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GMOs boasting health benefits have potential

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.


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Maui voters approve GMO ban

By a narrow margin, residents of Maui County, Hawaii voted in favor of a charter amendment to temporarily ban the cultivation of genetically engineered crops.


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Got questions about GMOs? Ask an expert

The biotechnology industry will hold its first public Q&A event on the entertainment and news website Reddit today answering any questions relating to genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.


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Judge strikes down Kauai’s GMO, pesticide ordinance

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

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

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

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

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

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.
Rules that compel a company into speech as opposed to silence, such as labeling regulations, can face First Amendment challenges.
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