find it useful!
- “Why GMO Labeling is Different From rBGH Labeling” – This is a factsheet designed to put to rest confusion about the differences between this labeling effort and a similar, but essentially different case from 1996.
- Michael Hansen Testimony - Michael Hansen, Scientist for the Consumers Union, publishers of Consumer Reports, testifies on the dangers of unlabeled GMOs in our food system, as well as the controversies involved in the science of Genetic Engineering.
- ”Trust Us” – a Television ad from the Yes on Prop 37 Campaign in California depicting a comical understanding of the Biotech industry’s position on GMOs.
- “The Science Behind Genetically Modified Foods” – a short and informative youtube video by SciShow outlining the basic science behind GMOs.
- “Right to Know GMOs – Message from NOFAVT” – This video is a short PSA featuring Dave Rogers, our resident ‘science guy’ and a great advocate for the coalition. In it, he talks about the science and politics of GMO labeling.
Scientific Organizations and Resources
- Union of Concerned Scientists: Excellent resources on Impact of Genetic Engineering, including:
- Third World Network/Biosafety Information Centre: Resources on GMOs, biotech, trade, development, north-south issues, including:
- Institute for Responsible Technology: Many resources — online videos, books, podcasts, blogs, reports and information on GMOs.
Advocacy Groups and Consumer Resources
- Just Label It:A Nationwide petition campaign to require the FDA to label GE foods with information about GMOs.
- Center for Food Safety: GE resources, GE news and GE shoppers guide.
- Organic Consumers Association: GE resources, GE news and action alerts.
- Food and Water Watch: Comprehensive information on GE-related issues, including a recent report, Genetically Engineered Food.
- Non GMO Project: Many GE resources, including “GM Crops — Just the Science: Research documenting the limitations, risks and alternatives”.
- The Organic Center: Excellent resources, including “Impacts of Genetically Engineered Crops on Pesticide Use: The First Thirteen Years”
- GMWatch: Wide selection of videos, resources, news and alerts.
- The Organic & Non-GMO Report: Excellent resources, and articles regarding GMOs
- Food Democracy Now: Information and Action Opportunities regarding GMOs
Reports, Articles, and Webinars
- Organic Trade Association’s GMO White Paper (2011): A comprehensive discussion of GMO issues and organic food and agriculture.
- The GMO Emperor Has No Clothes: A Global Citizens Report on the State of GMOs: 2011 report coordinated by Navdanya International, International Commission on the Future of Food and Agriculture, with the participation of The Center for Food Safety.
- “Safety Testing and Regulation of Genetically Engineered Foods,” Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Reviews: An excellent, in-depth technical review by two respected scientists.
- GMOs and Your Health: A one-hour 2011 webinar presented by Dr. Chuck Benbrook, Chief Scientist, The Organic Center.
- GMO Myths and Truths: An overview of various GMO misconceptions and misdirections.
- Major U.S. Companies Drop Genetically Engineered Foods in Europe: A report on U.S. Companies re-sourcing non-GMO products to fit European standards.
- Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize: A September, 2012 French study on the effects of Monsanto corn on rats.
- American Medical Association – “Reasons for Labeling Genetically Engineered Foods”: A March 2012 letter by Dr. Michael Hansen, consumers Union, to the American Medical Association.
- “A Literature Review on the Safety Assessment of Genetically Modified Plants” Jose Domingo, Environment International 2011. The latest in a series of reviews of health-related studies by an academic scientist.
- “Seed Giants vs U.S. Farmers” A comprehensive 2013 report from the Center for Food Safety on the consequences of corporate control of the seed industry and patented GE seeds.