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2016-07-19 |

USA: Gene-Edited Foods Wouldn't Be Affected by GMO Labeling Law

Though the U.S. is poised to pass a law that would require labeling of GMO food products, that law makes no mention of "gene-edited" crops. According to some reports, this is exactly how big companies like Monsanto plan to skirt the law.

2016-07-19 |

Cayman Islands: Court suspends release of GMO mosquitoes

A plan to fight the mosquito that spreads Zika and other illnesses by releasing genetically modified versions of the insect in the Cayman Islands has been put on hold following a court challenge.

2016-07-19 |

UK: Royal Society must end its partisan, unscientific support for GM crops and food

The Royal Society is committed to providing unbiased information on scientific issues, writes Steven Druker. But its new guide on GMOs is grossly misleading - glossing over the many dangers inherent to the technology with bland, unsupported re-assurances. The Society must end its partisan promotion of GMOs or risk its reputation as Britain's premier scientific body.

2016-07-19 |

Germany: Lidl goes GM free with own label fresh milk

Discounter, Lidl, says it is leading the charge in the private label shift to GM free milk in Germany.
Its own brand fresh milk, Milbona, has been certified against the German Ministry for Food and Agriculture supported non-GMO label, Ohne Gentechnik (OG).
 

2016-07-19 |

Americans Are Buying Gene-Edited Food That's Not Labeled GMO

Products made possible through gene-editing have landed on grocery shelves. Whether they’ll stay there is up to shoppers wary of technological tinkering.

2016-07-19 |

Bunge to Unveil Non-GMO Project Verified Milled Corn Ingredients and Oils at IFT16

Bunge is excited to introduce Non-GMO Project Verified milled corn ingredients and Non-GMO Project Verified oils at the annual IFT (Institute of Food Technologists, July 17-19) show next week in Chicago. Bunge will also feature its broader collection of non-GMO products, including ancient grains, rice, gluten free breadings, and puffed and expanded snacks, all of which the company is pursuing Non-GMO Project Verification for.

2016-07-19 |

Avoid GM Miracle Rice, Just Eat a Carrot!

Golden rice is a false miracle. It is a disease of nutritionally empty monocultures offered as a cure for nutritional deficiency. In fact, golden rice, if successful, will be 400% less efficient in providing Vitamin A...

2016-07-19 |

USA: poised to pass a new law making GMO labeling mandatory for food products

Food companies selling products in the US may soon be required to tell consumers if their goods include genetically modified organisms—better known as GMOs.

2016-05-01 |

Gary Ruskin and Jon Entine Tangle over the GMO Corporate Connection

Jon Entine is senior fellow at the University of California Davis Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy.Entine is also a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.
Now comes Gary Ruskin of US Right to Know in Oakland, California. Ruskin says that Entine has a long history of defending corporate interests — chemical, nuclear, pesticides, GMO and fracking.

2016-05-01 |

USA: Study Finds GMO Labeling Won't Cost More

A study conducted for the U.K. Food Standards Agency has found that GMO labeling would increase a family’s food costs by 33 cents to $5.58 a year. And a study by Consumers Union reviewed research on GMO labeling and found the annual median cost per person would be $2.30.

2016-05-01 |

USA: Vermont Weighs Delay in Enforcement of Genetically Modified Labeling

As the food industry is well aware, Vermont’s labeling requirements for genetically modified (GM) foods are set to take effect on July 1 of this year, with a six-month “safe harbor” provision thereafter.

2016-04-21 |

China: Govt to crack down on illegal cultivation of GM crops

China will further step up its oversight of the seed market to prevent illegal commercial cultivation of unauthorized genetically modified varieties, an agricultural official said on Wednesday, after several cases of illegal cultivation were investigated by authorities last year.

2016-04-21 |

Global GMO cultivation dipped in 2015

The hectarage of genetically modified crops around the world went down for the first time in two decades, a new report says. People in African countries in particular seem newly wary of genetically manipulated seeds.

2016-04-21 |

French court hands symbolic win to GMO maize supporters

France's top administrative court overturned a 2014 ban on a type of genetically modified (GMO) maize in a symbolic victory for GMO supporters that will not allow such crops to be grown in France because of subsequent legislation reinforcing the ban.

2016-04-20 |

Ten Questions with George Naylor, Board Member for the Non-GMO Project

Food Tank, in partnership with American University, is hosting the 2nd Annual Food Tank Summit in Washington, D.C. on April 20–21, 2016. This two-day event will feature more than 75 different speakers from the food and agriculture field. Researchers, farmers, chefs, policymakers, government officials, and students will come together for panels on topics including food waste, urban agriculture, family farmers, farm workers, and more.

2016-04-20 |

CRISPR-Edited Button Mushroom Bypasses GMO Food Rules: USDA Explains Why

The CRISPR-edited button white mushroom bypassed the regulations of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on genetically modified organisms (GMO's).

2016-04-15 |

Gene-edited CRISPR mushroom escapes US regulation

A fungus engineered with the CRISPR–Cas9 technique can be cultivated and sold without further oversight.

2016-04-15 |

Growth of genetically-modified crops slows for first time in 20 years

The growth of genetically-modified crops has dipped for the first time following two decades of steady increases, according to a study released on Thursday.

2016-04-14 |

China citizens protest ChemChina-Syngenta deal amid GMO worries

Around 400 Chinese citizens have signed a letter to protest the purchase of Swiss-based seeds and pesticides company Syngenta by state-owned ChemChina, saying the deal would eventually lead to genetically modified crops being sown across swathes of the country.

2016-04-14 |

The GMO Seed War Between Iowa Farmers and Chinese IP Thieves

The number of international economic espionage cases referred to the FBI rose 53% in 2015.

2016-04-14 |

Canada: AquaBounty, GMO salmon producer, applies to expand production on Prince Edward Island

The company that produces genetically-modified salmon has applied to re-purpose a 38-year-old fish hatchery in Rollo Bay West, P.E.I., as it looks to expand its commercial production.

2016-04-14 |

USA: Florida Residents Fight to Stop Release of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

Florida residents are launching an opposition campaign against the release of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys to combat the Zika virus.

2016-04-14 |

Acreage for Genetically Modified Crops Declined in 2015

The world’s farmers have increased their use of genetically modified crops steadily and sharply since the technology became broadly commercialized in 1996. Not anymore.

2016-04-14 |

Burkina Faso phasing out GMO cotton, citing poor quality

Farmers in Burkina Faso are phasing out genetically modified cotton citing inferior lint quality of the crop.

2016-04-06 |

Hawaii Trifecta of GMO Cases Will Be Heard By Appeals Court In June

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals may hold hearings in June on three cases related to genetically modified farming in Kauai, Maui and Hawaii counties.

2016-04-06 |

USA: Anti-GMO-Labeling Wall Crumbles as Major Food Companies Agree to Label

The wall of opposition to labeling foods that contain genetically modified organisms is crumbling. After Campbell Soup created the first crack in January by agreeing to slap labels on its soup cans saying they contain GMOs, it was only a matter of time before more fissures would appear.

2016-04-06 |

US Environmentalists Sue to Overturn Approval of GMO Salmon

U.S. health regulators are facing a lawsuit from a coalition of environmental organizations seeking to overturn the government's landmark approval of a type of genetically engineered salmon to be farmed for human consumption.

2016-04-01 |

GMO Labeling Urgent As USDA Frees Growers to Use New Monsanto GMO Corn

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said this week (March 23) it will allow farmers to plant a new strain of genetically modified (GMO) corn created by Monsanto to be tolerant of the weed killers dicamba and glufosinate without government oversight, a step likely to expand the use of these chemical herbicides.

2016-04-01 |

Canada deregulates Simplot GMO spud

Canadian officials have deregulated the first generation of Simplot Plant Science’s Innate line of genetically engineered potatoes, making them available to sell or plant in their country.

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