USDA again probes National Organic Program's 'weak' import controls, putting label's integrity at risk

USDA again probes National Organic Program’s ‘weak’ import controls, putting label’s integrity at risk

The USDA’s National Organic Program completed more complaint reviews and investigations that it received in 2017.  It finished work on ...
Lab-grown fried chicken? 'Alternative’ meat company adds poultry options

Lab-grown fried chicken? ‘Alternative’ meat company adds poultry options

In April, Memphis Meats [offered] taste samplings of fried chicken and Duck a l’Orange, both made by growing animal cells ...
Funding for USDA's National Organic Program tripled under Obama. What will Trump do with it?

Funding for USDA’s National Organic Program tripled under Obama. What will Trump do with it?

[Editor's note: Mischa Popoff is a policy advisor at The Heartland Institute, and is the author of Is it Organic? Jay Lehr ...
Trump administration's three FDA commissioner picks all from venture capitalist sector

Trump administration’s three FDA commissioner picks all from venture capitalist sector

Something huge is going to be happening soon at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ... it is all ...
CDC investigating increasing foodborne illnesses and deaths linked to organic food

CDC investigating increasing foodborne illnesses and deaths linked to organic food

A newly published study of outbreaks linked to organic food concludes that while more data are needed to assess whether the ...
Why poor may pay the most to satisify public’s ‘right to know’ about GMOs

Why poor may pay the most to satisify public’s ‘right to know’ about GMOs

The additional costs associated with product labeling, ingredient testing, insurance procurement, and continued consumer class action litigation over “natural” claims ...

Center for Food Safety’s opposition to GE salmon earns it ‘Luddite Award’ nomination

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The Center for Food ...
Chipotle in 'fiasco vortex' after multiple food safety problems

Chipotle in ‘fiasco vortex’ after multiple food safety problems

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. . . . For at ...

Americans care most about food safety, nutrition, cost, care less about GMOs, sustainability

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The hot topic of food ...

Genome sequencing speeds foodborne illness investigations

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In August 2015, whole-genome sequencing ...

Anti-microbial protein produced by GMO plants effective at killing E. coli on meat, produce

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A team of scientists ...

Wrong to discredit herbicide-resistant GMOs with C-word

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved for use in 15 states a new product called Enlist Duo, which is ...

State legislatures step back to let Congress try to resolve GMO labeling standards

U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) may want to send some thank-you letters out to state legislative leaders who shut down ...

Dairy milk’s origins reveal mutation that could cause discomfort in some milk drinkers

“The milk that might change everything.” That’s the bold claim of a brand that will soon be sold as “a2 ...

Florida bills re-introduced to label GMOs and rBGH dairy

Two Florida Democrats are again trying to pass bills to label some foods containing genetically modified organisms. Similar efforts died last ...

Antibiotic-resistant DNA sequences found downwind of feedlots

There have been many concerns raised in recent years about the overuse of antibiotics on farms, but the effect such ...

Food Safety News proposes GMO ‘Right to Know’ label that actually helps consumers

Dan Flynn, the editor of Food Safety News floats a radical idea that could transform the GMO: The right to know ...

Magic Soaps GMO labeling supporter in trouble for mislabeling products

Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, the deep-pocketed California company that wants all food companies to disclose whether their products contain genetically ...

Growing movement against allowing mutagenesis and cell fusion hybrid seeds in organic agriculture

It is spring planting time for farms, and, if hybrid seeds are being planted, chances are some might be genetically ...

Vermont’s GMO labeling bill is a “mess”

Before most legislatures built in their own capacity for doing deep analyses of bills before they’re passed, we used to ...

GE labeling measures moving through California and Colorado

California’s 2012 food-labeling ballot measure, rejected by state voters, makes a return from the grave tomorrow with a public hearing ...

Even if the FDA approves GMO salmon Kroger and Safeway won’t sell it

Kroger and Safeway, the largest retail grocery companies in the U.S., have reportedly agreed not to sell genetically modified salmon ...

Will New York have a GMO labeling bill fight?

Labeling food containing genetically modified ingredients might be a federal issue at some point, but the states are not done ...

GMO label activists misjudge rural and farm sentiment

(Summary) "When the losers are crying about the election outcome afterwards and begin saying the election was bought or Democracy ...

GMO labeling initiative ‘too close to call’ in Washington state

Initiative 522 opponents in Washington State have apparently shifted some voters against the ballot measure to require labeling of food ...

GMO labeling forces look for a win after two defeats

The following is an excerpt. With the defeat of California’s Proposition 37 last November and the recent signing of House ...

GMO labeling forces look for a win after two defeats

The following is an excerpt. With the defeat of California’s Proposition 37 last November and the recent signing of House ...

Monsanto teams up with Congress to shred the constitution

The following is an excerpt. Our founding fathers, white maleness aside, did get a few things right. One of them ...