Monsanto and other opponents of the GMO labeling movement have launched a charm offensive, enlisting science figures like Bill Nye and Neil de Grasse Tyson. But the debate over GMOs isn't just about GMOs.
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Panera announced Tuesday that it will remove all artificial additives from its menu by 2016 as restaurant chains race to lure customers with the promise of more natural products. Panera has made conscientious food choices central to its brand in recent years.
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A bill to require GMO labeling in New Hampshire was first introduced last winter. Groups opposed to the measure include local lobbyists such as the New Hampshire Grocers Association, but also several national players like Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers Association.
Not all kilowatt-hours of electricity are created equal, Bronski writes, but most customers consume them as if they are. That's changing as consumers demand more information about how, where, and when their electricity is generated.