Items Tagged with 'genetically modified organisms'


Oregon GMO labeling measure falls short after recount

State officials in Oregon have certified the results of a recount on a ballot measure that would require clear labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms, the Associated Press reported.

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Close vote on GMO labeling in Oregon sparks recount

Oregon officials have issued a recount for a ballot measure that would require clear labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms after a close final vote.

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McDonald’s not lovin’ GMO potatoes

After USDA’s recent approval of J.R. Simplot Company’s genetically engineered potato, McDonald’s, one of the company’s long-time business partners, says it has no intention of using the potatoes.

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Monsanto reaches settlement with Pacific Northwest wheat farmers

Monsanto Company has agreed to pay nearly $2.4 million to wheat farmers in the Pacific Northwest to resolve a number of lawsuits related to the discovery of genetically-modified wheat on an Oregon farm.

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Food safety testing market to reach $13.9 billion by 2019

The global food safety testing market is rising and expected to grow to $13.9 billion by 2019 with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.3 percent, according to a new study by market analyst BCC Research.

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Vermont releases draft rules on GMO labels

After becoming the first state to require labels on food containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs), Vermont’s Attorney General’s Office has released a preliminary draft of the rules it will use to govern labels on GMO foods.

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Coalition says Oregon’s GMO labeling law would cause confusion, raise prices

After Oregon approved placing a genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling law on the November ballot, the Coalition for Safe and Affordable Food says the initiative would cause confusion and raise prices at the grocery store.

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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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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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Oregon county takes stand against GMOs

A county in the southwestern part of Oregon made a clear statement at the polls Tuesday, passing an ordinance banning the production of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, in the county.

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