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Federal Judge Rules Maui County Ban on GMO Crops Invalid

July 1, 2015 11:00 am | by Audrey Mcavoy, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a Maui County ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops is pre-empted by federal and state law and invalid.

States Forego GMO Labeling Laws Over Past Year

June 25, 2015 12:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

During the past two years, three New England states enacted labeling laws for genetically...

GMO Lamb With Jellyfish Protein Sold For Meat in France

June 23, 2015 8:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

France's national agricultural institute is investigating how a lamb whose mother had been...

Grocers: Vermont GMO Law Could Lead to Fines of $10M a Day

June 18, 2015 12:40 pm | by WILSON RING, Associated Press | News | Comments

The industry group suing to block Vermont's first-in-the-nation law requiring the labeling of...

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Natural Food Companies, House Democrats Back GMO Labeling Requirement

June 1, 2015 1:35 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Democratic members of Congress, with the support of natural food company officials, last month called for passage of legislation that would require labels disclosing the use of genetically modified ingredients in food.

Report Argues Some Altered Crops Shouldn't Be Labeled as GMOs

June 1, 2015 9:40 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Danish researchers believe a rebranding campaign could enable scientists to improve crops while avoiding the stigma of genetic modification.

Neil Young Protests GMOs With Anti-Monsanto Album

May 26, 2015 12:30 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

While he may still be "searching for a heart of gold," Neil Young's latest move is to release an entire rock album dedicated to slamming Monsanto.

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Food Manufacturing: The Week in Review

May 15, 2015 1:00 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Stay on top of the biggest stories in the news and find out what is trending by taking a look at the most-viewed content of the week from the Food Manufacturing website.

'Vermont, Naturally' – The Irony For Food Manufacturers

May 15, 2015 8:30 am | by Kristen E. Polovoy, Esquire, Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP | Articles | Comments

Food manufacturers should monitor carefully how the Act 120 challenges play out in Vermont. 

US Develops New Government Label for GMO-Free Products

May 14, 2015 9:30 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

USDA's move comes as some consumer groups push for mandatory labeling of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Certification would be voluntary — and companies would have to pay for it. If approved, the foods would be able to carry a "USDA Process Verified" label along with a claim that they are free of GMOs.

Grocers Appeal Vermont GMO Law Ruling

May 8, 2015 3:10 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Grocery Manufacturers Association will appeal a federal court ruling allowing a Vermont food labeling law to proceed.

Coca-Cola Accepts Challenge to Commit to GMO Education

May 5, 2015 9:30 am | by The National Center for Public Policy Research | News | Comments

At last week's annual meeting of Coca-Cola shareholders in Atlanta, Georgia, the National Center for Public Policy Research urged the beverage giant's CEO, Muhtar Kent, to do far more to promote the safety and benefit of GMOs, as the food industry is under near-constant assault from activists who seek to demonize these ingredients.

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Nearly 400 Organizations Sign Letter Backing Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act

April 29, 2015 11:00 am | by Coalition for Safe Affordable Food | News | Comments

In the latest signal that momentum is building behind the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, 373 organizations from 49 states and representing every link of America’s food chain sent a letter to members of Congress urging swift passage of the critical legislation. 

Ben & Jerry's Founder Backs Push for GMO Labels in NY

April 29, 2015 7:15 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

One half of the duo that created Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream is working to pass legislation in New York to require the labeling of foods with ingredients from genetically modified plants. Jerry Greenfield spoke out in favor of GMO labeling Tuesday at a rally at the Capitol.

Judge Says Vermont Law on Genetically Modified Food Stands

April 28, 2015 10:55 am | by DAVE GRAM, Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. District Court Judge Christina Reiss in Burlington on Monday ruled against the Grocery Manufacturers' Association and other industry groups in their request for a preliminary order to block the law from going into effect as scheduled on July 1, 2016. The judge partially granted and partially denied the state's motion to dismiss the industry lawsuit, meaning the case is likely to go to trial.

Food Industry Tries to Block GMO Labeling Law

April 28, 2015 8:05 am | by DAVE GRAM, Associated Press | News | Comments

Food industry lawyers say there's not enough time to implement Vermont's new labeling rules for genetically modified products before the July 2016 effective date and are asking a federal judge to block them.

Green America Applauds Chipotle's Removal of GMOs from its Foods

April 28, 2015 7:45 am | by Green America | News | Comments

Green America, a national nonprofit organization working to create a green economy, issued a statement Monday applauding Chipotle’s announcement of removing GMOs from its foods.

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In the News: Chipotle Finishes Removing GMO Ingredients From its Food

April 28, 2015 6:35 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Find out everything you need to know by browsing this compilation of media coverage.

The Appeal of Being Anti-GMO

April 27, 2015 2:45 pm | by Cell Press | News | Comments

A team of Belgian philosophers and plant biotechnologists have turned to cognitive science to explain why opposition to GMOs has become so widespread, despite positive contributions GM crops have made to sustainable agriculture.

Chipotle Finishes Removing GMO Ingredients From its Food

April 27, 2015 10:45 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Chipotle says it has completed phasing out genetically modified ingredients from its food, making it the first national fast-food chain to do so. The Denver-based chain had already been using mostly non-GMO ingredients, but was working on making final changes to its tortillas.

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 giants to rid their products of ingredients she deems unacceptable. But critics say she doesn't a background in related sciences or nutrition. And since starting her blog in 2011, she's made mistakes that have landed her in a feeding frenzy.

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 imports of genetically modified crops even if approved by the food safety authority of the 28-nation bloc.

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 Agrobacterium. Sweet potato is one of the most important food crops for human consumption in the world. Because of the presence of this 'foreign' DNA, sweet potato can be seen as a 'natural GMO.'

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.

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.

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