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AquaBounty ‘on track’ to sell GM salmon by year’s end, despite court ruling calling for more environmental impact data

Megan Poinsky | 
The FDA should have given more consideration to the risks genetically modified AquAdvantage salmon posed to wild populations before approving ...
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Lightlife urges Beyond Meat, Impossible Foods to drop ‘hyper-processed ingredients, GMOs’ from plant-based burgers

Megan Poinski | 
About a year ago, Lightlife President Dan Curtin challenged his team to make the cleanest plant-based burger they could create, ...
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Sustainability report questions Beyond Meat’s environmental benefits, but is it a fair analysis?

Megan Poinski | 
Beyond Meat is lacking in environmental impact disclosures when compared to conventional meat giants Hormel and Tyson Foods, according to ...
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Consumers are as open to seafood labeled ‘cell based’ as they are to ‘wild caught’ and ‘farm raised’

Megan Poinski | 
The research found common names using the word cell — including cell-based and cultivated from the cells of — did ...
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Animal-free ice cream maker Perfect Day eyes launch of lab-made milk and mozzarella cheese

Megan Poinski | 
As many investments, new products and R&D have been slowed down in recent months, Perfect Day is continuing to grow ...
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COVID-19 prompts healthier eating habits, while interest in ‘natural’ foods remains high

Megan Poinski | 
More than four out of five consumers say the coronavirus pandemic has changed their food habits, driving them to cook, ...
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Will relaxed USDA GMO, gene-edited crop regulation fuel consumer distrust of biotech?

Megan Poinski | 
Plants genetically modified to make changes that also have been made through conventional breeding will not need specific federal oversight, ...
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El Pollo Loco launches plant-based menu made from in-house, ‘non-GMO’ vegan chicken

Lauren Stine | 
El Pollo Loco is now offering plant-based chicken systemwide through its new Chickenless Pollo Taco and Burrito menu items, according ...
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Time to regulate plant-based meat labels? Fewer than half of consumers know vegan ‘beef’ is animal free, survey shows

Megan Poinski | 
Fewer than half of consumers understand that "plant-based beef" is entirely vegan, according to a study from the National Cattlemen's ...
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Consumer curiosity fuels popularity of GMO Impossible Burger and other plant-based meats, survey shows

Lillianna Byington | 
The top reason why consumers decided to eat plant-based meat alternatives is because they like to try new foods, according ...
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Food companies may wait until ‘last minute’ to comply with USDA’s bioengineered labeling rules

Megan Poinski | 
In grocery store freezer cases, Impossible Foods' ground plant-based meat stands out .... The unique part is on the back ...
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Foodborne illnesses strike almost 48 million Americans annually. Do we need better food safety testing?

Sasan Amini | 
In the U.S. alone, there are an estimated 47.8 million illnesses, more than 127,000 hospitalizations and 3,000-plus deaths attributed to ...
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77% of Generation Z willing to eat CRISPR, GMO-derived foods, new report shows

Cathy Siegner | 
Members of Generation Z — those born between 1995 and 2010 — are the most willing to try foods produced ...
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Fitness-focused consumers spur development of non-GMO soybean with 50% more protein

Cathy Siegner | 
Israel-based startup Equinom is developing non-GMO soybeans with higher protein levels, which the company said in a release will deliver a ...
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Legal experts say USDA unlikely to enforce violations of new bioengineered label law

Megan Poinski | 
The advice Martin Hahn, a partner at law firm Hogan Lovells, gave at the Institute of Food Technologists conference on ...
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Organic food sales at $48 billion, now almost 6% of food, despite continued decline in market growth rate

Cathy Siegner | 
Sales of organic food in the U.S. last year totaled a record $47.9 billion — 5.9% higher than 2017, according ...
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Consumers want to buy from ethical companies, but interest in non-GMO, organic labels dropping, survey shows

Jessi Devenyns | 
A survey conducted by Crestline Custom Promotional Products showed 68.3% of American consumers want to support companies that promote similar ...
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Pro-organic groups petition USDA to exclude hydroponic farming from organic certification

Cathy Siegner | 
The Center for Food Safety filed a petition with the Department of Agriculture Jan. 16 urging the agency to exclude hydroponically grown ...
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Food marketing can change buying habits, but consumers may become ‘numb’ to unnecessary labels

Jessi Devenyns | 
A study by the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University said labeling has an effect on ...
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‘Gluten free,’ ‘organic’ and other health fads driving ‘huge’ changes in food production

Cathy Siegner | 
U.S. consumers are increasingly scanning labels to check that products do not contain certain ingredients, such as gluten, GMOs, antibiotics, pesticides ...
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Food companies say transparency will end public backlash against GMOs

Megan Poinski | 
Through the years that Okanagan Specialty Fruits worked on developing the Arctic apple — a fruit that is genetically modified so ...
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GMO omega-3 canola cleared by USDA, on its way to consumers

Cathy Siegner | 
Nuseed, a subsidiary of Nufarm, Ltd. of Australia, has received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to start planting its ...
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40% of US consumers avoid GMO foods at grocery store, survey finds

Cathy Siegner | 
Even though consumer awareness and knowledge of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) aren't very high, a recent online survey from the International Food Information Council ...
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USDA might not meet July deadline for GMO labeling rule, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says

Cathy Siegner | 
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told representatives from the National Association of Farm Broadcasting [April 24] that his agency may not ...
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Non-glyphosate certified: New label promises lower levels of herbicide residue

Cathy Siegner | 
Scott Prentice, executive director of BioChecked, has been in the food certification business since 2010. However, he's made the most ...
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Public education about QR codes important to success of proposed federal GMO label, study finds

Megan Poinsky | 
The study, the release of which was the subject of a now-moot lawsuit from the Center for Food Safety last ...
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Center for Food Safety sues USDA to spur release of GMO QR code labeling study

Megan Poinski | 
One of the most controversial aspects of the mandatory GMO labeling law signed by President Obama last summer is the ...
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Dannon embraces controversial Non-GMO label for all its products, claiming ‘transparency’

Megan Poinski | 
By the end of 2018, all Danimals, Dannon and Oikos branded products for sale in the U.S. will feature the ...