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Judge strikes down Kauai’s GMO, pesticide ordinance

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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.


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Improvements in nutrition top consumers’ reasons for support of biotechnology

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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.


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Lawsuit filed against Vermont GMO labeling law

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Four food industry organizations are challenging Vermont’s new law that requires mandatory labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.


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New York GMO labeling bill moves closer to vote

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A New York bill that requires foods containing genetically modified organisms to be labeled, received a stamp of approval from the State Assembly’s Committee on Codes this week, according to state news agencies.


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Consumers support voluntary labeling for GMO

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A new consumer survey issued by the international Food Information Council Foundation reveled a majority of American’s support FDA’s current policy of voluntary labeling for foods containing genetically modified ingredients.


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Vermont passes bill requiring GMO labeling

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Vermont made its mark Thursday as Governor Pat Shumlin signed legislation making the state the first to require labels on food containing GMOs or produced with genetic engineering.


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Vermont GMO labeling bill passed by legislature, but expected to face legal challenges

Rules that compel a company into speech as opposed to silence, such as labeling regulations, can face First Amendment challenges.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Rules that compel a company into speech as opposed to silence, such as labeling regulations, can face First Amendment challenges.
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Bill to block mandatory GMO labeling introduced

The legislation would override already introduced state legislation.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The legislation would override already introduced state legislation.
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FDA to finalize GMO labeling guidance

Commissioner Margeret Hamburg told a house subcomittee that FDA believes the inclusion of GM ingredients does not constitute a material change in the product.
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Commissioner Margeret Hamburg told a house subcomittee that FDA believes the inclusion of GM ingredients does not constitute a material change in the product.
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Center for Food Safety sues USDA over Monsanto document release

The Center had initially sought the documents through a Freedom of Information Act request, but was rebuffed.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The Center had initially sought the documents through a Freedom of Information Act request, but was rebuffed.
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