U.S. Considers ‘GMO-Free’ Label

FOOD The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed that it is, after years of debate, considering an official voluntary “GMO-Free” label for food. (The Plate, Nat Geo) Use activities, reference materials, or interactive games to teach and learn about food and food issues. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including a link to today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion … Continue reading U.S. Considers ‘GMO-Free’ Label

General Mills Says ‘Cheerio’ to GMOs

BUSINESS General Mills has eliminated all genetically modified organisms from Cheerios. But cold cereal has only heated up the GMO labeling battle between consumer groups (which demand mandatory labeling) and the food industry (which wants to keep labeling voluntary). (National Geographic News) Use our resources to better understand genetically modified organisms. Discussion Ideas The Nat Geo News article says “[a]bout 90 percent of commodity crops … Continue reading General Mills Says ‘Cheerio’ to GMOs