When students return to California’s Sausalito Marin City School District later this month, they will find something different about their meals. The district will become the first US school district to provide meals that are 100 percent organic and non-GMO.
In recent years, several states have considered laws mandating special labeling of food containing genetically modified organisms (GM0s). Now, Congress appears another step closer to establishing a national standard.
While the public is still conflicted in its opinions on genetically modified organisms (GMOs), researchers at Ghent University said genetically modified crops with increased vitamin or mineral content have the potential to make a big impact on improving health.
A federal judge ruled in favor of four seed companies Monday who sought to stop the implementation of a county ordinance that would require companies to disclose any use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or pesticides, reported the Associated Press.
With increased interest and media coverage surrounding biotechnology and GMOs, only 2 percent of consumers cite GMOs as a barrier to eating foods or beverages, according to the 21st Annual Consumer Attitudes about Nutrition Study.