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FDA works with food industry to standardize food labeling

If you’re like most consumers, you check the “sell by” or “use by” label before you buy food products. But, is it OK to eat an item after the date stamped on the label? The FDA wants to change those confusing labels to reduce food waste.

EU court extends GMO rules to new techniques

Luxembourg - Plants and animals created by new techniques of genetic modification should be treated as Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and follow European rules aimed at preventing damage to the environment and health, the EU's top court said on Wednesday.

Facebook begins labeling, verification for political ads

Washington - Facebook said Thursday it began implementing a new policy requiring labeling of political ads and verification of identities of those paying for the messages.

GMO apples that never turn brown to hit Midwest stores soon

Golden delicious apple lovers in the Midwest will be able to purchase apples that have been genetically modified to not turn brown after they are sliced. The GMO apples are being test-marketed in 10 stores starting in February this year.

House passes GMO labeling bill, now heads to president's desk

A bill to create a federal labeling standard for foods with genetically modified ingredients and block individual states from issuing their own labeling laws easily passed through the House of Representatives on Thursday.

Senate passes bill to create federal label standard for GMO foods

The U.S. Senate approved legislation late Thursday night that would for the first time create a national labeling standard for foods with genetically modified ingredients.

Senate could vote this week on compromise GMO labeling law

While GMO activists threw $2,000 in small bills over the gallery rail, the U.S. Senate continued with its roll call vote to invoke cloture on a GMO-labeling bill by a 65-32 vote Wednesday. The Senate could vote on final passage as early as today.

Op-Ed: Vermont's GMO labeling law has nationwide implications

Starting Friday, most foods sold in Vermont must legally display on the label if the item contains any genetically modified organisms (GMOs). While the law only covers products sold in Vermont, it does have nationwide implications.

Fixing expiration dates on food labels will reduce food waste

Washington - The supermarket aisle is a complicated journey through a dense forest of "best by," "use by," "sell by," and other "bys." This confusing labeling system currently in use in the U.S. needs an overhaul, and for a number of reasons.

GMO salmon will be hard to find — Retailers refuse to sell them

Following Canada's approval of GMO salmon on May 20, Friends of the Earth U.S. along with a coalition of groups against GMO salmon released an updated list of more than 80 retailers refusing to sell the product.

National GMO labeling measure heating up on Capitol Hill

While polls indicate most Americans support GMO labeling on food products, there is not a consensus on whether the labeling should be voluntary or mandatory. This is the problem the U.S. Congress is trying to resolve.

Monsanto 'slammed' for violating European patent law on GMO melon

The European Patent Office has revoked a patent on genetically modified melons held by Agro-Giant Monsanto after a January 20, 2016 hearing held in Munich, Germany.

Green Thumbs Up: The difference between natural and organic

Labels on food products, like GMO, natural, and organic, can be confusing, especially when there may not be a definite set of criteria manufacturers have to follow. While the FDA and USDA do have regulations governing some labeling, it isn't that simple.

No GMO crop trials in Philippines says Supreme Court

Manila - The Supreme Court of the Philippines has ordered a permanent ban on field trials of GM eggplant, and a temporary halt to approving applications “contained use, import, commercialization and propagation” of GMO crops and products.

Op-Ed: FDA bypasses public — Genetically engineered salmon approved

Going against widespread opposition, and not even bothering to do an environmental impact study, our Food and Drug Administration has pushed genetically engineered salmon on the American public.

E.U. 'settlement product' labeling requirement enrages Israel

Brussels - The European Union has issued new guidelines requiring the labeling of many products made in unlawful Israeli settlements in the illegally-occupied Palestinian territories.

GMO Bt cotton falsely blamed for whitefly attack on India's crop

The ineffectiveness of genetically modified cotton against attacks by whitefly in India's cotton-belt states of Punjab and Haryana, has caused a rural crisis, causing protests and at least a dozen suicides.

Monsanto's GMO seeds have led to creation of 'superweeds'

On Friday the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) signed off on a new genetically modified corn developed by Monsanto after a review concluded the product posed no threat to other crops, plants or the environment.

GMO (genetically modified) crops to be banned in Scotland

GMO (genetically modified) crops are going to be banned in Scotland. The move is to protect the country's "clean, green" status.

Consumers unsure about food labeling and information

Despite food labeling reforms, from levels of fats to salts or whether something is gluten free, labels are still causing confusion among consumers according to a new study.
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