Advertisement
GMO
Subscribe to GMO

The Lead

Is the FDA's GMO Safety Declaration Misleading the Nation?

April 23, 2015 12:10 pm | by Institute for Responsible Technology | News | Comments

The FDA's declaration that the genetically engineered non-browning apple and potato "are as safe and nutritious as their conventional counterparts" is the second time they have officially declared a GMO safe; but it turns out that it's not really their official position at all and it is misleading consumers.

Food Babe Blogger Taking Heat Over Health Science

April 23, 2015 11:30 am | by LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food Babe blogger has led numerous successful online petitions to persuade food industry...

EU Executive Body Wants Member States to Rule on GM Crop Ban

April 22, 2015 9:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Union has started legislative work that would allow individual nations to ban the...

Sweet Potato Naturally 'Genetically Modified'

April 21, 2015 2:20 pm | by GHENT UNIVERSITY | News | Comments

Sweet potatoes from all over the world naturally contain genes from the bacterium ...

View Sample

FREE Email Newsletter

Daily news and top headlines for food manufacturing professionals

Vermont Adopts GMO Labeling Rules

April 21, 2015 1:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Vermont is one step closer to becoming the first state to require companies to clearly label food produced with genetic modification. The office of Attorney General Bill Sorrell formally adopted rules to implement the labeling law this week.

Environmentalists Contest Broadened Use of New Herbicide

April 21, 2015 11:05 am | by HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH, Associated Press | News | Comments

Environmentalists are contesting the federal government's decision to allow more widespread use of a new version of a popular weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans.

Some Farmers Look to Capitalize on Non-GMO Market

April 21, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Amid record harvests of corn and soybeans last year, some farmers are turning to an unlikely source to increase their bottom lines: non-GMO seeds.

Advertisement

All About GMOs: Science, Technology Can Benefit the Consumer

April 17, 2015 10:30 am | by USA.gov / GobiernoUSA.gov | News | Comments

According to the FDA, foods that have been genetically modified, like fruits, vegetables, oils, cereals, etc., were introduced to the market in the 1990s. Since then, they've been sold in stores and supermarket. What do they mean for you as a consumer?

Oregon Ballot Initiative Could Allow GMO Restrictions

April 10, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Activists in Oregon hope to organize a ballot initiative that would eliminate the state's ability to pre-empt local ordinances. Although experts said passage of the proposal would likely affect state laws, proponents focused largely on the potential ability of local governments to restrict GMOs.

Pink Pineapples, Purple Tomatoes May Be Next-Generation GMOs

April 1, 2015 8:40 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves alongside more traditional products.These genetically engineered foods could receive government approval in the coming years.

Bill Would Create Organic-Type Labels for Non-Modified Foods

March 25, 2015 1:15 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The idea is part of an attempt to block mandatory labeling of foods that include genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. The certification would be voluntary, says Rep. Mike Pompeo, a Kansas Republican who is including the idea in legislation he plans to introduce Wednesday.

IDFA Applauds Introduction of the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act

March 25, 2015 12:59 pm | by International Dairy Foods Association | News | Comments

The International Dairy Foods Association applauded the introduction of bipartisan legislation that will create a national, science-based labeling standard for foods containing genetically modified organisms. IDFA has joined with others to urge Congress to quickly pass the bill.

Advertisement

FDA Approves Genetically Engineered Potatoes, Apples as Safe

March 20, 2015 12:30 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK and KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the genetically engineered foods as safe, saying they are as nutritious as their conventional counterparts. The approval covers six varieties of potatoes by Boise, Idaho-based J. R. Simplot Co. and two varieties of apples from the Canadian company Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc.

Monsanto to Pay $350K to Settle More Wheat-Related Lawsuits

March 19, 2015 1:00 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The St. Louis company said Wednesday it will make donations of $50,000 to agricultural schools at land grant colleges in Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

GMO Divide Continues Despite USDA 'Workshop on Coexistence'

March 16, 2015 9:50 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture convened a recent "coexistence" workshop in North Carolina in an effort to bridge the wide gulf between proponents and critics of genetically modified crops.

Consumers Will Pay More For Safer Potatoes

March 13, 2015 4:00 pm | by Iowa State University | News | Comments

New research from an Iowa State University economist found consumers were willing to spend more for genetically modified potato products with reduced levels of a chemical compound linked to cancer.

Maui GMO Ban Hearing May Be Delayed

March 11, 2015 9:40 am | by AUDREY McAVOY, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge on Tuesday said she would consider delaying proceedings for a lawsuit challenging Maui's ban on the cultivation of genetically modified organisms because of legislation that could affect the outcome of the case.

Advertisement

GMO Corn Spreads Reach Domestically; Is India Next?

March 3, 2015 10:15 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Genetically modified corn is steadily gaining prominence in the U.S. grain market, while China has lifted one of its ban on imports of modified seeds. Now, agribusiness companies also have high hopes for introducing modified corn in India.

Regulating Genome-Edited Crops That Aren't GMOs

March 2, 2015 9:10 am | by Cell Press | News | Comments

A survey of rice, wheat, barley, fruit, and vegetable crops found that most mutants created by advanced genetic engineering techniques may be out of the scope of current genetically modified organism (GMO) regulations.

Apples Move to Forefront of GMO Labeling Debate

February 19, 2015 9:00 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

The National Co+op Grocers on Wednesday expressed a continued objection to the lack of mandatory federally enforced labeling of genetically modified organisms in light of the deregulation announcement last week for Arctic apple varieties developed by Okanagan Specialty Fruits.

Apples Modified to Resist Browning Receive Federal Approval

February 17, 2015 2:00 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has given its approval for two types of apples genetically modified to resist turning brown after they're bruised or sliced. The development could boost sales of apples for snacks, salads and other uses.

Farmers File More Than 360 Corn Lawsuits Against Syngenta

February 6, 2015 2:15 pm | by David Pitt, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Farmers and farm businesses in 20 states have now filed more than 360 lawsuits against agricultural chemicals-maker Syngenta, and hundreds more may be coming as a federal judge organizes the complex case so they can move forward.     

Offer of Legal Aid Over Big Isle GMO to be Considered

February 4, 2015 8:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Hawaii County Council is scheduled to consider an attorney's offer for free legal representation to defend its new law restricting genetically modified crops. The county council is scheduled to hold an executive session at its Wednesday meeting in Hilo.

2015: The Year for Strategies to Mitigate and Defend Against Food Labeling Challenges

January 23, 2015 8:45 am | by David L. TerMolen, Freeborn & Peters LLP | Articles | Comments

Food companies continued to see significant risks associated with the labeling and marketing of food products in 2014, highlighted by the continued deluge of consumer class action lawsuits. Although these risks will remain substantial in 2015, the coming year should see significant breakthroughs in labeling and legal strategies to mitigate and defend against those risks.

Monsanto Gets US Approval For New GMO Seeds

January 16, 2015 11:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Monsanto's business is built on genetically modified seeds and herbicide. The company's seeds are designed to increase yield, deter pests and tolerate weed-killing chemicals, particularly the company's Roundup, a staple for farmers worldwide.

GMOs With Health Benefits Have Large Market Potential

January 13, 2015 2:55 pm | by GHENT UNIVERSITY | News | Comments

Over the last few years, various GM crops with health benefits have been developed in which genes, mostly originating from other organisms, have been added. Examples include rice enriched with pro-vitamin A and folate-enriched rice, developed at Ghent University.

EU Parliament Approves New GM Crops Planting Rules

January 13, 2015 8:45 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Union's legislature has approved by a big margin a new law giving EU member states the power to ban the cultivation of genetically modified crops even if they have been approved by the food safety authority of the 28-nation bloc. 

Latest Poll Shows Consumers Have a Big Appetite For GMO Labeling

January 13, 2015 8:00 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

A new poll reports that 66 percent of Americans are in favor of requiring food manufacturers to label any products that contain genetically modified organisms. That statistic is higher than the number of consumers who say it's important to know whether a food is organic. 

Food Year in Review: 2014 — A Year of Battle Lines Drawn Over Dinner

December 18, 2014 2:00 pm | by J.M. HIRSCH, AP Food Editor | News | Comments

If there was any theme to the food world in 2014, it was the prevalence of polarizing issues. Whether we were tussling over genetically modified organisms, or debating how healthy is too healthy for school lunches, or scolding one another for our gluten choices, this year our collective culinary consciousness seemed mired in disputes.

X
You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.
Loading